Singapore is the closest any country has come to creating an utopian society. The country is reputed to be clean, fresh and orderly. It functions like an adorned premium clock that ticks with exaction and beauty. It has a harsh but well-developed legal system and many Singaporeans have a healthy everyday routine. Exercising ranging from cycling to more extreme winter sports is extremely well engraved in the country’s culture. Singapore is green and efficient, thanks to its incredible technology and the country official’s infrastructural decisions.
Moreover, Singapore is proud of its population diversity and religious freedom. However, it is a misconception for any student to think that the country is old fashioned and boring. The busy port country has gorgeous beaches and resorts, sublime nature and wildlife, expressive art and culture, top-notch shopping centers and hotels. Enjoy a the sonorous symphony orchestra, visit the breath taking Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, indulge in a relaxing spa, visit its informative colonial museum, and savor rich but affordable food from all over the world. In recent years, Singapore has made itself even more open and offers incomparable amount of scholarships to attract students.
When to Go
Anytime is a perfect time to study in Singapore. Located near the equator, Singapore experiences sunny weather year around. Short abrupt rainfall will occur frequently, so it is best to be prepared with an umbrella when going outdoors. Singapore celebrates a variety of festivals from traditional Chinese festivals such as Chinese New Year and Dragon Boat festival, to Hindu holidays, such as Deepavali and Thaipusam. The country also hosts events such as the Singapore Food Festival, the Singapore Grand Prix and the Singapore Arts Festival.
National University of Singapore: ranked 28 worldwide in 2011 QS rankings, NUS have partnered with some of the world’s best universities to offer more comprehensive education to its students. NUS offer courses and majors in Arts & Social Sciences, Business, Computing, Dentistry, Design & Environment, Engineering, Law, Medicine and Science.
Nanyang Technological University: ranked 58 worldwide in 2011 QS world rankings, NTU is a top-tier University in Asia. The university is extremely strong in science and technology while also exceeding in other fields. It also offers joint programs with many top universities around the world.
There are many scholarships to fund your study abroad experience. Here is a list of Diversity Abroad scholarships available for study in this country:
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Same sex sexual relationships are illegal in Singapore between two men only, though this law is not strictly enforced. Because of this, students who identify as LGBTQ, especially men should be mindful of how they engage in public behavior.
Chinese 76.8%, Malay 13.9%, Indian 7.9%, other 1.4%
Singapore is a melting pot of cultures, languages and people. Although it may be small in size (only 277 square miles), within this small nation you'll feel and taste the influence of China, Malaysia and India.
Although it's small in size, there is enough to keep you entertained and intrigued by its mix of cultures. Spend time admiring some of their beautiful gardens, especially in the National Orchid Garden and Gardens by the Bay. Or spend time in their Little India!
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