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The centre of the city is located in the south — consisting roughly of the Orchard Road shopping area, the Riverside, the new Marina Bay area and also the skyscraper-filled Shenton way financial district known, in acronym-loving Singapore, as the CBD (Central Business District).

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Find tourist information and create your travel guide for events and attractions in Singapore. The official website by the Singapore Tourism Board.

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Singapore City tourism and travel information such as accommodation, festivals, transport, maps, activities and attractions in Singapore City, …

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Read Condé Nast Traveller’s free travel guide with information about where to visit, where to eat, where to stay and what to do in Singapore, South-east Asia.

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Generalities

In the centre, Singapore’s addressing system is fairly similar to Western countries (such as 17 Orchard Road), but the new housing developments on the outskirts may appear more intimidating: a typical address might be “Blk 505 Jurong West St 51 #01-186”. Here, “Blk 505” is the housing block number (Blk = Block), “Jurong West” is the area, while “St 51” is the street name/number, and “#01-186” means floor 1 unit number 186, stall or shop 186. The first digit of both housing block and street number is the neighbourhood’s number (in this case 5), making it easier to narrow down the right location. There are also 6-digit postal codes, which, considering the small size of the island, generally correspond to exactly one building. For example, “Blk 9 Bedok South Ave 2” is “Singapore 460009”. Finally, you will also encounter Malay terms in addresses: the most common are Jalan (Jln) for “Road”, Lorong (Lor) for “Lane”, Bukit (Bt) for “Hill” and Kampong (Kg) for “Village”.

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Work in Singapore: find a job in Singapore, get information about the job market and legal framework in Singapore.

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Singapore has graduated from a Third to a First World country, for homo … wedded to concepts and generalities but is preoccupied with factual consequences.

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Abu Talib Ahmad, Liok Ee Tan – 2003 – History

… is more continuity with the colonial past of Singapore than might be expected. … the PAP’s worldview and allowed some generalities about Singapore’s place …

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The life in Singapore guide will help you to settle down in Singapore. The guide is written by expatriates in Singapore, for people who would like to move to Singapore. … GENERALITIES · general information …

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Francis T. Seow – 1998 – Language Arts & Disciplines

… of Chinese chauvinism or adulatory-communist articles, only generalities.13 All these things were happening, according to Lee, because Singapore appeared …

Formalities

As Singapura, it then briefly regained importance as a trading centre for the Melaka Sultanate and later, the Johor Sultanate. However, Portuguese raiders then destroyed the settlement and Singapura faded into obscurity once more.

The story of Singapore as we know it today began in 1819, when Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles made a deal with a claimant to the throne of the Sultanate of Johor: the British would support his claim in exchange for the right to set up a trading post on the island.

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Singapore – Formalities. Clearance. With effect from 1st January 2012 it is now necessary to notify the Port Master at least 12 hours prior to arrival at Singapore.

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What do I need to enter in Singapore? Do I need a passport, a visa, a valid ID? Information about formalities in Singapore.

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Completion of Formalities (Issuance of Long-Term Visit Pass) Applicant is required to be present for the Completion of Formalities.

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Customs Formalities There is no limit on the amount of currency you may bring into Singapore.If you are 18 years old or above and are arriving from a country

Visas

Most destinations, including Singapore, require that you have adequate un-used pages in your passport, allowing for any necessary stamps upon arrival and departure. We recommend that you have at least two free pages in Visas section of your passport before any international travel. U.S. citizens can get extra passport pages added to their passports as fast as within 24 hours.

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Singapore Visa Services: Secure Online Application; Tourist, Business, Private Visas to Singapore. Comprehensive Information on Singapore Visa …

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The visa application form is available free of charge at all Singapore overseas missions (except for non-resident High Commissioners/Ambassadors based in …

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Singapore Visa, United Kingdom: Application, Requirements, Singapore Visa Services by VisaHQ Ltd, London, UK. Apply Online.

