Singapore though physically small but is an economic giant. It has been Southeast Asia’s most modern city. The country includes the island of Singapore and 58 or so smaller islands.
Singapore has become a flourishing country that excels in trade and tourism and is a model to developing nations because of its efficient and determined government.
Singapore has been ranked no.1 in attracting top-flight global talent in a first-ever study of economies with a population of fewer than 20 million, conducted by the Swiss-based International Institute for Management Development (IMD).
Singapore has become an educational hub in Asia due to the combination of Asian schooling and Western-style practices. A number of international institutions, such as INSEAD, MIT, University of Chicago amongst other top-ranked global universities, have created satellite campuses in Singapore to serve as a launch pad for entering Asia. Students pursuing their studies in Singapore are offered a high degree of flexibility, both of the study mode and the contents of the course chosen.
More than 6,000 companies from around the world have set up their base in Singapore, which helps students to build lucrative careers after the completion of their education. Singapore has been consistently ranked as one of the most competitive nations and best place for businesses in the world.
The climate of Singapore is warm and humid year round with temperature almost never dropping below 20°C (68°F), even at night, and usually climbing to 30°C (86°F) during the day. In the recent times, it has even reached till 35°C.
November and December is the rainy season. June-August is considered to be the best time to visit, but even then it rains often. Singapore is an ideal place for beach lovers, as you get the hot sun throughout the year.
Total population of Singapore is 4,987,600 (36% foreigner, where more than one out of four persons is a foreigner. Each racial group has its own distinctive religion and there are colorful festivals of special significance all year round. Although the festivals are special to certain races, it is nonetheless enjoyed by all.
In Singapore, four official languages are Mandarin, Malay, Tamil and English. However, English is the most commonly used language. Many Singaporeans also use Singlish to communicate, which is a mix of English with other languages mixed into the English.
Cost of living is cheap in Singapore. Salaries are competitive followed by numerous benefits such as recreation facilities and bonuses etc making work experience a rewarding one. Food is also relatively cheap in Singapore.
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