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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From the Archives of Singapore Articles

How Taking the Overseas Plunge Turned Doubters to Supporters

How Taking the Overseas Plunge Turned Doubters to Supporters

Daily Postcard
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September 23, 2018

Exactly what do you hope to accomplish from this?” asked my mother-in-law, when we told her our plans to take off overseas. The simple truth was, we had no idea what—if anything—we hoped to accomplish. What we did know was that, for us, it was time to follow our dreams of leaving our traditional jobs and the rat race far behind...

Live a Low-Cost Lifestyle in Welcoming Southeast Asia

Live a Low-Cost Lifestyle in Welcoming Southeast Asia

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.