Places to visit in Singapore


Singapore Flyer
When it comes to enjoying the 360 degree panoramic view of the pictorial country then Asia;s largest
giant observation wheel, the Singapore Flyer is the ideal destination. Located in Raffles Avenue, this
giant wheel is positioned at a height of 165 meters from the ground and its about as tall as 42 storeys
building providing a magnificent scenic view from the top.
It a magical experience of full 30 minutes with loads of thrill in one of those 28 fully air conditioned
glass capsules. Be it Raffles Palace, Singapore River, Merlion Park, Marina Bay, Padang and Empress
Palace one can fetch a bird’s eye view from the Flyer. To have an experience of wine and dine in the
clouds in Singapore Flyer in flight packages where one can yummiest food with coolest drinks.



Universal Studios Singapore
If you are planning for some family outing along with your family then this place should definitely be
on your bucket list. Universal Studio Singapore is a theme park which highlights a tempting choice of
attractions, rides and stimulation for families and daredevil. Family holidays will never be this exciting
ever. There are in total 6 roller coaster in this exotic theme park.

Highlights: While you are at the Universal Studio enter into the exciting universe of motion picture
enchantment as you Ride the Movies on thrill rides and other motion picture themed attractions. Be
amazed and charmed by an immersive excitement encounter that breathes life into the silver screen.



Night Safari Nocturnal Wildlife Park
The Night Safari opens its shutter post the dusk falls and welcomes you in a thrilling world of nocturnal
species and their lowly-lit homes. The world’s first-night safari park, Night Safari is one of the must-
visit places to visit in Singapore.
More than an original safari, the Night Safari shares a resemblance with a wildlife park, with some
2,500 resident animals from a myriad 130 species, including the Malayan Tiger and Malayan Tapir.
The park boasts of four walking trails inclusive of the Fishing Cat Trail and the famous Leopard Trail.

Singapore Zoo
While you are visiting Singapore this time make it a point to visit the Singapore zoo. Since 1973,
Singapore Zoo has been known for having among the most delightful untamed life stop settings on the
planet, where creatures wander unreservedly in open and naturalistic living spaces.

Highlights: The natural surroundings consolidate exceptional review elements, for example, raised
stages to see our giraffe display, submerged exhibitions to see the watery universes of otters, pygmy
hippos and mammoth estuarine crocodiles, and glass observatories to see creatures, for example, the
savage cheetahs and lions.




Marina Bay
Marina Bay is one of the gorgeous places to visit in Singapore and is the main hub for Business,
Finance and Community activities. The Marina Bay has transformed the outlook of urban Singapore
and showcases the country’s economic status, stature and technological development. It is an
amalgamation of architectural masterpieces, fine dines, an array of shopping haunts, seasonal festivals
and events, and luxurious stays.

Marina Bay could be a perfect family outing if you squeeze in some extra time and extra dime in your
Singapore trip. Two of the most favoured places is the Esplanade and Marina Bay Sands Complex.
Esplanade is the ultimate stop for cultural exploration, which includes cinema halls, theatres, concerts
and live performances from across the world.




Sentosa Island
A fun island resort and one of the most famous Singapore attractions, Sentosa Island is solely built to
offer recreation and excitement to the smile-starved souls. Few of the frequented and availed attractions
include the impressive Resorts World, Tiger Sky Tower, Singapore Butterfly an Insect Kingdom,
Universal Studios Singapore and one of the biggest concoctions of aquatic species in the world- SEA
Aquarium.




Infinity Pool at Marina Bay Sands
How about floating in the largest rooftop Infinity Pool in the world, while enjoying the glitzy city-
skyline from above 57 levels? There is no spectacular photo-session spot anywhere else in Singapore
than here. Post swimming, you can lie down to sunbathe on a plush poolside lounger or de-stress under
the palm trees. Take a sip from your Champagne as you soak yourself in the charm of beautiful sunset
sighting.




Merlion Park
We all know what this is. In every advertisement of Singapore, we have noticed the majestic half lion-
half mermaid icon roaring fountain from its mouth. Singapore is incomplete without this masterpiece.
The Mythical Merlion has a tale to tell the tourists. The body represents Singapore’s ancient business,
fishing and the head represents Singapore’s original name, Singapura, meaning “the Lion City”.



