A Truly Unique Life Awaits in the Lion City
Abandon any preconceptions you have of Singapore as a dull, sterile Sim City and get stuck into a captivating country that offers an eclectic environment where East meets West and a lifestyle that never disappoints.
“Asia Light” it may well be, but Singapore’s fascinating population of Chinese, Indian, Malay, and Western backgrounds offers expatriates from all walks of life a chance to embrace a peaceful multi-ethnic cosmopolitan culture that can be found nowhere else on earth.
Lauded for its security and order, rich culture, vibrant entertainment and dining scenes, and broad travel opportunities, it has become a prime relocation choice for expatriates who are seeking a high quality of living in a beautiful environment. Expatriates who are prepared to look beyond Singapore’s reputation as a tightly-controlled utopia, will find that the “real” Singapore is nothing short of mesmerizing.
Yes, life here is easy. The conveniences and social opportunities associated with expat life in Singapore are plentiful. English is the language of commerce and education, and most of the products and conveniences found in the West are commonly available, though sometimes in unexpected places. Many multinational companies have offices in Singapore, giving rise to a large expatriate population and an equally large amount of social opportunities. Singapore is also an excellent destination for expatriate families, as it is safe and child-friendly, boasts highly reputable international schools, and offers employment and social opportunities for accompanying partners.
Our comprehensive guide to living in Singapore is packed full of information compiled by a real expat who has been there, done that (many times). It really does contain everything you need to know to make your life a success:
Get ready for a life that won’t disappoint but make sure you are armed with all the information you need to make the Lion city your own.
|01||A service of SingPost, vPost, allows users to set up overseas mailing addresses in the US, Europe, and Japan so that buyers can purchase from there.|
|02||When searching for rental properties find listings that are not co-broked. You will be charged commission on co-broked properties.|
|03||When searching for property look for any nearby spaces that may be built on. There is a lot of development taking place and building work is noisy.|
|04||Despite what many websites say, quarantine is no longer required for the majority of domestic animals arriving in Singapore.|
|05||If take Permanent Residency in Singapore and have, or are considering having, children. Be aware that male children may have to do national service.|
At independence, Singapore was 581 sq km (224 sq miles). It has reclaimed a significant amount of land from the sea and is now around 680 sq km. The Singaporean government has plans to acquire another 100 sq km in the next 30 years.