A dynamic city rich in contrast and colour, you'll find a harmonious blend of culture, cuisine, arts and architecture in Singapore. Brimming with unbridled energy, this little dynamo in Southeast Asia embodies the finest of both East and West. A single day's trail will take you from the past to the future, from exotic ethnic enclave to efficient business centre, from serene gardens to sleek skyscrapers.
Located at one of the crossroads of the world, Singapore's strategic position has helped it grow into a major centre for trade, communications and tourism. It is linked to Malaysia by two causeway bridges, and the key islands of the Riau archipelago of Indonesia are just a quick ferry trip away. Thailand and the Philippines are a short plane journey away. Singapore, with an airport served by more than 69 airlines, is very much the gateway to Southeast Asia.
All major credit cards are are widely accepted, although it is recommended that visitors use cards to pay for fixed-price items and not attempt to pay with a credit card after bargaining.
Immigration & Checkpoints Authority
The electrical current in Singapore runs on a 220 volt, 50 cycle AC, which is the same as Britain and Australia. North American appliances will need an adaptor and converter. Dual-voltage appliances simply require an adaptor.
Police - 999
Singapore is eight hours ahead of GMT / UTC.
Tipping is not encouraged in Singapore but guests are free to offer tips as tokens of appreciation for good services offered.
Prevailing government taxes apply on domestic consumption.
Shopping & Business Hours
10:00 to 21:00 hrs
More information can be found at the Singapore Tourism Board's website