Travel Info

Singapore is an international metropolis, but also earned the name as the safest and green city worldwide. With the newly build and developed infrastructure, the government is well-planned on urban development and promotes environmental protection policies vigorously. Dynamic, efficient, accessible and at the forefront of innovation, Singapore offers a wide range of possibilities to help students gain the most! 

Singapore is hot and humid all year-round, with temperature usually reaching over 30°C. You should be prepared for rain at any time, which can be torrential but usually brief.

You will be able to speak English to Singaporeans, most of whom are fluent in it. Many Singaporeans also speak an additional language, usually Mandarin Chinese, Malay or Tamil. 

Power Plug
Type G: The standard voltage is 220-240V and the standard frequency is 50Hz.

Time Difference
Singapore and Hong Kong lie in the same time zone. UTC/ GMT + 8 hours 

Wi-Fi & Connectivity
Visitors can register for a free Wi-Fi account with their foreign mobile numbers at any Wireless@SG hotspot. Overseas chargers may apply. 

Currency and Exchange Rate
The Singapore dollar (SGD) is used here and notes come in denominations of S$2, S$5, S$10, S$50, S$100, S$1,000 and S$10,000. Coins come in 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents and S$1. 100 HKD = Around 17 SGD 

Visa Information
Holders of HKSAR passport or BNO passport (with at least 6 months of validity) can enter Singapore without visa. Holders of SAR passport can stay up to 30 days.

Safe Drinking Water 
You can drink water straight from the tap as the water in Singapore passes World Health Organization standards. 

Useful Numbers 
Police 999
Ambulance & Fire Brigade 995
Flight Information 1800 542 4422