AND PLEASE, DON'T PUT ALL GRADUATES IN THE SAME BOAT! MOST U.S and British universities are the BEST IN TERMS OF RESEARCH AND TEACHING AND REPUTATION.
i am not saying that singapore's tertiary education is bad, but when compared to some british and u.s universities , they just can't match! thats a fact!
so graduates from reputable universities can't be compared with local graduates! UNIVERSITIES ARE ALL DIFFERENT and so is their graduates!
About education; no matter how fancy or top ranking school you go, it is you a company will hire, not the school. They won’t get university's top notch research facilities or genius professors for the company. It is just the student how happened to spend a little time in there, and students are all individuals, some more suitable for specific job than others. The reputation usually mostly impresses the other ex-students from the same school.
A little hint when you look and university rankings: there is life outside of UK including education. So if a British news paper ranks British educational institutions, it is obvious that you won’t see Singaporean or any other foreign Universities on the list. Now you are making conclusions that they are worse in education and research without having any facts.
So with a quick research from http://ed.sjtu.edu.cn/ranking.htm
for academic rankings, I looked that NUS is in the world ranking in group 102-150 and Bath University in world rank 201-300 group, and Royal Holloway 301-400. Universities usually are good in some specific academic discipline, not one university is world top in all research areas.
I would not make so much noise which University you have your degrees. Someone recruiting in Singapore, possibly graduated from NUS probably would not appreciate if you tell them that your educational level is much higher than his.
....i just need some practical advice now...
i have two options
1 come to singapore on the employment pass eligibility thingy, this will give me a 1 year visa where i can look for jobs in singapore.
2 i can start emailing cvs to companies with a covering letter saying that i am actually abroad and that i wana work in singapore.
From those two options number 1 has much better chances of success, but it is riskier. So do your risk management, how much you can afford to spend for job hunting. Are you ready for the worst case scenario, where you spend all you money and a year and still no job. Of course as you’re a smart fresh graduate, I’m sure you are also smart enough to get out of the box, and won't limit your choices to just 2.
I’m sure you also understand from the companies point of you the risks/costs of hiring fresh graduates and even more the risks of hiring cross country. This stuff must have been taught to you in business school, when even a non top100 mba like me knows it.
Anyway good luck for you reaching your goals whatever their are.