Helpful Links: Singapore


General Information

Which time zone is Singapore in?

What holidays are observed?

What business hours are held?

What post office/mail/parcel services are available?

How do I address letters to Singapore?

What is the manner of dress in Singapore?

Are there any etiquette rules that I should be aware of?

Which electrical outlets are used?

 
 
 

University Life

Where can I find a list of Singaporean universities?

What scholarships are available to me?

What is the average salary of a professor?

 
 
 

Weather

What is the weather like in Singapore?

What is the weather forecast for this week?

What about extreme weather?

 
 
 
 

Moving Around

Is my driver’s license valid in Singapore?

How can I obtain a Singaporean driver’s license?

How can I obtain an International Driving Permit (IDP)?

Which side of the road do I drive on?

Can I rent a car?

How can I travel around within Singapore?

Where can I find updated safety & travel alerts?

 
 
 

Visa Information

Can you give me an overview of the process to obtain a visa?

What type of visa do I need?

For business and visiting, no visa is needed.

How long is my visa valid for?

Can I get a visa extension?

Am I allowed to work with my visa?

Am I allowed to study on my visa?

What is the cost of a visa?

  • Free

How long before departure should I apply for my visa?

Can I bring my spouse/children with me?

Can I travel home/internationally while holding my visa?

What customs information do I need to know?

My passport has been lost or stolen, what should I do?

How can I become permanent resident?

 
 
 

Pets

Can I bring my pet with me to Singapore?

Can I return home with my pet?

  • Traveling with pets from Singapore
 
 
 
 

Medical Issues

Will my medical insurance work in Singapore?

  • Check with your provider.

Do I need medical insurance?

Can I bring my prescription medicine into Singapore?

Is my medicine available in Singapore?

My medication has run out, can I refill it with my doctor’s prescription?

What vaccinations and immunizations do I need before traveling to Singapore?

Where can I go in case of a medical emergency?

How do I find a doctor?

 
 
 
 
 

Money

What is the current exchange rate?

Where can I change my money?

What is required to open a Singaporean bank account?

Can I obtain a Singaporean credit card?

Will my debit/credit card work in Singapore?

Do I have to pay taxes?

What are the average costs of living?

How does tipping work?

How can I make international money transfers?

 
 
 
 

Phones

Which is the best phone service provider?

Will my current phone work in Singapore?

Where can I purchase a SIM card for my phone?

Can I rent a cell phone in Singapore?

What is the country code for Singapore?

  • 65

How can I call home?

Are there international calling cards available

What about calls/video chatting on the internet?

 
 
 
 

Legal

How do I become a citizen?

What if I get arrested/in trouble with police?

 
 
 

Additional Questions

How do I contact the US Embassy/consulate?

How can I contact other expatriates?

Who do I contact in case of an emergency?

 
 

Education

Are my children eligible to attend public school in Singapore?

 
 

Language Resources

What languages are spoken in Singapore?

Where can I find language resources?

Where can I find a translation service?