Singapore

Capital Singapore

Population 5,535,000

Area 710 km2

Key facts

Singapore is a country located in South-Eastern Asia. The country has no land neighbors. As for languages, the country's residents speak English, Malay, Tamil and Chinese. Although English isn't the official language, the majority of people in Singapore are good English speakers.

EF EPI's 2021 rankings placed Singapore 4th among 100 nations out of non-native English-speaking countries.

The national currency in Singapore is Brunei dollar (BND). The dollar ($) is subdivided into 100 cent.

With today's currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 1.41 BND and 1 USD is worth 1.44 BND.

Singaporean
Banknotes

$1$5$10

Singaporean
Coins

15102050

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Singapore is 298.48 Mbps and mobile is 143.11 Mbs.The global average is 139.19 Mbps and 77.74 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density When compared to the world average, Singapore has more ATMs.54.01 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Singapore, a passport or ID is required as identification.

Socket types

There are 3 socket types used in Singapore. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries. Type G is not very common around the world, so it might be a good idea to check if your electronics need an adapter.

Type C 230 V, 50 Hz  Type G 230 V, 50 Hz  Type M 230 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Public holidays

In the year 2022, Singapore will celebrate 7 national public holidays. The next one Christmas Day will take place on December 25.

DateHoliday name
January 1, 2022New Year’s DayNew Year’s Day
February 1, 2022Moving holidayChinese New YearChinese New Year
February 2, 2022Moving holidayChinese New YearChinese New Year
April 15, 2022Moving holidayGood FridayGood Friday
May 1, 2022Labour DayLabour Day
August 9, 2022National DayNational Day
December 25, 2022Christmas DayChristmas Day

Food & Hotels

What hotel chains are present in Singapore?

There are Mariott hotels in Singapore.

The Hilton hotel chain operates in Singapore.

The IHG hotel chain operates in Singapore.

There are no Best Western hotels in Singapore.

There are no Radisson hotels in Singapore.

The Accor hotel chain operates in Singapore.

What fast food chains are present in Singapore?

Chilli crab, Hainanese Chicken Rice are some of the most well-known delicacies to come out of Singapore. If none of these foods appeal to you, check out the list of fast-food restaurants in Singapore below.

The McDonald's chain operates in Singapore.

The KFC chain operates in Singapore.

The Burger King chain operates in Singapore.

The Subway chain operates in Singapore.

The Domino's Pizza chain operates in Singapore.

The Starbucks chain operates in Singapore.

Weather

Today the sun in Singapore, rises at 6:49 AM and sets at 6:57 PM. The climate of Singapore may be categorized as a equatorial rainforest (Af), according to Koppen's classification system.
TodayOct 5ThunderstormLow: 24.8°C (76.64°F)High: 29.1°C (84.38°F)
ThursdayOct 6OvercastLow: 25.3°C (77.54°F)High: 31.6°C (88.88°F)
FridayOct 7ThunderstormLow: 26.4°C (79.52°F)High: 28.8°C (83.84°F)
SaturdayOct 8OvercastLow: 26.5°C (79.7°F)High: 30.3°C (86.54°F)
SundayOct 9Rain showersLow: 26.4°C (79.52°F)High: 30.3°C (86.54°F)
MondayOct 10ThunderstormLow: 26.2°C (79.16°F)High: 30.3°C (86.54°F)

Weather data for Singapore (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are no passenger trains available.

Subway Systems The subway system is available in Singapore.

Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Singapore.

Car Rental Avis , Sixt , Hertz are all available in Singapore.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  No data available.

Driving Side In Singapore traffic is left-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  121.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2020.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 2.10 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 1: Exercise normal precautions. 

Emergency phones in Singapore

999 Police
995 Ambulance
995 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Smoking is forbidden in all public indoor locations, with limited exceptions.

Cananbis legality Recreational usage: Illegal
Medical usage: Legal in certain circumstances

Travelers are eligible to duty-free concessions on alcoholic beverages if they meet the following criteria:

  • you are at least 18 years old;
  • you have spent at least 48 hours outside Singapore immediately before your arrival;
  • you are not traveling from Malaysia;
  • the liquor is for personal use;
  • the liquor is not barred from import into Singapore.

In Singapore, cigarettes and tobacco goods are not duty-free or subject to Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Alcohol allowance

  • 1L of spirits + 1L of wine
  • or 1L of spirits + 1L of beer
  • or 1L of wine + 1L of beer
  • or 2L of wine
  • or 2L of beer

Tobacco allowance

All cigarettes and tobacco products imported into Singapore, including those purchased in Singapore with the 'SDPC' logo, are subject to tax and GST.

Visa

What are visa requirements to enter Singapore?

Currently, citizens of 162 countries can enter Singapore without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival. Please note that you may be needed to get an electronic visa before arriving.

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Singapore.

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