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10 Great Reasons to make the Move to Singapore

Singapore Merlion

 

1. Career and Training

If you’re looking for career options, Singapore has plenty on offer medical practitioners.

With soon to be nine state-of-the-art tertiary hospitals of circa 1,000 beds or more, the Singapore government investing another S$8 billion in the future of health care in this year alone, and the medical tourism industry expected to contribute S4.2 billion to GDP this year, Singapore offers security for your career in the long term.

Singapore offers training comparable to Australia, New Zealand, the UK, and the USA – and is structured and linked to best practices from these countries.

Singapore provides the complete spectrum of medical services from primary care, to health screening, to quaternary care services such as organ transplants. In general, pay and conditions are excellent.


Fantastic Quisine

 

2. The Hub of Asia

Singapore truly is the hub of asia. With one of the world’s busiest airports, and hundreds of adventures to be had on your doorstep in surrounding South East Asia, Singapore is the centre of air travel for the region. So whether you are going home to visit friends or family, or off to explore any corner of the world, Singapore gives you constant access to the transport you need.
Botanic Gardens

 

3. Climate

With an equatorial, humid climate, Singapore offers a unique climate that is easy to live in all year round.

Singapore, much like the rest of South East Asia, is generally hot and humid, with average daytime temperatures reaching 30 degrees celsius, and rarely dropping below 20 degrees celsius (even at night!) all year round. The only time the weather seems to change is during the rainy season which usually lasts from November to December.

For those who enjoy the sun and heat – Singapore is the perfect place to be. With many beaches on the island (and surrounding countries) you will have just as many opportunities to enjoy the weather.


Singapore

 

4. Low Taxation = High Disposable Income

Singapore offers many benefits – not least of which is very low taxation, which leaves you with a high disposable income which easily rivals what is on offer in Australia, New Zealand, or the United Kingdom. Please see our page detailing the taxation system in Singapore by clicking here.
Singapore Cuisine is world famous

 

5. Cost of Living

The cost of living in Singapore may seem daunting at first glance – just reading information online can give you the sense that it is a very expensive place to live. In actual fact, Singapore offers the highest standard of living in South East Asia, and is reasonably priced when you take into account your higher disposable income. And once you are off the beaten tourist pathways, food, clothing, and just about everything remarkably drops to extremely reasonable levels.
Festivals for all religions

 

6. Truly Multicultural and Tolerant

Singapore is rightfully proud of its multicultural heritage which is easily evidenced by just standing on a street corner and observing the people pass you by.

Singapore is a cosmopolitan society where people live harmoniously and interaction among different races are commonly seen. The pattern of Singapore stems from the inherent cultural diversity of the island. The immigrants of the past have given the place a mixture of Malay, Chinese, Indian, and European influences, all of which have intermingled.

Most Singaporeans celebrate the major festivals associated with their respective religions. The variety of religions is a direct reflection of the diversity of races living there. The Chinese are predominantly followers of Buddhism, Taoism, Shenism, Christians, Catholics and some considered as 'free-thinkers' (Those who do not belong to any religion). Malays have the Muslims and Indians are Hindus. There is a sizeable number of Muslims and Sikhs in the Indian population.

Religious tolerance is essential in Singapore. In fact, religions often cross racial boundaries and some even merge in unusual ways in this modern country. Younger Singaporeans tend to combine a little of the mysteries of the older generation with the realistic world that they know of today.

Religion is still an integral part of the cosmopolitan Singapore. Many of its most interesting buildings are religious, be it old temples, modern churches, or exotic mosques. An understanding of these buildings do play a part in contributing to the appreciation of their art.


Clarke Quay - A hub for fantastic food and nightlife

 

7. Large Expat Population

Being the major centre for commerce and trade in South East Asia (if not globally), Singapore is home to expats from all over the world – with large numbers of Aussies, Kiwis and Brits living on the island.

With English as one of the four official languages, as well as schools from all over the world, you can understand why more and more people are choosing to live in Singapore.


Night Life

 

8. You Don’t Need a Car

Singapore boasts a public transport system which is efficient, inexpensive, and readily accessible. A combination of public transport and taxis can get you anywhere you need to be on the island in a time and cost effective manner. When trips on public transport start at 60 cents, and taxis at 3 dollars, why would you want to cover all of the costs of your own private vehicle?

If the need for a car arises, there are many car hire companies on the island offering competitive rates.


Magnificent Architechure

 

9. Technology and Infrastructure

Singapore is on the cutting edge of technology, implementing new technology and ideas with ease due to their intelligently designed infrastructure. Nowhere else in the world even comes close.
The Famous Raffles Hotel

 

10. Contract Security and Stability

Our clients in Singapore are offering 2 year+ contracts to prospective employees – which means you won’t be applying for another job to start in 6 or 12 months. This level of security and stability for health workers is almost unknown elsewhere. Most importantly, it’s a sign that your employer is committed to you, and with that comes the necessary support you need to be the best you can be.

A lot more information regarding Singapore can be found at:

World Fact Book
Singapore Destination Guide - includes a multitude of information about Singapore including a business directory.
Singapore Tourism

Further Information

About Professional Registration in Singapore
Working in Singapore
Taxation in Singapore
Living in Singapore
Education in Singapore
10 Reasons to consider Singapore

Singapore Property Guide

Practically everything you will need to know about being an expat in Singapore

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