Singapore’s multicultural society is composed of four major ethnic groups: the Chinese (76.8%), Malays (13.9%), Pakistanis (7.9%), and Eurasians and smaller minority groups (1.4%). The variety of religions is a direct reflection of the diversity of races living here. Singapore’s principal religions are Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, and Christianity. To add to this, the numbers of visitors that come to visit Singapore each year are double its population!
With a population where more than one out of four persons is a foreigner, Singapore has been ranked No.1 in attracting top-flight global talent in a first-ever study of economies with a population of below 20 million, conducted by the Swiss – based International Institute for Management Development (IMD). This makes Singapore the ideal breeding ground for talent and education, due to which leading universities across the world have set up international campuses in Singapore, offering international degrees at almost half of the overseas tuition fee.
More than 6,000 companies from around the world have set up base in Singapore, thus students often find it possible to build lucrative careers here after completing their education. Singapore has been consistently ranked as one of the most competitive nations and best place for businesses in the world.
It is apparent how Singapore earned its reputation as the Garden City. Generous pockets of lush gardens and tropical greenery co-exist with an urban landscape. While the smaller islands around serve as idyllic playgrounds for sea sports, Singapore, being only a few hours away from other countries in Asia, becomes ideal for travellers interested in this region. A variety of Spas, shopping malls, carnivals and the world’s highest observation wheel all make student – life in Singapore exciting as well as enjoyable.
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|Languages||Chinese, Malay, Tamil & English|
|Official Currency||Singapore Dollar (SGD)|
|Climate||Tropical; hot, humid, rainy; Two distinct monsoon seasons- Northeastern monsoon from December to March and Southwestern monsoon from Jun to Sep; Inter monsoon – frequent afternoon and early evening Thunderstorm.|