Moving To Singapore - All You Need To Know

If you’re planning on moving to Singapore in the near future, then make sure you read this post first. We’ll give you the low-down on what you really ought to know before you go.

A Cultural Melting Pot
Due to its central location as a commercial hub, Singapore is a vibrant cosmopolitan city with a mixture of nationalities. Whilst it is fairly westernized, its popularity amongst expats has led to an interesting cultural cocktail of Singaporeans, Australians, Americans, Indians, Europeans and many more. Due to this expatriate community, the language has entered a rather fuzzy grey area. Whilst Malay is the native language, English has since become the language of business. This is due to Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles establishing Singapore as a prominent trading hub back in 1819. You will often here a dialect lovingly known as Singlish. 

Food Lovers Rejoice
Foodies -  you’re in for a treat. Due to Singapore’s diverse cultural background, there is a smorgasbord of dining options. Whether you’re in the mood for Thai, Indian, Chinese, or something more Western, you’re bound to find a dish to please your taste buds.   

The Great Chewing Gum Myth
Many of you may have heard the strange myth that chewing gum is illegal. Whilst there are many strange laws, this is not one of them. However, importing and selling gum is actually illegal. So if you really can’t go without, you’re going to have to visit your closest pharmacy for a quick fix. 

Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot!
Being one degree above the equator, it stands to reason that Singapore is typically hot all year round. It’s not unbearable however and thankfully, many establishments are fond of air-conditioning. Locals affectionately call the seasons, hot, hotter, wet, wetter.

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