6 Seemingly Obvious Facts every Expat Should Know about Singapore
Posted by Stephen Whitfield
A guest blog post by Bowdy Wanders
Considering moving to Singapore?
The expert team of advisors at Medibroker have found that more and more people are seeking a life of luxury in Singapore, and the island is becoming a favourite for expats from around the globe. Whether you're moving to reap the rewards of Singapore's booming economy with a job in banking or are attracted to the glitz and glamour of its shopping malls, there are a few things you need to know before you pack up and go, from Singapore based blogger Bowdy!
1. Singapore has erratic weather
From extremely humid morning sun, to a gloomy and rainy afternoon, to smoky, starless night sky; Singapore is predictable in its unpredictable weather. Expats in Singapore can expect a week of scorching heat followed by a week of non-stop rainfall. Every expat in Singapore should get used to carrying an umbrella so that no matter how erratic the weather may be, you’re prepared.
2. Singapore is all about multicultural happiness
Singapore is a multicultural nation that fosters the happiness and agreement of all races. Thanks to the plethora of foreigners who have moved to Singapore for business in recent years and integrated into the cultural landscape, it is a city of mutual respect and understanding and there is little racial discrimination. The Malays, Chinese, Indians, and Eurasians live side by side with little difficulty meaning expats are welcomed with open arms.
3. Singapore has one of the best public transport systems in the world
Singapore is one of the very few nations in Asia where expats can rely on an excellent transportation system. Everything here is organized, punctual, and straightforward - which has perhaps aided Singapore in its economic development. Horror stories about the Singapore transportation system are rare, and young expats often choose public transport to integrate with the locals. Just remember that pedestrians don't have right of way in Singapore!
4. Singapore is One Fine City
Singaporeans need no invitation to sing their country's praises, and the reason for this will become evident once you turn into an expat in Singapore. But this also means that life in Singapore is regulated by many rules and systems. It may take time to get used to, but Singapore's pride is its own country and expats should join the locals in protecting their home.
5. Singapore is an Awesome Foodie Society
One of the best things about being an expat in a diverse country like Singapore is that you get to try authentic dishes from every nationality that has been enticed there. From spicy Indian foods, memorable Malay cuisines and creative Chinese fusions, there’s so much to try! This is why there are so many food blogs and food critics.
6. Excellent Healthcare
Singaporeans benefit from Singapore's subsidised public healthcare system, but as a foreigner you will need suitable international health insurance for Singapore. Contact Medibroker for impartial advice.
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Written by Bowdy from - www.bowdywanders.com