Are you considering migrating to other parts of the world to start a new chapter in your life?
Are you moving to look for a job? Or do you long for a different culture?
If you are looking for a good job and a place where you can live comfortably, I would recommend “Singapore”.
In a recent survey, Singapore was selected as the best city in the world for Asian ex-pats to live in. Beat Japan, Shanghai, and even Hong Kong.
There are many reasons to choose to work and live in Singapore, but there are 7. There are:
Strong law enforcement
You never see protests, strikes, and riots on the streets of Singapore. This is the result of strict law enforcement by the police. Anyone caught in any of the above events will be incarcerated and fined.
Currently, the death penalty still exists in Singapore. Anyone caught in drug trafficking, murder or kidnapping is sentenced to death.
Another advantage of living in Singapore is that it is quite safe to walk alone on the street. Although crimes do occur, rates are relatively lower than in other countries.
The local’s joke that anyone who has committed a crime has nowhere else to go but jump into the sea (this is because Singapore is surrounded by the sea). Another joke is that before the robber can escape, the police have arrived (Singapore is so small).
What makes Singapore so attractive to live in is the quiet environment. There are no natural disasters such as earthquakes, typhoons, tornadoes, and winter cold. All you have is rain or shine. But the air conditioning is extremely powerful. You could say it is winter inside.
Using the geographic location of Singapore, many organizations large and small have established bases here to access other parts of Asia and the Middle East.
It is used as a “gateway”.
Even companies from China settle here to access markets in the United States and Europe. They do this partly to take advantage of the free trade agreements between these countries and Singapore.
Even foreign workers use this small country as a stepping stone to gain work experiences and improve their English so that they can move on to other developed countries such as the US, Europe, and Australia.
Since almost everyone comes here, it has become the place for networking for both businesses and job seekers.
Lenient Immigration Rules
Do you know that Singapore is one of the countries with the least strict immigration rules?
Anyone can come to Singapore as long as they get the necessary passes or documents.
You can travel from one end of Singapore to the other end in an hour!
The transport system here covers the entire country and you do not need a car to travel.
Public transportation includes the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) trains, buses, and taxis.
Even if you have a car, the roads are well connected.
The education system is suitable for all students.
There are many schools, colleges, and universities for those who are doing well academically.
For those who are good at sports, there is even a gym to care for and train them.
In addition to these schools, there are also several colleges and institutions to equip students with specialized skills.
Even private schools and institutions in Singapore are of high quality. That is why so many foreign students write and study here. When these foreign students have graduated, many have chosen to continue working here.
Singapore is unique in terms of its political environment. Few opposition parties exist. The dominant political group is the People’s Action Party (PAP) which has been ruling Singapore since Independence Day.
As such, there are no coups, resistance, or even clashes.
This is important for companies that invest here and for foreigners who live here. They can be assured of safety and security. You don’t have to worry about the loss of investment and jobs due to an unstable political environment.
Another reason why the political environment here attracts foreigners is its policy. The government of Singapore welcomes talents.
You’d be surprised to know that in 2005, about 44% of available jobs were given to foreigners! (This 44% does not include permanent residents).
Singapore is even so hungry for talented and skilled people. As long as you have the skills, knowledge, experiences, or talents, you are certainly welcome here.
Of course, there are many other reasons why thousands of foreigners are flocking to Singapore to seek jobs or to live here. But the above are the main reasons behind such a move.
If you are tempted to migrate to Singapore by these 7 reasons, be assured you are not alone.
Who knows, you might even settle down and get citizenship.