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Living and Teaching English in Singapore - Habits, Customs & Curiosities
Singapore is one of the most developed cities in Asia.
Therefore, it comes with little surprise that this megacity is a popular destination for teachers looking to work abroad.
Teachers living in Singapore can enjoy a fascinating selection of entertainment options and tourist attractions, while living in one of the safest and cleanest cities in the world.
The following Singapore guide will help you decide whether it is a suitable destination for you to teach English as a foreign language.
We provide helpful information on things like visa, vaccinations and documents to prepare before leaving, what to see and do when in Singapore, as well as interesting facts you probably didn’t know about the city.
Traveling to Singapore anytime soon? Here’s what you should know.
Singapore’s Bukit Timah Nature Reserve has a wider variety of trees than all of North America and should be on your bucket list when you visit.
Find out more fun facts about Singapore with this infographic.
Singapore is made up of over 63 individual islands and the country is actually 25% bigger than during its independence thanks to reclamation.
Moreover, Singapore is home to the world’s tallest observation wheel. The Singapore Flyer stands 165 meters tall giving its visitors spectacular views of the city.
Before traveling to Singapore, you need to make sure that your passport is valid and check whether or not you need a visa to enter.
The peak season for visitors to Singapore is December to June, and May to September and November to March are the monsoon season.
You should also be aware that smoking, jaywalking, littering, PDA and chewing gum can all carry harsh penalties in Singapore and should be avoided.
You should also make sure that all of your routine vaccinations are up to date and also get a shot against typhoid.
Be sure to try the country’s national dish chili crab as well as chicken rice, char kway teow, laksa soup, oyster omelette and kaya toast.
For more Singapore travel tips, check out this infographic.
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