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Singapore Country Quickfacts

  • Marina Bay
  • Universal Studios on Sentosa Island
  • During a beautiful sunset
  • Spectators at the Singapore F1 Grand Prix
  • The Merlion of Singapore
Area:  718.3 km²
Capital: Singapore
Country Code: 65
Country Population: 5,469,700
Credit Cards: All major credit cards are accepted.
Currency: Singapore dollar (SGD)
Departure Tax: $21SGD is paid for all departures.
Goods and Services Tax:

A 7% Goods and Services Tax (GST) is levied on most goods and services. Visitors may apply for a refund of the GST paid on goods worth $100 or more at affiliated retailers.

Drives on the: Left
Electricity: 220 - 240 V (Great Britian configuration)
Ethnic Groups:  78% Chinese, 14% Malay and 7% Indian and Pakistani, 1% other.
Flag: Singapore
Location:  Southeast Asia
Official Language(s): English is the language of business and administration and is widely spoken and understood throughout the country. Most Singaporeans are bilingual, though, speaking Mandarin, Malay or Tamil in addition to English.
Religion: Buddhist, Taoist, Hindu, Christian, Islam
Time Zone: 13 hours ahead of Toronto and New York and 16 hours ahead of Vancouver and Los Angeles
Tipping: Tipping is not usual in Singapore. You do not need to tip at hawker stalls or coffee shops, or in taxis.
What to Wear: Light summer clothing is the most comfortable. Most restaurants do not restrict the type of dress and would accept smart casual attire.



Singapore Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to Singapore.

Learn about the history and culture of Singapore, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Singapore's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information, will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Singapore for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Singapore tours today!


Extend Your Trip

After your Singapore tour considers taking the time to visit other destinations. Goway offers exciting China vacation packages, India tours and Thailand vacation packages plus a comprehensive selection of vacation packages in many other Asian countries.



Book your Singapore tour with Goway! 

ASIA by Goway is an exclusive division that specializes in planning and organizing Singapore tours, vacations and experiences. Choose from a simple city stopover, a small group tour,  a stay of distinction, an independent travel module, and much more. We want to be your first choice when next you go globetrotting to Singapore.

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