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Ebony Chic
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Africans and african-americans in Singapore

Post by Ebony Chic » Sun, 20 Jul 2008 6:19 am

As my husband was offered a position in Singapore, I have been looking for whether there is some way to get my hair permed every so often, without having to do it myself. I have noticed that these were discussed on another thread so I think this won't be a problem.

Other related issues that I was curious about is the amount of people of there are in Singapore of African and African-American descent (general estimates would be just fine), and what countries do most of these come from?

thanks:D

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Post by TYFC Jai » Mon, 21 Jul 2008 11:54 pm

there aren't many of African in Singapore less than 1 % and you can find them most of the times at Sim Lim areas. Mostly the are from Nigeria.
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Post by Ebony Chic » Tue, 22 Jul 2008 9:59 am

Thanks for your reply, TYFC Jai :D

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Re: Africans and african-americans in Singapore

Post by frenzal » Tue, 22 Jul 2008 11:25 am

Ebony Chic wrote:As my husband was offered a position in Singapore, I have been looking for whether there is some way to get my hair permed every so often, without having to do it myself. I have noticed that these were discussed on another thread so I think this won't be a problem.

Other related issues that I was curious about is the amount of people of there are in Singapore of African and African-American descent (general estimates would be just fine), and what countries do most of these come from?

thanks:D
As I'm sure a Westerner or African American would lament about Asians: "they all look the same". Similarly, I don't think we have the experience in dealing with Africans to determine their heritage based on looks. I would estimate that there would be a healthy black expat community of Americans, though.

The number of black people in Singapore would be small. Probably as low as 1:1000 - however, cognitively we're more likely to notice black and white people in Singapore as we're predisposed to expect everyone to be Asian and seeing a person of another race breaks the status quo. Nonetheless, you'll certainly be part of a small minority and will probably get stares (but don't perceive that as racism; simply curiosity).

I have seen many threads about hair perming and apparently these services are available. Singaporeans are quite fashion-conscious and therefore hair obsessed: you will find places catering to all hair styles.

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