Singapore currency, money, credit cards, checks

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Money Singapore

The Singapore currency is the Singapore dollar. Singapore dollar equal to 100 cents. In circulation are banknotes 1, 2, 4, 10, 20, 50, 1000 and 10000 Singapore dollars. Coins of 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 cents and 1 dollar.

International designation SGD. The price tags also often denoted in the form S$ or just $. Where prices are quoted in US dollars, use the symbol US$.

The country also freely Brunei dollar is equal in value to Singapore. The currency of Brunei you can give for the change, and she you can easily pay anywhere.

Restaurants often use the price tag marking in the form of $1++. Two pluses indicate that the specified value will be added service charge (10%) and sales tax (7%). If the price tag listed NETT, it means that this is the final price including tax and service charge.

The currency exchange points are located at most banks, hotels and shops. Street items and those that are in the stores - everything is licensed and is absolutely safe to exchange money. Some of the exchange work around the clock. Better to change currency near exchange offices, since the rates are more favorable than the banks. When exchanging large amounts of can request a more favorable rate.

The rate at the airport is not profitable, and exchanging money there is not recommended.

The fundamental difference which of the world's currencies to take to Singapore, European or American - no. Successfully able to change one and the other. Russian roubles to change will not succeed.

The exchange rate

Course Singapore currency is quite stable. For fast recalculation of the value of the Singapore dollar in rubles just multiply the dollar amount by 5 (actually 4.9) and add at the end of zero, such as 10 Singapore dollars * 4.9 = 49, add 0, it turns out 490 rubles.

The currency exchange rate (Singapore dollar) to today ()

10 dollar (SGD) = 497,32 rubles (RUB)
100 rubles (RUB) = to 2.01 SGD
1 United States dollar (USD) = to 1.38 SGD
1 Euro (EUR) = 1,56 SGD
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Travelers checks/credit cards

To go to Singapore, you can do without cash. The ATMs around every corner and credit cards are accepted almost everywhere. Even in taxis you can pay with a credit card.

But note that when paying with the card, on the initiative of the seller, you can deduct the Commission. The taxi Commission payment by credit card may take up to 15%.

Travellers cheques can be exchanged freely anywhere. Accept the same payment they are not everywhere, and not quite willingly.


Tipping in Singapore is not accepted and the local authorities are condemned. Service charge and service is included in the final bill. However, traditionally, porters, maids, reception staff are usually given 1-2 dollars.

Taxi drivers tipping is not usually expected and surrender give up to cents, but if you agree, they will approximate the amount of change.

The VAT refund

The tax on goods and services Goods and Services Tax (GST, 7%) is levied on most goods and services. This is the same as that of Valued Added Tax (VAT) in other countries.

To take advantage of GST, the amount of purchase from a single seller exceed 300 Singapore dollars. Return GST in a special box "tax-free" at the airport before departure. It is necessary to present the product in unexpanded form, or cash a check at the store.

At the end of 2011 in Singapore introduced the world's first electronic VAT refund system, which will significantly reduce the time spent on this procedure and turn. When making a purchase paid by credit card the purchase amount is automatically linked to a credit card in a single database. Tax refund, as before, will be at the airport when leaving the country. For the procedure, it is sufficient to provide receipts for scanning.

Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
Andrey.And. 26 October, 2016
And in a place where travel is purchased(as I understand it at the entrance to the subway),there is a break from 16.00 to 17.00? ...
PaZan January 1, 2017
You can visit Universal Studios Singapore, it is interesting for both children and adults. Rides very much, and of course the queues are large, but worth it. ...
katiaLike 4 February, 2017

Also this opinion was. We clocked it on TV movies. serials and news. ...
illovova77 30 January, 2018
Good day! I've been in transit in Singapore and probably the same as You are faced with the problem of where to stay for a couple of days!
You know, there is a choice:
-KAWAN street Dunlop
-MITRAA INN RA-n St. near Little India Farrer Park MRT
-Backpacker Cozy Corner, 300 meters from Bugis St
-5 foot way.Progekt Cyinatoun inn 5 min. from the metro station Сhinatown
The choice is yours. Personally I spent the time comfortably! I wish You a pleasant stay!!! ...
alexxx February 9, 2018
gardens in Singapore is simply Paradise on earth! ...
admin September 18, 2018

Of course ...
nasamomdele 26 September, 2019
In Singapore we had only one day and one night, but it's not enough!
We watched a lot of reviews, which with one voice they all say how expensive in Singapore and you can splurge even just for the food. With confidence declare that it's all stereotype!
In Singapore, a huge number of cafes, restaurants and small street fast food with very affordable prices. Just walking down the street, we stumbled upon a Chinese street cafes with incredibly delicious as was the food. 200R. per person and we were stuffed!
In General, the food in Singapore is absolutely diverse. Indian cuisine, Chinese cuisine, European cuisine and even molecular. This is due to the fact that Singapore is a city of immigrants. As such, Singaporeans simply do not exist. The main population is Chinese, and immigrants from other countries. That's why the food in Singapore is completely different and for every budget.
As for Singapore penalties, all is not so bad. Yes, a huge number of them. But if you're a law-abiding person and not a "pig", then you are not threatened.
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