5 notes when traveling to Singapore

Wearing clothes suitable for the weather, enjoying local food, taking public transportation is something you should keep in mind.

From dining to transportation, knowing and understanding what to note in Singapore will make your trip complete and memorable.

Clothes suitable for the weather

Singapore has an average temperature of 26 – 34 degrees Celsius and a tropical climate will make your body sweat when going out. Bring the right clothes and plan to explore outdoors in the morning, walk the city at night. Remember to bring an umbrella or raincoat with you to avoid unexpected rains.

Public transportation is cheap and convenient

Public transport is the most economical way to get around the city. Singapore’s public transport system is modern and well maintained. Use EZ-Link card when traveling Singapore to use bus and subway. Also, use mobile apps to determine where you are and navigate where you want to go.

Understand the law

Singapore is famous for being a country with lots of laws and regulations, including penalties for spitting, smoking, or chewing gum in public. If you commit acts of vandalizing public property, you may be imprisoned. On a side note, you should not hold or hold anyone’s belongings while at the airport to avoid the unfortunate hassle.

Enjoy street food

A simple and effective way to save money on your trip is to skip the luxury restaurants and trendy cafes. Instead, food stalls at food centers are a good choice. Here, you can find local food and Michelin-starred street food stalls.

Specifically, you can enjoy the famous chicken rice at Liao Fan or Laksa noodles at Sungei Road Trishaw. If you want to check the food quality of restaurants, you can look at the sign. The letter A is the best and D may not be safe.

Tipping is not important

Tip culture does not exist in Singapore. The waiters did not expect guests to tip. However, you can tip them if you feel the service is good at the restaurant. Most shops and street food shops charge 7% service charge and tax on your bill. For luxury restaurants, the fee is 10% of the service charge, so in Singapore the tip is not necessary.