Singapore international travel guide in 2024

Singapore international travel guide in 2024

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Singapore travel details 🇸🇬
Singapore has a population of 6M with main currency as Singapore Dollar. The languages spoken are English. Singapore travel safety advice is Exercise normal safety precautions. Automatic teller machines are common in Singapore. Tipping is usually not expected in Singapore. Internet speed in Singapore is on average 13.9 Mbps.In Singapore you drive on the left side.

Singapore travel advice

Exercise normal safety precautions
We’ve reviewed our advice for Singapore and continue to advise exercise normal safety precautions. We advise: Exercise normal safety precautions in Singapore.

Issue Date : Apr 30, 2024

Singapore weather

Singapore essential details

Plugs

Singapore uses 230V, 50Hz with socket and plug Type G.

Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are English

Money in Singapore

Currencies

Singapore uses the Singapore dollar (symbol: $), code SGD.Banknotes come in denominations of 10000, 1000, 500, 100, 50, 10, 5 and 2 dollars. Dollar is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 1 dollar and 50, 20, 10 and 5 cents.

ATM

Automatic teller machines are common in Singapore. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Tipping

Not expected, but can leave extra tip Tipping is usually not expected in Singapore. However, if you are satisfied with the service provided you can show your appreciation by leaving a small ‘extra’ tip. Receipts usually include a service charge. If there is a service charge there is no need to tip.

Internet in Singapore

Internet

Internet speed in Singapore is on average 13.9 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Singapore is very high. Most hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.

Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 21.32 SGD, which includes 2 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: MobileOne (M1), Singtel or StarHub. Singapore uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Singapore upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Calling

To call Singapore, dial +, then 65 (the country code for Singapore), then the area code and the local number. For local calls within Singapore, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 3 .

Driving in Singapore

Road rules

In Singapore you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 50 km/h (31 mph) in all built-up areas, 70-90 km/h (43-55 mph) on undivided highways, 90 km/h (55 mph) on motorways and 90 km/h (55 mph) on expressways.

Emergecy

Universal
999
Police
999
Ambulance
999
Fire department
999

Singapore map

Singapore visa advice

If you're considering exploring Singapore beyond the usual transit spots, our comprehensive guide on Singapore transit visa offers deeper insights and broader options for travelers of different nationalities. For those transiting through other countries en route to Singapore, understanding Singapore Transit Visa requirements is crucial to ensure a smooth journey.

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Disclaimer
The information in the site should be used as a guide only. You are advised to contact your local official mission/consulate/embassy and ensure you have the latest information. We take no responsibility.