Singapore Practical information
A visa is not required if your trip is for less than three months and providing the following conditions are met:
- you have a passport that's valid for more than 6 months from your Singapore arrival and departure dates.
- You have a return flight confirmed.
- Proof of a visa for your next destination, where applicable.
No vaccinations are required to enter the country for adults.
Quality health care is widely available in Singapore. Remember to take generic medication with you (for headaches, for example) to avoid paying too much for it when you're there.
Make sure your health insurance is valid abroad.
Protect yourself from mosquito bites with appropriate clothing and repellents.
Plug type G
Frequency: 50 Hz
Plugs have three pins
Don’t forget to bring an adapter.
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The currency in Singapore is the Singapore dollar (SGD).
Where can you change your money?
You can change your money in international banks and airports.
Three places in Singapore have the best exchange rates: the Arcade at Raffles Place, Mustafa Centre, and People’s Park Complex.
Tips are permitted and even recommended when the service has been good. Some hotels and restaurants set a rate of 10% of the bill but in general a higher amount than this is offered.
The fastest way to travel around Singapore is the train. All the major locations are near a station. The bus is the most affordable means of transport. Tourist passes enable you to use public transport regularly throughout your stay.
You can also get around in Singapore on a "trishaw" - the local rickshaw. Trishaw Uncle is the only official company to operate in the city.
Lots of taxis are available around the city. You can find them on the street or go to a station. Remember to ask for a receipt from the driver at the end of your journey.
You can also get around Singapore by boat. In the city water taxis go along the river and from Marina Bay to Robertson Quay.
Ambulance and fire service: 995
Flight information: 1800 542 4422
English is spoken in Singapore. Some residents also speak Mandarin, Malay and Tamil.
A few phrases to remember :
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