Singapore is a cosmopolitan city state that is strategically located at one of the crossroads of the world. It attributes its success as a major centre for trade, communications and tourism to not only the richness in the arts, architecture, entertainment, hospitality and culinary fare, but also the harmonious blend of ideas, cultures, experiences and people. Singapore prides itself for its excellence, cutting-edge innovation and leadership in tourism, healthcare, business and education. Get ready to experience the Singapore Difference as you immerse in the distinctive and exotic ethnic enclaves to efficient business centre, serene gardens to sleek skyscrapers, embodying the finest of both East and West.
Singapore has developed an efficient public transportation network of buses, Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) rail system and taxis, which makes travelling in Singapore convenient and affordable for everyone. Please click here for more information on transportation in Singapore.
Places of Attraction
There is so much to see and do in Singapore! You can experience the richness of the arts and entertainment or explore the nature and wildlife or shop in the ever-popular Orchard Road from day to night or just sit down to enjoy the variety of sumptuous food that Singapore offers. Recently, Singapore has also unveiled a transformed landscape with the opening of the two anticipated entertainment destinations - Marina Bay Sands and Resorts World Sentosa, along with the newly revamped Orchard Road and Singapore River. Click here to find out about the various attractions in Singapore.
There are four official languages in Singapore: English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil. Most Singaporeans speak English in addition to their own Mother Tongue or dialects. The signages in Singapore are mainly in English.
Weather / Time Difference
Singapore enjoys a warm tropical weather with occasional rain throughout the year. The average temperature is around 28 degree Celsius. The wettest months are from November to January and the hottest months are July and August. Singapore is eight hours ahead of the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
Currency / Currency Exchange
Major credit and charge cards are widely accepted. The local currency is the Singapore dollar and cents. Foreign currencies can be changed either in banks or with a moneychanger conveniently located island wide at major shopping centres and airports.
Electricity / Water
Electricity used in Singapore is 220 to 240 volts AC, 50Hz. On request, most hotels can provide transformers/adapters to guests to convert electrical appliances from 110-120AC, 60 Hz to the local voltage.
Singapore is known for its safe and clean drinking water. Therefore tap water need not be boiled as it is safe for drinking. Bottled and mineral water are also readily available in supermarkets or convenience stores located island wide.