About Singapore 

Source from yoursingapore.com

Singapore is a bustling cosmopolitan city populated with high-rise buildings and landscape gardens. Brimming with a harmonious blend of culture, cuisine, arts and architecture, Singapore is a dynamic city that’s rich in contrast and colour. In fact, you can even say that Singapore embodies the finest of both East and West. 

Being a multi-racial society, Singapore is as diverse as it is cohesive. If you’re feeling nostalgic and looking to discover old world charm, you can explore and experience the island’s key historical landmarks or memorials. You can also embark on a heritage trail and enjoy the sights and sounds at various cultural precincts, notably Chinatown, Little India and Kampong Glam. 

The other thing that will strike you most about Singapore is its multifarious offering of food – day or night, there will always be something to whet your appetite. With a range of dining options from Peranakan to Chinese, Indian to Malay, fusion and more, you’ll be spoilt for choice. 

Beyond the history, culture, people, shopping and food, there are many more facets to Singapore’s thriving cityscape for you to discover. And these can only be experienced as you immerse yourself in the exploration of this once fishing village turned cosmopolitan city. 


Money Matters 
The currency used in Singapore is the Singapore dollar (S$). Money changing services can be found not only at the Singapore Changi Airport but also most shopping centres and hotels around the island. You can also access the automated teller machines (ATMs) located everywhere (even in the most obscure bits) in Singapore, that accept most of the main credit cards such as Visa, MasterCard and American Express.

Weather
Singapore is the manifestation of an "Urban Jungle". With greenery flanking the highways and sidewalks, this tropical island has managed to preserve its genial environment and lush vegetation. While it can get rather humid at times, there's relief offered by monsoon breezes and showers. The good thing is: you can expect to enjoy sunshine throughout your stay. The average daytime temperature is 31ºC (88ºF), dropping to around 24ºC (75ºF) in the evenings. 

Attire 
Given Singapore’s tropical climate, lightweight summer clothing is generally sufficient. A suit is appropriate when conducting business. Some restaurants may require a jacket; otherwise smart, casual clothing will suffice.

Visas
For stays of less than 90 days, a visa is not required for most travellers from Commonwealth countries, the European Union, and North America. Some travellers holding travel documents issued by certain countries may require a visa to enter Singapore; you may use the link below to learn more. Visa Requirements from the Singapore Immigration Web site http://www.ica.gov.sg/services_centre.aspx?pageid=232&secid=20 

Cell Phone Usage 
Singapore’s international dialling code is +(65). While in Singapore and if you have international roaming service on your cell phone, you don’t have to press +(65) as it will automatically connect you to the local numbers here. 

Electrical 
Voltage: 220/240 volts 
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For more information about Singapore, please click here to visit Singapore Tourism Board's comprehensive official tourist information site. 

Information extracted from www.yoursingapore.com