A global transportation hub with the most extensive and comprehensive network of trade agreements in Asia, Singapore’s unparalleled connectivity and infrastructure paves the way for better market access and trade flows from local and international companies alike.
The currency used in Singapore is the Singapore dollar SGD or S$. Money changing services can be found at Singapore Changi Airport and most shopping centres around the country. You can access the automated teller machines (ATMs) located everywhere in Singapore, which accept most of credit cards such as VISA, MasterCard and American Express (AMEX).
Singapore is known for its hot and humid weather, with little variation throughout the year. The average daytime temperature is 31 C (88 F), dropping to around 24 C (75 F) in the evenings. Monsoon season from November to early January can bear down pretty heavily on our tropical weather, so be prepared for rain on a daily basis during this period.
Cell Phone Usage
Singapore’s international dailing code is +65. While in Singapore and if you have international roaming service on your mobile phone, you do not have to insert the +65 dailing code as it will automatically connect you to the local numbers here.
Besides air-conditioned areas such as shopping centres, restaurants, entertainment outlets and cinemas, smoking is also an offence on public transport and stations.
Tax Refund Schemes
To enjoy tax-free shopping in Singapore, simply look out for retailers that display the “Tax Refund” logo on their shop front and spend at least SGD 100 in a single receipt to qualify.