Every year, more and more people are moving to Singapore either for work or education. And there are many reasons that they do make the shift. So if you’re currently living or planning to move to Singapore to pursue a part-time degree or a career aspiration, here are some ways on how to make living in the Little Red Dot more fun for an expat.
Explore nearby countries in Southeast Asia
Singapore’s Changi airport is still voted the best in the world. Living and studying/working in Singapore allows you to have the best vantage point to explore nearby countries in Southeast Asia like Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, and more. Apart from Singapore’s close proximity to these countries, the ease of travel is also one of the perks you should really take advantage while you’re in Singapore.
Eat like the locals
Singapore is known for its hawkers. If you’ve read Kevin Kwan’s Crazy Rich Asians and you’ve tried some of the local delicacies mentioned in the book, you will know what we’re talking about. Best of all, the local foods you find in hawker centres are relatively cheap. While Singapore is also known for its world-class restaurants, some of the best foods are found and enjoyed on the streets. So eat where the locals do.
Explore world-class tourist spots
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore Flyer, Gardens by the Bay, Botanic Gardens, Chinatown, Little India and Arab Streets, Raffles Hotel, Changi Chapel and Museum, Singapore Zoo, Fort Canning Park, Sentosa Island, and the famous Orchard Road are just some of the best tourist spots in Singapore. There’s really more to see and explore in the Little Red Dot! In fact, some of the most interesting places are not even found on tourist guide maps.
So if you’re working or studying in Singapore, reserve your weekends for some on-foot adventures! Keep these tips in mind if you’re looking for ways on how to maximize your stay in the Little Red Dot.