-City – state, in 1965. seceded from Malaysia. Red and white are the most popular colors in the Sunda Archipelago region. White is the natural color of cotton fabric, red dye has long been obtained from marine mollusks and plants. The local interpretation of colors is as follows: red – universal equality and fraternity, white – purity, virtue, eternity. The crescent means the youth of the state, five stars – peace, progress, justice, equality and democracy. The flag of Singapore was officially approved on December 3, 1959, when it was still formally a British possession. Its proportion is 2:3.
According to Watch Tutorials, it is forbidden to import drugs, psychotropic drugs, firecrackers, lighters in the form of weapons, toy coins and paper banknotes, pornographic literature and video cassettes, meat and meat products. For the export of weapons, explosives, animals, poisons, medicines, precious stones and jewelry (in quantities exceeding personal needs) a permit is required.
Passengers departing on an international flight will be charged an airport tax of US$12. The fee is not charged for passengers who do not leave the transit zones and children under the age of 2 years. A vaccination certificate is not required. Baggage allowance – 20 kg. Over – surcharge for 1 kg. weight at customs control.
The only thing that is really not worth importing into Singapore due to too high a duty is a car. In general, customs duties cover a relatively narrow range of imported goods. Luggage at the entrance to Singapore is not subject to customs duty. Exceptions are alcoholic beverages (not exceeding one litre), tobacco (200 cigarettes), confectionery and chocolate above S$50. Clothing and furniture are subject to a 5% duty on a certain customs value of the goods. There are no restrictions on the import or export of foreign currency. There are no export duties in Singapore. There are only separate rules for the export of rubber, wood, textiles and ready-made clothing.
Country code: +65
Fire and ambulance: 995
International telephone via dispatcher: 104
International information: 104
Weather forecast: 542-77-88
Talking hours: 1711
Tourist Information Center:
address – 01-19, Raffles City, open on weekdays from 8.30 to 17.00, on Saturday from 8.30 to 13.00, telephone 3300431, 3300432.
Time of arrival and departure of aircraft at Changi Airport: answering machine – 5424422, after a short signal, you need to press 1 (arrival) or 2 (departure), wait for a signal again, dial the flight number, ignoring the letters and press the button.
Singapore is connected to almost all countries of the world through its own modern telecommunications network and postal service. Two satellites provide high-quality communication with fifty countries of the world. Through the system of international direct dialing or through the operator, you can contact 170 countries. A call from a pay phone is paid in ten cents.
Communication services are provided by the Singapore Telecommunication Center – Singapore Telecom, 31 Exeter Road, Singapore 0923, telephone 7343344.
Low: 3 – 12 [$]
Medium: 12 – 20 [$]
High: more than 20 [$]
Low: 15 – 30 [$]
Medium: 30 – 100 [$]
High: more than 100 [$]
Singapore has a higher cost of living compared to other countries in Southeast Asia, which may come as a big surprise to you if you were counting on the low cost. You may not have to spend a lot of money if you can overcome the temptation to run around the posh shops and enjoy the luxury that the less economically developed Asian countries do not have. It is quite possible to live in Singapore on $25 a day if you stay in cheap hotels and eat in cheap restaurants. If you stay at a mid-range hotel and eat at good restaurants, then a more realistic cost is $80 a day, at a minimum. All major credit cards are universally accepted, but you will not be understood at all if you initially bargain hard for a new camera, and then take out your Visa credit card to pay. There are ATMs everywhere, but it’s still best if you bring some cash and traveler’s checks, just in case. There are exchange offices in shopping malls all over Singapore. Tipping is atypical in Singapore: hotel and restaurant bills already include a 10% service charge. Bargaining is no longer accepted here, but tourists can afford to ask for discounts on expensive luxury items and souvenirs. Do not bargain when paying for transport and when buying everyday goods. hotel and restaurant bills already include a 10% service charge. Bargaining is no longer accepted here, but tourists can afford to ask for discounts on expensive luxury items and souvenirs. Do not bargain when paying for transport and when buying everyday goods. hotel and restaurant bills already include a 10% service charge. Bargaining is no longer accepted here, but tourists can afford to ask for discounts on expensive luxury items and souvenirs. Do not bargain when paying for transport and when buying everyday goods.
How to get there
A large number of airlines operate flights to Singapore, and the state-of-the-art Changi International Airport is considered one of the best airports in the world.
Many tourists stop in Singapore on their way to Malaysia, which is just a kilometer from the city-state across the Straits of Johor. It is very easy to get from Malaysia to Singapore by bus or taxi along the unmade road across the strait. Another causeway was built to facilitate communication, it connects Tuas in Singapore with Geylang Patah, it is called the Second Connection for convenience. But it can only be used if you have your own transport.
A passenger ferry runs between northern Chanji and Tanjung Belungkor, east of Johor Bahru, and a daily high-speed catamaran connects Singapore to the Malaysian island of Tioman. Clean, air-conditioned buses connect Singapore with almost every major city in Malaysia; the train fare is small. Singapore is connected to the southern branch of the Malaysian rail system and there are three trains to Kuala Lumpur daily (four on weekends).
There is no direct ferry service between Singapore and the main Indonesian ports, but the connection between the two countries is possible through the Indonesian islands of the Riau archipelago, from where you can go directly to the south of Singapore. Modern ferries connect Singapore with the islands of Batam and Bintan in the archipelago. High-speed boats connect Batam with Pekanbaru in Sumatra, and several boats a week connect Bintan with Jakarta.