Singapore

Singapore is a cosmopolitan society where people live harmoniously and interaction among different races are commonly seen. The pattern of Singapore stems from the inherent cultural diversity of the island. The immigrants of the past have given the place a mixture of Malay, Chinese, Indian, and European influences, all of which have intermingled.

Behind the facade of a modern city, these ethnic races are still evident. The areas for the different races, which were designated to them by Sir Stamford Raffles, still remain although the bulk of Singaporeans do think of themselves as Singaporeans, regardless of race or culture. Each still bears its own unique character.

The old streets of Chinatown can still be seen; the Muslim characteristics are still conspicuous in Arab Street; and Little India along Serangoon Road still has its distinct ambience. Furthermore, there are marks of the British colonial influence in the Neo-Classical buildings all around the city.

Each racial group has its own distinctive religion and there are colorful festivals of special significance all year round. Although the festivals are special to certain races, it is nonetheless enjoyed by all.

In Singapore, food is also readily and widely available. There are lots of cuisines to offer. We have, Chinese, Indian, Malay, Indonesian and Western, Italian, Peranakan, Spanish, French, Thai and even Fusion. It is very common to savour other culture’s food and some of the food can be very intriguing. Indian food are relatively spicier, whereas Chinese food is less spicier and the Chinese enjoy seafood. Malay cooking uses coconut milk as their main ingredient, that makes their food very tasty.

You can refer to our Eating in Singapore section for a list of recommended food outlets in Singapore.

Singapore Weather

Like most of Southeast Asia, Singapore is generally hot and humid. It’s warm and humid year round, with the temperature almost never dropping below 20°C (68°F), even at night, and usually climbing to 30°C (86°F) during the day. Recent times, it even reached till 35°C. Humidity is high, mounting over a 75% mark.

November and December is the rainy season. June-August is considered to be the best time to visit, but even then it rains often. Don’t let the climate stop you from going, however. Most buildings are air-conditioned (to the point that you may want to take a sweater), and pains have been taken to make everything as comfortable as can be, all things considered. When it does rain, it’s generally only for a short period.

For those who enjoy the sun and the beach, Singapore is an ideal place for beach lovers, as you get the hot hot sun throughout the year. So when you’re in Singapore, just bring along your cooling apparels and hats.

Key facts about Singapore

Location: Southeastern Asia, islands between Malaysia and Indonesia
Geographic coordinates: 1 22 N, 103 48 E
Area: total: 647.5 sq km
Land: 637.5 sq km
Water: 10 sq km
Land boundaries: 0 km
Coastline: 193 km
Elevation extremes:
Lowest point: Singapore Strait 0 m
Highest point: Bukit Timah 166 m
Terrain: lowland (undulating central plateau with water catchment area and nature preserve)

Singapore University

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London School of Business & Finance (LSBF)

Singapore
As the recipient of the Excellence in Curriculum and Assessment award at the EducationInvestor Asia Awards 2018, LSBF in Singapore provides a focused, industry based education to more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 20 countries.
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Academies Australasia College (AAC)

Singapore
One of the ways we receive feedback on our service quality is through our Student Survey which we conduct on our students at least once during their course of study with us. Academies Australasia College (AAC) is committed to its responsibility to operate in a manner that protects human health and safety in order to support the College’s long-term growth and reputation as a responsible corporate citizen.
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Beacon International College

Singapore
At Beacon, we believe in a culture of teamwork, respect, integrity, care and diligence. Our success is based on our shared values and our commitment to provide a nurturing and holistic educational experience for our students, to deliver quality services, and to seek excellence in everything we do.
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Dimensions International College

Singapore
Welcome to DIMENSIONS International College. DIMENSIONS provides holistic education with many enrichment programmes and social activities to both local and international students. To prepare international students for the education challenges ahead, our preparatory programmes have acted as a springboard for helping these students to obtain entry into government schools and institutions since 2001.
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James Cook University

Singapore
The Singapore campus of James Cook University is fully owned by James Cook University Australia, which is ranked in the top 2%* of universities in the world. James Cook University Australia established its Singapore campus in 2003 as part of its expressed intent of internationalising its activities and offers a suite of university level programs at the Singapore campus
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SAA Global Education (SAA-GE)

Singapore
SAA Global Education (SAA-GE) has a long established track record and history as a leading education provider in accounting and finance in Singapore. It is wholly-owned by Malvern International plc, a global education provider. SAA-GE is committed to delivering high quality professional and academic programmes to its students and clients.
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Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS)

Singapore
Founded in 1956, the Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) is Singapore’s oldest not-for-profit professional institute for lifelong learning. MDIS has two main subsidiaries: Management Development Institute of Singapore Pte Ltd which oversees its Singapore academic operations, and MDIS International Pte Ltd which focuses on MDIS’ globalisation strategy.
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PSB Academy

Singapore
Once known as Singapore’s Productivity and Standards Board, PSB Academy is known today as “The Future Academy”, with an approach to education that focuses on what really matters: performance in the New Economy. In 2019, the Academy was conferred “Best Educational Institute - Singapore” by APAC Insider and earned 2 consecutive SBR National Business Awards in 2017/18 in the Education category for outstanding work in the region.
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SDH Institute

Singapore
Established in Year 2007, SDH Institute is a forward looking school with a clear focus on hospitality education. We strive to develop our students in a holistic manner. Our programmes not only equip our students with the professional and business knowledge and skills for the global hospitality industry, but also aim to inculcate an attitude of service excellence and entrepreneurship.
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Kingston College

Singapore
At Kingston, we give our students access to an excellent education in one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities. Our students are provided with a well-rounded education and education pathways to equip them with necessary skills and knowledge. We adopt innovative, student-centric teaching methodologies that enhance students’ learning experience.
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Trinity International College

Australia
Trinity International College was established in 2003 as a premium private school in Singapore, providing quality academic courses for students of various ages. In 2009, Trinity International College was converted into a Private Limited Company (Business Registration Number: 200908934N). Our college at Block 135 Jurong Gateway Road, #04-343, Singapore 600135 is strategically located in the western education hub of Singapore
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Advent Links SAUC (ALS)

Singapore
We are people of character and principle and we value ethical conduct, trust as well as committing ourselves to personal and professional excellence. We promote an environment where our students can develop character and assimilate the knowledge essential to become morally responsible role models.