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Working in Singapore
Singapore is an island country located at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. Singapore is one of three remaining true city-states in the world. It is the smallest nation in Southeast Asia. The population of Singapore is approximately 4.59 million. English is the administrative language of the country.

Singapore has a highly developed market-based economy. The economy depends heavily on exports refining imported goods, especially in manufacturing. The services sector is highly developed; Singapore is the main business centre of Southeast Asia with Hong Kong. Singapore is the world's fourth largest foreign exchange trading centre after London, New York City and Tokyo. The unemployment rate is very low (1.7%).

Singapore has achieved a significant degree of cultural diffusion with its unique combination of different ethnic groups (Chinese, Malay, Indian and European) resulting in a rich mixture of diversity. Though Singapore is highly cosmopolitan and diverse; the Chinese form the majority of the population. Singapore has been rated as the most business-friendly economy in the world, with thousands of foreign expatriates working in multinational or local organisations.

Job Access for Expatriates

It is relatively easy to find a job.

The jobs for expatriates are concentrated mainly in the service sector and especially in the financial services. However, it is definitely possible to find job positions in many other sectors.

Singapore is often along with Hong Kong a place where expatriates come to promote their career or simply to relocate in Southeast Asia. This is certainly one of the best places to start a new career in Southeast Asia, full of new opportunities.


Quality of living
Exceptional road, port and air infrastructures
Political stability
Safe and clean environment
Level of development and economic dynamism
Exceptional level of education
Easy to travel and trade with other countries in Southeast Asia

Life can be quite stressful
Cost of living


Asia Work Recommendations

If you are looking for a job in Singapore, we recommend registering a Silver or Gold Package with Asia Work.

The Silver and Gold Packages include the services such as a job search assistance that will help job seekers finding a job in Singapore.

Singapore is a very good location to start or continue your career in Southeast Asia as it will bring you many new opportunities and eventually have the possibility to relocate in another Southeast Asian country.

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