May 5, 2010 by MSI
It is no wonder that Singapore is one of the main business hubs for Asia Pacific. It’s strategic location positions the city as an ideal one for doing business with Australia, the Middle East and other areas in Asia and, with Singapore being such a vibrant and cross-cultural city and English being one of the four official languages in the workplace, it is an ever-increasing expatriate destination for companies worldwide.
Current trends show high levels of movement between Singapore, Australia and India. Employee's are excited at the opportunity to relocate to Singapore, knowing that the city has an extremely multi-cultural diversity and high levels of expatriate support in terms of housing options and destinations services assistance to help them get settled with their families. Additionally, there are a wide variety of International schools in and around Singapore including the Singapore American School, German European School, Canadian International School, Anglo-Chinese International School, Australian International School and Lycée Français de Singapour. Families relocating to Singapore can be assured that their children would receive a high level of education for the duration of their assignment.
For single employees there is an abundance of nightlife to offer in Singapore, a city that is on its way to becoming a hotspot for nightlife in Asia. The majority of the most popular nightlife destinations are just a short taxi ride from one another, which is perfect for a night on the town or meeting up with friends.
Singapore is an ever-changing city, with exciting events taking place throughout the year, such as the Singapore Formula 1, coming in September, or, for more fitness minded individuals, the Singapore Sprint Triathlon event, which offers events for all ages, including children. The new Marina Bay development, located at the Southern tip of Singapore, is set to be a distinctive location for a 24/7 live, work and play community. Marina Bay may be a location that employees would like to visit on weekends, with fantastic dining, shopping and nightlife.
With a vast expatriate community in Singapore, employees can settle in quickly to the exciting life of both excelling in their career as well as enjoying their free time in a diverse cultural lifestyle.