Singapore Fast Facts

Singapore

Population: 5,460,302

Capital City: Singapore

Climate: Hot, humid, rainy; two distinct monsoon seasons - Northeastern monsoon (December to March) and Southwestern monsoon (June to September); inter-monsoon - frequent afternoon and early evening thunderstorms

Time Zone: UTC+8 (13 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)

Language: English, Malay, Tamil, Standard Mandarin

Singapore is located in Southeast Asia, between Malaysia and Indonesia.

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Live a Low-Cost Lifestyle in Welcoming Southeast Asia

Live a Low-Cost Lifestyle in Welcoming Southeast Asia

Travel
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May 27, 2016

Southeast Asia is a prime destination for foreigners from all over the world. From pristine beaches to towering mountains, ancient temples to super-modern cities, there is something for everybody here. It’s possible to live quite comfortably in Southeast Asia for a fraction of what it costs to live a comparable lifestyle in the U.S.. Housing, groceries, utilities, dining out, transportation, and dental care are just a few of the major bargains. Costs aren’t less because the quality is less either. Your money goes a lot farther than you would expect.

Four Days on the Eastern and Oriental Express, Out of Bangkok

Four Days on the Eastern and Oriental Express, Out of Bangkok

If your idea of a dream vacation is traveling by train in absolute luxury, through some of the most romantic, historic and visually exciting cities in Asia, sampling the best local food along the way, then the Eastern & Oriental Express may be just the ticket.

Foreign Bank Accounts (and More) in the “New Switzerland”

Foreign Bank Accounts (and More) in the “New Switzerland”

Expat-Advice
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January 2, 2013

In 2005, Singapore began adopting laws patterned after Switzerland’s. Laws that tightened its bank secrecy. But unlike land-locked Switzerland, Singapore sits at the center of Asia’s booming demand for raw materials, close to many key physical markets. It also beats Switzerland on taxes. Official corporate tax rates in Singapore have fallen by 3% to 17% over the past five years...

Retirement Destinations Quiz

Retirement Destinations Quiz

For over 35 years International Living has been exploring the world in search of the best, most affordable, overseas retirement havens. We’ve scoured the globe, visited towns and cities on every continent, spoken with expats who are living the good life overseas, and built up a support network of more than 200 contributors, correspondents, friends, Read more...: Retirement Destinations Quiz

Retirement Destinations Quiz

Retirement Destinations Quiz

For over 35 years International Living has been exploring the world in search of the best, most affordable, overseas retirement havens. We’ve scoured the globe, visited towns and cities on every continent, spoken with expats who are living the good life overseas, and built up a support network of more than 200 contributors, correspondents, friends, Read more...: Retirement Destinations Quiz

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