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Singapore: Once you arrive - Must read

Top 5 places to visit in Singapore as a student

Singapore at night


Students are known to be on a budget. They usually do not have a disposal income which they can use to obtain or go to expensive items or places respectively. As such many institutions have realized this and have offered student discounts to help cushion the financial burden that many students are facing so that the latter can enjoy their life. Hotcourses Singapore also knows this and we have listed the top 5 places that students studying in Singapore should go to either because they offer attractive discounts or have become the perfect place for students to unwind after a gruelling school term.

1) Go to a Museum

Singapore has a vibrant museum scene which showcases both local and international artworks. There are many museums to go to in Singapore such as the Asian Civilization Museum, the National Art Museum, the ArtScience Museum and the Peranakan Museum. Remember to flash your student card upon when you are purchasing the admission tickets to either be allowed to enter the museum premises for free or to enjoy a 50% discount on the regular admission ticket price.

2) Surf up

You do not have to go to the beach to ride some waves. You can learn how to wakeboard and surf at Wave House Sentosa. However, you are already a professional, have a go at the FlowBarrel which wishes to give you a thrilling wild ride. WaveHouse Sentosa also hosts awesome beach parties and live concerts.

3) A Slice of life

Pizza is usually a staple in the diet of the student. Flash your student card at any of the Spizza pizza outlets and enjoy a 15% discount. The attractively priced pizzas are given female names making it easier for you to remember your favourites each time you order.

4) Adrenaline Rush

Many people will probably admit that going to a theme park is the best way to unwind from a gruelling day’s work. Universal Studios is Singapore’s newest theme park and promises to offer you a myriad of activities from watching entertaining shows to taking a ride on the Battlestar Galactica. Visit the Resort World Sentosa website for more details.

5) Gaming Fun

Head down to St. James at The Cathay which is a video games café where you and your friends can enjoy playing the latest video games. However, make sure to make a reservation by calling 6397 2285 as the place is usually packed with students.

Studying in Singapore

If you are yet to be matriculated in a Singapore institution and wish to do so, click on the ‘Study in Singapore’ tab under the ‘Find a course’ section. After you have selected the course that you are interested in applying for, read about how you can successfully apply for an undergraduate or postgraduate course. Most admission offices, require you to write a personal statement and obtain a reference letter, you can read about them on the Hotcourses Singapore website too.