Your guide to expat life in Singapore

Life’s good in the little red dot

One of the cleanest and safest cities in the world, Singapore is a multicultural hub that’s worked hard to earn its place among the thriving Asian Tiger economies.

The city-state is a buzzing metropolis where you can enjoy a high quality of life and confidence in the local economy − just two of the reasons it was named the best destination for expats in our 2016 Expat Explorer Survey.

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Quick Facts

  • Population: More than 5 million
  • Capital City: N/A
  • Neighbouring Singapore: N/A
  • Main languages: English, Malay, Mandarin and Tamil
  • Time: GMT +8

Check out the local market for goods instead of bringing them from overseas - it's much cheaper!

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Suitcases

Relocation Checklist

Our checklists give you a comprehensive overview of the kinds of things you need to do before you move and also what to consider in your first few months in your new country.

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Deepavali

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Take advantage of more help with childcare.

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