Visiting Singapore is a fuss-free affair for most travellers.
If you are planning your first-ever visit to our sunny island or have questions about getting through customs, here is a how-to guide to zip in and out of Singapore!Find out more
Travelling around Singapore is a breeze.
Our most popular attractions are just a short walk away from an MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) train station, making them a great way to get around. You may also hop on a bus for a more scenic route, or if you need to get somewhere quickly, taxis and ride-hailing services are readily available as well.Find out more
Uncover the many charms of this Little Red Dot.
From world-class shopping destinations to iconic landmarks, and charming heritage neighbourhoods that offer a glimpse into the city’s fascinating past – Singapore offers a wide selection of leisure offerings within easy reach for everyone. Don’t forget to indulge yourself in all the mouth-watering dishes our incredibly diverse food scene has to offer.Find out more
General Useful Information
Singapore enjoys a tropical climate with warm and humid weather all year round, with temperatures usually reaching over 30°C. You should be prepared for rain at any time, which can be torrential but usually brief.
The Singapore Dollar (SGD) is used here. Credit cards are widely accepted in the city-state, but it would be a good idea to always carry some cash for small transactions.
As English is one of Singapore’s official languages, you will be able to speak English to local residents, most of whom are fluent in it. Many also speak an additional language, usually Mandarin, Malay or Tamil.
Singapore Standard Time (SST) is 8 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC+8). Singapore does not observe Daylight Saving Time, so the time difference remains constant throughout the year.
Singapore uses the Type G electrical plug, which is also commonly known as the UK plug. The standard electrical current used here is 220-240 volts AC (50 cycles).
In case of emergency, please call:
Tourist helpline: 1800-736-2000
Nestled in a lush tropical garden, the Shangri-La Singapore is an urban oasis that offers a perfect blend of luxury, comfort, and convenience. It is located right next to bustling Orchard Road, allowing you to easily discover some of Singapore’s greatest attractions and shopping malls.
Participants for the Singapore Convention Week can enjoy exclusive rates at the Shangri-La Singapore. To book accommodation at the hotel, please send an email to PeiQin.Chua@Shangri-La.com stating that you are a participant of Singapore Convention Week.Find out more