Guide to travelling to and around Singapore

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Singapore is a very modern and cosmopolitan city that offers all the best of East and West. An island of just 646 square kilometres it is located 96km north of the equator.

For travellers whether leisure or business, few countries are as convenient and efficient as Singapore, everywhere is usually reachable within 15 minutes, taxis are widely available (although when it is raining getting a taxi can be quite a challenge) and the underground system is easy to use and extremely efficient.

Internet access is available pretty much everywhere and many hotels, restaurants and cafe's even offer Wi-Fi connections.

For holiday travellers, Singapore offers everything you could want from a holiday, excellent restaurants, security, excellent entertainment options and some of the finest hotels melange of food in the world.

Singapore does have beaches, particularly on Sentosa Island but we would recommend you to enjoy Singapore as a city rather than a beach holiday. If you do insist on a beach, you could fly to Thailand or another neighboring country but you are probably best off getting the ferry to Bintan (Indonesia) which is just over an hour away.

The currency is the Singapore dollar (S$). Singapore uses 1c, 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, and S$1 coins. Notes are in denominations of S$2, S$5, S$10, S$50, S$100, S$500, and S$1,000.

Singapore's country code is 65. Business hours in Singapore are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays to Fridays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. Shopping hours are usually from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily.

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