Which Singapore mobile operator is the best?
Which Singapore broadband operator is best?
How do I open a Bank Account in Singapore?
I need a movers in Singapore
I need a shipping company
Is it safe to drink water directly from the tap?
How much does a beer cost?
How is the Mosquito situation in Singapore?
How’s the weather in Singapore?
Are there spots with free Wifi in Singapore?
What voltage/shape are the power outlets in Singapore?
What are the emergency numbers in Singapore?
Getting More Information
Where are tourist information centres located?
Where do I locate official government information and services?
What is the healthcare service like in Singapore?
How much is a food shop going to cost?
After extensive research, and trying to figure out which network is best, we are at loss- it all depends on you! What we have found is that the website and sheer volume of plans make for tiring research. So you don’t have to go through the same hell, we’ve presented you with our favorite packages and the rates.
There have been a number of scams in Singapore involving ‘too good to be true’ deals- if it appears that way then it probably is. Astro Movers is an internationally recognized mover, both for moving within Singapore and to/from Singapore. These movers will be a little more expensive than the alternatives but for the sake of the safety of your personal belongings you’re better off paying a few dollars extra.
We have gone for these guys because of their international status. They also provide air freight and shipping services.
Yes the water is generally safe to drink. Although many people still prefer to buy bottled water.
Around £5…The biggest shock to most expatriates is the cost of alcohol! A good quality bottle of red or white wine will cost S$30.00 and above.
The Wireless@SG programme means that most of Singapore has free Wifi access. Just select Wireless@SG on your network list and punch in your Singapore mobile number, and the other requested details. Tourists and those without a Singapore phone number can approach customer service desks at SingTel, M1 or iCell for help. Just make sure you bring your passport.
Other free hotspots include:
- Gloria Jeans
- Berrylite yoghurt cafes
The voltage in Singapore is 220-240V. Generally, the power outlets are three-pronged like in the UK and Ireland. Adapters are widely available if needed, including Changi Airport.
Police: 999 / Ambulance/Fire Brigade: 995
There are several Singapore Visitors Centers within easy access. More info on Singapore Visitors Centres
Singapore has one of the best healthcare services in the world. Hospitals and dental clinics are clean and efficient, and would easily match the standards of the best in Europe and elsewhere for that matter. A doctor’s consultation will cost between S$30 and S$50 and a visit to the dentist will cost around S$30 for an adult- obviously if you need work done then the cost can be anything, like anywhere! As with any time abroad, we strongly recommend that you have comprehensive medical insurance before you leave for Singapore.
Some things you will find here will be cheaper while others (like alcohol) can be significantly pricier. Bear in mind that most food is imported so this will affect the price. Prices will be comparative to that of the UK, Australia or Ireland. Here’s a snapshot:
- 100g minced beef
- 1 litre milk skimmed
- 1 sliced white loaf bread
- 12 eggs
- 1 red apple
- 1 orange
- 2 Corn on the Cob
- 250 g strawberries