What you need to know

Information and Facts

A global business and financial metropolis, Singapore dazzles with its bustling vibrant cities, its year-round tropical climate and its historical collections featuring significant artefacts, sculptures and relics.  The island-state shows off its substantial history through its many cycle trails, hills, temple houses and villages.

Singapore: Facts & Information


Travellers visiting Singapore will generally have comfortable, tropical weather as the country is near the equator. The country does not have any distinct seasons.


Singapore is generally a safe destination for travel. However, as with all travel at home or away, you should observe the same precautions with your personal safety and possessions. Take copies of your important documents (passports and credit cards) and keep them separate from the originals. You should also keep a record of the description and serial numbers of valuable items (cameras and laptops).


While some vaccines may be recommended when travelling around Asia – WHO recommends travellers be up to date with their Tetanus, Diphtheria and Hepatitis A & Hepatitis B shots – there aren’t any known ailments or endemic diseases where there is a need for a particular immunisation required for travel.

In general, prior to departure for any vacation, it’s always best to speak with your physician, who knows your medical history, and can assess any risks involved with your intended destination.

Currency & Customs

The currency of Singapore is the Singapore Dollar. 

Canadian passport holders who visit Japan must have a valid passport, which should be valid during the entire period of stay. Canadian passport holders staying in the country for less than 90 days do not need a Visa.

There are restrictions on the amounts of alcohol and tobacco products brought into the country.  Plants and animals, and products made from such, will be subject to restrictions and quarantine. All Food Products should be declared on arrival.


Electric current in Singapore is 230V and 50Hz.  It is recommended for certain appliances such as hair dryers and straighteners to bring both a plug adapter and converter. For newer electronics such as tablets or smartphones, a plug adapter may only be needed as the voltage could automatically adjust (best to seek advice from an electronic or gadget specialist).


The official language in Singapore is English and Chinese.