Singapore

Visa Application Information


More details on entry visa can be found at Visa Information

Travelers cheque, cash, credit cards and currency exchange


Singapore's currency is the Singapore Dollar (SGD), which is divided into 100 cents. Major credit cards are accepted in hotels, shops and restaurants. ATMs are widely distributed and banks advance cash against the major credit cards. Travellers cheque can be cashed at banks or licensed moneychangers and at selected hotels. Banks are open daily, but some do not do foreign exchange on Saturdays. For exchange rate, please refer to Exchange Rate Calculator.

Airport & transportation


From Singapore Changi Airport to conference venue, you may choose taxi or MRT trains.

* Taxi: Metered rates, ranging from S$25-S$27, 30-50min trip depending on whether avoid Expressways. For taxi fare, please refer to Taxi Fare Calculator.

* Trains: Around S$5, 65-70mins trip.

Telecommunications and electricity


* There are three service providers in Singapore: SingTel, Starhub and M1. The most convenient way is to purchase stored-value phone card that will allow you to call from every phone in the country (including public phones).

The stored-value phone cards can be purchased from every post office, phone cards dealer, 7-eleven and other convenient stores or retail shops.
They come in denominations of S$ 5, S$ 10, S$ 20 and S$ 50 for international and local calls.
Make sure the card you buy can be used in a payphone.

* Emergencies: 999

* Electricity in Singapore is 230 Volts, alternating at 50 cycles per second.
If you travel to Singapore with a device that does not accept 230 Volts at 50 Hertz, you will need a voltage converter.
Outlets in Singapore generally accept 1 type of plug: two parallel flat pins with ground pin.

Time and weather


Singapore doesn't apply summer saving time. The time is UTC/GMT+8 all year round.

Goods & services tax (GST)


The current rate of GST is 7%. 10% extra service tax will be charged in some occasions.