After much contemplation and speculation, you have finally chosen Singapore as your destination. Travelling abroad is exciting but could also be unnerving at the same time. Do not worry, we will make sure that your plan works out by creating a timeline for you and guiding you step by step.
Pre-trip jitters are no strangers to us, which is why it is essential to prep yourself for the trip way before the big day! Here are a few tips to make yourself trip-ready and ensure everything’s in place before the D-day! Be it two weeks prior to the trip or just a few days before it, we have got you covered with all the necessities that you need to look into.
Two Weeks Prior
Here are some questions you may have before you head on to that fun trip in Singapore:
What are the Important Documents required to Travel To Singapore?
1 Visa - Make sure you apply for the visa two weeks prior to the trip to be on the safer side since it takes three working days for processing post submission of the application. The documents required are:
You can also apply for a Singapore visa online with SOTC.
What Do I Pack?
What is the Maximum Luggage Allowed by Airlines?
However, please check the luggage rules of the airline you are flying as these tend to differ across carriers.
Two To Three Days Before The Trip
SOTC provides you with currency notes and Forex Cards which can be used for ATM withdrawals and electronic transactions. The currency accepted in Singapore is Singapore Dollar with one Singapore Dollar=50 INR approximately.
Power Banks And Adapters
You need to make sure that you are always accessible. It is essential to stay connected with the people you are travelling with and to have access to information while on the go. Hence, make sure that your power banks are always charged in case your phone batteries run out during the trip. You do not want a dead phone when you reach an unknown destination. Also, do not forget to carry universal plug chargers and adapters with you. Singapore uses power outlets and plugs of type G, C and M.
The Day Of Travel
You could carry some ready to eat food like biscuits, nuts, sandwiches or rolls to keep your stomach full during the trip or just in case the airlines food doesn’t suit you. Homemade food is safer as you do not want an upset stomach on a flight.
God forbid, if unwanted circumstances were to interrupt your trip or cut it short after the bookings have been made, travel insurance is a way to get some of your money back. Most international travel insurance companies provide you services such as medical assistance on your phone and reimbursement of medical costs during the trip, no matter where you are.
Always keep handy the numbers of the local Consulate, police and other emergency services as well as of the travel consultants and agents you have organised your trip through.
Confirm your hotel bookings and insist on the payment receipt or booking voucher before you reach your destination. Some resorts also provide pick up and drop facilities from and to the airport. SOTC also organises hotel bookings for you as a part of its Singapore tour packages.
Credit cards are accepted by most hotels and restaurants in Singapore. You will also find 24/7 ATMs. American Express, MasterCard and Visa are the widely accepted credit cards in Singapore. However, do notify your credit card company of your travel dates before you leave and check on the surcharges that may be applicable on international travel.
During The Trip
If you are visiting Singapore, knowing a few Mandarin phrases could prove to be handy. Here are some phrases in the most widely spoken language in Singapore:
Tips For Travelling In Singapore
Cost of living in Singapore
When to visit Singapore
A Glimpse of Singapore through Art:
Movie - Krrish: An action-packed film shot at the famous landmarks of Singapore will tell you what this destination has in store for you!
Music - Koi Tumsa Nahi: Was shot at Chain Bridge, Singapore which is the world’s longest and highest bridge.