Life in Singapore
Singapore has rich Eurasian history and has ethnic diversity. As an international student, you will find that the culture is very multi-ethnic, with 8% of its population being Indian, 77% of it being Chinese, and 14% being Malay. Of all the languages that are used, which are Malay, Chinese, English, and Tamil, you can survive well with English, the language that most commonly used for official purposes.
Students will not find any difficulty getting around within this well-connected island and transport is mostly by land. Mostly all of Singapore has high accessibility through road. Rail is another major form of transport; you can take the Mass Rapid Transit or the Light Rail Transit depending on your destination.
Singapore may seem like a small dot on the world map, but the island state flutters all over with attractions and activities. The nation’s rich multicultural heritage is highlighted through the various ethnic groups (Chinese, Malays, Indians, Eurasians) living together harmoniously. Singapore’s high standard of living is also something that students can be assured of. In a survey reported in The Economist in March 2002, Singapore’s quality of life surpassed that of London or New York.
Singapore Education is a multi-government agency initiative launched by the Singapore Government in 2003 to establish and promote Singapore as a premier education hub and help international students make an informed decision on studying in Singapore. This initiative is led by the Singapore Economic Development Board and supported by the Singapore Tourism Board, SPRING Singapore, International Enterprise Singapore and the Ministry of Education.