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Why relocating Chinese see Singapore as a safe haven

City-state's flexible immigration, stable economy lure people from mainland China

Chinese professionals and their families are flocking to Singapore. (Photo by Fumito Akiyama)

When Chen Xi and her family searched for their first home in Singapore after relocating from Beijing, they realized their budget for the right kind of property would need to be a lot higher.

The impact of the pandemic meant new housing developments in Singapore were on hold, and with the reopening of the border, foreigners were arriving en masse to work and study, which meant demand far exceeded supply in the island state.

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