Singapore has a successful free-market economy and regularly scores well on lists of the least corrupt nations in the world. Unemployment is low at 2.2% (in 2017). The country's port is one of the busiest in the world, with exports vital to the economy, and it's also a transport hub for southeast Asia.
The Singaporean workforce is extremely multicultural and is made up of Chinese, Malay and Indian workers, with an estimated 110,000 expatriates.
Areas such as IT, finance and software engineering have seen growth in recent years and opportunities for foreign workers exist in over 7,000 multinational companies in the country.
While the government has made some moves to reduce the country's reliance on foreign labour, particularly in unskilled roles, Singapore remains an open and diverse society that attracts many international workers at graduate level.