Singapore is our idea of a utopian country. Its’ trains are functioning like clockwork, the health care is first-world, and the government is pretty efficient. It may come off as a far-too-controlled city as a result, but it’s a wild ride on the safe side.
See why we love this Lion City.
- Geography. Singapore, for all that it’s known as a small island, is actually comprised of 63 islands! You have a lot of choices when it comes to travelling in this country. You can call it the Little Red Dot that could.
- Politics. It’s also one of the least corrupt country in the world. The city state has consistently placed inside the top ten of the Corruption Perceptions Index as published by Transparency International.
- Culture. Experience a lot of different cultures within a small area. They have their own Chinatown, a Little India, and even Filipinos make their presence felt. The blend of believers in Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam in the populace means that they celebrate the holidays as well.
- The safest street food. The Lion City is ferocious when it comes to food safety. Their street food hawker stalls are graded from A (the highest) to D (the lowest) to provide consumers a more informed decision when it comes to the stalls’ housekeeping, food hygiene, and even the personnels’ hygiene. They even get points demerit should they fall off the wagon. Demerits ultimately result in suspension.
- If theme parks get your blood flowing, Singapore will be your idea of heaven. They even have the first ever wildlife night park at the Night Safari.
If you think that museums are for the stuffy, stuff you! Just kidding, though. There is a Harry Potter-themed exhibition over at the Singapore Philatelic Museum with stamps from all over the world. And a Penny Black on display as well. There are museums for the art lover, for the nature buff, for the history geek, for everybody.
Above all, the best thing about Singapore is that it welcomes immigrants. You can dip your toes into the overseas job market by looking for a job here.
Picture attribution CC BY 2.0
Singapore Trees – flickr.com/kailehmann
Sentosa – flickr.com/symphone
F1 – flickr.com/shimazu