The Capital: Singapore
Direct Flying Time: Approx 13-14 hours direct from UK
Passports/visas: British passport holders do not require a visa to enter Singapore for stays up to 30 days but you need 6 months validity on your passport.
Time Difference: +7 hours ahead of British Summer Time. GMT+8 hours
Currency: Singapore Dollar (SGD1 = 100 Cents). The US and Australian Dollars, Yen and British Pound are also accepted in most major shopping centres and big departmental stores.
Main Language: PuTongHua (Mandarin Chinese, official), Malay (official and national), Tamil (official), English (official)
Electricity: Singapore voltage is 220-240 volts AC, 50 cycles per second.
International Dialing: 0065 (UK- SIN) 00144 (SIN-UK)
Driving: left hand side of road. International Driving Permit required
Clothing: Lightweight or tropical with light rainwear or an umbrella for all months.
Vaccinations: Please consult your G.P. You should always ensure that your tetanus & polio is up to date. No vaccinations/inoculations are required for travellers from the UK.
Tipping: Tipping is not practiced as most hotels and restaurants in Singapore already levy a 10% service charge on customers' bills. Tipping is not a way of life in Singapore and is prohibited at the airport