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Relocating to Singapore

Relocating to Singapore

Life in Singapore is considered to be life at its best for many and is something that they only dream of. That’s not very surprising when Singapore is in the top 10 wealthiest cities in the world. It has a population of 5.3 million (March 2015) It largely consists of Chinese, Indian and Malay backgrounds. The main religions in Singapore are Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, and Christianity. With the country enforcing what some people may say “strong laws” it allows the city to be safe, clean and well ordered.

What’s the weather like?

Be sure to leave your winter coats and woolly scarves behind as you certainly won’t need them here! Singapore is very hot and humid all year round. Although don’t be going anywhere without an umbrella as heavy rain is also very common. Expect to be dressing in your shorts and t-shirts all year round here as the temperatures average 27°c- 31°c. If you think an all year summer is strange now, think about how you will feel when you’re laying out by the poolside on Christmas day!

How safe is it?

There is no need to worry about safety when you’re Singapore. With a zero tolerance policy when it comes to drugs, crime rates are extremely low and walking down the streets alone at night isn’t a problem. In fact, Singapore has some of the lowest crime rates in the world!

How about the Education?

Although there can be a long waiting list for schooling, there are several options to consider when looking into education in Singapore, the first one being whether you want your children to attend a private or public school. Public schools are very affordable and as part of their curriculum, every child is required to take a foreign language so you will see your child developing new skills in different languages from as soon as they start school. A co-curricular activity, such as sports or preforming arts is also required of them when they join at secondary level. If you want your child to continue with a school system from their home country, then private schooling is a great route to go down.

Singapore Social life

Meeting people in Singapore is both easy and fun! Events and organizations are held up and down the country for expats and locals who want to interact with new and interesting people. Forums on social media make it easy to find people with similar hobbies and interests to you; it’s a great way to make new friends. People are very friendly in Singapore so making friends can be as easy as bumping into someone in the streets.

What’s the housing like?

Although housing in Singapore can be a bit pricy, you certainly get luxury and functionality all in one. For those who have never lived vertically before they have something to look forward to as the housing in Singapore is mainly high-rise or apartment. Although there aren’t many back gardens in Singapore, there are many parks and green space for you to enjoy instead. One of the things you won’t be short of when choosing a place to live is choice. Most privately owned condos have amenities such as pools, playgrounds, games rooms and lounge rooms.

Good healthcare?

The healthcare here in Singapore is second to none! It’s very affordable and you can receive some of the best quality treatments here. There are 29 are state-run hospitals and 14 are independent hospitals to choose from. There are also approximately 2000 private medical practitioner clinics. So I think it’s safe to say that you’re in good hands living in Singapore.

Getting from A to B

Having your own car in can be costly although that isn’t a problem as there are many alternatives. Singapore may only be a small country, but their road networks are vast, which means getting around Singapore is easy! Whether it’s by MRT (underground) or taxi, public transport is really cheap and you won’t have trouble finding it.

Singapore is a great location both you and your family. With great quality education available, a top class style of living and low crime rates, bringing up a family here might be easier than you might think.

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Ref: “Pros and Cons of Moving to Singapore”- Expat arrivals

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