Jurong Bird Park
Jurong Bird Park is home to some around 5000 birds from about 400 species, and spreads across 20.2
hectares, hushed away in the western part of Singapore, besides being one of the finest and must-visit
places to visit in Singapore. When at Jurong Bird Park, you get the luxury to be up and close with some
of the rarest and prettiest feathered buddies in Singapore.
You are not missing the Waterfall Aviary, which is one of the largest walk-in aviaries in the world, and
shelters around 600 birds and a waterfall of about 30-meter. There are other amazing attractions at this
park as well, inclusive of the largest lory flight aviary in the world over 9 stories high, the brilliant 15
colorful lory creatures and the awesome Penguin coast.

Indoor Skydiving at iFly Singapore
Located close to beach station Hub at Sentosa, lies iFly which is considered as the world’s largest
indoor skydiving wind tunnel. This wind tunnel is first of its kind in Singapore and it provides all
interested individuals an opportunity to enjoy the fascinating sport in safe and realistic environment.
IFly Singapore has a setting with a height of 56.5feet and with 16.5 feet width with tall acrylic glasses
facing the South China making it more realistic.
The place is huge where it can accommodate at least 20 professional flyers. There’s arrangement of
small trainings which enables all individuals from amateur to professional to enjoy the game.
Competitions are common here which helps the players be more enthusiastic of the sport. It is an
affordable sport and quite enjoyed by every visitor.

Tree-Top Walk At MacRitchie Reservoir

One of the most popular destinations for the nature lovers, nature walkers and runners, this beautiful
part at the heart of Singapore is a must visit destination. Constructed in 1867, this reservoir has
250-metre aerial treetop walk through suspension bridge between two highest points, Bukit Pierce and
Bukit Kalang.


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Type of accomodations available in singapore


Student Accommodation is an important requirement for students living away from home. There is a wide variety of accommodation available in Singapore to match every pocket.

Students should make prior arrangements for accommodation before their arrival into Singapore. Temporary accommodation can be arranged before you leave home, giving you time to plan your living arrangements when you arrive.

Most educational institutions have an International Student Office specializing in the needs of international students. The staffs at these centres offer advice on accommodation procedures, contacts for private rental offers, roommate matching services, handy tips about renting student homes, as well as help in selecting an accommodation type which best suit students' needs. For useful tips about renting accommodation, please Click Here.

Below are some types of accommodation generally available to international students in Singapore.
Halls of Residence and Hostels
First-year international students are normally given priority when they apply for on-campus accommodation. Rooms can be single or shared. Meal packages are available at extra charges. Halls of Residence provide amenities such as television rooms, reading rooms, laundry rooms, computer rooms, kitchenettes and so on. Welfare services and bonding activities are also organized for its residents.

Room rates range from S$140 - S$440 a month depending on the number of students sharing the room.
Boarding Schools
Boarding schools are normally open to Secondary and Junior College students aged between 13 and 19 years. Selection is normally preceded by an interview of both the parents and the students. Boarding services include lodging, meals, laundry services, 24-hour security, pastoral guidance, tuition, supervision, sports & recreational facilities. A spirit of camaraderie often exists in boarding schools due to the bonding and friendships that are forged among borders. Rates range from S$8,000 to S$15,000 per academic year.
Private Hostels
Private hostels are run by educational institutions or independent agencies. Options of single or sharing are normally available.


Home Stays
Some households in Singapore open up their homes and offer full boarding for international students. The cost for Home Stay ranges from S$500 to S$1,000 per month.
Public and Private Apartments/Houses
Students may want to consider renting a room or apartment or house directly from the owners of public or private housing. Students are expected to pay at least one month advance rent and one month security deposit.

Normally, the International Student Service Centre of the educational institution provides housing agents' contacts and matching services to help students find quality accommodation.
The classified advertisements in the local newspapers are a good source for a listing of apartments and rooms for rent. Alternatively, you may also contact the JTC Corporation or search for lists of HDB flats, private apartments and landed properties for rent from the Singapore Institute of Surveyors & Valuers' (S.I.S.V.)website. From the website, you can choose the option Property Listing - HDB Flats/Private Apartment/Landed Properties to view the list of various accommodation options available for renting.
Hotels
those students who are pursuing a short-term course like an executive training programme, will have a wide range of hotels to choose from. Hotel rates depend on location and class of hotels.

Serviced Apartments
For those who are staying for a slightly longer period or accompanied by family members, serviced apartments are the next best option. Serviced apartments offer all the comforts of home with the housekeeping convenience of a hotel.


