This guide offers information and advice if you are moving to Singapore.
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Moving to Singapore
Singapore offers the expatriate one of the finest lifestyles in the world, with surveys ranking it in the top 10 metropolises for quality of life.
The city-state has one of the best public transport systems in the world, excellent communications and top class healthcare facilities, coupled with a multiethnic and cosmopolitan culture that promotes tolerance.
As a springboard to a career in the region, expats will find a business-friendly and stable economy with tight inflationary measures and favourable conditions for foreign investment. As an added bonus, English is the spoken language of business. The big names in business and trade have their regional headquarters and corporate offices in Singapore, making it the ideal destination for networking and professional opportunities.
Parents can rest in the knowledge that the city is crime free, clean and safe. The many international schools provide the best education money can offer, with school fees usually paid by the employer.
Even though nearly 50% of the city is occupied by dense high rises and soaring sky skyscrapers, expatriates will find that the government has balanced the concrete jungle with natural flora and fauna by establishing botanical gardens, zoos, waterfalls and underwater parks. A downside to living in Singapore is the government control of information through restrictions on broadcast and print media.
Items that are not allowed entry into Singapore are weapons, ammunition, narcotics, pornographic material, endangered wildlife species and subversive literature or publications that may be banned on religious, moral or communal grounds. This includes magazines such as Playboy and Penthouse as well as movies/DVDs with offensive or violent content.
The following documents are essential when it comes to the shipping of household and personal effects:
For further relocation information, view the website www.singaporeexpats.com
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