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Singapore

As the 20th smallest country in the world, Singapore might be a shorter trip but this concrete jungle is has some pretty unique offerings for its visitors.  Swim in the infinity pool that made infinity pools what they are today and gawk at the magical garden of lights. Wander through skyscrapers and drink expensive cocktails downtown before you head to the humble hawker stalls for a bite of quintessential Singaporean life. 

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Basic Info

Drinking water: Generally safe, but it is chlorinated so might taste funny to some

Plugs: Type C, G and M (See photo below)

Covid Updates

Closed to most, but you can check your status using the tool on the below website. It depends on nationality, visa status and where you’ve been in the last 14 days. 

Money

Official currency: S$ Singapore dollar

Budget: Except to spend money. You won’t be here for very long so might as well just accept it and enjoy.  The nicer hostels are at least $20 and hotels start at $60 USD.  Eat at the hawker stalls to save on food prices and indulge in Singaporean culture. The signature drink Singapore Sling will run you at the very least $20 USD in any bar and around $8 -$10 USD for a beer or a glass of wine. 

Credit cards:  Widely used, use cash for hawker stalls, though

Tipping: Not customary, except sometimes in high end places

Visas

Not required for stays less than 90 days for EU, Aus, NZ, Norway. South Korea, Switzerland, UK and US Citizens 

**Always check with your government for the most up to date information on visa requirements.**

Vaccinations

Yellow fever for arrivals from certain countries

**Assuming you are current on routine vaccinations. Always check with your government for the most accurate and up to date information on required vaccinations specific to your home country**

Safety

Exercise Normal Precautions

**Always check with your government for the most accurate and up to date information on safety**

Language

Official Languages: Malay, English, Mandarin, Tamil

Unofficially, people speak Singlish, which is English that incorporates elements of Mandarin and Malay. 

 

When to go

There are two monsoon seasons from November to March and from May to September with December and January usually being the wettest. It can, however, rain at any time of the year, even outside monsoon season. 

The country is always hot and humid but the dry season of April through October especially due to the lack of wind.  

Responsible Travel

Information supports that the Singapore Zoo night safari and related activities are ethical in both their facilities and the treatment and conservation of animals. 

Singapore travel guide 

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