Singapore is one of the study destinations that many people choose because of their close geographical distance and high quality education system. Studying in a new environment will surely make you feel shocked and have a shock in the process of integration into life.
DIVERSITY CULTURAL BACKGROUND
As an Asian country quite close to Vietnam, Singaporean culture is influenced by Asian migrants and is home to many of the ethnic groups that are predominantly Chinese, followed by Malay, Indian and Eurasian (Western hybrid) has created a diverse culture and become a highlight when it comes to this country.
Therefore, I have the opportunity to celebrate the Lunar New Year with Singaporean friends, attend the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, admire the Hindu Deepavali in October or celebrate Christmas with friends at the end of the year. . Each event helps me to better understand the identity and imprint of each people living in harmony in Singapore.
COST OF LIFE IS NOT EXTENDED AS YOU THINK
Being the most expensive country in the world for 4 consecutive years by Economist Intelligence Unit, Singapore is famous for expensive houses and cars. A Suzuki Swift car priced up to US $ 70,000 can consume you fortune. In fact, my life in Singapore is not as expensive as people think.
Public transport is trusted and widely used by local people. With very cheap prices, you can go from east to west Singapore with only about $ 2 SGD (about 33,000 VND). For food, you can easily enjoy local dishes at affordable prices ($ 3- $ 4 SGD) at hawker centers and food courts everywhere. You think cheap is not good? Hawker center is the place where soy sauce rice dish – the cheapest Michelin star dish in the world – is for sale. As a milk tea fan, I can buy a glass of Gongcha or Koi for only $ 3 SGD (~ 50,000 VND) is equivalent and even cheaper when buying in Vietnam.
ENVIRONMENT FOR STUDENT LEARNING AND DEVELOPING
One of the reasons I chose Singapore as a study abroad place is because of the high quality learning environment and the country did not disappoint me. A dynamic learning environment is clearly shown when I can freely express my own opinions during class, interact with professors and classmates. In addition, facilities and support conditions are up to the maximum level with the expectation that students will have a great experience while studying here.
IT IS NOT DIFFICULT TO GET A PART-TIME JOB
Before I went, I planned to get more jobs to cover my life and reduce the burden on my parents. Unfortunately, according to the regulations of the Ministry of Education of Singapore (MOE), I only have 16 hours / week to work more in the school year, really not much so I have to think about choosing suitable jobs for this little time fund. . At the same time, I have to balance school work and extracurricular activities, so the first time was quite hard.