Capital City: Singapore
Timezone: UTC+8
Country Calling Code: +65
Currency: SGD

1 CNY = 0.20 SGD

1 USD = 1.25 SGD

1 EUR = 1.54 SGD

1 GBP = 1.82 SGD

1 AUD = 1.25 SGD

These rates were valid at time of writing.
Please check for exact exchange rates.

Weather & When to Visit


Located north of the equator, Singapore stays warm and humid throughout the year, making tourism in the country relatively steady year-round. The average temperature is around 31 degrees during the day with little seasonal variation while sometimes falls below 23 degrees at night. It is slightly cooler in December and January, and gets hottest April through May. Rain falls a lot throughout the year without distinct wet or dry season; more frequently from November to January because of the monsoons. Best time to visit Singapore is February and March, as the weather is cool and pleasant with comparatively little or no rain.

Events & Festivals


There are many events and festivals held year round in Singapore. Notable annual events such as the Chingay Parade (February), Mosaic Music Festival (March) and F1 Singapore Grand Prix (September) are always a hit. The annual Great Singapore Sale, celebrated from late May to late June is another event that’s popular with locals and tourists. During Chinese New Year, public events include dragon dances, night markets, parades and firework displays in Singapore along with mixed cultures and traditions. For more information, please visit



Generally, most countries do not require visas for entry and can be given up to a 30 day social visit passes upon their arrival. Please check the below link to see if you require a valid visa to enter Singapore. Application of visas must be done at the nearest Singapore overseas mission or submitted by your local sponsor on your behalf at the Singapore Immigration & Checkpoints Authority.



Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) also known as Changi International Airport. It’s located about 17km northeast from the commercial center in Changi. It currently has three terminals.

  • Terminal 1 is the original international terminal that was recently upgraded with a wider selection of shopping and dining, relaxation areas and more.
  • Terminal 2 provides non-stop entertainment like movie theatre, gardens, free Internet surfing kiosks, gaming stations and more.
  • Terminal 3 is a “green” terminal with natural sky lighting and lush gardens.

Terminals 1, 2 and 3 at Changi Airport are interlinked by the Skytrain, which operates from 5.00am to 2.30am. During the non-operational hours, travelers who are within the transit areas are advised to make use of the inter-terminal travellators. A shuttle bus service is available for those who need to make inter-terminal connections in the public areas. If you have a connecting flight in different terminals, allow at least 2 hours between connections.

If you have at least 5 hours to spare before your connecting flight, you can register for a 2-hour sightseeing tour of Singapore at the airport information desk.

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Things to Consider


  • Major currencies are accepted at department stores like Robinsons, Metro and Duty Free. However, it is recommended to have Singaporean currency for easy usage on the streets and shops.
  • English is the official working language as well as the most widely spoken language of Singapore. Malay, Mandarin (Chinese) and Tamil form the other official languages of the country.
  • The major shopping places in Singapore are at Orchard Road, Chinatown, Little India, Marina Square and Bugis Junction. Singapore is a very modern city but in some places bargaining is still practiced. From mid-July to mid-August, there will be bargain galore during “The Great Singapore Sale”.
  • Tipping is not encouraged as most hotels and restaurant in Singapore already levy a 10% service charge on the customers’ bills. Tipping is not a way of life in Singapore and it prohibited at the airport.
  • Singapore is counted amongst the 20 smallest countries of the world. However, it is the second most densely populated country in the world, after Monaco. So be prepared for the crowdedness.
  • Besides air-conditioned areas such as shopping centers, restaurants, entertainment outlets and cinemas, smoking is prohibited and is also an offence on the SMRT (Singapore Mass Rapid Transit system), public buses, taxi and in lifts. A maximum fine of S$1,000 may be imposed on first-time offenders
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Important Note:
Whilst Classic Travel does our best to keep information updated, it is always advisable for you to double-check details for your specific trip as information can change without notice, particularly in regards to arrival & departure airport terminals, visa requirements and airport/port fees.