Singapore is almost mythical in some parts of the world and definatly one place I really wish to visit one day!
It’s a modern day dream city, which has amazing business and travel opportunities but also a fantastic residential lifestyle.
It’s a city that is unto itself, meaning that it is a city-state that is not beholden to any of its neighbours.
It’s truly a one of a kind place that many people from all over the world are captivated by. It’s not all hype, it’s actually one of the best places to work if you are in the financial industry.
This small island is known as the banking gateway into all of Asia. It’s known for its skyscrapers that are full of hard-working modern and young minds during the day but then transform into trendy bars and restaurants at night.
If there was ever a city-state that was known to play as hard as it works, Singapore is it. So what could make you stay here, if you have never even set foot on its soil?
Ola from the south coast
Singapore is a city-state, but it’s not got a typical city-like environment. It is a concrete jungle internally, but all around the edges are coastal waters and beaches.
One of those beaches is Siloso Beach which is perhaps the most popular of all in Singapore. It’s a beach which has bright yellow sand, plenty of towering palm trees and bars which you can buy yourself a cool cocktail from.
It’s also one of the best places to watch the sunset as there is nothing blocking your view as it would in most of the city locations. The sun sets right at the south coast anyway so you’ll get a front row seat everytime if you were to head on over to Siloso Beach.
The beach also has some of the best water you can swim in, as they gentle waves from the Singapore Strait allow the water to gradually absorb some heat. The lukewarm water is fantastic to swim in even late into the evening.
Not as pricey as you think
Everyone from outside Singapore always sees the city-state as a place where only the rich and famous can stay permanently. This is simply not true. It’s not Monaco, it’s totally different out here because it’s purpose built for a thriving residential community.
For example, these are just some of the cheap condo for sale all across the small nation. Many Condos offer a brilliant view as they are situated in high-rise buildings which look out over the southern coast and many which are pointed toward the center where all the action is. You can expect to get a 2 bedroom and 2 bathroom apartment for quite a reasonable price.
The Singapore Dollar usually trades at around 70% worth of the US Dollar. So you can stand to get around 30% more for your money if you’re from America when looking for a property. That is a massive gain for any foreigner looking to stay a little longer in this city-state.
Staying in the lane
Singapore is known as one of the best places to go shopping. It’s incredibly modern and allows any Westerner to feel right at home.
It’s also got some of the best streets and lanes in which the best brands congregate, giving shoppers a whole range of choices just within walking distance of each other.
You will not be surprised to learn that one of the most famous places to go shopping is known as Haji Lane. it’s brilliant for young shoppers to go and find some of the latest trends in fashion. Here you will also find what are called ‘shop houses’ which are kind of like shops which have been built inside of real homes.
There are plenty of street stalls here which sell unique items which you would never find anywhere else in the city-state. You’ll also find some brilliant street food stalls where you can buy cheap but delicious snacks.
The lane is open for business well into the night, as many store owners will be working as long as the nightlife is active. It’s also a great place to come and have a drink at a local bar as it’s where many of the cocktail bars are located.
Singapore has it all pretty much. The modern shopping opportunities alone are something you should come over for and experience.
There are cheap condos which you can buy and have a lot of space to yourself either close to the center or by the coast. You also have the choice of plentiful beaches all around the edges of the city-state.