I’ve always been fascinated by the idea of working abroad and the potential of earning a higher salary. I’ve heard a lot of stories of people who moved to Singapore and earned three times more than what they were making back home.
I am a Singaporean, and I wish I was born in Malaysia so I can come to Singapore to work and earn 3.3 times my salary.
Being born and raised in this small city-state, I am aware of the privileges that come with the Singaporean passport, and I cannot help but be envious of the Malaysians who get the opportunity to come to Singapore for a job with a much higher salary than what they could earn back home.
First of all, the exchange rate between Singapore Dollar and Malaysian Ringgit is 3.3 times. This means that a Malaysian worker coming to Singapore to work can earn 3.3 times more salary than what they would earn in Malaysia. This is a huge difference and it can make a significant impact on the quality of life of the worker.
Their quality of life is much higher despite us being “more developed”.
Singapore has a much higher cost of living than Malaysia. This means that the salary difference is even more attractive to foreign workers. The cost of living in Singapore is almost double that of Malaysia, so the salary difference is even greater. This makes Singapore an attractive destination for foreign workers.
All these factors make Singapore a much more attractive destination for foreign workers than Malaysia. The salary difference of 3.3 times is huge and can make a significant impact on the quality of life of the foreign worker.
The cost of living in Singapore is much higher than in Malaysia, so the salary difference is even greater. And finally, the policies implemented by the Singaporean government have made it an even more attractive destination for foreign workers.
I wish I was born in Malaysia so that I can come to Singapore to work and earn a much higher salary than what I could earn back home.
Singapore is an attractive place for foreign workers, and I am envious of those who get to take advantage of it.