The official currency used in Singapore is the Singapore Dollar (SGD). Most major credit cards are accepted in hotels and shops. However, only SGD will be accepted at Singapore Trauma Registration Counter, if you require to make payment on the event day.
Time zone in Singapore: GMT + 8
Passport and Visa
All travellers to Singapore will require the following to be considered for entry into Singapore:
For more information regarding Passport and Visa requirements, please refer to Singapore Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) Website.
The standard voltage in Singapore is 220V/240V, 50 Hz. Please note that the socket used is the British BS1363 three-pronged square pin type socket.
In Singapore, there are four official languages: English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil. However, English is the universal language understood by most for communication, administration and trade. Most of the people in Singapore are able to speak English and it is the common language used on street signs, notice boards, shop etc. Due to the mix of races and languages, locals often converse in a modified version of English termed Singlish, a local slang which consists of a mix of all the languages used locally.
Climate and Clothing
Singapore is a hot and humid country, with only rain (ranging from a light drizzle to a thunderstorm) and sunshine throughout the year. Being at the equator, the average temperature rises to 31 degree Celsius in the day and drops to about 24 degree Celsius in the evening. As such, it is recommended to wear loose light clothing, like shorts and slippers, and bring an umbrella along. However, various places like buses, trains and shopping malls in Singapore have air-conditioning and provide a chance to cool off during the day.
Dial 995 for ambulance, rescue services and the fire department (Singapore Civil Defence Force).
Dial 999 for the Police (Singapore Police Force).