Around Asia in 80 Days: Singapore
Population: 5.6 Million
Currency: Singapore Dollars (SGD)
Singapore, a clean and green city bustling with an abundance of culture and tradition, might be a little red dot in Southeast Asia. But don’t let that fool you. It is a powerhouse when it comes to the economy as well as standings in the professional business world.
The unique factor that Singapore has is that even though Malay is the official national language, there are 4 main races (Chinese, Malay, Indian, and Eurasian) that make up the colourful country. With so much diversity and cultural harmony, religion becomes naturally intertwined with churches, temples, and mosques being built literally beside each other. An amazing feat to see.
Another famous element that is synonymous with Singapore is the vast array of food you can find. As a hotpot of culture, delicacy is a never-ending choice, sometimes just deciding what to have for lunch can be an overwhelming experience in on itself! From the Javanese influenced dishes eaten with steaming fragrant white rice to those straight out of china like Bak Kut Teh, and don’t forget to try the variety of curries such as the Fish Head Curry recipe hailing directly from Kerala, India.
The sights in Singapore are also nothing short of breathtaking. From the pristine skyline that lights up the night sky like the Marina Bay Sands as well as the world-famous Gardens By The Bay with seasonal attractions, it is truly a sight to behold.
With all the amazing traditional food and attractions, one thing you shouldn’t discount is the potential of the business opportunities available here. A highly developed market economy, along with Hong Kong, South Korea, and Taiwan, Singapore is one of the original “Four Asian Tigers”. The economical standings Singapore has been known for its freest, most competitive, most innovative as well as the most business-friendly in the world.
Due to its leverage on location, low tax rates, skilled workforce, strong infrastructure as well as a zero-tolerance on corruption, Singapore has garnered and attracted an enormous amount of foreign investment. Certainly, a demographic location to look out for any organization looking to venture into the APAC region.
If you are looking for opportunities to work in this amazing little red dot, ExecBoardinAsia has a huge selection of amazing opportunities up for grabs in many sectors of the industry. Feel free to browse our latest selection of jobs. If there are inquiries, feel free to drop us an email or use the chatbot available and we will get back to you the soonest!
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