Timothy Tye's Travel Encyclopedia
Preparing Money for your Trip to Singapore

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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

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

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.

     Visiting Singapore? Find hotels in Singapore

    You can look for and book your hotel room direct from this website. Click this link to find hotels in Singapore, or use the search box below. You can filter the results based on your requirement, everything from five star hotels to homestays and more.

     Look for a specific type of accommodation in Singapore

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    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.

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