Singapore is one of the best places to spend your holiday and, you will find a lot of fascinating spots in every nook and cranny of the city. When you plan to spend your holiday at Singapore, you should aware of some tips and rules of the city before visiting it. Let us discuss about them in detail:
The currency of Singaporeans is Singapore dollar and the currency notes come in denominations of S$2, S$5, S$10, S$50, S$100, S$1,000 and S$10,000. Coins come in 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents and S$1 and, 100 cents is equal to one Singapore dollar.
As a tourist, if you make a purchase of $100 (including GST) then, you can make a refund of 7% GST paid on your goods. To know whether a shop is participating in the Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS), look for a “Tax Free” shopping logo or sign displayed at the shop. You can also check with the shop owner whether your purchases are eligible for GST refund.
You should know English to speak with Singaporeans, as they mostly know how to communicate in English. Many Singaporeans also speak additional languages such as Mandarin Chinese, Malay or Tamil.
Singapore is a small island geographically located nearer to the equator line and hence, enjoys tropical climate. Thus, the climate is hot and humid all year-round, with temperatures usually reaching over 30°C. You should be prepared for rain at any time by carrying umbrella in your backpack.
Top Tourist Places:
An important thing you should know about it is top places to visit in the city. There are many places including Garden by the Bay, Esplanade, Singapore Zoo, Botanical Garden, Bird Park, Gambling Singapore and China Town etc. to be visited for sure to make your trip a complete one.
Safe Drinking Water:
Here, people can drink and use the water coming straight from the tap, as the water in Singapore passes World Health Organization (WHO) standards. You can even buy bottled water easily by paying cents.
No Smoking Areas:
People are not allowed to smoke anywhere in the city and strictly restricted in some air-conditioned places like malls, restaurants, buses and other trains. But there are some designated places where you are allowed in some entertainment outlets.
Wi-Fi & Connectivity:
Tourist people can register for a free public Wi-Fi account with their foreign mobile numbers at any Wi-Fi Singapore hotspot. Free Wi-Fi is also available in some important public places such as Changi Airport, Shopping Malls etc.
With the above tips, you may find it easy to travel around tourist spots of Singapore without any problem.