Singapore Overview

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Here are some safety tips & emergency numbers for tourist visiting Singapore. 

Disabled Travelers
A guidebook titled Access Singapore contains useful information for physically disadvantaged visitors. It can be found online at the website for the Disabled People’s Association www.dpa.org.sg/dpa/access/access.htm.

Alternatively, you can enquire at National Council of Social Service, Tel: (+65) 6210 2500.

Documents
When entering Singapore, please ensure that you have valid passports or internationally-recognised travel documents with have return tickets and sufficient funds kept handy for the duration of your stay here in Singapore.

If you need information about visa requirements, you can contact the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA):

  1. 24-hour automated enquiry system at 6391 6100.
  1. Customer Service Officer. They are available from 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday and 8am to 1pm on Saturday.

Emergency Numbers in Singapore
Fire/Ambulance:                                            995
Non-Emergency Ambulance Services:           1777
Police:                                                            999

Hospitals & International Schools
a) Hospitals in Singapore and their contact number.
b) International & Foreign Schools in Singaporeand their contact number.

Safety
Singapore has one of the lowest crime rates in the world. However, do remember that low crime does not mean no crime. Watch out for the occasional pickpockets and purse-snatchers and do take the precautionary approach, wherever you may be.

Singapore does not tolerate extremism based on race or religion. Security authorities will not hesitate to take action against anyone threatening the social harmony and well-being of the country’s citizens and visitors. Always write down the important emergency service numbers and keep them handy for easy reference.

Water
It is perfectly safe to drink water directly from the tap in Singapore.

Here are the full lists of Singapore's

We hope you enjoy your trip to Singapore!