Why Study in Singapore


Cost of study in Singapore
The cost of study in Singapore for international students could vary between SGD 2000 and 12,000. The tuition cost is relatively inexpensive, and most universities offer financial aid for international students.
Living expenses could be SGD10,000, including stay, transport and food. Housing expenses (rent) could be SGD 150–1000, depending on the type of accommodation the student selects.  
Scholarships for international students
Singapore is a country known for its academic excellence, and it has courses on offer that are affordable. The Ministry of Education (MOE) provides financial aid to international students studying in Singapore. Some universities comply with the need-blind or merit-based admissions norms. Every deserving student who has a good academic record and a lot of potential is granted admissions, regardless of his/her financial difficulties, under need-blind admissions criteria.
You can apply for scholarships at the following institutes in Singapore
1.    National University of Singapore
2.    Nanyang Technological University
3.    Singapore University of Technology and Design

Benefits of studying in Singapore
With its relatively affordable education and top-notch courses, Singapore is an excellent study destination for Indian students. The visa process is simple and hassle free as well. Being very proximate to India also means cheaper air-fare.

Also institutions from the USA, UK and Australia have opened satellite campuses in Singapore to offer their courses at a subsidised cost. With so many positive factors in place, Singapore has become an education hub and popular study abroad destination for Asian students.
Want to experience a global and youthful community of students in Singapore? This could be your chance to study in one of the popular study destinations which has outpaced many other countries in technology and research opportunities. Because of Singapore’s education quality, many employers seek the graduates who have experience studying in the country. You can be one of them too! Our counsellors can help you plan your studies in Singapore.
Visas

International students who wish to study abroad in Singapore will need a visa. However, the application process is is linked to your university application. All students accepted to study at a university in Singapore receive their visa with their letter of approval.
It means that successful applicants don’t need to apply for a visa directly since it’s issued with their in-principle approval (IPA) letter which is provided by the institution. This letter works as a visa and it can be used at entry checkpoints.
There is another document needed for studying in Singapore: a Student Pass. You need to apply for it no earlier than two months before your course begins, yet no later than one month before your course commences. To obtain your Student Pass, you have to sign up with the special Student’s Pass Online Application & Registration System (SOLAR).
A Student Pass allows you to work during your studies. All international students can work during holidays but are limited to 16 hours of work per week in term time. However, it’s important to note not all students are allowed to work during term-time, so you will have to check regulations to see if it applies to you.
Language

There are 4 official languages recognized in Singapore: Chinese, Malay, Tamil and English. In addition to these, there are more than 20 other languages spoken in Singapore. These languages reflect the nation’s multicultural nature. Singapore has a policy of bilingualism, so all domestic students learn in English but are also taught the language of their own ethnicity (mother tongue).
It’s important to know that English is the official language of instruction in Singapore, so all international students who wish to study abroad in Singapore can expect courses taught in English. When it comes to everyday life, more than 75% of population speaks English too, so students who wish to study abroad in Singapore will have no problems in communicating with locals.
One note for all non-native English speakers who wish to study abroad in Singapore: in order to be accepted by a college or university for study in Singapore, you will need to present a proof of language proficiency. It means you have to pass an official language test (for example – TOEFL or IELTS). Singapore has very high standards when it comes to language proficiency and universities have demanding entry standards, meaning it’s not likely they will accept students without good English. For these reasons, it’s important to have excellent language skills if you wish to study abroad in Singapore.



STUDY WITHOUT IELTS


Study in Singapore without IELTS

In the recent years Singapore has became one of the most lovable  cities in the world. With swiftly   growing economy and increasing manpower needs, more and more students are choosing Singapore for their higher studies.
Indian students can apply for study in Singapore without IELTS. Singapore’s official language is English and this provides non-English students a consecutive environment to learn and improve their English. The students, who want to come to study in Singapore without IELTS, need only to come to Singapore to apply s pass. This simplified process also has a higher approval rate as compared to other countries.

Foundation Programmers in Singapore without IELTS

The students who have studied for less than 13 years are required to take an additional year of study before taking higher education study which is known as University Foundation Programmers. These foundation programmers are designed to provide an entry point to students who want to apply for study in Singapore without IELTS to meet the entry requirements.
These programmers in Singapore wrap many meadow providing students with the ability and capabilities to take up undergraduate degree programs in Hospitality & Tourism. University Foundation Program is a 6-, 9- or 11-month program of study that helps international students fulfill language and academic essential for university abroad.

