Full name: Republic of Singapore
Population: 5.3 million (UN, 2012)
Area: 660sq km
Major languages: English, Malay, Mandarin, Tamil – although English is the standard language of both business and education
Religions: Taoism, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, Hinduism
Monetary unit: Singapore dollar
GNI per capita: US $42,930 (World Bank, 2011)
Singapore is a cosmopolitan city with a tropical climate, diverse multi-cultural environment and large ex-pat community. Recently voted the best place in Asia to live, work and play the city boasts safe streets, stunning sights, stylish shops and a vibrant social scene.
Whether you are looking for natural beauty and outdoor pursuits; cultural heritage and a flourishing arts scene; fabulous food or spectacular attractions Singapore offers everything you would expect from a dynamic modern city and much, much more.
Making the most of its geographical location, with an award winning airport connecting directly to more than 220 cities, Singapore also makes a fantastic base from which to explore the rest of the continent and beyond.
Asia’s leading multi-faceted medical hub is a particularly attractive destination for overseas Doctors, with a global reputation for excellence, efficiency and effectiveness. Salary expectations for the region start from S$230K p.a. in the public sector and S$350K p.a. in the private sector, plus additional bonuses and/or profit share which can take the total closer to S$960K. These earnings are further complemented by a taxation system which is amongst the lowest in the world.
Many employers will also provide additional benefits such as:
- Relocation assistance with transport and accommodation
- Generous annual and study leave
- Medical benefits for you and your family
- Medical Indemnity Insurance
- Access to staff discounts
- Additional training and development
For more information on living and working in Singapore, as well as some little known facts, check out our blog or visit one of these fantastic websites www.singapore.sg or www.yoursingapore.com