Now is a great time as a registered delegate of 12th Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Conference to experience Singapore Airlines. Fly on the world's most awarded airline and en route enjoy KrisWorld, your personal inflight entertainment system and the inflight service even other airlines talk about. For bookings, visit www.singaporeair.com and enjoy attractive airfares to Singapore.
For a limited time only, delegates can contact the nearest Singapore Airlines office, for enquiries on your flight arrangements.
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Changi Airport has 4 terminals - Terminals 1, 2, 3 and the Budget Terminal. For more information on Changi Airport, please visit http://www.changiairport.com. A passenger service charge of SGD 21 may be payable during check-in if it has not been incorporated in the air ticket or absorbed by your airline. Photo courtesy of the Singapore Tourism Board
|Photo courtesy of the Singapore Tourism Board|
Foreigners who do not require visas for entry and are visiting Singapore as tourists may generally be given up to 30-day social visit passes upon their arrival in Singapore.
Information on visa requirements can be found here. To find out more about the visa application process, click here.
The local currency is Singapore dollars and cents. Notes come in denominations of SGD 2, SGD 5, SGD 10, SGD 20, SGD 50, SGD 100, SGD 500, SGD 1,000, and SGD 10,000. Coins come in denominations of 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents and SGD 1.
Brunei currency is acceptable at par with the Singapore currency. Under the Currency Interchangeability Agreement between Brunei and Singapore, all banks in Singapore are obliged to accept the Brunei currency notes and coins at par for deposit.
Money can be changed at banks and hotels. Licensed money changes can also be found at most shopping complexes and can be identified with the sign "Licensed Money Changer". Visitors are discouraged from changing money with unlicensed money changers. An online currency converter is available here.
Banking hours are Mondays to Fridays: 1000 hrs to 1500 hrs. Saturdays: 0930 hrs to 1300 hrs (some banks are open until 1500 hrs). Selected banks may also open from 0930 hrs to 1500 hrs on Sundays.
Photo courtesy of the Singapore Tourism Board
Singapore is well-served by an affordable public transport system.
|Singapore's rail transit system, the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) is an efficient and convenient mode of transport. Three MRT lines cover Singapore from end to end, with fares ranging from SGD 1.00 - SGD 2.00 for single-trip Standard Tickets.
The public buses complete the MRT system to bringing you around Singapore. With most of the buses being air-conditioned, this is another comfortable way of exploring Singapore. The fare on public buses range from SGD 0.70 to SGD 1.40 on non air-conditioned buses and SGD 0.80 to SGD1.70 on air-conditioned buses.
Visitors can also purchase The Singapore Tourist Pass for unlimited travel on the MRT and basic bus services.
Traveling by train from the airport to the SunTec Center involves two train changes:
Photo courtesy of the Singapore Tourism Board
Taxi fares are charged by the taxi meter with a flag down rate of SGD 2.80 - SGD 5.00 depending on the type of taxi. Additional surcharges may be applicable during peak periods (0700 hrs - 0930 hrs and 1700 hrs - 2300 hrs on weekdays), from midnight to 0600 hrs, on the eve of and on local public holidays and for travel to and from certain locations. You may find it useful to book a taxi by phone during peak periods, rainy days and festive seasons. Do note that a booking surcharge is applicable.
For more information on the public transport system in Singapore, visit the PublicTransport@SG.
Driving in Singapore
A valid driving licence from your country of residence or a valid International Driving License is required for driving in Singapore.
The following Car Rental Counters are available at the Changi Airport Arrival Halls:
Avis - (65) 6545 0800
Avis - (65) 6542 8855
Hertz - (65) 6542 5300
Avis - (65) 6447 9011
Hertz - (65) 6446 7211
The counter operating hours are from 0700 hrs to 2300 hrs.
Singapore has a warm and humid climate throughout the year. The daily average temperature ranges from 24 degrees Celsius to 31 degrees Celsius. Visit this site for a 5 day weather forecast.
It is safe to drink water straight from the tap in Singapore. However, bottled water is also widely available in supermarkets and convenience stores if you prefer it.
Singapore voltage is 220-240 volts AC, 50 cycles per second. The power plugs used in Singapore are of the three-pin, square-shaped type. Do remember to check the voltage of the item against the acceptable voltage in your home country when shopping for electrical items.
Free Wi-Fi in Public Areas
Visitors can enjoy free wireless broadband access in Singapore by signing up for Wireless@SG, a broadband programme developed by the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) Si