Global in its outlook, Singapore has traditionally been one of the top destinations for Australians moving to Asia for a multitude of reasons. Its proximity to Australia, connectivity to major global cities, and many corporate giants that use the island nation as a regional hub, make it a top choice for professional and personal relocation.

Singapore is renowned as an economic powerhouse, a multicultural melting pot and a clean, safe environment. However, Singapore has been shaking up its image, resulting in a renaissance in sectors including food, fashion and design.It is a modern metropolis that continues to defy expectations.

Meet some members living in Singapore!


Luke Mangan:
"Australia has some downright amazing produce, which we wanted to take over to Asia and introduce it on our menus - what better way to show it off?"


Grace Clapham:
"The people who come in
and out of Singapore are
so varied in their backgrounds,
experiences, jobs and companies"



Simon Kearney:
"If you look at the demographic and
economic trajectory of a place like Singapore...it's only going one direction: fast. That's as good a reason as any to come work here" 
 
Jenni Aldrich:
"There really is no one culture nor one way of doing things in Singapore" 
   





Denver Linklater: New Colombo Plan Recipient 




 
Robbie Hills: “We definitely consider living in Singapore an education. It’s an amazing experience to have”

 
Bryce Chua: "An international alumni network allows alumni abroad to remain connected and cultivate life-long relationships"
 
Aliza Knox: “Singapore is amazing, well-organised, and good at getting things done”


KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

Check out Smartraveller advice for the Singapore - subscribe to updates and register your travel plans here

MAKE THE MOVE

Thinking about making the move to Singapore? You'll find some useful information on visa requirements here.

THINGS TO DO

Feeling hungry? Eat a meal at Neon Pigeon. You’ll love the contemporary tapas as much as the decor.

Leading Australian chef and entrepreneur Luke Mangan also has some terrific restaurant suggestions through his Born Global interview

Feeling thirsty? Try something different, visit The Library, a speakeasy-style cocktail bar with no number or sign, you’ll need a password to enter through the secret door. Tip: find the password on their Facebook and Instagram pages.  

Top experiences and sites? For a futuristic take on urban green space, visit the incredible Gardens by the Bay. If you find yourself looking for an authentic Malay meal, visit the Hawker food stalls. Try the stalls at Newtown Court or Maxwell Road Hawker Centre.

Unique to this city? Pay a visit to the Butterfly and Insect Kingdom to see the 1,500 live butterflies and 3,000 rare insects that inhabit this colourful safe haven located on Sentosa Island.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Singapore is 140 kilometres from the Equator, which makes it hotter than you’d ever imagine
  • Jurong Falls, located in Singapore’s bird park, is one of the highest man-made waterfalls in the world, at almost 100 feet
  • It is illegal to import or sell chewing gum in Singapore
  • In the Singapore Botanic Gardens, you can see one of the largest display of orchids in the world with 600 species