High Commission of Malaysia, Singapore [Read more…]
Fifty sovereign states. 10,180,000 sq km. 738,200,000 people, which are the word ‘Europe’. However, they do little to convey the diversity found within, which can make it a bewildering place to travel. So here’s a handy guide to your transport options: [Read more…]
If you visit Switzerland, you should know its VAT (local version of GST) and don’t forget to get tax refund.
The VAT (value added tax) rate in Switzerland is 8.0%. VAT is already included in the purchase price. Singapore travellers (as long as you are not residing in Switzerland) can claim a VAT refund if you have purchased goods to the value of at least CHF 300.00 per day and vendor. The purchased goods must be taken out of the country within 30 days, and must be displayed to the Swiss customs officials upon departure. [Read more…]
A valid driving licence is compulsory for anyone driving any type of motor vehicle on the roads in Switzerland. The licence must be carried on all journeys and must be presented on demand by law enforcement officials.
The following types of licences may be used to operate a vehicle in Switzerland:
- Valid Swiss driving licence
- Valid driving licence from any EU/EEA country
- Valid foreign driving licence represented by an international driving licence
Visa Application at Embassy of China
Chinese visa is a permit issued by visa authorities of China in accordance with the laws and regulations of China to a foreign citizen for entry into, exit from or transit through the territory of China.
The Chinese visa authorities issue diplomatic visa, courtesy visa, service visa or ordinary visa to a foreign citizen according to his or her status, purpose of visit and type of passport.
In Singapore, you can apply for Chinese visa at Chinese visa application service center:
22 Malacca Street, #09-00 Royal Brothers Building, Singapore 048980
Business Hours:Monday-Friday，Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays.
Submission of applications: 9:00 to 15:00.
Payment and collection: 9:00 to 16:00. Forms needed for Chinese visa application:
The China embassy strongly recommends that you complete the visa application form online so that your application can be handed quickly and applicants book appointments online for submission of applications at the embassy. Applicants having made appointments may submit applications at a dedicated counter at the time allocated.
Singapore passport holders traveling to China for less than 15 days starting from the date of entry are exempted from visa. If you are to stay in China over 15 days, you still need to apply for a visa.
China Embassy Address
Embassy of People’s Republic of China in Singapore
150 Tanglin Road
China Embassy Hotlines
- Political & Press:64180239, 67343875
- Administration:64180252, 67344737
- Consular Dept:64712117, Fax: 64795345
- Cultural Affairs:64180116, 67340309
- Educational Affairs:64180120, 64180454
- Economy and Commerce:64121935, 67338590
- Military Affairs:64180106, 68875148
Gold Coast Tourism in Australia shares three travel guide for travelers visiting Gold Coast:
- Gold Coast Traveler
- 108 Things to Do and See in Gold Coast
- Gold Coast Inspirations
You can download them for free at Gold Coast official website.
If you are a Singapore citizen, you don’t need a visa traveling to many foreign countries with your Singapore passport; but not all. How do you know whether the visa requirement of any country you’d like to visit?
Well, you can ask friends and travel agencies; or, you can simply check out this information at MFA‘s website.
Simply select the country you’d like to visit and the website will display the visa requirement for that country. [Read more…]
The use of mobile devices for business or pleasure can bring you great benefits if you adopt healthy habits by using them as a correct posture, regular breaks and proper adjustment of equipment. [Read more…]
I took a four-day-three-night trip to Penang last week and it was fantastic. Hope the travel guide here is helpful to those who are not very familiar with Penang in Malaysia.
Introduction of Penang
Penang (Malay: Pulau Pinang) is a state in Malaysia, located on the northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia by the Strait of Malacca. Penang is the second smallest state in Malaysia after Perlis, and the eighth most populous. A resident of Penang is colloquially known as a Penangite. [Read more…]
Chatuchak (or Jatujak) weekend market in Bangkok is the largest market in Thailand. Frequently called J.J., it covers over 1.13 km² and contains upwards of 5,000 stalls.
It is estimated that the market receives 200,000 visitors each day, so it’s very crowded. But enjoy! 🙂
Most stalls only open on Saturdays and Sundays though Jatujak Plaza, the western section is open daily. In the north west corner is the J.J. Mall, with three floors of assorted oddments as well as eateries. [Read more…]