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- Stats for Singapore
Uncertainty Avoidance is much higher in Singapore than in China. Singapore is included in the Confucius Asian cultures due to its 70% Chinese ethnicity. It also has a sizable Malay minority and so can be South Asian also. It was colonized by Britain also and may have Western characteristics as well. Compared to other Asian countries, Singapore scores more similar to “Western” Anglo. Singapore is a boundary culture between Anglo, Confucian Asian, and Southern Asian. Singapore passed a health-care measure that would not be implemented for 10 years; This is an example of a Long-term Time Orientation which would never work in the U.S. You can own only one small dog, cannot chew gum, and are fined for unflushed public toilets.
Top 25 Stats
Human Development Index- 9th; Internet Access- 80.73% (25th); Gospel Visits to Population- 51.20%; Gospel Visits to non-Evangelicals- 54.89% (2nd); Gospel Decisions to Population- 2.61% (7th); Gospel Decisions to Non-Evangelicals- 2.80% (7th).
Fastest Growing Religion
Human Development Index
Chinese (74.2%); Malay (13.6%); Indian/South Asian (9.2%); Other (3.2%, includes Thai, British, Eurasian, and many Asian ethnicities).
Mandarin, English, Malay, Tamil Indian; English is the primary language for education.
One of world’s most efficient trading and financial centers with a high standard of living.
History / Politics
British rule from 1824 to 1959; Completely independent as of 1965. Has a strong government which has provided excellent growth and stability. Because of the excellent growth, people accept limitation of certain freedoms. Singapore is built on dedicated labor, discipline, and national self-reliance.
Church grew well from 1970 to 2010, especially in evangelical groups. Effective ministry has evangelized many educated people, who now have social influence. Individual success tends to draw Christians away from spiritual matters to material ones. Many congregations send missionaries out; Many ministries have headquarters here. Singapore has 1.25 million low-paid foreign workers who need to hear the Gospel.
Pray that the wealth of the economy will not seduce the Christians in Singapore. Pray that Christians with social influence will encourage more people towards Christ. Pray that the evangelical church will continue to grow rapidly and be a great witness.