Population Debate In Singapore Fueled By Government White Paper

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Shoppers brave the rain along Orchard Road on February 14, 2013 in... News PhotoConsumerism,Courage,Customer,Government,Horizontal,Human Interest,Orchard Road,People,Politics,Shopping,SingaporePhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesSINGAPORE - FEBRUARY 14: Shoppers brave the rain along Orchard Road on February 14, 2013 in Singapore. The government white paper revealed Singapore's population may increase 30% to over 6.9 million by 2030, with nearly half the population expected to be foreign-born. Many local residents are critising the plan, concerned about the added strain on housing, transportation and healthcare and the diminishing identity of the Singaporean community. (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)