About Singapore

about-singapore

There is no other place in the world that blends East and West, tradition and modernity, quite like Singapore. The cosmopolitan high life weaves seamlessly into the island’s multiracial and multicultural tapestry. Old colonial buildings provide a peek into the past, while brilliantly fashioned skyscrapers point to a city-state that is constantly on fast-forward. Singapore shines with a “can-do” energy that is characteristic of a young, bold and dynamic nation. With the myriad of experiences and opportunities it offers, Singapore is the place to be.

We are education hub in South East Asia

According to a recently-released report by Universitas 21 called “U21 Ranking of National Higher Education Systems,” Singapore emerges as the top 11th country worldwide and first in Asia for its provision of quality higher education. The survey, which measures 48 countries based on four indicators i.e. resources, environment, connectivity and output, aims to provide insights into areas for improving living standards and how quality higher education systems contribute to new ideas, bilateral trade relations and business activity.

Singapore company registration specialist Rikvin is confident that U21’s latest report not only reaffirms and reflects Singapore’s standing as a global education hub but indicates the high quality of manpower that Singapore contributes to the global business community.

Analysis by Rikvin shows that U21’s ranking is not the only accolade credited to Singapore’s higher education system. Quacquarelli Symonds has recently ranked Singapore as the top Asian city and 12th worldwide for university education. Prior to that, institutions like the Economist Intelligence Unit, Times of London and Asiaweek have ranked Singapore’s universities favorably.

Singapore is also fast becoming Asia’s top business school (b school) destination. Both of its homegrown business schools – the NUS Business School and Nanyang Business School – have maintained their standing within the top 34 positions in the Economist and Financial Times global MBA list. Additionally, approximately 3,000 candidates from India travel to Singapore annually to benefit from a management education in the Republic.

As Singapore is strategically placed in the heart of Asia, it has become an esteemed business epicenter that serves as a gateway between Western and Eastern economies. As education contributes to new business ideas and activity, it would then make sense to offer the best tertiary education options that are directly relevant to businesses here,” said Mr. Satish Bakhda, Rikvin’s Head of Operations.

Rikvin has determined four factors as to why Singapore is fast becoming an education hub for students from all over the world.

We connect with the world

Singapore enjoys a great location in the heart of Southeast Asia that makes it an excellent entry point to the region. As a cultural melting pot, we are also a natural stepping stone to a richly-diverse Asia, and the bridge that connects media industry players from all around the world.

Our cosmopolitan media talent pool is one that communicates and connects readily with the world at large. At ease with the English language and armed with East-West sensibilities, our creative talents are producing content that appeals to different cultures and provides a unique perspective of Asian culture to an international audience. In filmmaking, for example, directors such as Jack Neo, Royston Tan and Eric Khoo are capturing the imaginations of audiences worldwide.

COST OF LIVING

Singapore is a unique metropolitan city with various range of lifestyle. Living expenses will vary for each student according to the lifestyle and individual preference. Below is a general estimation of monthly expenses for your reference:

  • Accommodation – SGD$500 onwards
  • Food – SGD$300-600
  • Transport – SGD$50-15
  • Telecommunications and Utilities – SGD$40-100
  • Personal Expenses – SGD$150-400

TRANSPORTATION

Getting around Singapore is easy. We have Mass Rapid Transit (MRT), Light Rapid Transit (LRT), buses and taxis which practically cover the whole Singapore.

EZ Link Card

The EZ Link card is used to pay for rides on the MRT, LRT and public buses. You may purchase and top up the card at any MRT station. Visit http://www.ezlink.com.sg for more information.

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You can find a bus stop practically anywhere in Singapore. You can pay the bus fare using cash or with an EZ Link card.Our school is located around the Tanjong Pagar area with plenty of bus stops nearby.Visit www.sbstransit.com.sg, www.smrt.com.sg, www.transitlink.com.sg and http://www.gothere.sg for more information on bus and MRT routes. You may also buy a copy of the bus guide at major bookstores.

 

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The MRT system is the fastest way to get around in Singapore. The train stations are located near shopping malls, places of interest and government/corporate offices. Our school is about 10min walk away from either Tanjong Pagar or Raffles Place Station.

Visit http://www.smrt.com.sg for more information.

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Taxi stands are conveniently located at major shopping or commercial centers. The average flag down rate is from SGD 3.00 onwards, with surcharges for peak hours, public holidays, CBD entrance, ERP zones and after midnight charges. You can also book a cab at additional cost.

  • City Cab
  • Comfort Cab
  • SMRT Taxi
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