The city-state of Singapore is a cultural melting-pot, a mix of the old, traditional and the new, urban and technological Asia. Singapore is an appealing place to follow a degree abroad due to the lower tuition fees compared to other Asian nations, the scholarship opportunities for international students, and most importantly, the excellence and innovation in terms of higher education system. Just like a great part of Asia is rising the quality of offered higher education, Singapore has become a great international study destination, thanks to government initiatives focused on the importance of educational innovation. Singapore, often referred to as the Lion City, or the Garden City, is a leading global city-state and island country in Southeast Asia. Singapore lies at the southernmost point of continental Asia, north of the equator.
Singapore was declared as the "Easiest place to do business" for several years by the World Bank as well as "Global city with the best investment potential". The Singaporean economy is one of the freest, most competitive, and most business-friendly, having a significant influence on global affairs.
The major sector in Sinagpore is the extended trade, followed by financial, oil-refining, electronics, petroleum refining, chemicals, mechanical engineering and biomedical sciences and tourism industries.
Companies with headquarters in Singapore are: Singapore Airlines, Singapore Telecommunications, Singapore Technologies Engineering, Keppel Corporation, Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC), and multinationals include MediaCorp, General Electric, Hewlett-Packard, Shell, Citibank, Deloitte.
Singapore is a lively and energetic city 24 hours a day, offering travellers an abundance of leisure activities, including cultural and urban attractions. Nobody ever gets bored in Singapore.
Notable attractions in Singapore include:
See the Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, a performing arts centre, where you can enjoy performances of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, or simply admire the beautiful architecture of the building itself, a major part of the attraction.
Popular sports in Singapore include football, basketball, cricket, swimming, sailing, table tennis, badminton, and the city has been hosting Formula 1 and ASEAN Games events.
Join one of the many festivals organise din Singapore, such as Chingay Parade festival, or the annual Singapore Arts Festival.
At night, you have a wealth of entertainment and nightspots to choose from, famous are Zouk and Kyo clubs, but you can also try unique rooftop bars where you can admire Singapore skyline.
Singapore is also a great shopping destination, so you can satisfy your shopping pleasure in one of the many stores from luxury boutiques to street-side flea markets. The prime shopping districts are Orchard Road, and ION Orchard, which houses boutiques for every budget.
Singapore numbers a significant international student population, but several ethnic communities have set their homes in the city. Almost 40 % of the total population is comprised of foreign nationals, mainly Chinese, Malays, Indians and Eurasians. International students account for around 18% of all students in Singapore.
There are 4 official languages in Singapore: Chinese, Malay, Tamil and English, and more than 20 other languages spoken.
English is the official language of instruction in Singapore. More than 75% of population speaks English too, so students who wish to study abroad in Singapore will have no problems in communicating with the locals.
Singapore has no distinctive seasons, throughout the whole year you will experience uniform temperature and pressure, high humidity, and abundant rainfall. Temperatures usually range from 22 to 35 °C (72 to 95 °F). April and May are the hottest months, and the monsoon season lasts from November to January.
Established in 2000, Singapore Management University (SMU) was modelled after the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School with the aim of being a different university in Singapore and forging new frontiers in business education for Singapore and Asia.
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