Coming to Singapore

Visa and Entry Requirements

All visitors to Singapore must meet the following entry requirements:

For more information, please visit the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) website, here.


For visitors arriving at Changi Airport Singapore:

For more information on getting around Changi Airport, please visit the Changi Airport website, here.

Traveller Essential Information


The Singapore dollar is accepted all across the island and notes come in denominations of S$2, S$5, S$10, S$50, S$100, S$1,000 and S$10,000. Coins come in 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents and S$1.

Tax Refund

Tourists may claim a refund on the 7% Goods and Services Tax (GST) paid on purchases if more than S$100 is spent at any participating shops.

Wi-Fi & Connectivity

Visitors can register for a free public Wi-Fi account with their foreign mobile numbers at any Wireless@SG hotspot. Overseas charges may apply.


Singapore has four official languages, English, Mandarin Chinese, Malay and Tamil, with the predominant use of English as a medium of instruction.


Singapore is hot and humid all year-round, with temperatures ranging from 25 to 34 degrees. Please be prepared for wet weather at any point in time, which can be torrential but usually brief.

Power Plug

The standard electrical current used in Singapore is 220-240 volts AC (50 cycles) and power plugs with three square prong may be used here.


Tipping is not encouraged in Singapore. A standard 10% gratuity is usually included in your bill as Service Charge, on top of the 7% GST.

Non-Smoking Areas

Smoking is not allowed in all air-conditioned places, such as shopping malls and eateries. Designated smoking areas are available in some entertainment outlets and open-air eateries.

Safe Drinking Water

Singapore's tap water is potable. Bottled water can also be found at convenience stores across the island.

Emergency Numbers

In the event of an emergency, please contact:
Police: 999
Ambulance and Fire Engine: 995
Flight Information: 1800 542 4422

Consumer Advisory

For a pleasant shopping experience, compare prices, enquire about refund policies and check the invoice as well as the warranty of the product before making a purchase.

For the latest information on travelling around Singapore, please refer to the Singapore Tourism Board website, here.