Facts for the Visitor
required, visitors permitted to stay 30 days.
visa required, visitors permitted to stay 30 days.
Language Skills Needed
|Available everywhere. Most are on the Plus, Cirrus,
and Maestro international networks. The usual maximum withdrawal is S$ 1000.
|US$ 1 = 1.78 Singapore Dollars (S$) on October 25, 2002.
|220V, 50Hz. Plugs have 3 square pins like the UK.
|International Certificates of Vaccination are not required.
|No tip is required nor expected.
MRT Train Tickets and Bus Tickets
|Buy an ezLink card for S$15 on arrival at the
Changi Airport MRT station. S$5 is an ezLink card refundable deposit. S$10 is
travel credit. The ezLink card is used on MRT trains and buses. Touch the ezLink
card to the card reader on entry and exit to an MRT station and on boarding and
disembarking a bus. The published ezLink-discount fare is automatically deducted
from the pre-paid amount. Money can be added (minimum increment is S$10) to the ezLink card at any
MRT train station window. On departing Singapore, return the ezLink card to
an MRT train station window for a refund of the S$5 deposit and any unused portion
of the pre-paid amount.
|Find a free Singapore city map on arrival at the Changi Airport.
|Telephones accept either coins or a phone card of the telephone
company owning the phone. SingTel public telephones are most prevalent in the city, so buy
a SingTel telephone card. SingTel telephone cards are available at 7-11. The minimum card
value is S$10. Domestic public telephone calls to fixed line or mobile phone numbers is a
standard S$0.10 for the first 3 minutes.
Domestic public telephone calls from pay phones within Changi Airport (between
Immigration and the boarding gates) are free.
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