Safety in Singapore. Tradition

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Crime and laws in Singapore

Под такой защитой нечего боятся

Of course, Singapore is one of the safest (2nd largest in the world after Luxembourg) for its citizens and for foreign tourists, States. In accordance with the international ratings, Singapore is one of the least corrupt countries in the world, which is a credit to the first Prime Minister of the independent state of the Republic of Singapore Lee Kuan yew.

Despite the fact that the overall crime rate is very low even in the most remote corners of the country (city) and the Singapore police force working at the highest level, vigilance is not to lose. Sometimes there are petty theft (mainly handheld), fraud cases, and very rarely, but happen robbery. And these crimes happen most often in places of a congestion of people and especially tourists, not in Singapore "doorways". You can safely walk in any place and at any time of the day did not fear.

Money and documents can leave in the hotel safe. Passport to exploring the city, you don't need, except that it will be useful to have a copy of your passport.

But do not relax, especially spoiled by the permissiveness of the national Russian tourists. The higher security in Singapore, there is another side, which may seem to some to be negative, extremely tough laws including the death penalty. And while with all the law in Singapore is indeed inevitable, and to escape punishment to "negotiate" will not work. This is the first rule of safety.

Типичная табличка с запретами в транспорте

Locals joke that Singapore is a city (state) penalties and prohibitions. In 2007 alone, anal and oral sex were considered legitimate (before they were outlawed), and homosexual sex is still banned. And penalties in addition to fines and imprisonment successfully applied spanking.

Try to remember the following laws and not violate them from time to time to look around in search of signs (of course it is not only about the car), and there are no problems you will not:

  • Forbidden to use chewing gum, spit and blow your nose on the street, consuming food and water in, to bathe in the sea at night to feed stray animals. For these violations relies fine of up to SGD 500. Driving without wearing a seatbelt, crossing the road in the wrong place or at a forbidding signal of the traffic light (even in the absence of transport, night) are also threatening to the same penalty. Even if you forget to flush a public toilet, you face a fine.
  • It is forbidden to smoke in the wrong places. The fine will be from 700 to 1000 Singapore dollars. The wrong places – all places where Smoking is not permitted. Places where Smoking is allowed is easy to find these places marked with special signs (sometimes with the time allowed Smoking) or an urn with an ashtray on it. Smoking is also prohibited in bars, discos, night clubs outside of special Smoking areas.
  • Еще запреты Any in the country cigarette should have a marking SDPC (Singapore Duty-Paid Cigarettes), which is put at customs, when imported tobacco, upon payment of the appropriate fee (see customs regulations of Singapore). If you of cigarettes without a label, your wallet will lose weight on 500 SGD per pack.
  • The penalty for abandoned on a street stub is 500 Singapore dollars, even if you just accidentally missed the box.
  • Threats, insults, abuse to companion shall be punishable by a fine of up to 3000 Singapore dollars.
  • The use of drugs is punished by long imprisonment, and their import and sale - death penalty without appeal.


In Singapore roads have left-hand traffic. Fines for violations are quite high. Parking is allowed only in designated areas. For driving a car (rental) you need to have an international driver's license and credit card. Rent will cost from 90S to 300S$ per day.


In Singapore, where not even own duodenal water and have to buy it from a neighbor of Malaysia, without fear to drink water from the tap. Do not be afraid to eat at a roadside cafe with trays. Food there is very fresh and safe. Really need to be careful with spicy dishes, unusual for our stomachs.

Medical care here is top notch and of course quite expensive (although much cheaper than the European). We therefore recommend that you arrange insurance before you travel.

Singapore has long been there the vast majority of tropical diseases, with rare exceptions, when there are outbreaks of dengue fever.

There are no compulsory vaccinations or any preventive measures before a trip to Singapore with just one exception: you may require a certificate of vaccination against yellow fever if you arrive from the area where it was pointed out that the epidemic. However, it is recommended, especially if you're travelling with kids, vaccinations against polio, hepatitis A, tetanus and typhoid.

Traditions of behavior

In addition to the compulsory rules of conduct and prohibitions imposed by law, you must also adhere to traditional rules of conduct:

  • Singaporeans, despite their friendliness, are quite cavalier in their behavior in queues, in transport, though he never transgressed. It is not necessary for this to come into conflict, just keep it in mind.
  • The behaviour of local inhabitants is often too formal, and they are not always willing to hold a conversation with a stranger, especially a foreigner.
  • At the entrance to Buddhist, Hindu or Muslim temple always remove shoes.
  • When visiting temples or other places of worship do not dress provocatively, cover exposed shoulders and legs.
  • Taking pictures in churches should be only after receiving permission.
  • Never show a Muslim a finger.

Emergency numbers of Singapore

Police: Tel 999

Hot line police: Tel: 6225 0000

Ambulance: Tel: 995

Medical aid (not emergency): 1777 Tel.

Fire brigade: Tel: 995

The Russian Embassy in Singapore

In the case of emergencies, loss of documents, you may contact the Embassy of Russia in Singapore address and telephone numbers:

Address: 51, Nassim Road, Singapore 258439
Phone: (8-10-65) 6737-0048, 6235-1834
Hour phone duty: (8-10-65) 6235 1832, (8-10-65) 6235 1834
Fax: (8-10-65) 6733-4780

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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