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Work

Casual work is nearly impossible to come by, as you must have a work permit (WP) or employment pass (EP) to work in Singapore. In practice, receiving either requires that you have a firm job offer and the sponsoring company applies on your behalf. There is also a Working Holiday Programme [106] for recent university grads who want to live in Singapore for up to 6 months.

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Working in Singapore. Why Singapore With a population of just under 5 million, Singapore is home to a multicultural local workforce of Chinese …

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Learn about various relocation and work permit schemes for hiring foreigners in Singapore including work pass, work visa, and employment visa.

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Information on working in Singapore. Includes job and employment application processes.

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Learn about various relocation work visas for hiring foreigners in Singapore including work pass, work visa, work permit, employment pass entrepreneur visa.

Accommodation

Most expats, however, turn to private housing blocks known as condos, where an average three-bedroom apartment will cost you anything from $3,200 per month for an older apartment in the suburbs to $20,000 for a top-of-the-line deluxe one on Orchard Road. Most condos have facilities like pools, gyms, tennis court, car park and 24 hr security. As the supply of studio and one-bedroom apartments is very limited, most people on a budget share an apartment with friends or colleagues, or just sublet a single room. Landed houses, known as bungalows, are incredibly expensive in the centre (rents are regularly measured in tens of thousands) but can drop if you’re willing to head out into the woods — and remember that you can drive across the country in 30 minutes.

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Singapore Accommodation: Find 78944 traveler reviews and 14975 candid photos for 277 Singapore, Singapore Hotels on TripAdvisor.

Study

Singapore’s universities are generally well-regarded and draw exchange students from near and far.

National University of Singapore (NUS), [92]. Singapore’s oldest university, strong in law, computing and science. One of the premier universities in Asia.

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Study Abroad in Singapore. There’s nothing like the transformative experience of studying abroad to gain new perspectives, create fresh impressions and be …

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Singapore is a cosmopolitan city and a premier destination for lifelong learning complemented with world-class educational institutions. You will embark on a …

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Why should you choose to study in Singapore? Cost of study in Singapore? How to get a Visa to study in Singapore? Learn more about education in Singapore …

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Welcome. Welcome to Singapore Studies where your new overseas experience starts and unique experiences await for you. Singapore is the place where it has …

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Health care

Singapore is one of the safest major cities in the world by virtually any measure. Most people, including single female travellers, will not face any problems walking along the streets alone at night. But as the local police say, “low crime does not mean no crime” — beware of pickpockets in crowded areas and don’t forget your common sense entirely. Specifically, the areas around Clarke Quay and Arab Street are known to harbour violent gangs that target (generally) expatriate men in the early hours of the morning.

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Our latest country guide focuses on health care provision in the popular expat destination of Singapore.

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What the U.S. can learn from a small nation’s efficient health-care spending.

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In The Undercover Economist, Tim Harford highly praised the health care policies of Singapore. But it wasn’t until I read the section on health …

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A newcomer’s guide to health-care system in Singapore including healthcare insurance, public and private hospitals, and more.

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Singapore Health Services (SingHealth) is the largest healthcare group in Singapore with 2 tertiary hospitals, 5 national specialty centres – for Cancer, Heart, …

Bank

Commercial banks

Commercial banks in Singapore may undertake universal banking, such as the taking of deposits and the provision of cheque services and lending, as well any other business authorised by the Monetary Authority of Singapore, including financial advisory services, insurance brokering and capital market services, as long as they are permitted under section 30 of the Banking Act. Since July 2001, banks were no longer permitted to engage in non-financial activities.

Local banks

In a bid to encourage consolidation of the local banking industry to form larger banking congolmerates better able to regionalise and compete with foreign banks, the government liberalised the banking sector by awarding greater liberty for foreign banks to operate in Singapore in 2001. Since then, the number of local full banks has shrunk by more than half to 6 today.

