SHANGHAI - Jet Li, 47, settled in Singapore for the education system, he said in an interview with an entertainment website.
At the Shanghai International Film Festival for the world premiere of his film Ocean Heaven on Monday, he told reporters that he took up Singapore citizenship so that his two daughters can get a Chinese-English education here.
He said he lived in China and US for many years, and also looked at Australia and Switzerland, but settled in Singapore primarily because it is a place "they can learn" and he can work "without worrying about them".
The superstar took up Singapore citizenship last year. He and his wife Nina Li Chi bought a bungalow in Bukit Timah in June last year for $19.8 million.
He is not the only well-known personality to move to Singapore for his children, American investor Jim Rogers also said he moved to Singapore as he wanted his children to learn Chinese.