Now days, as you know Singapore are growing in various industries. There is huge of work in fact lots of work, vacancies in each industry to trying ones luck. The government of Singapore is hoping to increase the population. So that they welcomes to foreigner, especially professionals like professors, doctors, engineers and other diploma or degree holders (from renowned institute). They have revealed a forward thinking means they encourage to visiting foreigners to get job and stay in their country for at least six months.
Singapore has a new kid in town. River Safari, Asia’s first and only river-themed wildlife park, is a new attraction inspired by the world’s most iconic river systems – including the Mississippi, Nile, Mekong and Yangtze Rivers.
River Safari is designed to highlight the importance of the world’s freshwater ecosystems, and is home to 150 plant species and more than 5,000 aquatic and land animals from over 300 species.
- The world’s first night zoo, The Night Safari, is located in Singapore.
- 8 in 10 people in Singapore own cell phones. In fact, telecom companies issue new numbers at the rate of 30,000 to 40,000 per month.
- The most common Chinese surnames in Singapore are Tan, Lim and Lee.
- Nearly 9 out of 10 Singaporeans live in public housing flats.
- More Singaporeans are born in the month of October than any other month of the year.
- The world’s highest man-made waterfall, standing at 30 metres, is located at the Jurong BirdPark.
- Singapore is a stopover point for thousands of migratory birds travelling the East Asian Flyway.
- The national flower of Singapore, Vanda Miss Joaquim, was first discovered in 1893.
- Singapore became the 117th member of the United Nations on 21 September 1965.
- Singapore is among the 20 smallest countries in the world, with a total land area of only 682.7 square kilometres.
- Singapore consists only of one main island and 63 other tiny islands. Most of these islands are uninhabited.
- English is the official working language and the most widely used language in Singapore.
- The national anthem ‘Majulah Singapura‘ is actually sung in Malay.
- The record for the most number of people participating in line dancing was set in Singapore in May 2002 with 11,967 dancers.
- Singapore has more than 3,000 kilometres of roads. Stretched end to end, they can cover the distance from Singapore to Hong Kong.
SINGAPORE: The Port of Singapore once again clinched the Best Seaport in Asia award at the Asian Freight and Supply Chain Awards (AFSCA), retaining its crown as Asia’s port of choice.
The award was presented to Singapore for an unprecedented 25th time at the 27th AFSCA held Thursday evening in Beijing.
Receiving the award on behalf of the Port of Singapore was Chan Keng Nee, deputy director (Vessel Traffic Management) from Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).
The Port of Singapore was recognised for her cost competitiveness, container shipping-friendly fee regime, provision of suitable container shipping-related infrastructure, timely and adequate investment in new infrastructure, and facilitation of ancillary services including logistics and freight forwarding facilities.
Singapore was selected for the award ahead of strong competition from Busan Port, Port of Dalian, Port of Hong Kong, Port Klang, Laem Chabang Port, Port of Manila, Shanghai Yangshan Port, Shenzhen Port and Port of Tanjung Pelepas, among others.
Despite uncertain times facing the global maritime industry, the Port of Singapore achieved record figures in several areas last year.
Container throughput crossed the 30 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) milestone for the first time and vessel arrival tonnage reached a record high of 2.25 billion gross tonnes last year.
Singapore also remains the world’s top bunkering port, registering bunker sales volumes of 42.7 million tonnes. — BERNAMA
Singapore makes the perfect stopover, but for shoppers and diners, it’s a destination in its own right. Here’s five things to do in Singapore. Singapore is also known for its racial and cultural diversity which co-exists in peace and harmony. People of various culture and background come together on a daily basis to study, work or play.
1. Raffles Singapore Sling
It would be rude to visit Singapore and not go to the famous Raffles Long Bar for an over-priced Sling. At $27 a pop, it’s more than a drink. It’s an experience. To sit in the bar (it’s not as long as it once was) and eat peanuts out of their shells and throw them on the floor is all part of the charm. Here is the recipe to make it at home for a fraction of the price.
2. Night Safari
The world’s first safari park for nocturnal animals is very cool. Even if you don’t have the kids, go yourself for the dinner/tour experience. You’ll watch wild cats and their trainers perform first then jump on the trolley and under the light of the moon you’ll see what animals to get up to after dark. You can also get off and wander the trails at your own pace. It’s magic.
