Singapore travel guide

Indulge yourself in Singapore – shop till you drop on Orchard Road, sample tasty treats like chilli crab from the hawker stalls, head to the famous Raffles Hotel for a Singapore Sling (where it was invented), hop on the Singapore Flyer for views as far as the eye can see, or laze away the days on the tropical beaches of Sentosa Island.

Discover the cultural diversity of Singapore which spills into the food, language, history and architecture of this unique island country.  Intrigued?  Then read on!  We’ve put together this handy Singapore travel guide with all you need to know before you head off – visa info, best time to go, places to visit, hints and tips for your stay, handy phrases so you can understand ‘Singlish’, plus HEAPS more!

Singapore fast facts


Languages spoken

Name: Dollar
Code: SGD
Symbol: $

The currencies of the US, Australia, Brunei, Japan and Britain are also accepted in most major shopping centres and big department stores.

The electric current in Singapore is 220-240V and the cycle is 50Hz.  The power plugs used in Singapore are of the three-pin, square-shaped variety so an adaptor may be required.

Time zones
GMT + 8
Country dialling code

Weights & measures

*The Small Print

We’ve tried to make this destination guide as accurate as possible but please double check the essentials like visas, health and safety, airport information etc with the relevant authorities before you travel.  STA Travel takes no responsibility for loss, injury or inconvenience caused as a result of this guide.  All prices listed are in the currency of the destination, unless otherwise stated.

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