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Living in Singapore

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Singapore is an exciting blend of Western modernity & Asian culture. For new-comers, it is an outstanding way to get initiated to living in Asia. With a total area of approximately 700 square kilometers, you will find gleaming skyscrapers, Chinese shop houses, Hindu temples, Malay mosques, and endless chains of air-conditioned shopping malls.

Singapore is safe, clean, and green - proud of its status as a Garden City. It draws many foreigners for living in Singapore.

There are a large number of universities & colleges, museums, galleries, theatres, restaurants as well as pubs, beautiful parks & open green spaces which cater to anyone's interest & tempt you to come to Singapore on a temporary/permanent basis. Many places are available for living in Singapore. You have to find out the best places to live in Singapore. For this you can have to take the help from the local property dealers, internet & local people.

You have to apply to immigrate like a student, skilled worker, entrepreneur, self-employed person or investor. Every category has firm requirements & the immigration process is complex, lasting three weeks or longer. The best places to live in Singapore for international students and workers or professionals are Holland Village, Orchard Area, Central Business Districts, East Coast (Katong) and the places near about educational institutes.

Life in Singapore can be a right rollercoaster while working in the City, or it can take a slower pace in the old-fashioned countryside. Living in Singapore - mainly Holland Village - is expensive compared to many places in Singapore. The cost of living in Singapore is similar to the UK and of course depend on the individual situation (and tastes!) of each working traveler, but you still need to be ready financially.

Just because you have been working hard to save many thousands of your own currency, doesn't mean it will be quite as many Singapore Dollars. The cost of food, household items & entertainment can vary but overall, almost all people can afford these at ease. Most of citizens of Singapore enjoy good quality of life with high net income. The government also asks for state & government income tax from all immigrants, locals & foreign visitors.