Travelling to Singapore

Currency

Singapore dollar is used here and notes come in denominations of S$2, S$5, S$10, S$50, S$100, S$1,000 and S$10,000. Coins come in 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents and S$1.

Tipping

Tipping is not necessary in Singapore. However it is encouraged whenever you have expereinced good service at hotels and restaurants, in addition to the 10% gratuity included in your bill.

Ezlink

Take advantage of the affordable transportation system in Singapore. Easily transfer from bus to MRT (train) with just a tap in a single ezlink card. Cards can be purchased and reloaded at MRT stations and 7/11 convinience stores.

Weather

Singapore has a tropical climate so the island is warm and humid all year round. Temperature ranges from 26°C to 33°C. Be prepared for rain at any time as well, as they can be brief or torrential

No Smoking

Smoking is prohibited in airconditioned places in Singapore such as shopping malls and restaurants. Designated smoking spots are in place to cater towards smokers.

Connectivity

Visitors can register for a free public Wi-Fi account with their foreign mobile numbers at any Wireless@SG hotspot. Overseas charges may apply. 

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Tax Refund

Tourists are eligible for Tax Refund should you spend more than S$100 on your purchases at participating outlets

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Language

You would be able to converese with Singaporeans in English. As a multiracial country, most Singaporeans know how to speak a second language, possibly being Mandarin, Malay and Tamil.

Voltage

The standard electrical current used in Singapore is 220-240 volts AC (50 cycles) and you can use power plugs with three square prongs here.

Water

Water from the tap in Singapore is safe for consumption as passes World Health Organization standards.  Bottled water can be easily purchased as well.

Food Grading Hygiene

All food and dining establishments in Singapore have undergone stringent hygiene checks to ensure food is safe for consumption. So whether you are at an award winning hawker stall or restaurant, you know you can dine with a peace of mind.

Useful Numbers

Police
999

Ambulance & Fire Brigade
995

Flight Information
1800 542 4422

Visa and Immigration

Do read on as you will find useful information that you should know before arriving or departing from Singapore.