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Due to the heat and humidity in Singapore, loose and light summer clothing pieces are highly recommended for everyone wanting to visit Singapore, and be able to enjoy it fully.

If you're here on business, the smart casual attire of long-sleeved or short-sleeved shirts or blouses and trousers and skirts are usually acceptable unless you are attending a formal business dinner or when specified on an invitation card. Suits and ties are optional for business meetings, although still recommended.

The voltage in Singapore is 220-240 volts AC, 50 cycles per second. Most hotels provide transformers and adapters on request. Otherwise, you should find one easily at most general stores. You should not spend more than S$15 for a converter.

English is widely spoken and written here in Singapore. It is the language of business and study. All signs and instructions here are also in English. Other local languages include Mandarin, Malay and Tamil depending on their races and dialects.

Postal Services
Singapore Post operates a network of outlets conveniently located around the island. Offering a wide range of postal, telecommunication and agency services, most of these outlets are open Monday through Friday, from 8.30am to 5pm and until 1pm on Saturday. For more information, call 1605.

In Singapore, there are three service providers Singapore Telecom (SingTel), M1 and Starhub supporting 2 mobile networks of GSM 900 and GSM 1800.

Stored-value phonecards are easily available. They come in denominations of S$2, S$5, S$10, S$20, and S$50 and are obtainable from any post office and most convenience stores.

To make an international call, dial the access code followed by the country code, area code and telephone number. Different service providers use different access codes.

  1. SingTel’s IDD code is 001, 013 and 019,
  2. M1’s IDD code is 002 and 021
  3. StarHub’s IDD code is 008 and 018.

Singapore’s country code is 65. There is no city code for Singapore.

International Calling Cards in denominations of S$10, S$20 and S$50 are widely available at post office, including outlets at Changi Airport and 7-11 stores, and convenience stores.

Singapore is eight hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). It lies in the same time zone as Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia, Philippines, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan and Perth (Western Australia).

Singapore Offline Maps
Get the free Streetdirectory Singapore Map App from Appstore or market place. You can use this app to get around when you are here. Dont forget to download the offline maps found in this App and remember to bookmark places your want to visit. You can use the maps and find bookmark places even if you have no internet access. More Info

Tipping is not expected in Singapore. It is prohibited at the airport and discouraged at hotels and restaurants where there is a 10% service charge.