Official Travel Advice for Singapore
This advice has been reviewed in full; Local laws and customs section (E-cigarettes and smoking) - The minimum age for the purchase, use, possession, sale and supply of all tobacco products in Singapore is 19 years old; this will be raised to 20 years old in 2020; failure to comply carries fines
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Advice current as at 4:00 am 22 May 2019.
Drunk and disorderly conduct is treated seriously. Penalties for convicted offenders include fines, imprisonment, and/or corporal punishment (caning). See Local laws and customs
It’s illegal to drink alcohol in public places from 10:30pm to 7am and all day on weekends in specific areas and designated Liquor Control Zones. Offenders will be fined. See Local laws and customs
Penalties for drug offences are severe and can include the death penalty. Possession of even very small quantities can lead to imprisonment, corporal punishment (caning) or the death penalty.
Terrorists are likely to try to carry out attacks in Singapore. See Terrorism
The offence of ‘outrage of modesty’ (molestation) can result in a fine, imprisonment or corporal punishment (caning). Scams involving false claims of molest are thought to exist. See Local laws and customs
UK health authorities have classified Singapore as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. For information and advice about the risks associated with Zika virus, visit the National Travel Health Network and Centre website.
Dengue fever is known or has the potential to occur in Singapore. See Health
Around 450,000 British tourists visit Singapore every year. Most visits are trouble-free.
You can contact the emergency services by calling 995 (ambulance and fire) or 999 (police).
If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.
The Overseas Business Risk service offers information and advice for British companies operating overseas on how to manage political, economic, and business security-related risks.
Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.
Quick Facts Tourist Information for:Singapore
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Visitors/Tourists: 10,390,000 in 2011
Chinese (official language) 77%
Malay (official language) 14%
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Population: 5,312,400 (in 2012)