Travel Information

Singapore has always been his charming tropical scenery and hospitality and attracted visitors from all over the world tourists.

Country Description:

The Republic of Singapore is an independent nation in Southeast Asia. Located at the tip of the Malay Peninsula, separated only by the narrow Strait of Johor from the mainland, it is a prosperous nation whose people enjoy one of the highest standards of living in Asia. Singapore's resident population of over 4.2 million inhabitants is comprised of 77% Chinese, 14% Malay, 8% Indian and 1% others. Common languages English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil. English is widely spoken. Sitting just about 110 km (70 mi) north of the equator, the nation has a tropical, wet climate: hot, humid, and rainy with little seasonal change. Annual average temperatures range from a high 28 degrees C (82 degrees F) to a low 23 degrees C (73 degrees F).

Entry/Exit Requirements & Customs:

Visitors, who hold a valid passport with at least six months validity and have firm booking and entry facilities to their next destination, may transit in Singapore without a visa. For more please visit Immigration and Customs. Some items are not allowed to be brought into Singapore. Entry for some items will only be allowed on production of import permit or other authorisation from the relevant authority. For more please visit Immigration and Customs.

Security:

Since 2001, in addition to enhancing security at key installations, the Singapore Government has implemented various measures to raise the overall level of security in Singapore and as a result the crime situation has improved significantly. Major crimes against tourists in Singapore are uncommon. Petty crimes such as pick pocketing and purse or briefcase snatching occur in tourist areas, hotels and at the airport.

Medical Facilities and Health Information:

Good medical care is widely available in Singapore. Doctors and hospitals expect immediate payment for health services by credit card or cash. For more please visit Singapore health facilities category.

Traffic Safety and Road Conditions:

Singapore has a highly developed and well-maintained road and highway network. Driving is done on the left-hand side of the road and motorists should be particularly aware of motorcyclists, who often ignore lane markings. Public transportation and taxis are abundant and inexpensive.

Other Travellers Essentials:

Automated teller machines (ATMs) are plentiful in Singapore, and they are the best method for obtaining cash. Bank transfers generally take weeks, and surcharges are steep. Transfers from commercial services such as American Express and Western Union are generally efficient. For more please visit Travellers Essentials.

Category of this Section:

Introduction

General Information

Frequently Asked Questions

Transportation

Driving into Singapore

Singapore Health Facilities

Events

Singapore Map

Singapore Weather

Singapore Books

Other useful resources:
  1. International Travel Information for U.S. Citizens.
  2. Singapore Government Information and Policies - Defense and Security.
  3. Government website for Singapore non-residents.
  4. Immigration & Checkpoints Authority.