Ms Foo Mee Har: To ask the Minister for Trade and Industry what is the number of Singaporeans and permanent residents currently working overseas in innovation and technology hubs in the US, Europe and Asia.
Written Answer (to be attributed to the Minister for Trade and Industry Gan Kim Yong)
1. In 2021, there were 179,500 Overseas Singaporeans (OS), of whom 123,900 were in the working ages of 20 – 64 years. However, we do not have data on the number of OS or overseas permanent residents working in each city and the fields they are working in.
 Overseas Singaporeans are defined as Singapore citizens with a registered foreign address or who are away for a cumulative period of at least 6 months in the past 12 months prior to the reference date. This would include frequent travellers who have their usual residence in Singapore but travel overseas for the greater part of the reference period.