Singapore is without a doubt one of the most prominent cities in the world. There you will be guaranteed a different kind of experience from what you would expect to get from South East Asia. Here are some facts that will help you to get to know Singapore a little bit better!
Language: English is everywhere, you won’t have a problem at all because most locals are bilingual. Singaporean’s language proficiency is great in English and usually also speak either Mandarin, Malay or Tamil.
Currency: The Singaporean dollar (SGD) which is very close to the Australian and Canadian Dollars. 1$US is about SD$1.36.
It is important to keep in mind that Singapore is one of the wealthiest countries in the world, hence the price of everything is much steeper than any other SEA countries. So remind yourself to budget yourself more money if you are planning a trip or a move to Singapore.
Cards vs Cash: At most modern establishments, you will be able to use your Apple Wallet tap, etc. In general, credit cards are widely accepted in Singapore. As much advance, Singapore can be with technology and cashless payments, make sure to carry some sort of cash to be able to pay for the more local stuff like for food stalls and other small purchases.
Climate: The weather in Singapore is pretty consistent all year long, but does have a quite rainier time during the month of December compared to the other months. Temperatures are going to be between 24-34°C and the humidity level is quite high. Singapore actually has an average of 167 days of rain per year!