When a foreigner decides to relocate their family to a new country. There are many factors that they consider. Some of them are:
• Quality of life
• Religious freedom
• Job opportunities
• Political stability & more….
Read our article for more details: Why live permanently in Singapore 2020?
In In this article, we will touch on a few such factors that most foreigners look out for, when they decide to relocate or choose to become a permanent resident/ citizen in Singapore.
Culture – Race and Religion
Singapore is a multi-ethnic society, with residents categorized into four main racial groups: Chinese, Malay, Indian, and Others. The Singapore government believes that in order to maintain racial harmony in Singapore, efforts must be made, and steps must be taken to educate the residents right from the start. Schools are one of the best places to educate and prepare children to respect and maintain racial harmony and the Singapore government has incorporated this very well in the school curriculum. This is to prepare them to be inclusive and be able to embrace people from all races and from all over the world.
In Singapore, everyone is equal before the law. If anyone crosses the line, he or she will be dealt with, regardless of his or her race or religion.
The Institute of Policy Studies and OnePeople.sg conducted a comprehensive survey on race, religion and language in 2018. Most of the findings were positive. About 80 per cent were comfortable to have someone of another race as their neighbour, colleague, employee, boss, and even as a close friend.
This is very important because it has a direct impact on any resident/foreigner’s safety and way of life. From time to time, we hear horror stories of people getting hurt because of hate crimes based on racial/ religious differences. The most recent case was a 75-year-old Asian woman who incidentally fought back after being attacked in San Francisco.
Singapore has a reputation for being a safe, peaceful, and orderly city. In 2019, it was ranked the second safest city in the world, losing out on the top spot to Tokyo. In 2020, Singapore also recorded the longest period of serious crime-free days since 2015. Violent crime and crimes against people are also rare occurrences in this city state.
The crime rate in a country is one of best parameters to measure its safe environment. Till today, we are horrified by the rape incident that occurred in India. Instances of brutal rapes and violence against women has given India the dismal reputation of being one of the worst places in the world to live as a female.
People from all Nationalities are well-assured that they are safe living in Singapore, they have no worries walking alone at night on streets or taking public transport at any time of the day.
Singapore is globally well connected, both geographically and in terms of business. In just 2-4 hours you could get anywhere from Hong Kong to Jakarta, Manila to Chiang Mai. Singapore has a lower unemployment rate, as well as lower taxes, and less corruption. These are other factors that help foreigners decide to relocate to Singapore.
India has earned a well-deserved place in the global information technology market and many Indian nationals have made a mark in the field of technology.
Singapore, in recent years, has rapidly adopted technology and thus has a heightened demand for technology developers and experts. To meet the high demand in tech talent, Singapore welcomes people with this skill set and thus increased chances of obtaining Singapore permanent resident/ citizenship. Read our article here: Singapore welcomes foreign talents. Is it the time to submit your Singapore Permanent Resident (PR) Application?
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Talk to our experienced immigration consultants to understand more and clarify any doubts/assumptions. Find out your chance as an Indian national, of getting an approval for your Singapore Permanent Residency/ Citizenship application. Read more on our article: PR in Singapore for Indian Nationalities – is it true that Indians stand a lower chance in attaining Singapore Permanent Residency? They will provide you advice pertaining to PR in Singapore for Indian Nationalities, increasing your chances of getting an approval. Read our article: Tips for getting your Singapore PR/ Citizenship Approved.