All Singapore citizens, Singapore Permanent Residents and foreigners exercising employment in Singapore
are subject to Singapore personal income tax.
Remuneration and benefits-in-kind received by you are taxable.
You will bear all taxes charged by the relevant authorities. For more details on Singapore taxation, please visit Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore's website at http://www.iras.gov.sg.
Child Care Facilities
The University has a child care centre on campus for faculty and staff members' children who are between 3
and 6 years old (i.e. for children attending the Nursery 2 to Kindergarten 2 level). The centre, currently operated by Learning Vision International Pte Ltd, provides full day care at a reasonable fee. More information can be found
in their website http://www.learningvision.com/.
Nearest Educational Institutions
The schools located near the University are:
For more details on education/schooling in Singapore, please visit the Singapore Ministry of Education website at http://www.moe.gov.sg/. Details on private schooling in Singapore can be obtained from https://www.moe.gov.sg/education/private-education/admissions-into-private-schools.
Singapore has an efficient public transportation network that offers taxis, buses and the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) rail system. Commuting within the country is both easy and economical. To enable you to better understand the roads and the transportation system, it will be useful for you to purchase a copy of the Singapore Street directory (available in most major bookstores) and visit the following websites:
Most people in Singapore
use the EZ-link card
for traveling on buses and the MRT. The EZ-link card is a stored-value smartcard. The card can be purchased from the TransitLink Ticket Offices and Passenger Service Counters within the MRT stations. For more information on the
EZ-link card, please visit http://www.ezlink.com.sg/top-up/ez-online.php.
You may also wish to purchase the TransitLink Guide which can be found at all TransitLink Ticket Offices and major bookstores. This handy-sized booklet carries information on the various types of EZ-link Cards, use of the card on
buses, MRT and LRT as well as bus and MRT service details.
Buying a Car and Driving in Singapore
In Singapore, owning a car is a complex and pricey affair. Please visit the Contact Singapore's website http://www.contactsingapore.org.sg/moving_gettingaround.shtml for the details.
The other useful websites are: