Singapore, a financial hub in Southeast Asia, has encouraged companies to hire foreign professionals, also known as 'foreign talent' to help drive economic growth in recent years.
The city-state had a population of roughly 5.4 million in 2013, up from about 4.03 million in 2000, according to government data. The number of permanent residents stood at about 531,000 last year, a rise of 85 percent from 2000.
And it's no surprise that a number of professional women, especially those with young children, are attracted to new enterprises once they become trailing spouses, experts say.
"Expat women, especially those who are trailing with their relocated partners, often have significant qualifications and professional credentials but are limited by their personal priorities," said Jacqueline Low, chief operating officer at Janus Corporate Solutions, a corporate services firm in Singapore.
"As the proportion of the expat population has increased recently, we find a corresponding upward trend in the number of expat women interested in setting up their own businesses here – especially in areas like consulting, trading, F&B [food and beverage], blog shops, lifestyle services etc," she added.
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Majella Skansebakken, an Australian expat who set up children's furniture store Ni-Night, says that she gives talks once or twice a year about starting a business in Singapore and gets a lot of interest from partners who want to start something new but don't want the pressure of working full-time.
In fact, the term "momtrepreneurs" has sprung up to describe those moms, not just in Singapore, who have gone down the path of setting up a new business.
"I like to drop my kids off at school and pick them up. I like to be at their events," said Skansebakken, who has lived in Singapore for 13 years and has three children. "I am in constant contact with the shop, constantly checking emails but that is on the go. Physically I sit down two days a week at the shop. To give that up and have a massive job where I'm working five days a week would be hard."
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