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5 Reasons Why Filipinos Should Study In Singapore

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Mar 15, 2019

Singapore may be one of the world’s smallest territories, but it has outperformed larger countries in terms of economic growth and quality of life. From excellent education to great living conditions, the island city-state ticks off all the boxes on your ideal study abroad destination. So you should definitely study in Singapore if you’re looking for an enriching and enjoyable educational experience!   

Need more convincing? Here are 5 reasons why Singapore is a great choice for Filipino students who are planning to study abroad: 

1. Find many top-notch universities, including two of the best schools in the world.

National University of Singapore (NUS) building

National University of Singapore (NUS) | Source: theworld100.com

Study in Singapore so you can expose yourself to internationally recognized, quality education. The country is home to two of the top 15 schools in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings: National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

Let’s take a moment to appreciate this amazing feat for a young nation of only 5.6 million people.  

woman clapping

What’s more, Singapore graduates are popular among employers everywhere! It achieved the world’s 18th-best score in terms of quality graduates, according to the insights of 42,000 employers. Thus, having a study experience in Singapore will automatically make you look good in the eyes of potential employers!

2. Feel safe while studying abroad on your own.

Orchard road filled with pedestrians walking on the sidewalk

Orchard road, Singapore | Source: singapore-guide.com

Crime is so rare in Singapore that local police reported 135 total days without any crimes in 2016. Due to the low crime rate, many retail shops don’t even lock up because they don’t worry about shoplifters! So if you study in Singapore, you get to feel safe to walk the streets.   

Moreover, Singapore is just less than 4 hours away from Manila. So flying to the island nation to study is less scary than traveling all the way to the other side of the world. Plus, it’ll be convenient for you to go home for holiday breaks or for your family to visit you abroad.  

3. Easily go around Singapore via MRT or bus.

interior of spacious train with people comfortable seated

Train in Singapore | Source: thebestsingapore.com

Commuting may be the most intimidating thing for a student in a foreign country. But you won’t have to worry as much if you study in Singapore, where you can find one of the most efficient public transport systems in the world. Taking the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) subway is the easiest, quickest, and most comfortable way to zip around the city. The extensive rail network covers most places in Singapore, with key attractions within walking distance from an MRT station.

Moreover, trains are so reliable that they arrive every two to three minutes during peak times, and every five to seven minutes during off-peak hours!

4. Enjoy good, cheap food everywhere.  

people dining in a hawker center in Singapore

Hawker center in Singapore | Source: thefinder.com.sg

array of Singapore hawker food

Singapore hawker food | Source: traveller.com.au

Want to go on a multicultural food trip with a student budget? You get to do that in Singapore! The island city-state is a melting pot of cuisines from Chinese, Indian, Malaysian, to Indonesian influences.    

The best part? For an average cost of 5 SGD (around 200 PHP), you can get a satisfying meal at one of the many hawker centres sprawled across the city.

5. Immerse yourself in multiple cultures.

Man standing in front of a gigantic video screen art installation

Singapore international festival of arts | Source: citynomads.com

Exposing yourself to a different culture will widen your world view and develop your character. Now imagine being able to expose yourself to many cultures in one place. That’s Singapore for you. The country is home to a wide range of cultures comprised of Chinese, Malay, Indian, Eurasian and Peranakan influences. This diversity offers a multicultural experience of festivities, traditions, and practices.

Moreover, many passions come alive in Singapore. The art scene thrives with exhibitions, concerts, and festivals (e.g. Singapore Art Week, Singapore Writers Festival). Anime devotees gather at the Anime Festival Asia, and comic book geeks congregate at the Singapore Toy, Game and Comic Convention.

No matter what your interest, you’re bound to find your people in the city.  


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Sources:

  • https://www.straitstimes.com/business/economy/singapore-ranked-best-place-for-expats-to-live-and-work-for-4th-straight-year-hsbc
  • https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/singapore-ranked-best-country-for-children-to-grow-up-in
  • https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/education/nus-is-back-on-top-as-asias-no-1-university

 
 

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Karr Katigbak

Karr writes online content for Edukasyon.ph. She found her passion for writing during her stint as a TV Producer for lifestyle shows and light documentaries. Movies, music, books, and TED talks inspire her—and she's always eager to pass on ideas that make the world a more positive place.

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