SINGAPORE TRAVEL GUIDE

INTRODUCTION

Founded as a British trading colony in 1819, since independence it has become one of the world's most prosperous, tax-friendly countries and boasts the world's busiest port.

 

Combining the skyscrapers and subways of a modern, affluent city with a medley of Chinese, Malay, Arab, and Indian influences along with a tropical climate, tasty food from hawker centres, copious shopping malls, and vibrant night-life scene, this Garden City makes a great stopover or springboard into the region.

 

As tiny as Singapore is, there are a ton of things to do and see. If you take care Singapore can still be an affordable destination. Getting around using public transport is convenient and cheap. Eating street food is also a delicious and affordable way to get to know the country. Changi was rated the World's Best Airport for 6 years in a row so that's almost enough reason to visit!

COVID-19 TRAVEL STATUS

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Singapore has restricted entry and transit of all short-term visitors who are not residents of Singapore, Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents, or Long-Term Pass Holders (including holders of Work Pass, Student’s Pass, Dependant’s Pass, and Long-Term Visit Pass).Travelers entering Singapore will be tested for COVID-19 and must also self-isolate for 14 days at a dedicated Stay-Home-Notice (SHN) facility at a cost of $2000; travelers are responsible for covering all of these costs. During the quarantine, travelers will not be allowed to leave their room, and smoking may not be allowed in the facilities. From August 11, everyone aged over 12 who is in home quarantine will be required by law to wear an electronic tag for the duration of their quarantine period. The 14-day period cannot be reduced, even if travelers wish to leave Singapore.Travelers with an Air Travel Pass approval entering Singapore and who have remained in either Brunei or New Zealand in the last consecutive 14 days prior to their entry are not required to serve a Stay-Home Notice(SHN) but will still be subject to COVID-19 test upon arrival. If the test is negative, they can continue their activities in Singapore.The SHN duration will be shortened from 14 days to 7 days for travelers with an Air Travel Pass approval entering Singapore who have spent the previous 14 consecutive days in Australia (excluding Victoria), Mainland China, Macau, South Korea, Taiwan or Vietnam and will be allowed to serve their SHN at their place of residence, and undergo a COVID-19 test at the end of their SHN.Long-Term Visit Pass and Long-Term Visit Pass In-Principle Approval holders issued by ICA also need an Approved Letter for Entry (ALE) from ICA.Student’s Pass holders and Student’s Pass In-Principle Approval holders also need an ALE from the Ministry of Education (MOE).New and existing work pass holders are only allowed to enter Singapore with the Ministry of Manpower’s (MOM) prior approval. They are required to show the MOM’s approval letter to airline staff upon check-in and before boarding, as well as to ICA officers at the immigration checkpoint upon their arrival in Singapore.Short-term visitors with an ALE from ICA, Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI), Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) or MOH may still enter the country. However, they may still be subject to health screening upon arrival. Having an ALE does not guarantee a Visit Pass to enter Singapore. Prospective short-term visitors seeking entry to Singapore must apply in advance for a ‘SafeTravel Pass’ at https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg/.Spouses or children of Singapore residents or citizens who need to visit Singapore due to extenuating circumstances may apply for entry via the Ministry of Health.All travelers entering Singapore, including Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents, and Long-Term Pass (LTP) holders must submit a health declaration via the SG Arrival Card (SGAC) e-Service, at https://eservices.ica.gov.sg/sgarrivalcard, or the mobile app.Airlines are requested to inform passengers at check-in and before boarding, as well as in-flight, to submit their health declaration via the SGAC e-Service prior to their arrival in Singapore. The paper-based embarkation/disembarkation card has been discontinued and is no longer distributed by airlines operating into Singapore.

 

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  • Currency: Singapore dollar (SGD)
  • Area: 719.9 km²
  • Population: 5,639 million (2018)
  • Language: English (official), Mandarin Chinese (official), Malay (official and national), Tamil (official)
  • Religion: Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, Hinduism,Jainism, Sikhism, Taoism, Confucianism
  • Electricity: 230V, 50Hz (UK plug)
 

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PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

  • 1 May, Labour Day
  • 9 August, National Day

Also, Chinese New Year, Diwali, Eid al-Adha, Eid al-Fitr, Good Friday, and Vesak Day (Visakaha Day).

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WEATHER SYNOPSIS

Tropical; Hot, Humid, Rainy; Two Distinct Monsoon Seasons - Northeastern Monsoon (December To March) And Southwestern Monsoon (June To September); Inter-Monsoon - Frequent Afternoon And Early Evening Thunderstorms.

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TOURIST SEASONS

Most destinations have different times of the year when they’re more or less popular with tourists. 

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SPORT & ACTIVITIES

SNOW:

If you're desperate for some snow sports, you can visit the indoor Snow City in Singapore!

HIKE & CYCLE:

Singapore's climate is fairly consistent all year round - hot with a chance of rainfall. November to May sees the Northeast monsoon and from May to September it's the Southwest monsoon. December and January are the wettest months of the year. October and April, on the other hand, can be rather stifling due to the lack of winds!

BEACH:

Singapore's beaches can be described as the more popular beaches of Sentosa Island and more relaxed East coast beaches. October and April can be rather stifling due to the lack of winds! December and January are the wettest months of the year.

SURFING:

Singapore does not have suitable natural waves for surfing. You'll have to go to the Wave House at Sentosa to surf the artificial waves there!

 
 

HEALTH

Be aware of possible health risks in 

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Zika Virus - Zika is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. These mosquitoes bite during the day and night. Zika can be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus. Infection during pregnancy can cause certain birth defects. There is no vaccine or medicine for Zika.

For the latest travel health notices and recommended precautions click

 
 
 

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