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Overview
Singapore

Singapore is one of the safest and most accessible destinations in Southeast Asia, but there are still a few things you need to be aware of when planning your trip.

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Visas
Singapore

British citizens do not require a visa when staying in Singapore for 90 days or less. For visa information for other citizens, please speak to your Travel Butler or the Singaporean Embassy.

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Inoculations
Singapore

You are not required to have any vaccinations when travelling to Singapore.

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When to go
Singapore

Just one degree north of the equator, Singapore's hot and humid climate varies very little throughout the year, so there's never really a bad time to visit. The country is busiest during the region's school holiday months of June to July and November to December, so visiting at other times of the year will help you avoid the crowds. You can also time your visit to catch one of the many events taking place in Singapore throughout the year. These include the Hindu Thaipusam procession in January, the Arts Festival in May and June, the Food Festival in June and July and the Great Singapore Sale that sees many retailers slashing their prices between May and July.

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Currency
Singapore

The official currency is the Singapore dollar.

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Electrical
Singapore

Power outlets in Singapore use the same G type plugs and outlets as the UK and neighbouring Malaysia, with a residential voltage of 230 volts, so you won’t need a power adaptor to use your UK appliances.

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Travel insurance
Singapore

Even in a city as safe as Singapore, accidents can still happen. Ask your expert about arranging travel insurance before you travel.

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What to pack
Singapore

Singapore's hot and humid climate makes light summer clothing the only option for staying comfortable when heading outdoors, but air conditioning is so ubiquitous inside buildings that you might want to bring an extra layer anyway. Here are a few items we recommend packing:

  • Passport
  • Light layers
  • Hat, sunglasses and sun cream
  • Swimsuit
  • Walking shoes that are comfortable in the heat

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