About Singapore

WEATHER

Singapore has a tropical climate that is hot and humid throughout the year. Temperatures usually reach around 31°C (88°F) during the day. Rain is a frequent occurrence in Singapore so be prepared for the occasional brief and torrential rainfall.

CURRENCY

Singapore’s official currency is the Singapore Dollar (SGD). Foreign currency exchange services are available at Singapore Changi Airport when you arrive. Most places in Singapore will also accept credit and debit card payments.

LANGUAGE

Most Singaporeans are able to converse in English fluently and English is spoken at many places. Singaporeans also speak in other languages as well—such as Mandarin Chinese, Malay, or Tamil.

WATER

Tap water is safe for drinking in Singapore. You can also purchase bottled water easily in Singapore.

POWER PLUGS

The standard electrical current used in Singapore is 220-240 volts AC (50 cycles) and the three square pronged power plugs are used here.

PRAYER FACILITIES

Singapore is a Muslim-friendly destination with prayer facilities available at major places. Mosques are also conveniently located around the city.

USEFUL NUMBERS

Police: 999
Ambulance and Fire Brigade: 995