3. Foodbar Dada
For eye candy in the kitchen as much as a great place to eat, head to this new Spanish tapas bar on Robertson Quay. There are only 20 seats and it’s popular so you need to make reservations. Two of the hottest chefs in Singapore whip up delicious small plates from the open kitchen and the place is buzzing with expats as word spreads.
4. Shop at Bugis Junction
There are loads of malls and markets in Singapore, but if you’re looking for a one-stop-shop, this is it. Part traditional shopping mall/part open air shopping precinct and across the road is a market. It has a great foodhall for all your cravings, high street shops and local boutiques. This is where the hipsters hang!
5. Gardens by the Bay
Just beside the Singapore Marina, on 100 hectares of reclaimed land, is Gardens by the Bay built to convert the Garden City into a City in a Garden. It combines plants from all over the world into learning areas for the hundreds of school children who visit, but also high tech architecture for city dwellers who want great ideas. There are climatically-controlled domes and events are held year round.
Singapore is the safest place to be born and the best place to be a mother in Asia, beating competitors Japan, South Korea and Malaysia — according to children’s aid agency Save the Children.
SINGAPORE: Singapore is the safest place to be born and the best place to be a mother in Asia, beating competitors Japan, South Korea and Malaysia — according to children’s aid agency Save the Children. Singapore has the lowest first-day mortality rate in Asia, making it the safest place in the region to be born.
The children’s aid agency on Tuesday launched its 14th annual State of the World’s Mothers report with the first-ever Birth Day Risk Index.
The index revealed that Singapore shares top spot with Sweden, Estonia, Cyprus, Iceland and Luxembourg, at less than 0.5 deaths in the first day per 1,000 live births.
Globally, 6.9 million children die each year before their fifth birthday with a million of those within the first day, making it the most dangerous day in any person’s life.
The report also compares 176 countries around the globe, showing which are succeeding and which are failing in saving and improving the lives of mothers and their children.
Singapore is ranked 15th on the best places to be a mother, based on factors such as mother’s health, education and economic status, as well as critical child indicators such as health and nutrition. Singapore came in ahead of all Asian counterparts, including Japan (tied for 31st), South Korea (tied for 31st) and Malaysia (70th).
Singapore also led New Zealand, UK and US, but trailed Australia by five spots.
Overall, Finland was declared the best place in the world to be a mother while Democratic Republic of Congo came in last.
Save the Children’s Singapore-based regional director, Mike Novell, said: “Singapore is in many ways leading the way on child and maternal health, in Asia and beyond.
“Singapore has proven that recommendations in this report works — Sufficient skilled health workers for antenatal care, delivery of babies and postnatal support can dramatically reduce child and maternal mortality.
“It can and should serve as a model for other countries still striving to prevent the deaths of millions of mothers and children who die needlessly each year.”
A report by Boston Consulting Group released last year put the number of millionaire households in the island nation at 188,000 or around 17% of its resident households. This means Singapore, which has a population of 5.31 million, has the largest percentage of millionaires in the world. Singapore’s uber-rich population has grown, with 10 in every 100,000 households now classified as ultra-high-net-worth or those with more than $100 million in private financial wealth.
Diversity and multiculturalism are among the top reasons for him to have decided in favour of Singapore as his work and home base. An avid basketball fan, he is a shareholder in Singapore Slingers professional basketball team. And in his free time he’s busy with his favourite hobby: promoting turbans through The Turbanizer, a mobile app that he has developed.
For Professionals Too:
For Indian companies, Singapore provides an ideal location for regional or even global headquarters, he feels. “For the financial services sector across investment banking, hedge funds, wealth and asset management, Singapore has a great talent pool with many professionals coming from India,” adds Chadha. To be sure, Singapore has even become an attractive destination for Indian finance professionals from the UK and the US who want to move because of a tight job market there and Singapore having emerged as one of the key banking hubs in the world.
Singapore’s attractive tax regime includes a top personal tax rate of 20% which kicks in only on income exceeding S$320,000 (around Rs 1.4 crore). Up to S$320,000 there are gradual tax rates starting at zero for the first $20,000. Further, there are no estate duty or inheritance taxes and the corporate tax rate of 17% can be concessional in some cases and go down to 5-10%.
With a low average individual taxation rate, which is further lowered for those who make significant investments, the island nation is indeed an ideal choice. Besides, for Indians, the country is hospitable and unlike Dubai — another attractive location for Indians — provides an easier path to permanent residence and later citizenship for those eligible. Tax Cushion For All “Most taxes such as wealth tax, gift tax and capital gains tax are not there and there’s no global income-tax for tax residents of Singapore.
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