Before going to Singapore for the first time, it’s good to know some information about this sea lion country. In addition to helping you adjust there, you can also prepare those needs before leaving. There are some small things that you might not think about. Well, here are some things you must pay attention to before going to Singapore.
Singapore uses Singapore Dollar as a currency for transactions. Fractions of money consist of S $ 2, S $ 5, S $ 10, S $ 50, S $ 100, S $ 1,000 and S $ 10,000. Some coins also have 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents and S $ 1.
Singapore is a tropical country and tends to be hot. The temperature can exceed 30 ° C. No need to carry a thick jacket or winter scarf, because Singapore has almost exactly the same weather as Indonesia. You also have to be ready for umbrella because rain can wash Singapore at any time.
Socket (Power Plug)
Anyone needs electricity to meet the needs of electronic goods. Unlike the standard socket in Indonesia which provides a two-leg cylindrical socket, Singapore provides a three-foot square socket. You can bring a universal adapter to adjust the power plug in Singapore.
Drinking Water Faucet
You can drink water directly from the water tap provided in several places in Singapore known as “Tap Water”. This water has passed WHO standards, so there is no need to worry about drinking it. You can bring your own bottle every time you go for a walk, and fill it in a water tap. Usually, this free drinking water place is located in tourist attractions and adjacent to the toilet. Will it be more efficient, rather than buying a bottle of mineral water at a local kiosk? You can find Tap Water one of them at Changi Airport.
Planning to surround Singapore with public transportation? You should buy a Singapore Tourist Pass that you can get at the Changi Airport MRT Station. As with e-money that you usually use in Indonesia, you can use this Tourist Pass for MRT, LRT or Bus.
When you are at the Airport or MRT Station, there are special rules that are not written that you must know. You must stand on the left side of the escalator to go up or down. Unless, you are in a hurry to chase time, you are allowed to use the right-sided escalator. You can run up or down the escalator on the right without disturbing others standing on the left side of the escalator.
Actually there are still many things you need to know before going to Singapore. Some of the information above might help you to be able to adjust to the sea lion country