Our panel mem­bers list the things they love most about life here – and the things they could frankly do with less of!

Expat Living (Singapore) - - Singapore Hacks -


You get to make so many new friend­ships

There’s an amaz­ing mix of cul­tures

You can rein­vent your­self any way that you want

It’s safe, and ev­ery­where is im­mac­u­late

There are lots of themed par­ties, func­tions and balls to at­tend

Changi Air­port is a dream to travel through!

It’s a great place to start your own busi­ness

It’s a fan­tas­tic en­vi­ron­ment for chil­dren to grow up in The pub­lic trans­port is great There’s a nice char­i­ta­ble fo­cus in the ex­pat com­mu­nity

The lo­cal food is de­li­cious and cheap

It’s a good base for ex­plor­ing the rest of Asia


It’s hard to say good­bye to friends that move away

You can’t see fam­ily all the time

Some ser­vices are more ex­pen­sive here

Cus­tomer ser­vice can be frus­trat­ing, but you do get used to it!

Med­i­cal fa­cil­i­ties are ex­pen­sive, though they are top-notch

West­ern-style food can be very ex­pen­sive

Frizzy hair is a com­mon com­plaint The cost of liv­ing is high Overuse of sin­gle-use plas­tics is a big thing

It’s dif­fi­cult to get into lo­cal schools if you’re not PR Al­co­hol is ex­pen­sive The hu­mid­ity can get over­bear­ing some­times

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