Let’s clear up some of those FAQ’s you have about my new home!
Where do I work?
In the CBD (Central Business District) downtown. Think Financial District of any other big US city.
How do I get around?
SMRT (“MRT” – Mass Rapid Transit) or cabs/Uber. I have no car here, and it’s brilliant.
All About Singapore…
Singapore Fun Facts:
– AKA the Lion City or the Little Red Dot
– Part of the British Commonwealth
– The world’s only island city-state
Mascot: The Merlion
Currency: Singapore Dollar (SGD or S$)
Where is Singapore (Republic of Singapore)?
Singapore, an island city-state off southern Malaysia.It is a global financial center with a tropical climate and multicultural population. It sits one degree north of the equator.
How big is it?
How many people live there?
About 5.5 million
– Chinese, Malay, Indian, Other (i.e. European)
What’s the weather like?
22 to 35 °C (72 to 95 °F) – Temps are steady throughout the year.
75% humidity, with daily bursts of rain (think Hawaii)
What Language is spoken?
Singapore has 4 official languages (Chinese, Malay, Tamil, English) but English is the common language and used for all business transactions. Students learn in English but go to classes of their family’s original language.
What religion do people subscribe to?
Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Taoism, Hinduism, other/none.