Living in Singapore
Singapore, known as the land of the lion, is an island city that is located in Southeast Asia. It is known for its diversity as people from many countries and cultures have settled in Singapore.
People follow Hinduism, Taoism, Islam, Buddhism, Christianity and many other religions in this country.
Even though English is the official language of this country, a few other languages like Malay, Tamil and Standard Mandarin is also spoken fluently in Singapore.
These different cultures not only make Singapore diverse in terms of lifestyle and languages spoken, but it even affects the food habits of Singaporeans.
The food in this Asian country is a mix of Chinese, Indian, and Malaysian and so are the festivals that are celebrated in Singapore.
Politics in Singapore
Singapore’s political structure is a multi-party system and has both; a President as well as a Prime Minister.
The President, who is elected for a term of six years, is the head of the state, while the Prime Minister is the head of the government.
The President takes care of the financial matters, public appointments, and national security detentions whereas the executive power lies with the prime minister.
Singapore is a parliamentary democracy and its political system is influenced by that of the British.
Singapore is one of the most expensive and sought-after countries in Southeast Asia. It is prosperous in finance, trade, and high-tech manufacturing.
Even though this country has limited natural resources and a small population, Singapore is one of the few highly developed economies in the world. It is a trade-oriented economy that encourages private enterprise and has established the world's most successful network of government-linked companies.
Singapore mainly exports electronics and chemicals and it also provides the best wealth-management services in the world.
Savings are another important reason why the Singaporean economy is so strong.
The government encourages savings by making policies like the central provident fund, which takes care of the medical and post-retirement expenses of its citizens.
Buying or Renting Property in Singapore
Singapore is an expensive place to live from the real estate point of view, but finding a home in the country is not a difficult task.
Even though Singapore is one of the smallest countries in the Asian continent, and is densely populated, there are new homes on the market every month.
The homes, however, are not that big in size.
You will find these apartments cramped, especially if you are used to living in smaller cities where space is not an issue.
But you will get comfortable with this modern, clean, and efficient city and its culture in no time.
There is a lot of new construction that keeps happening in the city and even the older homes are being rapidly renovated, so you can expect a modern living space with all the current amenities.
Visa and Immigration
Writer Relocations provides visa and immigration services for Singapore (https://www.ica.gov.sg/) and many other countries across the globe. You can get in touch with our executives for further assistance.
Singapore ranks No.1 in the global education ranking. The level of education in this country is very high and the schools in Singapore cater to many different nationalities, including Australian, British, Canadian, Dutch, French, German, Japanese, Swiss and U.S. Both public, as well as private schools in Singapore, are controlled by the Ministry of Education. The government allocates 20% of its budget every year towards education. The language of instruction in all Singapore schools is English and so people moving here from other countries do not find it very difficult to adjust to their new schools.
Weather in Singapore
Singapore experiences what experts call the tropical rainforest climate.
Because of its geographical location, Singapore experiences high humidity and abundant rainfall and is always warm and wet.
April is the hottest month in the country and January is the coldest.
The average daily temperature is about 27 degrees Celsius.
When living in Singapore, you will need an air-conditioner throughout the year.
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