Host City

Over the past fifty years, through the meticulous integration of urban planning, environmental design, ecological know-how, and horticultural knowledge, Singapore has developed a unique urban space that seamlessly combines landscape and vertical greenery with modern architecture and heritage buildings.

Today, with rich biodiversity, strong community support, and almost half of Singapore covered in greenery in the form of streetscape, nature reserves, parks, park connectors, as well as vertical and high-rise plantings, Singapore has proven her ability to balance economic growth with environmental sustainability and is well on her way to evolving into a City in a Garden.

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Singapore is hot and humid all year-round, with temperatures usually reaching over 30°C. You should be prepared for rain at any time, which can be torrential but usually brief.

Tax Refund

Tourists can claim a refund on the 7% Goods and Services Tax (GST) paid on your purchases if you spend more than $100 at any participating shops. 

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Wi-Fi & Connectivity

Visitors can register for a free public Wi-Fi account with their foreign mobile numbers at any Wireless@SG hotspot. Overseas charges may apply. 

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Power Plug

The standard electrical current used in Singapore is 220-240 volts AC (50 cycles) and you can use power plugs with three square prongs here.