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You have worked hard to achieve your wealth, forging valuable relationships that have contributed to your business success. At Bank of Singapore, hard work …

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DBS Bank in India is an international expansion of one of Singapore’s largest banks that holds a reputed name in offering wholesale banking services to its …

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DBS, a leading bank in Singapore offers a wide spectrum of personal and corporate banking services, credit cards, loans, insurance, investments, deposits and …

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The OCBC Bank group comprises a family of companies owned by Singapore’s longest established local bank.

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Tax

This section provides comprehensive information about Singapore’s tax policies for individuals and firms. The information is presented in the form of short articles that are categorized below. You can also use the search feature to find the specific information you are seeking.

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Learn about taxation in Singapore including corporate taxes, personal taxes, tax exemptions and tax rates in Singapore.

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Learn about taxes in Singapore including tax rates, income tax system, types of taxes and Singapore taxation in general.

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Tax Academy provides the international tax training programming, transfer princing programme, executive tax programme which includes income tax (individual, …

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This sections is packed with resources and insights covering topics managing your taxes, Corporate tax Rates, GST, Withholding tax, Tax guides and much …

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Information and related links to Singapore Taxation.

Transports

Car rental is not a popular option in Singapore. It is also hardly necessary for tourists since public transport sufficiently covers all areas of the island with a significant population base. You will usually be looking at upwards for $100 per day for the smallest vehicle from the major rental companies, although local ones can be cheaper and there are sometimes good weekend prices available. This does not include gas at around $1.80/litre or electronic road pricing (ERP) fees, and you’ll usually need to pay extra to drive to Malaysia. If planning on touring Malaysia by car, it makes much more sense to head across the border to Johor Bahru, where both rentals and petrol are half price, and you have the option of dropping your car off elsewhere in the country. This also avoids the unwelcome extra attention that Singapore plates tend to get from thieves and greedy cops.

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Transport and Communications (Themes). This section contains data on land, sea and air transport and telecommunications from various …

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Expat advice on how to use MRT, Bus, Taxi, River Taxi, Shuttles in Singapore.

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Singapore Transports: all information on the public bus services, taxis, Mass Rapid Transit.

Driver’s licence

A driver license (or driving license) is required in Singapore before a person is allowed to drive a motor vehicle of any description on a road in the country. Like many other countries in the world, an individual must possess a valid driving license before being permitted to drive on the road, and driving license holders are subject to all traffic rules.

The minimum age to drive a motor vehicle and getting a Qualified Driving License (QDL) in Singapore is 18 years old.

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Most foreigners in Singapore for more than 12 months can convert to a Singapore Driver’s Licence and this page outlines the procedure.

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Although the Singapore driving licence is recognised in many countries, the IDP could prevent any inconveniences when renting a car or when driving in a …

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A driver license (or driving license) is required in Singapore before a person is allowed to drive a motor vehicle of any description on a road in the country.

Removal

If you decide to relocate in Singapore, take enough time to choose your removal company. This is an important step not to be taken lightly. Set up an appointment with a relocation counselor for an in-house estimate. Make a list of all the objects that require special care (glass, mirror, piece of art, special packaging etc.) Specify to the removal company what you will do yourself (dismantling furniture, packing dishes etc.) To find a carrier or a removal company, use the Internet, consult the yellow pages or click on the links below.

Regarding the estimate, several key points are to be considered such as:

• Origin address – where removers will pack and load your belongings

• Destination address in Singapore – where removers will unload your belongings

• Volume or weight of your stuff

• Types of transportation (by air, train, truck, ship)

• Nature of the services – terms and conditions – insurance damage

• Prices and payment plans

Usually, removal companies unload your belongings directly to the destination address. However, some removal companies unload your belongings in warehouses and you have to pick them up yourself afterwards, implying additional costs. Check your moving contract carefully! Make an exhaustive inventory of your belongings so as to establish a “declaration of value”. The declaration of value is an important document that sets the compensation amount you could receive in case of loss or damage of your belongings.Complete the declaration of value yourself by stating the overall value of your property and the value of certain particular precious items. Read carefully the terms and conditions of your contract to find out more about transportation and handling of precious objects. This statement is particularly important because without it, an estimate cannot be established, which will obviously affect your relocation and your organization!

