Singapore – Important Information

At a Glance

Local Currency

Singapore Dollar (SGD)

Local Time 

GMT + 8

Official Language

English, Tamil and Standard Mandarin

Visa Information

Singapore Visa

Power

Singapore’s power supply is 240V / 50Hz and they use the type G plug. Singapore’s electrical system is the same as the UK for both the standard socket type and Voltage/Frequency.

Local Weather

The weather is warm and tropical year-round. Rainstorms are possible at any time, but rainfall usually peaks in Nov–Dec.

Tourism Website

Visit Singapore

Health Information

Vaccinations

Recommended Vaccines for Singapore

Health Tips

Health Tips for Singapore

Hospitals

Concord International Hospital

Farrer Park Hospital

Mount Elizabeth Hospital

Family Services

Babysitting Services

Nanny Pro

Nanny SOS

Baby Gear Rentals

 City Baby

Singapore Stroller Rental

 The Toy Rental Club

Transportation

Car Seat Laws

According to the Singapore Road Traffic Rules, anyone below the height of 1.35m will be required to be secured with a child restraint appropriate for a person of that height and weight, use a booster seat to supplement the seat belt or an approved adjustable seat belt.

Transportation Services

You can flag down a taxi any time, but in the city center taxis are technically not allowed to stop anywhere except at designated taxi stands. If you want a car for local driving only, it’s worth checking smaller operators, where the rates are often cheaper than the big global rental firms. Singapore’s Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) subway system is the easiest, quickest and most comfortable way to get around Singapore. Find more information on transportation here.

Local Airlines

One of Asia’s major air hubs, Changi Airport, is serviced by both full-service and budget airlines, including British Airways, Garuda Indonesia, Qantas, Air New Zealand, Malaysia Airlines, Jetstar, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, and Scoot.

Emergency Services

Police

999

Fire Department

995

Ambulance

995 

Other Things To Know

Tipping Customs

Most restaurants in Singapore add a 10% service charge to the bill so a tip is not expected. If you insist on tipping your waiter, it is best to hand the cash directly to the person as some restaurants take the tips that are left on the table. Tipping bellhops at hotels is not mandatory, but acceptable.

Important Holidays

Public Holidays In Singapore

Safety Issues

Singapore is an extremely safe and clean city. You can travel to any part of Singapore alone at any time of the year, regardless of gender. However, it is always advisable to take basic precautions for your own good. 

Families Love Travel is not liable for any injuries and/or damages to persons or property occurring as a result of your vacations influenced by the suggestions on this website. We are not responsible for any information given on this website, such as recommendations for babysitting services, car rentals, or accommodations. All content provided is for informational and review purposes only. The information we provide is meant to make it easier for families to travel together and nothing more. Try the suggestions at your own risk. 

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