Become a digital nomad in Singapore

Become a digital nomad in Singapore
Updated 2020-05-08 13:49

One of the world’s most futuristic countries, Singapore is a melting pot of people, cultures, cuisines, architecture and opportunities. For a digital nomad, this city is an urban inspiration as well as a gateway to the rest of Asia with plenty to explore nearby: Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, China, and more. Boasting one of the highest standards of living in the world and a very friendly visa policy, Singapore is one of the globe’s most popular travel destinations.

Why Singapore

Singapore is one of the world's most affluent countries and as such offers its visitors a very high standard of living. From the modern transportation system in the form of an extensive MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) network to one of the world's fastest internet speeds, Singapore embodies efficiency and has everything to help you be as productive as possible. However, all the comforts of the big metropolis come at a price ' Singapore has topped the list of the world's most expensive places to live in for four years running, from 2013 to 2017. As a nation-state, Singapore will save you the trouble of picking a city to stay ' but this does not mean you will be limited in terms of experiences there: the country is an urban quilt woven of many one-of-a-kind pieces.

The internet and coworking spaces

With the average broadband download speed reaching 180.61 Mbps and the average mobile download speed estimated at 44.37 Mbps, Singapore is one of the best places in the world when it comes to working online. So if the internet is essential for your productivity, you will fall in love with Singapore's efficiency and the ever-present wifi hotspots.

Coworking spaces are abundant over the country. Despite the nation state's relatively small size (a total area of just 719.9 square kilometres), you will be able to find a wide choice of modern Google-style shared offices complete with rooftop swimming pools, gyms and sky gardens as well as quaint coffee shops perfect for typing away on your laptop while sampling local desserts like the creamy Chendol or the sweet Pandan cake.

Coworking spaces in Singapore

The Working Capitol, 1 Keong Saik Rd.

The Hive, 59 New Bridge Rd.

Workhouse, 60 Upper Weld Rd.

Trehaus Co-Work, #03-01, 442 Orchard Rd.

Leisure in Singapore

Singapore, though small, is an exciting entertainment hub housing all sorts of facilities needed for fulfilling recreation. You can go on a relaxing walk through Gardens by the Bay, enjoy a relaxing day at the island resort of Sentosa, go on a night safari or dine at one of the world's highest revolving restaurants, the Singapore Flyer. With cheap flights available all year round to other Asian capitals, it's a popular gateway for further travels.

What to know before arriving

Singapore is very friendly to international visitors ' residents of the majority of the world's nations can travel to Singapore visa-free. Those who need to apply for a visa prior to visiting Singapore are further subdivided into those eligible for an e-visa and those requiring a stick-in visa.

Useful links:

Singapore Tourist & Travel Guide
Map of free wifi hotspots in Singapore

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