The Republic of Singapore is a city-state found on the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula in the south east of Asia. Its 5 million population is packed into just 268 square miles of territory, neighboured by Malaysia to the north and Indonesia to the south. Singapore is a highly successful financial centre but also has an excellent tourism infrastructure in place for visitors.
Singapore has also been very welcoming to overseas professionals seeking employment in the country for a number of years; almost a quarter of employees in the service sector are overseas. Singapore has largely attributed its success and continued growth to bringing in skilled foreigners in many sectors such as: science, banking, electronics and of course teaching. Learning English is seen as an important step in becoming a bigger and bigger player on the international scene and is for this reason that teaching in Singapore is a fantastic option for qualified teachers who want to experience a different lifestyle and culture.
Being less than 100 miles from the equator, Singapore has an extremely consistent climate with average temperatures being between 24 and 31°C all year round. With the heat however comes regular rainfall with at least some rain to be had half the days of the year.
Visiting and working in Singapore is a real experience; this dense city never sleeps and will provide countless adventures and experiences along the way. With overseas workers being so warmly accepted in the city, teaching in Singapore is a real option for qualified teachers and employment packages can be very generous.