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Entry Requirements |
Organizing Your Trip |
Living Conditions |
Different Forms of Tourism
World War II Sites, along with various old historical places like Churches, Temples , Mosque, Old Residence, Bridges are worth seeing.
Visit : The official tourism web site
festivals take place throughout the year (festival of the temple,
Mosque, Churches, New year, Country and Culture Celebrations).
Parks, Gardens and other Panoramic views of the harbors are counted as natural reserves.
Many temples, Mosque and Church are spread across city of Singapore.
Two famous hot water springs, Sembawang Hot Spring and Pulau Tekong.
Beaches add to the beauty of the nation of Singapore . Clink the link to see details: Focus Singapore.
- Winter Sports
Snow City introduces the concept of snow and cold climates in a fun, entertaining and educational way.
- Outdoor Activities
Golf, Water Sports, and adventure sports.
Singapore is known as a shopper's paradise in the region because of the competitive prices and easy availability of goods. Electrical equipment of all types can be bought at Sungei Road , but caution is advised as there are many imitation products around. For more information on shopping in Singapore , see the Singapore Shopping brochure published by the Singapore Tourism Board .
|Top Highlights of the Country
Health and Safety
- Health Precautions
Vaccination certificates are required for travelers who, within the preceding six days, have been in or passed through any country in which yellow fever is prevalent.
- International Hospitals
Singapore has many international quality hospitals. Doctors and Nurses
in hospitals are well acquainted with English. Singapore health care
costs are very high. Doctors and hospitals expect immediate payment for
services. Patients are usually required to provide a deposit or
guarantee of payment prior to admission.
- For Further Information on Sanitary Conditions
Ministry of Health , Singapore
- For Further Information on Safety Conditions
Visit the web site of Canadian Foreign Office
Visit the site of the US department of State
Singapore Tourism Board
|Fire and Ambulance
|Non Emergency Ambulance
Time Difference and Climate
- Time and Time Difference
It is %T:%M %A In Singapore (GMT+8)
- Summer Time Period
Average Annual Temperatures and Rainfall
- Food Specialties
Beef rendang (coconut milk beef curry), Chili crab (fresh crab with a piquant sauce), Gado gado (a fruit and vegetable salad in peanut sauce), Satay (skewers of marinated meat cooked over charcoal), etc. Most of the dishes display photos, and you can watch them being prepared also.
Singapore Sling, Teh arak tarik, Soya bean milk, Sugar cane juice, Tiger Beer.
- Dietary Restrictions
You should never pass food to Muslims with your left hand.
Also, it is advisable not to order alcohol when dining with Muslims.
Never leave chopsticks upright in a rice bowl as this resembles a grave marker which is considered a sign of bad omen.
- Domestic Currency
- ISO Code
- To Obtain Domestic Currency
Foreign currency and traveler's checks can be changed at most banks and licensed money changers; however some of them do not offer this service on Saturday.
To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travelers are advised to take traveler's checks in Pounds Sterling.
- Possible Means of Payment
Cash is widely used. In addition credit cards of American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and Visa are widely accepted.
ATMs are widespread.
- Official Language
English, Mandarin Chinese, Malay, Tamil.
- Other Languages Spoken
Hakka, Cantonese, Teochew, Other Chinese dialects.
- Business Language
English is the most common language used and is the language
which unites the different ethnic groups and business together.
- Getting Some Knowledge
For English to Malay Phrases, visit: Linguanaut.
For English to Tamil Phrases, visit: Linguanaut.
For English to Mandarin Chinese, visit: Kwintessential.
- Free Translation Tools
Babel Fish : Translation of text and web pages
Dictionary.com : Translation of text and web pages
Google Language Tools : For English to Chinese translation
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Last Updates: November 2014