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Singapore has a large expatriate European/US community, a reflection of the large representation of overseas companies here. The vacancies pages of the Straits Times are often crammed with job notices, mostly for domestic servants and unskilled labourers.

If you’re looking for work, business experience, economic training and easily marketable job skills are a bonus – do the rounds of companies that might be interested. It’s become fashionable for restaurants serving Western food to employ Westerners – some travellers have picked up temporary work as waiters. Contact Singapore (www.contactsingapore.org.sg) has job postings.

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