Singapore

πŸ‘₯ Population: 5.7 million

πŸ•‘ Time Zone: Singapore Time (SGT) UTC +8

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🌞 Weather
πŸ—£ Hear from a local
🚈 Getting around
🧭 Where to live
🏠 Temporary accommodation
🍏 Groceries
πŸ“Ό Travel remotely
πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» Work space

Being a city-state Singapore is a country as well as the city. It is a vibrant, modern place that offers a lot in a relatively small area. Cafes, almost too many dining options, a beach resort, parks, a night zoo, and so much more. Singapore is a major tech hub with many startups being based there.

Weather

The climate in Singapore is tropical rainforest with consistently warm to hot weather throughout the year, and two seasons: dry and rainy. Average yearly temperature is 26Β°C.

Getting around

Uber available

βœ… yes as well as Blacklane, Grab and local taxis

From airport

Changi Airport

Bus: With LTA it takes 1 hour from the airport to the city. Tickets start at S$2.50.

Train: With LTA it takes 50 minutes from the airport to the city. Tickets start at S$2.80.

Car rentals: Car rental options

Within

LTA

Methods: Bus, train, taxi

Where to live

Orchard Road: Main, commercial area of Singapore. Good for those who want to be in the midst of it all. Quite expensive.

Holland Village: Good families offering leafy, suburban streets. Minutes from the central area of Orchard Road including all the shops.

Tiong Bahru: One of the oldest housing districts in Singapore that has its own, unique vibe featuring plenty of heritage buildings. Also not far from Orchard this is a calmer, quieter area. Some call it the Brooklyn of Singapore.

East Coast: Good for those who want to be a bit further away from it all, offering properties that often feature sea views.

Temporary accommodation

Airbnb

Website

A 1 bedroom place typically costs between S$2,000 and S$3,500 per month.

A 2 bedroom place typically costs between S$3,000 and S$6,000 per month.

In a lot of Asia you can often find cheaper prices on Agoda, so check them out to compare.

Groceries

Markets

Geylang Serai Market & Food Centre

Tekka Centre

Chinatown Street Market

Supermarkets

Cold Storage

Giant

FairPrice

All For You

Convenience stores

7-Eleven

Hear from a local

Here's what Prem Hirubalan has to say about Singapore:

Being right by the equator we only have 2 types of seasons, wet-hot or just hot. We have a tropical climate of 80-90 degrees daily.

People

‍Singapore is an amalgamation of people around the region as well as expats from the UK, USA and other places. Locals speak English and many other, regional languages.

Food

‍The food is absolutely amazing!! Singapore is known as the food capital of the region for this reason. From hawker delights (where a meal cost 3 USD) to 5 star meals, you can find anything to fit your budget.

Cost of living

‍Home and car prices of amongst the highest in the region. That being said, public transport and access to public housing balances this out.

Personal favs

‍Whilst it isn't New York City, each neighbourhood is Singapore has its own unique vibe. From Little India to Chinatown, each place you go to offers a unique, immersive exposure to each culture.

You don’t have to leave Singapore to sample Thai or Indonesian food, or experience their culture. It’s just a subway ride away.

Singapore runs an efficient government. Trains run on time and it is very safe.

Travel remotely

Work space

To get you started quickly, we focused on picking one, cool, unique, and comfortable coworking space per location. Prices are for a desk in a shared space, for every day use. Expect dedicated spaces to cost more.

Coworking space

The Great Room

Prices are from S$750 per month.