Singapore

Singapore

A trip to Singapore is best planned between October and May. Then we have a chance that the weather will be our ally and in comfortable conditions, we will come to know this fascinating country. Visiting Singapore alone is worth combining with culinary tourism. The kitchen is full of amazing spices and ingredients. Its existence is a combination of dishes from Malaysian, Chinese, Indian, Indonesian, Thai, Middle Eastern, as well as Western Europe. A real gourmet paradise, although it's not the only thing it has to offer!

Culture and tourism 

We do not need a visa to travel to Singapore. We can stay up to ninety days without having it. However, we must remember the passport's validity. If it is less than six months until its expiration, we will not be admitted to Singapore. We must also have a return ticket bought at the entrance. The problem may be the need to buy a Singapore dollar. Unfortunately, we will search in vain for Polish exchange offices and in fact the only solution is to use ATMs on the spot in Singapore. When deducting the costs of the operation itself, the value of one dollar oscillates around two and a half zlotys.

Basic information 

Singapore is a city-state located on an island located on the edge of the Malay Peninsula over the Malacca Strait and forms one of the smallest countries in the world. The entire area of this country is less than six hundred square kilometers. Although most of the inhabitants are Chinese and Malay, we don't have to worry about the lack of language. English, along with Chinese, Malay and Tamil, is one of the official ones in force in Singapore. The only difficulty that may meet us is that this Singaporean English is slightly different from the traditional, pure version.

  • Area: 716,1 km² 
  • Population: 5 607 300
  • PKB per capita: 93 905,5 USD

Singapore

Singapore Dollar SGD = PLN 2.8

There is no. Up to 90 days without a visa. It is required that the passport upon entry be valid for a minimum of 6 months and that you must have a return ticket to your country or a further travel ticket in Singapore.

230 V / electric sockets in this country are according to the British system, therefore an adapter is required to be rented in most hotels.

Roaming works without problems, however prices are high, to actively use phone calls to Poland, it is better to buy a pre-paid card.

Internet widely available in most pubs, guesthouses, hotels and at the airport. A lot of free hot spots that you can use. However, the speed is different.

In Singapore, you can't: spit, litter, drink and eat on buses, subways, chew gum, feed the birds in the park, pick flowers, cross the streets in a non-designated place. You can be fined $ 500-1000 for breaking the bans.

There is a flogging penalty for theft, vandalism and burglary, a high fine and imprisonment for possession of drugs, and death penalty for drug trafficking.

We avoid criticism of the legal and political order existing in the state.

Hepatitis A, hepatitis B, TBP, tetanus, abdominal DUR
Constant threat of dengue virus infection caused by mosquito bites. In the second half of 2016, Zika virus infections were reported. We recommend that you follow the recommendations of the Chief Sanitary Inspectorate, especially if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.

Appropriate attire is required in places of religious worship (long pants / skirt and a blouse with at least a short sleeve and without a large neckline), at each temple there are covers for people who are not properly dressed. Take off your shoes before entering the mosque or Hindu temple.
The most common form of greeting is handshake. Before entering the Singapore home (we only come invited - coming unannounced is rude) you need to take off your shoes.

Air - very good, urban transport (metro, buses, taxi) - very good

At a very high level. Personal insurance is not mandatory, but due to the very high costs of hospital treatment it is better to buy them. The cost of a medical visit is from SGD 20, the cost of a day at the hospital from 300 to 5000 SGD, depending on the hospital and room standard.

Cuisine of all Asia, dishes created as a result of their penetration. The influences of cuisines such as Malaysian, Chinese, Indian, Indonesian, Thai, Middle Eastern, as well as European, have contributed to the creation of unique dishes and flavors characteristic of this city. It is worth trying both the local street food in popular hawker centers, and also go to restaurants where dishes are prepared by talented chefs.

1 January - International New Year
January / February - Chinese New Year

14 February - Valentine's Day

March 8 - International Women's Day

March / April - Easter

May 1 - International Labor Day

May 10 - Vesak - Buddhist festival

25-26.06 - Hari Raya - Muslim festival

9 Sierpień – Dzień Niepodległości

1 Wrzesień – Hari Raya Haji – święto muzułmańskie

18 October Diwali / Deepavali - Hindu festival

December 25 - Christmas

31 December - New Year's Eve

Embassy of the Republic of Poland
435 Orchard Road | #17-02/03 Wisma Atria | 238877 Singapore
T: +65 6235 9478 ext. 403 www.singapore.mfa.gov.pl