Sykline of SingaporeTime Zone
Greenwich Mean Time plus eight hours; Time in Singapore is 12 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time in New York. (13 hours ahead of central time in Chicago, etc.)

International Dialing Code

International Access Code: 106 for Malaysia (before the country code), 104 for other countries in the area. Country Code 65 City Codes not required.

Emergency Numbers
Ambulance: 995
Fire: 995
Police: 999

Valid passport or internationally recognized travel document and an onward/return ticket are required of all visitors.

The currency unit is the Singapore dollar (S$). Approximately S$1.50 = US$1 Coins are in denominations of: 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 cents. Notes are in denominations of: $1, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100, $500, $1,000 and $10,000. Brunei notes are interchangeable with Singapore notes and are quite common. The best exchange rate can be obtained at banks, or at bank ATM machines through credit cards. Just as in the US, it is best to use an ATM outside or inside a bank (in case the ATM card should be retained for any reason by the machine).

It is wise to become acquainted with prices so that you can bargain effectively at small shops that do not have fixed prices. Some merchants add only a small mark up over their cost; others add on a greater percentage

Customs Regulations
Contact Head, Terminal Section Airports Branch Customs & Excise Department, Singapore Changi Airport Changi Airport P.O. Box 5 Singapore 9181 Tel: 5459122 or 5427058 for information Or The Customs Officer Singapore Changi Airport Tel: 5412572 or your nearest Singapore Overseas Mission.

Singapore has 230 voltage:
To use a 110/120 volt appliance (U.S. appliance) where there is only 220/240 power available, you must use a step down or combination converter. Your appliance’s wattage and circuitry will dictate the converter you need to purchase.
Dual Voltage Appliances are recommended. They are designed to work with both 110/120 or 220/240 volt electricity and tend to work better than using a converter with an existing appliance.

Modem/Phone Adapter Plugs for Singapore
Singapore has the following telephone jack(s): RJ11, TUK Non-RJ11 jacks require an outlet adapter for use with the U.S. RJ11 phone plug. Phone adapter plugs can be used in reverse to adapt the Singapore phone plug to the RJ11 outlet.

Visitors with disabilities
Please contact:
Handicaps Welfare Association,
16 Whampoa Drive, (behind Block 102),
Singapore 327725.
Tel : (65) 254 3006