Accordingly, an insurance-damage will be proposed by the removal company. This insurance automatically covers non-predictable damage associated with the transportation of your belongings up to the value indicated in the declaration of value. The cost for the insurance depends on the overall value of your belongings. The removal company must issue a certificate of insurance in any case.Finally, you must sign the “waybill” before loading and after delivery of your belongings. The waybill is a document that specifies the terms and conditions of the contract, the mode of transportation, the volume or weight carried by the removal company, the name and address of both the customer and the removal company. By signing the waybill, you definitely agree to these terms and conditions and give permission to the removal company to go ahead!

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Communications

The telecommunication infrastructure of Singapore spans the entire city-state. Its development level is high, with close accessibility to the infrastructure from nearly all inhabited parts of the island and for all of the population, with exceptions. As of 1998, there were almost 55 million phone lines in Singapore, close to 47 million of which also served other telecommunication devices like computers and facsimile machines. Underwater telephone cables have been laid that lead to Malaysia, the Philippines and Indonesia.

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Distributes and installs PABX and keyphone systems plus equipment.

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School of Communication. Divisions include Journalism and Publishing, Electronic and Broadcast Media, Public and Promotional Communication, and …

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IDA seeks to transform Singapore into “An Intelligent Nation, A Global City, … Ann, Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Communications and Information …

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Leisure

M/V Leisure World is home-ported in Singapore which operates daily high seas voyage.Passengers only need to take almost every hour ferry departure from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal, Singapore to the cruisevessel via Nongsapura Ferry Terminal, Batam. A valid international passport is a mandatory requirement for travel.

M/V Leisure World, built in 1969 and refurbished over the years has a gross tonnage (GRT) of 15,663 and an overall length (LOA) measuring 160.5 metres. She can carry up to a maximum of 1,654 passengers and crew.

This 9-deck grand dame boosts of an array of enticingamenities & facilities for cruise passengers to enjoy to the fullest. On the Top Deck (9th Deck), one can find the Tropicana Karaoke Lounge which has acomprehensive range of evergreen ballads to the latest hits to croon away all night long. Disco dance is also available.

The Sun Deck (8th Deck) is where the bridge (the command centre of the Master of the vessel) is located. An educational tour of the bridge for the enthusiastic ones to know first-hand how the captain and his officers keep a watchful eye in the busy water can be arranged upon request. On the same deck, there is a sauna/massage room which offers authentic Thai-style massage.

The deluxe cabins for the discerning passengers are located on the Boat Deck (7th Deck). The main gaming hall is also on this deck.

The Rainbow Deck (6th Deck) is where daily live-performance by the resident band & singers and invited guest artistes can be watched upclose & personal by audience at the 262-seater Paradise Lounge. The Starlight Restaurant has a seating capacity of near 300 is the answer to hunger pang serving sumptuous buffet cuisines. A smaller gaming hall is also located on this deck.

Junior suites and standard inside & outside cabins are located on the Atlantic Deck (5th Deck). A one-stop gift shop and video arcade game machines can be found on this deck. On the Biscayne Deck (4th Deck), more standard cabins are sited including a fitness centre. Caribbean Deck (3rd Deck) is the lowest deck of the vessel for public access which has a hair salon and foot reflexology centre.

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Information on buffets, clubbing, pubbing, night spots, dining & eating places, golf courses, places of interest, restaurants & shopping malls in Singaporer.

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Miscellaneous

Foreigners working in Singapore on short-term assignments of up to 60 days are required to obtain a Miscellaneous Work Pass (MWS). Professional Visit Pass has been replaced by MWS.

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Information on Singapore miscellaneous pass, a short term Singapore work visa for journalists, religious leaders and more.

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