Why is it harder to get a PR these days?
Before 2009, PR was easily granted. Many people took advantage of this opportunity, using PR as a way to make money. They bought houses for investments, treating Singapore as a holiday home. In fact, some never bothered to return, work, or contribute to the country. This situation also caused overpopulation. So to counter these issues, the government became stricter with the whole process. They became more selective, only granting Singapore PR to those who are truly worthy.