The currency used in Singapore is the Singapore dollar (SGD). Being a major trading centre, the country has many banks that accept currency from other countries. You can also buy Singapore dollars online ahead of your trip. The following are the latest rates for Singapore dollar in the last 24-hours.
Singapore banknotes are available in denominations of $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100, $500, $10000 and $10,000. The $1 note has largely been replaced with the $1 coin. Coins come in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents. At the time of writing, US$1.00 = S$1.52.
Singapore Goods & Services Tax (GST)
This is imposed on most goods and services, which stands at 7%.
Travellers' Cheques can easily be encashed in most banks in Singapore. Shops may also take travellers cheques in lieu of cash after taking into consideration the conversion rate.
Credit cards are accepted at most restaurants and upmarket stores. A surcharge of 2-4% is added for many purchases. To get in touch with the major credit card companies, call:
Visa: 1 800 345 1345
MasterCard: 800 1100 113
American Express: 6880 1111
Singapore Banking Hours
Banks are open from 10:00am to 3:00pm on weekdays, and 9:30am to 11:00am on Saturdays.
Planning Areas of Singapore
"Planning Areas" are the de facto districts of Singapore. This map shows you all the planning areas of the island nation. Click on them to get to know each area.
Buy Your Long-Distance Bus Tickets Here!
If you are planning to travel Malaysia and Singapore by bus, you can now purchase your long-distance bus tickets directly from Bus Online Ticket, where you get to check the schedule as well as price of tickets from various bus companies.
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