At the rate of Singapore’s continuous progress over the years, who wouldn’t want to settle, live, work, and even retire in this country?
Zandro, 32, who lived in Singapore since the mid-‘90s shared how privileged he is to own a private property in the country, “I can’t see myself living or working anywhere else. When I first stepped into the soil of Singapore, I knew I didn’t want a life that my other friends have always dreamed of—that is, to live somewhere in the West, like, say New York or Paris, because to me, Singapore has everything that a cosmopolitan man needs. The weather is good. Buildings are very inspiring and metaphorical of one’s high ambitions in life. The city is clean and green. There are so many tourist attractions—and I can see myself retiring here. I am paid fairly, and I can say I am so at home in this city. Singapore has one of the most efficient public transport, and theme parks here are aplenty.”
Another admirable thing about Singapore is the fact that it is open to all types of people, from different races and religion. If there is a country that can be called truly liberal, Singapore would be one of the great contenders. “Truly multicultural and tolerant .Singapore is rightfully proud of its multicultural heritage which is easily evidenced by just standing on a street corner and observing the people pass you by. Singapore is a cosmopolitan society where people live harmoniously and interaction among different races are commonly seen. The pattern of Singapore stems from the inherent cultural diversity of the island. The immigrants of the past have given the place a mixture of Malay, Chinese, Indian, and European influences, all of which have intermingled. Most Singaporeans celebrate the major festivals associated with their respective religions. The variety of religions is a direct reflection of the diversity of races living there. The Chinese are predominantly followers of Buddhism, Taoism, Shenism, Christians, Catholics and some considered as ‘free-thinkers’ (Those who do not belong to any religion). Malays have the Muslims and Indians are Hindus. There is a sizeable number of Muslims and Sikhs in the Indian population. Religious tolerance is essential in Singapore. In fact, religions often cross racial boundaries and some even merge in unusual ways in this modern country. Younger Singaporeans tend to combine a little of the mysteries of the older generation with the realistic world that they know of today. Religion is still an integral part of the cosmopolitan Singapore. Many of its most interesting buildings are religious, be it old temples, modern churches, or exotic mosques. An understanding of these buildings do play a part in contributing to the appreciation of their art,” wrote an unnamed writer of the article 10 Great Reasons to make the Move to Singapore for latitudes-group.com.
Cara, an ESL teacher, 28, shared how she also plans to acquire a watercove landed house at a reasonable price, soon, “In other countries and cultures, English teachers like me may appear to be poor. But here in Singapore, even teachers like me are well-compensated. In fact, I even take editing and writing jobs online to make more savings. And I am very positive that I can soon buy my own home here. I hired an agent who promised to update me with some private property for sale that is within my budget, and we have been making progress in our selection process. I want to stay here in Singapore longer, even when I am about to retire in the future, because it has been my paradise for several years. In fact, I am planning to take my siblings and parents here as soon as I buy the property. Singapore is a promise land, and no matter who you are, as long as you are hardworking, you will thrive and shine here!”