About Singapore

Singapore is physically small in size but thrived as an international financial and trading hub. Conveniently located around the island are hotels, restaurants, shopping and sightseeing spots, where some popular attractions are clustered in the Marina Bay, Orchard Road or around some of the neighborhood clusters. Being a compact city, attractions are normally easily accessible by public transports such as by buses or Mass Rapid Transport (MRT) or even walking around on foot. If you are a food lover or love shopping, there is a large variety of food offered either in restaurant or hawker centers and surrounding shopping malls to cater to your needs.

For more information about Singapore, click the official destination website.

Currency

The local currency is the Singapore Dollar. Most international currencies are accepted in banks, hotels and by many licensed money changers in major shopping centres.

Language

There are four official languages in Singapore: Malay, Mandarin, Tamil and English. English is widely spoken and it serves as the official language of business and administration.

Climate

Singapore has a pleasant, tropical climate year round, varying from an average of 28–31 degrees Celsius during the day to 23–27 degrees Celsius in the evenings. It is not unusual to have intermittent showers on a sunny day.

Goods & Services Tax

Singapore has a 7% Goods and Services Tax (GST) applied to all purchases. However, should you meet certain requirements, you will be eligible for GST refund using the Electronic Tourist Refund kiosks found at Changi Airport.

Photograph by Singapore Tourism Board via Tourism Information & Services Hub