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Singapore Money-Saving Tips

English everywhere

Don't worry about packing a phrasebook – not only is English one of Singapore's official languages, nearly everyone speaks it. Daily newspapers and TV stations also broadcast in English.

Go lightweight

Singapore is a walking city so wear lightweight, cotton clothes, and comfortable shoes. If you are going to be spending any length of time outdoors, protect yourself from the sun with a summer hat and sunglasses.

Strict fines

Heed the warning signs on streets, in buildings, and on public transportation or risk being booked with a ticket up to $710 for smoking, littering, jay walking, spitting…even chewing gum.

Customs & immigration

Don't try to smuggle any drugs out of Singapore – drug trafficking carries a mandatory death sentence. Although one liter of duty-free liquor is allowed, cigarettes or tobacco are not. A clean look will you get you through immigration quickly.

No tipping

Not only is tipping not necessary, Singapore authorities actually frown on it as a 10-percent service charge is already added to bills in all hotels and restaurants. Even taxi drivers will return your change.


Netizens can web-surf on personal laptops at over 7,200 hotspots in public areas, including most restaurants. Log on to to register free with local providers.


MaxiCab, a 6-seater taxi shuttle service from Changi airport, operates from 6am to midnight, stopping at designated places downtown. Cost: $5 for adults; $3.5 for kids.

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