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No visas required for South African passport holders.

No visas required for South African passport holders.

No visas required for South African passport holders.


Singapore has a tropical climate and stays hot and humid throughout the year. Temperatures average around 31° C  (88°F) during the day with little seasonal variation, although it’s slightly cooler in December and January, and the hottest in April and May. Temperatures are unlikely to dip below 23° C (75°F) at night: the lowest temperature ever recorded was just over 19° C (66°F)

The best time to travel:
Hot and humid summery weather sticks to the country throughout the year, so there is no particular best time to visit Singapore. However, November to June is considered to be a high season in the city. A year starts with great New Year fireworks, and January–February are full of events like Pongal, Thaipusam, and Chingay Parade. If you want to find good deals, avoid national holidays like Chinese New Year. July through October shows a slight decline in Singapore tourism. During the summer, you can taste delicacies at the Singapore Food Festival, go shopping during Great Singapore Sale, learn more about Muslim traditions at the start and end of Ramadan, and celebrate the National Day with the locals. November to January is the northeast monsoon season marked by intense rain showers. During this period you can cheer up celebrating Deepavali or observing Christmas Lights along Orchard Road.


Country: Singapore
Capital City: Singapore
International Airports: Changi Airport Singapore
Area: 722.5 km²
Population: 5,612 million
Time Zone: UTC+8 (SST)
Religion: Christian , Buddhism, Muslim and Hinduism
Language: Everyone speaks English, however most people will also speak a second language which could be Malay, Tamil, Standard Mandarin or Chinese Mandarin+B211
Currency: Singapore dollar
Exchange Rate: Please consult your local bank as exchange rates fluctuate.
Credit Card Payment Availability: Credit Card payment accepted throughout Singapore, cash is needed for smaller shops and markets.
ATM Accessibility: ATM’s readily available
Dialling Code: +65


Electricity: 220V
Water: Tap water is safe to drink.
Business Hours: Mon- Friday 09:00 – 13:00 & 14:00 – 17:00. There is often a half day on Saturday from 09:00 – 13:00
Banking Hours:  09:30 – 15:00 however some open as early as 08:30 and others will be open in the evenings.
Photography Restrictions: No restrictions
Tipping: Tipping is not customary in Singapore
Vaccination Requirements: No vaccinations required, however always consult with your medical practitioner or travel clinic.
Dress Code Restrictions: No Restrictions, however you will be asked to cover up when entering a Mosque.
Peculiar Customs to Observe: Chewing Gum is not allowed.
Pointing at someone with your finger.
Touching an adult on the head.
Kicking or touching a book with your foot.
Visiting someone without bringing a gift.
Calling an older person by their name instead of addressing them as uncle or aunty is considered very rude.
Speaking too loudly in public.
Not Queuing and taking someone’s seat when they have booked it with a “Choke” or packet of tissues


  • Singapore Art Festival – January
  • Pongal – 14 / 17 January
  • Chinese New Year (New moon day between January 21 to February 20)
  • Thaipusam – end of January
  • Lantern Festival –  Mid-Autumn Festival – last day of Chinese New Year
  • Singapore 7’s – April
  • Vesak Day – May
  • Dragon Boat Festival – end May / June
  • Hari Raya Puasa – June
  • International Festival Of Arts – end June
  • Food festival- end June/ July
  • National Day – 09 August
  • Singapore Night Festival –  August
  • Hari Raya Haji – end August / September
  • Hungry Ghost festival- end August / September
  • Grand Prix F1 – September
  • Diwali – end October / November


“Singapore is the happiest place in Asia”

– Dan Buettner