When traveling to Singapore, there are a few things you will need before you arrive.

Singapore SGD Currency Converter

MRT and Buses

Useful Information

Travel Requirements

Find out how you can travel responsibly to and around Singapore during these COVID-19 conditions. Click here to find out about Travel Restrictions.


The Singapore dollar is used here 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.

Singapore Time

What time is it in Singapore?
Singapore's Time is GMT +8 which is 8 hours ahead of the Greenwich Mean Time.

Wi-Fi & Connectivity

Visitors can access free Wi-Fi at any Wireless@SGx hotspot with their foreign mobile numbers by downloading the Wireless@SGx App.


What is the Singapore language? You will be able to speak English to Singaporeans. Many Singaporeans also speak an additional language, usually Mandarin Chinese, Malay or Tamil.


What is the Singapore weather like? Singapore is hot and humid all year-round, with temperatures usually reaching over 30°C. You should be prepared for rain at any time.

Power Plug

What electrical plug does Singapore use? The standard electrical current used in Singapore is 220-240 volts AC (50 cycles) and you can use power plugs with three square prongs.


Tipping is encouraged when you experience good service, and this would be above the standard 10 percent gratuity to your bill added by some restaurants and hotels.

No Smoking Areas

You are not allowed to smoke in all air-conditioned places such as malls and eateries. You may smoke in designated smoking areas. Your cigarettes are for personal use only and your tobacco products should not exceed 400g.

Safe Drinking Water

You can drink water straight from the tap as the water in Singapore passes World Health Organization standards. You can also buy bottled water easily.

Prayer Facilities

Singapore is a Muslim-friendly destination with prayer facilities available at major hotels and attractions, you can check with the respective operators for more details. Mosques are also conveniently located around the city.

Useful Numbers

Ambulance & Fire Brigade
Flight Information
1800 542 4422