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.
Hawker stalls, Garden by the Bay
Drinking water: Generally safe, but it is chlorinated so might taste funny to some
Plugs: Type C, G and M (See photo below)
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.
Official currency: S$ Singapore dollar
Credit cards: Widely used, use cash for hawker stalls, though
Tipping: Not customary, except sometimes in high-end places
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.**
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**
Exercise Normal Precautions
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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.
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