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Visa
Before you step into any foreign country, you require a proper visa stamp, which allows you to enter the foreign land without any difficulties.
Make sure you have the proper stamp of country, stating type of visa and date of issue and date of expiration. Carry your passport at all times.

Currency
Make sure that you have checked the exchange rates and converted your cash into the appropriate currency. Follow the exchange rates of the day.

Major cards are widely accepted by establishments in Singapore. Should any shop insist on adding a surcharge, contact the respective card company to report the errant shop-owner.

Travel Light

It is important that you do not carry excess baggage around with you, as it will affect your enjoyment. Singapore has a wide range of shopping malls, where you can purchase food items, clothes, toilet accessories etc. So travel as light as possible.

Services at the hotel

Picking the right hotel is important. Decide your budget and then browse through several brochures of hotels before you choose. You should be comfortable with the location of hotel, and services that are offered by the staff. If you are traveling with children, make sure the hotel provides child-related services, e.g. baby-sitting.

Tipping

Tipping is not encouraged as most hotels and restaurants in Singapore already levy a 10% service charge on customers' bills. Tipping is not a way of life in Singapore and is prohibited at the airport. Kindly refrain from tipping your tour guide as well.

Rules and regulations

Singapore is an extremely tourist friendly country. But there are certain rules and regulations that must be followed to ensure that you do not break any laws of the country.

Drug Abuse

Drug abuse is a serious offense in Singapore. Illicit traffic in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances is strictly prohibited. The punishment for drug trafficking is death.

Fireworks

Any individual found keeping, possessing, having under his control, discharging or letting off dangerous fireworks (including firecrackers, rocket fireworks, sandcrackers and such other fireworks) is liable to a fine not exceeding SGD 5,000 or imprisonment for up to 2 years or both.

Driving

With an internatioanl license, you can easily rent a care and drive around. But follow traffic rules and regulations so that you do not get caught up in parking or moving offenses.

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