Singapore, the smallest country in SoutheastAsia, has a highly developed market-based economy. One of the “ Four Asian Tigers”. A well-developed country and considered as one of the best destinations for Filipinos seeking opportunities abroad.
One of the main reason to land a job in Singapore is the salary which is much higher compared to our country and other foreign countries. If you finished a bachelor degree you will enjoy the monthly minimum income of Singapore Dollar SGD 1, 800 exchange rate in Philippines of SG$1 IS Php29. Around Php 50, 000 plus. But the salary has no limit you can earn thousands , it depends on your position and expertise. For IT’s they could reallyget a high paying job.
Another reason is easy access.From Philippines you only need to travel 3 hours with air fare ranging from Php 2000 To Php 5000. Regardless of other expenses upon staying in Singapore, going there is not so expensive. Since Singapore is an ASEAN country member, visa is not needed. Just take note the two things you need to have- your Passport, and your Plane Ticket.
You can go to Singapore by lack, by chances. You can use a tourist pass.In most cases immigration personnel will grant a 1 month stay and you can ask more extension of another 1 month. In this given period of time you can look and apply for a job. For longer period you can apply a social visit pass or the EPEC (Employment Pass Eligibility Certificate). In Singapore most job opportunities are online. Just be sure you’re already in Singapore once you applied, so that your application will not be wasted. Much more you are not binded to a contract, after 6 months of good performance you become a regular employee. You can then apply for Permanent Residence Pass. If it is approved you can now bring your whole family to live there. Canadian citizenship can be attained if you stay for consecutive two years.
Singapore has a tropical rainforest climate so basically Filipinos could adjust and adapt easily the climate. For our Filipino workers climate is not a threat. Singapore also is considered as the most clean country. So when it comes to health, staying there is not a problem.
For Filipinos seeking for greener pastures, Singapore is one of the best choice today. Always consider a country having a good economy, this could give you a more promising future, not only for you but for your family. All you have to do is to grab all the chances once you’re there never waste your time, specially if you have no job yet. Prepare necessary documents needed in applying the job. Work hard, to earn big in Singapore.