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Testimonials

Students Testimonials 1 MAGES

It’s nice living in singapore. Although, at first I was not used to it, but it’s easy to get a hang of it after a week or so.

Here, literally public transport is everywhere. It is easy to go to your college, no matter where you live.

The food is nice too. They have variety of food you can choose. The air is clean, and it’s quite safe to walk late at night. My experience living in singapore until now is great!

Teddy, Indonesia

Students Testimonials 2 MAGES

The country is so safe, I even often see children around 7 years walking alone.

The public transport is also comfortable and easy to find. After taking it few times, you will understand how to go from one place to another easily. Although it's hard to find trash bin here, you won't find any trash here.

Cindy G, Indonesia

Students Testimonials 3 MAGES

I’ve been living in Singapore for close to 3 years and the experience has been nothing but a smooth sail. Everything from the public transport to safety is quite impressive. Food isn’t an issue at all be it a vegetarian or non-vegetarian eater.The cultural diversity is just another add-on. No matter how far one lives, it’s still quite close, overall I’m quite happy that I decided to move here for my education.

Swapnal, India

Singapore Climate

Singapore has a tropical climate. It is hot and humid throughout the year, with an average temperature of 31 degrees celsius. Sunshine is the norm, but there are occasional showers, especially during the monsoon seasons in December and June.

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Transportation

MRT

MRT

Singapore’s local train system is known as the Mass Rapid Transport and is the fastest and most economical way to travel in Singapore. The trains are efficient and clean, and provide easy access to all parts of the island.

Bus

Bus

Singapore has an excellent public bus system that is highly affordable and has extensive networks that connect all parts of the city.

Taxi

Taxi

Singapore is home to more than 40,000 taxies and they are available round the clock on streets or at designated taxi stands at most hotels, malls and public areas. Booking fees range from $3.30 to $4.50 and starting meter charges range from $3.00 to $3.80. You can access Singapore’s taxi services by downloading applications such as Grab, Comfort Cabs and Trans Cabs.

Interesting Facts About Singapore

  • Singapore is home to not only an excellent local transport system but also international transport system with connection to over 150 countries around the world.
  • With a chance to be backed by large investments, the city is home to an entrepreneurial culture and thrives on innovation.
  • Every year, about 90,000 international students arrive into the city making for about 18% of the student population in Singapore.
  • Singapore is ranked Number 1 in the World’s Most Comprehensive Education Rankings according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
  • Crime rates in Singapore are amongst the lowest in the world
  • It is also one of the cleanest countries in the world.
  • Singapore is considered to be one of the fastest growing economies in the Asia-Pacific.
  • This city is amongst the top rated places in Asia for living and working. Singapore provides our international students with a wide range of options for accommodation, ranging from private rental flats and apartments to hostels, depending on your budget.

Cost of living in Singapore

The living cost in Singapore is estimated to be Minimum S$850 per month.

Accommodation$400 minimum
Meals$200 - $300
Travel Expenses on Public Transport$100
Personal Expenses$150
TOTAL PER MONTH$850
TOTAL PER YEAR$10,200

Accommodation

A wide range of options for accomodation are available throughout Singapore, ranging from private rental flats and apartments to hostels depending on your budget.

The following channels can be used to explore our accommodation options:

Websites

There are multiple websites available providing accommodation options international students in Singapore such as:

Real Estate Agent

Agents will bring you around to take a look at the properties which are available for rent. Typically, agents charge one month’s rent as fee for their services. Some companies that provide these services include:

Most apartments in Singapore come fully furnished and include basic equipments like Washing Machine, Refrigerator, Air Conditioner etc.

However, it is important to note the following

  • Whether the utilities (i.e. water, electricity, gas, etc.) are included in the rent
  • Terms of the contract such as duration and security amount

House hunting may seem like a difficult task as an international student in a new place. As such, we at MAGES are happy to assist you with any queries you might have while house hunting.

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