Singapore

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Destination Information

Twenty-six miles across, the island of Singapore is connected to Johor, Malaysia, by causeways. This tiny city-state has poured resources into a revitalized harbor district. Most people are aware of Singapore’s robust economy and eerily spotless rapid transit system; they may be less familiar with its Arab Quarter, vibrant food stalls and centuries-old temples. Singapore is the world’s second-largest port, and Changi Airport is the aviation hub for Southeast Asia and is consistently rated among the world’s best.

Direct Dial Codes

To phone hotels in Singapore, dial 011 (international access) + 65 (Singapore code) + local numbers in listings.

Currency

Singapore dollar (SGD). Fluctuating rate valued at SGD1.36 = US$1.00 as of November 2019.

When to Visit

The climate is hot and humid year-round. May and June are the hottest months, while the November and December monsoon season has the highest rainfall.

U.S. Embassy

Singapore, Tel. (65) 6476-9100.

Time

12 hours ahead of New York (EST). (Time listed is for DST in the West. Difference is one hour more November to mid-March.) 

Entry Requirements

Passport (valid for six months beyond end of stay). Visit travel.state.gov, and for travelers’ health information, cdc.gov.