Travel into Singapore: Checklists and Entry Requirements
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Some may refer to Singapore as the “little red dot”, but Singapore’s presence in the world today is larger than that moniker. In fact, Singapore is a bustling cosmopolitan city that offers a world-class living environment, with its landscape populated by high-rise buildings and gardens. One interesting facet you’ll discover about Singapore is a ubiquitous collage of cultures, where people of different ethnicities and beliefs coexist.
Explore the various cultural precincts and religious landmarks around the island and get acquainted with Singapore’s multicultural society. Whether you join a tour or discover your own Singapore, you’ll be sure to catch a glimpse of the impressive history, cultural diversity and lifestyles of Singaporeans during your visit to our city-state.
Climate and Dress
Singapore has a mild tropical climate with abundant rainfall throughout the year with an average temperature of 28 degrees Celsius. The dress code is generally informal but formal wear will be required at some places or occasions.
Singapore’s voltage is 220-240AC, 50 Hertz. Most hotels can provide a transformer to convert it to 110-120AC, 60 Hertz.
Singapore is the safest city in Asia and delegates can expect to walk along the streets late at night without fear. The nation’s general economic prosperity and professional and effective police force contribute to the low crime rate and enable continued success in controlling crime and enhancing personal security.
|Asia’s Safest City||Top in Asia for Personal Safety|
|(Safe Cities Index 2017)||(Quality of Living Rankings 2016)|
Credit Card and Currency
Major credit cards and charge cards such as American Express, Diners, MasterCard and Visa are accepted at most establishments. The currency is the Singapore Dollar (SGD). Banks and exchange bureaus are located in major shopping centres and airports to facilitate currency exchange.
Tipping & Government Tax (Goods and Services Tax or GST)
Tipping is officially discouraged in Singapore. Most hotels and restaurants levy a 10% service charge and the GST on their bills. The GST is currently charged at 7%, from 1 January 2023 the GST will be increased to 8%.
Smoking is not permitted in public service vehicles, museums, libraries, lifts, theatres, cinemas, air-conditioned restaurants, non-air-conditioned eating houses, hawker centres, hair salons, supermarkets, department stores and government offices. In line with efforts to improve the nightlife experience for all, there are smoking restrictions on entertainment outlets. Smoking is no longer permitted in pubs, discos, karaoke bars and nightspots, unless within approved smoking rooms or smoking corners. Offenders can be fined up to SGD1,000.00.
Please check the time zone before registering for the virtual congress. Singapore is GMT +8.00. To check your time zone: https://timezonewizard.com/
Entry Visa to Singapore
Please note that all visitors to Singapore must meet the following entry requirements:
- Valid travel document (minimum validity = 6 months);
- Onward/return ticket;
- Entry facilities to next destination;
- Sufficient funds to stay in Singapore and
- Visa for Singapore (if applicable)