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Experience in Singapore, Singapore by Jacki

Published by Jacki See — 2 years ago

0 Tags: Erasmus experiences Singapore, Singapore, Singapore


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What is it like to live in Singapore? Would you recommend it? What is the city like?

It definitely is more expensive if you eat at restaurants but there are very affordable and hygienic options for food. It's a super safe city, you can walk alone anywhere at night. Public transport is very reliable and easy to use with electronic cards.

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What is the student lifestyle like in Singapore?

Most student entertainment revolves around drinking/clubbing, cheap karaoke or just hanging out at cafes etc. They definitely aren't as wild as Americans but Singaporean students know how to have fun.

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How much does it cost to live in Singapore?

MRT/Bus trips costs about $1. 30-1. 95

Affordable food options cost from $3-5. 50 at hawker centers/food courts

Cafe food ranges from $10-25 per main dish

Cigarettes $11-13

Groceries are generally affordable especially at the smaller stores

Is it difficult to find accommodation in Singapore? Is there any advice you can give?

It is not too difficult and because Singapore is an urban city, it's not too difficult to find rooms for rent online. Almost everyone speaks English so there shouldn't be problems communicating with your landlord.

What is the food like? What are your favourite dishes?

There's a ton of choices, from different types of Chinese food, Malay, Indonesian, Indian, Thai, Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese, Italian, and all very authentic.

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What places would you recommend visiting in Singapore?

Go food hunting in Chinatown, visit Mustafa in little India for everything you need. The best places are not the malls.

Is it good to eat out in Singapore? Can you tell us your favourite spots?

Yes, there are tons of food blogs catered to the Singaporean scene arguing about what are the best types of food. Check out "sethlui", "ladyironchef".

Is the nightlife good in Singapore? Where is good to go?

Zouk, Cherry are the popular clubs. BlueJazz for better music. Visit Haji Lane for a calmer but happening nightlife experience.

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What advice would you give future students heading to Singapore?

Don't worry too much! Settling into Singapore is really much easier than most places. Singaporeans may seem grumpy and conservative but it's just a facade. Don't be too put off by the occasional 'rough language' because it doesn't mean anything. Also don't be an asshole.

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