ABOUT SINGAPORE

 

A gateway to Asia and beyond, Singapore is a young, dynamic nation and a cosmopolitan city of possibilities. We are home to a bustling Central Business District, the famed shopping belt Orchard Road, a vibrant arts and entertainment scene, lively dining and drinking spots, and various must-see attractions. We are inspired by our rich culture and heritage, yet geared for the future.

Singapore is a city fuelled by passion and pride. Around every corner, incredible experiences are being crafted, cooked, painted, designed, grown or built by locals who share a common trait: passion. Like them, you’ll be empowered to do what you love in this city of limitless possibilities – whether you’re a foodie, explorer, collector, socialiser, action seeker or culture shaper.

Accustomed to speed and efficiency in almost all areas of life, Singapore’s integrated transportation system helps locals and tourists alike travel efficiently and economically through a comprehensive network of buses, taxis and the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system, which covers the whole island. Visitors will also find that Wi-Fi access is widely available throughout the island.

More information about Singapore:

Language
There are four official languages in Singapore: Malay, Tamil, Mandarin, and English. However, English is the language that is universally spoken and understood.
Currency
The Singapore dollar is the currency of Singapore.

Mobile Phones
In Singapore, mobile phones operate on GSM900 and GSM1800. To avoid high roaming fees you can buy a local pre-paid SIM card once you are in Singapore. The international telephone country code for Singapore is 65 and there are three major telecommunication providers in Singapore: SingTel, StarHub, and MobileOne.
Safety & Security
Singapore is one of the safest major cities in the world. Violent crimes against tourists are rare.  However, petty crime such as pick-pocketing and street theft occurs at the airport, tourist destinations, hotels and on public transport.