About the Country
Singapore is a city-state located in the south of Malaysia. It is an Island located between Malaysia and Indonesia. With a population of 5.6 million people, it is one of the cleanest cities in the world. Singapore is a multicultural city with people from all over the world. Therefore you will find many languages being spoken in the city which includes English, Tamil, Malay, and Chinese.
Singapore has grown from a trading hub in the ’60s to a financial hub of Asia in the 21st century. Because of the introduction of foreign investment, Singapore became a city with efficient infrastructure and a competitive workforce. This driving force has made Singapore into a major attraction for expats.
In Singapore, you will find a mix of European, Malay, Chinese and Indian influences largely due to the immigrant population. You will also notice that people from different ethnic and religious backgrounds live side by side. Although Singapore does not have a unique cultural identity, the people think of their own respective cultures as a part of a larger picture.
Apart from this, the weather in Singapore is tropical with the same temperatures throughout the year. The weather is humid with high rainfall.
One of the reasons why expats choose to live in Singapore is because of the living standard the city offers. Apart from a good standard of education and healthcare, the city is known for its clean living. In addition to this, Singapore also has a very low crime rate. Thus Singapore is a perfect place for expats who are looking for an Asian cultural experience that is modern.
However, on the flip side, Singapore provides a high standard of living which is expensive. The job market in Singapore is competitive because of the high standard of education of the locals.
Major airports and seaports
The Port of Singapore has two main operators, PSA Corporation Limited and Jurong Port. Apart from seaports, there are three airports in Singapore which include Changi Airport, Paya Lebar Airport, and Seletar Airport. Changi Airport is one of the busiest airports in the region because of the heavy traffic. This makes shipping to Singapore very easy.
Singapore is strict in its import laws as compared to other countries. The country has banned the use of left-hand vehicles which is not allowed in the country. In addition to this, certain breeds of animals are restricted from entering the country. These laws among others are important for expats to know before they move.
Why Universal Relocations?
Universal Relocations provides its customers with moving facilities. Our staff is dedicated and works round the clock to provide you with a stress-free and hassle-free move. When moving overseas, there are many customs and regulations imposed by countries. To avoid all this confusion, we provide guidelines and help in easing the process for you.