Singapore has evolved from a humble fishing village inhabited by indigenous settlements to a first world country within a short period of time. Many people marvel at its beauty and progressiveness.
It is a dynamic city rich in contrast and colour, you’ll find a harmonious blend of culture, cuisine, arts and architecture here. Brimming with unbridled energy, this little dynamo in Southeast Asia embodies the finest of both East and West.
A single day’s trail will take you from the past to the future, from hidden ethnic enclaves to modern business centres, from serene gardens to sleek skyscrapers.
Singapore’s climate is warm and welcoming all year round, with temperature ranging from approximately 30°C in the day to 24°C by night.
To top it all, Singapore has conference facilities that rank amongst the finest in the world. For business and pleasure, Singapore has everything to make your convention a productive and a memorable experience.
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Singapore voltage is 220-240 volts AC, 50 cycles per second. On request, most hotels will provide transformers to visitors with electrical appliances of a different voltage, such as 110-120 volts, 60 cycles per second.
When shopping for electrical appliances, do remember to check the voltage of the item against the acceptable voltage in your home country. The power plugs used in Singapore are of the three-pin, square-shaped type.
A good number of department stores and some smaller shops are open daily from 1000 hrs to about 2100 hrs, or even 2200 hrs. Singapore is one of the few countries in the world where it is reasonably safe out in the streets up to late evening as long as basic precautions are taken.
Mustafa Centre in Little India is the only department store in Singapore that is open 24 hours a day, everyday!
Banking hours are Mondays to Fridays: 1000 hrs to 1500 hrs. Saturdays: 0930 hrs to 1300 hrs (some banks are open until 1500rs). Sundays: 0930 hrs to 1500 hrs (some banks in Orchard Road).
Most banks handle travellers’ cheques and change foreign currencies. However, some banks do not have foreign exchange dealings on Saturdays. Passports are required when cashing in travellers’ cheques. A nominal commission may be charged.
Generally, foreigners who do not require visas for entry and are visiting Singapore as tourists, may be given up to 30-day social visit passes upon their arrival in Singapore
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Increasingly, personal safety and security are becoming critical concerns of international travellers. The situation in Singapore remains relatively calm and stable, and the island remains one of the safest in the world to visit.
Enhanced security measures at key installations and other sensitive places ensure that Singapore continues to remain safe. The Singapore Government explicitly states that extremism originating from religion or race has no place in Singapore and swift action will be taken against any extremist or terrorist groups or individuals.