Nationalities of Singapore
Singapore is a multi-ethnic society with residents categorized into four main racial groups: Chinese, Malay, Indian, and Others. Learn more about the various communities, including the minorities, that add to the vibrancy of Singapore’s culture below!
Forms the largest ethnic group in Singapore. It all started with the Chinese migrants who came here to join the workforce & labour in the 19th & early 20th centuries.
Recognized as the indigenous peoples of Singapore, making them a symbolic community. The Malay language is also Singapore’s national language.
Most Indians in Singapore are likely descendants of early settlers from India
who worked as traders or labourers.
One of Singapore’s earliest residents, the community is a small but influential ethnic group. In the early days, many of them held white-collar jobs.
Peranakans usually have a mixed Chinese and Malay/Indonesian heritage. They are most famous for their cuisine which is commonly termed as Nonya cuisine.
A significant minority population in Singapore. A number of Singapore’s historical figures were Jews which contributed greatly to the country’s growth & development.