Singapore is a dynamic city-state that possesses a harmonious blend of cuisine, arts and architecture.
A cultural bridge between the East and the West, Singapore brims with unbridled energy. It is one of the most developed cities in Asia. Most visitors will find it easy to settle in quickly.
For stays of less than 90 days, a visa is not required for most travellers from Commonwealth countries, the European Union, and North America
Some travellers holding travel documents issued by certain countries may require a visa to enter Singapore. You may use the link below to learn more.
Visa Requirements from the Singapore Immigration Web site
The Singapore dollar is the country’s unit of money. It is divided into 100 cents and available in 2, 5, 10, 50, 100, 1,000 and 10,000 denomination banknotes.
It is also normally abbreviated with the dollar sign $, or alternatively S$ to distinguish it from other dollar-denominated currencies.
Credit cards are accepted in major hotels and shopping malls. Cash and travellers cheques can be exchanged in licensed exchange offices and international hotels.
Here are the most recent exchange rates for some common currencies.
A 7% Goods and Services Tax (GST) and 10% service charge, is applicable in most hotels and some private restaurants.
Generally, there is a 10% service charge added to the bill. If this charge is not included, then it is appropriate to tip the waiter 10% or whatever you feel is appropriate.
However, tipping taxi drivers is not customary and is discouraged.
Bank Hours9am - 4pm, Monday through Friday9.30am - 11.30am, Saturday
Office Hours9am - 6pm, Monday through Friday9am - 1pm, Saturday
Shopping Hours10am - 9pm, Monday through SaturdayMany shops are open on Sundays.
The standard of medical care in Singapore is generally high. Hygiene in public places is good.
Tap water in the hotel is potable and can be boiled using the in-room electric kettles. A complimentary bottled of water is provided by the hotel.
Given Singapore’s tropical climate, lightweight summer clothing is generally sufficient. A suit is appropriate when conducting business.
Some restaurants may require a jacket. Otherwise smart, casual clothing will suffice.
Located just north of the equator, Singapore enjoys warm to hot temperatures all year.
Some sun with a shower in the afternoon
Variably cloudy with a t-storm in spots
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LanguageEnglish, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil
Time ZoneGMT +8 hours
Voltage220 / 240 volts
Mobile PhonesGSM 900 / 1800
22 Orange Grove Road, 258350, Singapore
T:(65) 6737 3644
F:(65) 6737 3257
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