A fast-paced metropolis and global financial hub obsessed with world-firsts, where centuries-old cultural practices adorn steel-and-glass facades with a dizzying array of sights, sounds and tastes all year round. Singapore’s multitudinal character is what makes it so difficult to define – much less stay away from.
Your Singapore eGuide
Population: 5.6 MILLION
Time zone: + GMT 8
CURRENCY: SINGAPORE DOLLARS, SGD ($)
Country code: +65
Peak travel period: JUNE – SEPTEMBER
Socket types: TYPES G – 230V 50HZ
Transport Card: EZLINK
Tap Water: SAFE TO DRINK
Essential Travel Phrases
Confirm plus chop – Yes I am very, very sure
Kiasu (Kyah-soo) – Afraid of Missing out
Tompang (Tohm-pung) – Hitch a Ride
Onz (On-z) – Yes, I can confirm
Shiok (She-oak) – Very Good
Can or not? – Can you do this?
Tapao – Take away/To Go
Makan – Let’s Eat
Bojio – Why am I not invited?
Siao – Crazy/Insane