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General Information

The official languages of Singapore are English, Malay, Chinese, Tamil.

The national currency of Singapore is Singapore dollar (S$) (SGD).

1 SGD equals  .
equals  SGD.

Location

Singapore

The distance from to Singapore is miles or km. The estimated travel time is .

Climate and Travel Season

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Safety

According to the U.S. Department of State, it should be safe to travel to Singapore. Exercise normal precautions in Singapore. Click here for the full travel advisory and further information by the U.S. government.

The criminality index of Singapore is 27. A higher number means more criminality.

Dial 999 to call the police in Singapore.

LGBT

Singapore has a score of -1 in the SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index. Singapore ranks #83 worldwide.

Singapore does not recognize same-sex unions. The Penal Code criminalizes any "act of gross indecency" between two men and prescribes a sentence not exceeding two years for those found guilty under this law. The Singaporean government has stated that it will not enforce this section of the Penal Code but it remains on the statute books. The government issues permits for open air events that openly champion LGBTI issues on a limited basis but new regulations restrict foreign involvement. LGBTI individuals may have difficulty gaining employment in certain sectors of the civil service. The Ministry of Manpower does not issue dependent passes (work permits) to partners in lesbian and gay relationships, even if legally married in another country.

Travel Vaccinations

Your country is on the list of confirmed local Zika virus transmissions. Zika is transmitted by mosquito bites. No vaccine is yet available for the prevention or treatment of Zika virus infections.

All travelers to Singapore should be up-to-date on the following vaccines:

  • Measles
  • Routine vaccines

Moreover, the following travel vaccines/medicines are recommended because there is a risk of these diseases in Singapore:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid

The following vaccines/medicines might be needed depending on where and how long you are staying. Please consult your doctor.

  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabies
  • Yellow Fever
Visa Information

A visa might be required to travel to this country.

Make sure your passport is valid for your intended period of stay. Some countries even require your passport to be valid for six months beyond the intended date of departure.

Power Plugs

You likely need a power plug adapter in Singapore to use your electronic devices from .

The voltage in Singapore differs from the voltage in . You may need a voltage converter to be able to use your devices.

In Singapore, the standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. The following power plugs are used:

  • Type C
Weather

The temperature difference between Singapore and is °F / °C. Make sure you pack the right clothes.

Looks like it's pretty rainy in Singapore. Don't forget waterproof clothing!

Rain on Monday through next Saturday.

Date Temperature Humidity Precipitation
Sat November 09 77–90°F  /  25–32°C 76% 28%
Sun November 10 77–90°F  /  25–32°C 79% 34%
Mon November 11 77–87°F  /  25–31°C 83% 79%
Tue November 12 78–89°F  /  26–31°C 81% 48%
Wed November 13 78–90°F  /  25–32°C 82% 54%
Thu November 14 79–90°F  /  26–32°C 85% 75%
Fri November 15 78–87°F  /  26–30°C 88% 98%
Sat November 16 77–86°F  /  25–30°C 89% 97%

Sunrise and Sunset

The sun rises at 06:48 am and sets at 06:52 pm. This equates to 12.1 hours of daylight.

When the sun rises in Singapore, it is in . When the sun sets in Singapore, it is in .

Taxi

The average base fare for a taxi in Singapore is 3.00 SGD. Every kilometer costs an additional 0.00 SGD. Every hour of waiting time costs 18.00 SGD.

Car Rental

International driving permits are recognized in Singapore.

The minimum driving age is 18.

Left-hand traffic, keep to the left side of the road. Keep this in mind when renting a car!

The price of one liter of gasoline is approximately 2.00 SGD in Singapore.

Landmarks and Activities

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Food/Drink

The price for the recommended minimum amount of food per person per day is 13.38 SGD.

The minimum age to purchase alcohol in Singapore is 18.

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Tipping Etiquette

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Travel Scams

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