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LIVING IN SINGAPORE

Singapore is renowned not only for its top schools and excellent education system, but also its spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship.
With its aspiration and efforts to be the leading education hub in the region, it has earned numerous accolades for an education system
based on meritocracy, under which our students have excelled and flourished.

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Singapore being a thriving modern economy, is regarded as a premier destination for many international students from around the world.

Cultural Diversity

Singapore offers both Western and Asian cultural exposure. It is a cosmopolitan city which fuses modernity with tradition.

Safety & Security

Singapore ranks high in safety and has a low crime rate. The law is tough on offenders and there are Police Posts in every residential neighbourhood in Singapore.

Health Care

Singapore is renowned for its world-class healthcare system. Both private and government hospitals are equipped with up-to-date diagnostic technology. Many insurance companies provide coverage and policy plan for foreigners as well.

Public Transportation

Buses, taxis and the train system provide an extensive network of well-connected transport modes all over the island and are reliable alternatives to cars.

Cost of Living, Singapore (monthly)

Accommodation $1,000 – $1,500

(Varies with geographical area, type of accommodation, demand, facilities provided and the number of people sharing)

Food $300 – $450

(Based on $10-$15 a day for 3 meals)

Personal Expenses $100 – $200

(Varies with individuals e.g. clothes, toiletries, entertainment, haircut, miscellaneous)

Utilities $50 – $80

(Not applicable for hostel)

Books & Stationery $0 – $1,100

(Varies with course)

Public Transport $20 – $100

(Varies with type of student concession pass)

Telecommunications from $30

(Varies with usage and promotional packages subscribed)

Law and Order

All students studying in Singapore have to strictly adhere to Laws in Singapore – especially those relating to Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) and Ministry of Manpower (MOM) – which include, but are not limited, to the following:-

Crimes
Crimes such as terrorism, violence, theft, kidnap, brutality, sex, money laundering, etc, are dealt with seriously under the Laws of Singapore. Offenders may face imprisonment, indefinite imprisonment or even death penalty.

Drugs
Drug abuse is viewed seriously in Singapore. Illicit trafficking of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substrances is strictly prohibited.
Offenders will be sentenced to a long jail term or even death in serious cases.

Spitting and Littering
Spitting and littering in Singapore is an offence that carries a fine.

Jaywalking
Offenders may face a fine and/or a jail term for jaywalking.

 

For more information, please refer to the respective ICA and MOM websites.

Smoking
Smoking under the age of 18 is an offence in Singapore.
Smoking is not allowed in all public indoor places and most outdoor places, unless otherwise mentioned.

Alcohol
Anyone below the age of 18 is prohibited from purchasing and consuming alcohol.

Employment
Student Pass holders are strictly not allowed to work, even on a part-time basis.

Driving
Only people who possess an International or Singapore Driving Licence, at least third party insurance cover and paid-up road tax, can drive on the roads.

Others
Import, sale and possession of chewing gum is banned.

Last Updated: 14.08.2015