The country is known for having a strong modern economy, excellent infrastructure and a vibrant multicultural society.
The city-state has so much to offer, from culture to career opportunities, it can offer expats a great lifestyle. We decided to have a look at some of the many reasons to move to Singapore:
Career and Business Opportunities
The characteristic positive attitude and lack of bureaucracy make Singapore an easy and enjoyable place to work and do business. From renting retail space to securing a loan, everything is done quickly and easily. It is no surprise that Singapore topped the World Bank survey for the best places to do business. Most large multinational companies also now have headquarters in Singapore, making it a great place to climb the career ladder.
World-class Healthcare and Education
While you will need health insurance in Singapore, you certainly get value for money. The country’s healthcare system is reputed to be the best in Asia with many travelling from surrounding countries to receive the best treatment. The large expat community also means that Singapore’s international schools are considered centres of excellence for education, reassuring for those moving here with families.
Quality of Life and Safety
Singapore consistently ranks as one of the safest places in the world, largely thanks to its stringent judicial system, high number of non-uniformed police officers and incredibly low unemployment rate of just 2%. It is also a clean, green city that prides itself on the high standard of living on offer with most expats enjoying a secure, comfortable lifestyle.
From the exotic sights and smells of Chinatown and Little India to the retail haven of Orchard Road, there is something for everyone in Singapore. With a population made up chiefly of Chinese, Malay and Indian descendants, Singapore is incredibly diverse and embraces its multicultural spirit through the many festivals and celebrations throughout the year.
Ease of Travel
With SingaporeChangiAirport again voted the best in the world, the city has become a key global travel hub and you can fly directly to almost every major European and Asian city as well as Australia and South Africa. It also has an outstanding public transport and road network that make commuting fast and stress free.
Whether you’re after delicious late night street food or fine-dining fusion from Michelin starred chefs, Singapore has it all. Its cosmopolitan and multicultural culinary scene is now considered the best in Asia and the country’s signature dish, chilli crab, is a must-try for any new arrival in Singapore.
Singapore is warm and pleasant throughout the year, with temperatures staying largely between 20 and 30°C. While you will occasionally need to carry your umbrella, the regular rainfall also adds to the country’s lush, green beauty.
With so many reasons to move to Singapore, it is clear to see its attraction to anyone thinking of moving abroad. If you’re considering emigrating here, why not have a look at our Singapore Destination Guide.