Practical Information in Singapore
Arm yourself with bags of deodorant for those sticky days, an empty suitcase for cheap electronic goodies, and a cool pair of shades.
Singapore dollars (S$) is the currency, but US dollars (US$) are widely accepted.
Each country has its own regulations and restrictions for its visitors. Find specific visa information for your destination.
Travelling to (sub) tropical destinations means taking care of your health. Read more about health issues for the area you're visiting.
220-240V AC, 50 Hz, three-pin plugs are standard.
+65 (national), + eight-figure number (Singapore).
Singapore Tourist Info
The less the better in sticky Singapore. Shorts, vest tops and T-shirts are acceptable for both men and women, although shoulders and knees should be covered for visits to Hindu temples, churches or mosques. High levels of air-conditioning mean indoor venues require a little more covering. Upmarket restaurants and clubs often have a smart-casual dress code.
Public Holidays 2011-2012
- Chinese New Year 3 & 4 Feb
- Good Friday 22 Apr
- Labour Day Holiday 2 May
- Vesak Day (Buddha's Birthday) 17 May
- National Day 9 Aug
- Hari Raya Puasa (end of Ramadan) 30 Aug
- Deepavali (Festival of Lights) 26 Oct
- Hari Raya Haji (Feast of Sacrifice) Holiday 7 Nov
- Christmas Day 25 Dec
- New Year's Day 1 Jan