Born Global: Singapore

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 our members in Singapore

Know before you go

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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? Ask who’s responsible for the current cocktail revolution in Singapore and you’ll hear one name: 28 Hong Kong Street. And with good reason. Insider tip: They have killer bar snacks, what it calls “gussied up American comfort food.” Get the truffled mac & cheese. You’re welcome.

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