TRAVELLER ESSENTIALS

Get the most out of your trip with essential information about Singapore and getting around the city

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COVID-19: Guide for Travellers

Even as travelling to Singapore may be on pause now. Stay safe while we await your next visit with us.
COVID19 - Stay Safe Hand Wash

Tax Refund

Tourists can claim a refund on the 7% Goods and Services Tax (GST) paid on your purchases if you spend more than $100 at any participating shops.
Singapore Currency

Currency

The 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.
Wifi & Connectivity

Wi-Fi & Connection

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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Power Plug

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.
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Weather

Singapore is hot and humid all year-round, with temperatures usually reaching over 30°C. You should be prepared for rain at any time, which can be torrential but usually brief.
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Language

You will be able to speak English to Singaporeans, most of whom are fluent in it. Many Singaporeans also speak an additional language, usually Mandarin Chinese, Malay or Tamil.
Prayer Facilities

Prayer Facilities

Singapore is a Muslim-friendly destination with prayer facilities available at major hotels and attractions, you can check with the respective operators for more details. Mosques are also conveniently located around the city.

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Tipping

Tipping is encouraged when you experience good service, and this would be above the standard 10 percent gratuity to your bill added by some restaurants and hotels.
No Smoking Area

No Smoking Areas

You are not allowed to smoke in all air-conditioned places, such as malls and eateries. There are designated smoking areas in some entertainment outlets and open-air eateries.
Safe Drinking Water

Safe Drinking Water

You can drink water straight from the tap as the water in Singapore passes World Health Organization standards. You can also buy bottled water easily.
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Useful Number

Police
999
Ambulance & Fire Brigade
995
Flight Information
1800 542 4422

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