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Singapore Holidays,  Singapore Holiday Packages Overview

Singapore combines modern pleasures with tropical climate, excellent food, good nightlife, shopping and a medley of Indian, Malay and Chinese influences that makes it an excellent destination to explore. The diversity of religions, cultures and lifestyles that exist and thrive within Singapore make it a unique country to explore.

Singapore is very clean with well groomed green parks. Although it is one of the most densely populated countries in the world, over 50% of the area is actually covered with greenery. There are 4 nature reserves and 50 large parks in Singapore.

The centre of Singapore City includes most of the attractions in the city like Orchard Road, Marina Bay, Shenton and the Riverside. The colonial centre of Singapore is Riverside with its many clubs, bars, restaurants, museums and theatres. Orchard Road is known for its excellent shopping malls while Marina Bay is the new highlight and home to the Marina Bay Sands Resort that includes a museum, shopping mall, casino and hotel.

The Old Malay District of Singapore, Chinatown and Little India provide a glimpse into the cultural and religious diversity of Singapore and are home to excellent restaurants. Some of the most visited tourist attractions in Singapore include the Botanical Gardens, Jurong Bird Park, Night Safari and the Singapore Zoo. The nature reserve of Bukit Timah is home to an excellent variety of plant species. For a glimpse into rural Singapore, head to Pulau Ubin located off Changi Village.

The two most popular pastimes in Singapore are eating and shopping.

Tourist Offices - Singapore Tourism Board: +65 6736 6622 or www.visitsingapore.com

 

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Entry Requirements

 

Travellers should hold confirmed documents and tickets for onward or return travel and enough funds to cover their stay. Male travellers with long hair are advised to tie their hair back on arrival. Women who are six months pregnant or more may be refused entry. All nationals, regardless of visa requirements, may be issued with a Social Visitor's Pass on arrival allowing for a stay of 14 or 30 days provided their visit is for touristic or business purposes. Extensions are possible for S$40, but initial Pass is free. Passports must be valid for at least six months from date of arrival.


- For Australians - Australian passport holders do not require a visa for travel to Singapore for a stay of up to 30 days, providing a Social Visit Pass (free of charge) is obtained on arrival. Extensions are possible for a fee of S$40.


- New Zealand nationals require a valid passport, but no visa is necessary providing a Social Visit Pass (free of charge) is obtained on arrival. Extensions are possible for a fee of S$40.


- United States passport holders do not require a visa for travel to Singapore for a stay of up to 30 days, provided they obtain a free Social Visit Pass on arrival. Extensions are possible for a fee of S$40.


- United States passport holders do not require a visa for travel to Singapore for a stay of up to 30 days, provided they obtain a free Social Visit Pass on arrival. Extensions are possible for a fee of S$40.


- British passport holders do not require a visa for travel to Singapore for a stay of up to 30 days, providing a free Social Visit Pass is obtained on arrival. Extensions are possible for a fee of S$40.

 

Singapore Holidays - Currency of Singapore

 

Singapore's currency is the Singapore Dollar (SGD), which is divided into 100 cents. The US and Australian Dollars, Yen and British Pound are also accepted in the larger shopping centres. Major credit cards are accepted in hotels, shops and restaurants. ATMs are widely distributed and banks advance cash against the major credit cards. Travellers cheques can be cashed at banks or licensed moneychangers and at selected hotels. Banks are open daily, but some do not do foreign exchange on Saturdays.

 

Singapore Telephone Access Codes and Communications

 

The international access code for Singapore is +65. The outgoing code is 001 followed by the relevant country code (e.g. 001 44 for the United Kingdom). City/area codes are not necessary. Public phones are good for local and international calls; they take credit cards or phonecards, which can be bought at newspaper kiosks and Telecom shops. Calls made from hotels are free of any surcharges. Several local mobile phone operators use GSM 900/1800 networks. Email and Internet access is available at Internet cafes throughout the city.

 

Singapore Duty Free Allowances & Restrictions

 

Travellers to Singapore over 18 years do not have to pay duty on 1 litre of wine, spirits and beer. Chewing gum and tobacco products must be declared on arrival. Strictly prohibited is the trafficking in illegal drugs, which carries the death sentence. Prohibited items include meat and meat products, and firearms and explosives without a permit.

 

Singapore Holidays & Packages- Tipping Information

 

Tipping is not encouraged 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, but is appreciated for excellent service.

 

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