- Singapore Showcase, 3 days
- Singapore Fling, 4 days
- Singapore Extension Ideas
- Bintan Beach Discovery, 3 days
MULTI-DESTINATION IDEAS INC. SINGAPORE
- Singapore to Kuala Lumpur, 4 days
- Malaysian Connector: Singapore to Penang, 7 days
- Malaysian Connector: Singapore to Bangkok, 8 days
- Exotic Southeast Asia, 12 days
- Gems of South East Asia, 10 days
- Classic Southeast Asia, 10 days
RAIL JOURNEYS INCLUDING SINGAPORE
- Eastern & Oriental Express
(Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore)
STAYS OF DISTINCTION
Things To Know Before You Visit Singapore
All visitors must have a valid passport that will not expire within 6 months of travel date. Visas are not required for American and Canadian passport holders with stays of 14 days or under.
Yellow fever vaccinations are required for those who have passed through or come from an infected area.
Each visitor is allowed duty-free 1 litre-bottle of spirits; 1 litre-bottle of wine. Import permits are required for arms, ammunition, weapons, animals, drugs, poisons, seeds and all meat products. Gold in any form, platinum, jewellery and precious stones (except for reasonable quantities as personal effects) are to be declared on import and an Inward Declaration prepared, if necessary.
Local currency is Singapore Dollars (SGD) and cents. Coins are in 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 cent and $1 denominations. Dollar notes are available in denominations of $5, $10, $20, $50, $100, $500, $1000 and $10,000.
Compared with many western cities, Singapore's taxis are very moderately priced. There are more than 10,000 metered taxis which can carry up to a maximum of four passengers. There are some surcharges which are not shown in the meter: more than two passengers; journeys made between midnight and 6:00 am; journeys made into and from the Central Business District within designated times; journeys originating from Changi Airport.
International telephone calls can easily be made to most principal cities in the world, either through International Direct Dialling which is cheaper, or through the operator.
The voltage is 220-240, 50 cycles; most hotels also have 110V outlets.
TRAVELLERS CHEQUES & CREDIT CARDS
Banks and hotels will readily exchange travellers cheques, but usually require a passport for identification. All major credit cards are widely accepted.
Dress is casual in Singapore to fit with the tropical climate. Lightweight clothing, preferably natural fibres, is ideal. Most buildings are air-conditioned, so it is a good idea to carry a light jacket.
Some restaurants require male guests to wear a collar and tie, so it is wise to check first. When visiting mosques and temples, shorts should not be worn and ladies are advised to dress modestly.
The majority of hotels have a doctor on 24-hour call.
Since the introduction of 10% service charge in hotels and many restaurants, tipping has been actively discouraged by the government, which is trying to instill new attitudes amongst its workers.