As a fellow Singaporean, I can safely say that Singaporeans have taken many tests in their life, virtually all of which are academic in nature. And this is the case for anybody who grows up in Singapore, whether local or not, (unless you went to an international school), spent 6 years in primary school, 4 years in secondary school, 2 to 3 years in junior colleges or polytechnics, and 3 to 4 years in universities to get a bachelor’s degree.
Even more time will be spent on taking examinations in your life if we want to pursue post graduate courses such as Master and PhD certification (although these are less popular in Singapore). People living in Singapore have spent so many years in school and in school, that to them, foreigners and Singaporeans alike, exams have truly become a norm and a seemingly normal part of their lives. Therefore, when you compare the Singapore driving test to the academic tests you take in schools and academies, it becomes relatively much easier.
If you are a hands on or practical kind of person, you will definitely think so too. In addition, driving has always felt very natural to me since I was a kid. I have always played computer driving games when I was young and have also constantly watched and emulated drivers as I used to sit beside the driver’s seat. Therefore, I really feel that it is much easier to understand and master than academic exams, simply because I have emulated them over many years of watching experienced drivers driving on the roads of Singapore.