Singapore is a small territory, largely urban and consisting of 55 planning areas. It has no real distinguishable seasons with a tropical climate that seems uniform year round. Relative humidity is often very high.
220 volts, 50 Hertz. The UK standard 3 pin plug design is standard throughout Singapore.
International dialling code
Cellular communications are widespread and coverage excellent. The supported systems are GSM 900/1800. Pre-paid SIM cards are available. Singapore mobile phone operators have roaming agreements with most overseas operators.
See also: SIM Cards in Singapore
Internet cafes are plentiful Singapore in very well connected to the internet.
The unit of currency the Singapore dollar (SGD) divided into 100 cents. Banks are open from 10am to 3pm Monday to Friday, and 9.30am to 1pm on Saturday (sometimes 3p.m.). All major credit cards are accepted and ATMs are plentiful.
See also: Expat Banking in Singapore
Tipping is not usual in Singapore. Some expensive hotels and restaurants may however add a 10 percent service charge. The government does not encourage tipping.
Be in no doubt that Singapore is an extremely safe city. That said, the usual precautions should be taken to protect you against pickpockets and similar crimes but they are virtually unheard of. Avoid carrying large amounts of cash.
See also: Is Singapore Safe?
Embassies and Consulates
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