“The wealth of a nation lies in its people”- Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong. Following this belief Singapore has heavily invested in its education system and had raised its country from a small developing island to a modern industrial economy all in one generation. This makes Singapore has one of the most aspiring example and lesson for whole of Asia.
- Centre of educational excellence:
Over the years through large scale investments in Singaporean educational system by its government. Singapore has become one of the most desired destination for students in whole of Asia. The country has a reputation for high quality education, some of its top universities are ranked 11th and 19th in QS World University. The country has 96.8 literacy rate and has the lowest unemployment rates.
- It is one of Asia’s main business hub:
Since its independence in 1965, Singapore has now grown into an economic warehouse. Many multinational companies have set up their Asian headquarters in Singapore, such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Students in Singapore can benefit from these international connections of industry.
- A safe, secure and Multicultural society:
While English remains as the predominated language in school and universities, other official languages of Singapore are, Chinese, Malay and Tamil. Singapore has ranked as the 2nd safest country in the Safe City Index 2019. It has one of the lowest occurrence of crime rates, owing to its defined and efficiently enforced laws. Moreover, it also has an efficient city planning, convenient transportation, warm climate and social and friendly social atmosphere.