Study Opportunities in Singapore without IELTS

Singapore is excessively popular for students who wish to study in Singapore without IELTS in courses like most important hospitality & tourism. With its highly reasonable education & excellent courses in Hospitality & Tourism, it has become an excellent study destination for Indian students.
A Foundation programmer in Singapore is designed to fill the gap between the current level of qualification and knowledge needed for further studies. There foundation courses or preparatory courses open various study opportunities for students in the field of hospitality and tourism and business.

 Hospitality Programmers in Singapore


These programmers arrange students with important skills required to be successful in hospitality industry. Students can apply for these programmers to study in Singapore without IELTS. The maximum course duration for these courses are from 9 months to 12 months depending upon the type of course. The colleges and institute allows students to furnish them with a compassionate of the nature of the Hospitality Industry in a practical and operational aspect. The duration of Internship is 6 months. Students will be paid an allowance or salary per month. The top courses available in the field of Hospitality & Tourism in Singapore are as follows:
·         Diploma in Food and Beverage Management.
·         Diploma In Hospitality Management.
·         Advanced Diploma in Hospitality Management.
·         Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in International Hospitality Management.

 Some other short term courses in this field which are as follows :

·         Baking / Dairy / Food & Drink Processing
·          Culinary
·         Food Science & Technology
·         Hospitality & Catering
·         Hospitality Operations
·         Tourism & Travel



Singapore- Best country to live and work


Singapore- Best country to live and work


BEST POINT FOR LIVE IN SINGAPORE
1.       Safety: Singapore is safest country on this world.
2.       Transport: fleet of bus and Mart covering every part of small island country makes your travel really fast and convenient.
3.       Food: Indian, Chinese, Malay, western etc you will find all food to try. Most of the Singaporeans don't prefer to cook and hence they eat out on daily basis. What I mean every block of housing society will have their very affordable Food courts.
4.       Culture: A country mixes of three cultures what else you want to see. Singaporean respects every culture and every religion weather it's Chinese New Year or Hari Raya or Diwali it's celebrated by everyone.
5.        crime: crime free country .
6.       Tourism: its pretty tourist friendly with lot of places to explore and enjoy right from Santos, universal studio, Jargon Bird Park, Marina Bay to night safari there is lot to do.
7.       Rent: it's normal when you compare it with any other country infect it's getting cheap with every passing month in 2017.
8.       Groceries: Cheap and daily available with many 24*7 outlets of Fairprice and giants.
9.       Taxation: would you believe it's just 15% tax you pay when you work here as expat.
10.    Travel: you can use it as base to travel all across Asia.
                                                                               


 If you’re thinking about moving abroad but are risk averse, the results of a new survey suggest putting Singapore at the top of your destinations shortlist.
 Because for the second year in a row, Singapore has been named the best destination in Explorer survey, which aims to shed light on the countries that offer the best career opportunities and quality of life for foreigners looking to move abroad.
The city-state is particularly promising for professionals looking to advance their career and add more income to their pocketbooks, as 62 per cent of  people living in Singapore agreed it’s a good place to live peacefully.  
The same proportion — about three in five — said they saw their earnings rise after moving to Singapore.
While the average income among expats globally is US$97,000 (RM400,000), expats in Singapore average US$139,000.
What’s more, nearly a quarter (23 per cent) earn more than US$200,000.
Likewise, expats living in Singapore are particularly happy with the quality of education as three-quarters deemed it better than the education system back home — the highest proportion in the world.
And 66 per cent said that their quality of life improved after moving to Singapore compared to their lives at home, compared to the global average of 52 per cent.
Rounding out the top five spots on the list is New Zealand, Canada, Czech Republic and Switzerland.
Overall, the top 10 list is dominated by countries in Europe. The US is ranked 30th.
While Singapore took the overall title, other countries were singled out for topping specific categories.
In the category of ‘experience,’ for instance, New Zealand topped the charts. Expats praised the country’s environment for its air and water quality, and agreed that integration in the country is largely a smooth process.
When it comes to family life consider Sweden, where three-quarters of respondents rated their children’s quality of life and education better than their lives back home. Respondents also praised the country’s childcare system.
  other reports published this year have ranked the best countries for expats looking for love (Ecuador), retirement (Panama), and quality of living (Vienna).
Here are the best countries for expats in the ninth edition of the HSBC Expat Explorer survey:
1. Singapore
2. New Zealand
3. Canada
4. Czech Republic
5. Switzerland
6. Norway
7. Austria
8. Sweden
9. Bahrain
10. Germany — AFP-Relax news

 

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