Commonly referred to the “little red dot”, Singapore is a blend of the best of East and West.
It is one of the most vibrant and liveable cities in the world. It has a high quality of life, easy regional access, low crime rates, political stability, high standards of infrastructure and healthcare, as well as a cosmopolitan lifestyle.
Safe, convenient, clean & efficient. Those are among the most common one-word descriptions that being used to describe Singapore.
Far from home, it’s nice to know that you can wander around discovering your surroundings without fearing for your safety. With a low crime rate, Singapore ranks high in safety.
A trade and travel hub, travel to and from Singapore is a breeze. A world-class public transportation system makes getting around easy. The Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) train system and bus network allows access to most parts of the island, and taxi fares are relatively inexpensive.
The nation’s multi-cultural background means that there is a wide range of options for dining, along with a colourful background of traditions and places of interest for when you need to broaden your horizons and step outside the classroom.
Singapore’s weather is generally warm and humid, ranging from an average between 31°C (88°F) and 24°C (75°F).
Generally Singaporeans dress casually. Light clothing is recommended for comfort. Students are advised to check on the recommended dress code to prevent unnecessary embarrassment.
Singapore has a well-organized public transportation service. Getting around in Singapore is easy and convenient. Many parts of Singapore are easily accessible via public buses and MRT. Fares can be paid by cash or EZ-Link card which can be used for both the MRT and public buses.
An international student in Singapore spends on average about S$1,300 a month on living expenses. Below gives a rough guide of the basic expenditure an international student may incur in Singapore.
|Item Cost Per Month
|Accommodation||$350 & Above|
|Utilities||$50 & Above|
|Food||$450 ($5 per meal)|
|Public Transport||$40 – $100|
|Telecommunication||$30 & Above|
|Book & Stationary||$30 – $100|
|Personal Expenses||$100 – $200 (Varies with individual