If you are a Singapore citizen or PR, you can help relative or friends to apply for Singapore visa online, quick and easy. [Read more…]
With effect from Sunday (1 April 2012), international visitors and Singapore residents returning from overseas will enjoy more Goods and Services Tax (GST) relief.
Those who spend more than 48 hours abroad will get GST relief for goods valued up to S$600. If they are away from Singapore for less than 48 hours, they will get GST relief for goods valued up to S$150. [Read more…]
Data charges for downloading this app, however, still apply. Nevertheless, you can utilise the 30MB free data provided by the StarHub Preferred Tourist Prepaid Card ($15) to download this app as well as fulfill your other surfing needs. You can also download it for free at any Wi-Fi hotspots in Singapore.
Getting around Singapore is easy as it’s a small place and the transportation is convenient. With this app, it’s easier to get directions and you can even call a taxi straight from the app. What’s not to love about that?
Travelers coming to Singapore are entitled to duty-free allowance for spirits, wine and beer only if all of the following conditions are met:
- You are 18 years old or above;
- You have spent 48 hours or more outside Singapore immediately before your arrival;
- You have not arrived from Malaysia;
- The liquors are for your own consumption; and
- The liquors are not prohibited under section 38 of the Customs Act.
Either you bring the duty-free items from another country into Singapore or you buy duty-free products at Singapore airport shops, you will given one of the options below:
- 1 litre spirits, 1 litre wine, 1 litre beer
- 2 litre wine, 1 litre beer
- 1 litre wine, 2 litre beer
There is NO GST RELIEF AND DUTY-FREE CONCESSION ON CIGARETTES AND OTHER TOBACCO PRODUCTS. Please declare them at the Red Channel for payment of duty and GST.
Also check out how you can claim GST relief (the tax you need to pay when you pay for products or services in Singapore) when you leave Singapore.
Any trip to Singapore is an adventure of a lifetime. Singapore is a country steeped in myth and tradition, but it’s also on the cutting edge of the latest trends. It’s a country rich in complexity and texture. One visit is never enough.
Spectacular views from the Helix Bridge
To experience a broad spectrum of what Singapore offers you can choose all inclusive holiday deals and make sure you fill your itinerary with a bold mix of the old and the new. Begin with the new by scheduling a stroll across the Helix Bridge that opened in 2010.
This is the first pedestrian bridge in the world to employ a double helix structure, making this bridge a useful architectural marvel. A walk across the Helix Bridge affords spectacular views of the city skyline and allows easy access to points along the waterfront.
Priceless works of art at the Asian Civilizations Museum
To discover Singapore’s distant past, visit the Asian Civilizations Museum. Embark on an odyssey that explores a fascinating mix of Asian cultures in an interactive setting. More than 3000 years of history comes alive as you visit the museum’s galleries.
Marvel at ancient artifacts and priceless works of art while also learning about the diverse everyday lives of Asian peoples across the region. Allow several hours to browse through this fascinating collection.
Memories at the Old Ford Motor Factory
The Ford Motor Factory began its illustrious history in October 1941, as the first Ford vehicle assembly plant in Southeast Asia. Situated in a location close to the Malayan railway line, it allowed for transportation of goods to and from the docks at Tanjong Pagar.
Its close proximity to Bukit Timah Road, the main road linking Singapore to Malaya, and ultimately to the rest of mainland Southeast Asia, also provided an alternate transport route.
More contemporary history is brought to light at the interesting Memories at the Old Ford Motor Factory exhibit. This permanent exhibit features the events surrounding the occupation of Singapore by Japanese troops during World War II and also documents the lives of Allied prisoners of war who were held in the area.
This is a nostalgic and riveting exploration of twentieth century history.
Marina Bay Sands Art Science Museum
The Marina Bay Sands may be a hotel, but it is also so much more. Even if you do not choose this deluxe resort as your accommodation during your stay in the country this property is still worth a visit. The Art Science Museum provides fascinating rotating exhibits about history, art, and scientific innovations.
Designed as a symbolic gesture of welcome to guests from across the globe, the lotus-inspired ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands is the premier museum destination in Singapore for major international touring exhibitions from the most renowned collections in the world.
The live shows are another huge draw. Patrons see The Lion King musical or Swan Lake on Ice. Other people choose to visit one of the many nightclubs. If you have time, visit the Sands Sky Park for a one-of-a-kind view of the city. For even more fun, take time to indulge in some shopping, try your luck at the casino, or enjoy a gourmet meal.
Wave house Sentosa
Singapore enjoys a tropical climate. Don’t miss an opportunity to cool off at the Wave House Sentosa. Party and learn to ride the waves on a flowrider machine located near the beach. It keeps you cool and is loads of fun!
Wave House Sentosa is the fourth and newest installation in an archipelago of Wave Houses that stretches from Durban in South Africa, San Diego in California, to Santiago in Chile. This latest addition to the Wave House chain is loated on the sandy beaches of Sentosa, a small island off the Singapore mainland, the southern most tip of the Asian Continent.
The centerpiece of Wave House Sentosa is “The Wave” – a fully-flowing, FlowBarrel® sheet wave that approximates a roaring, 10-foot wave when it’s cranked to setting 11. Invented by Tom Lochtefeld, the founder and CEO of Wave House (and a surfer himself), sheet waves pump water at a high speed over stationary curved walls to generate barreling and smooth waves. The waveform is a proprietary composite membrane ride surface that is designed to absorb the energy of impacts. So rest assured – even if you wipeout, you’ll soon be back on your feet.
All five of these amazing adventures await you in Singapore. Of course, there are many other activities and destinations as well. Book a trip and let your imagination take flight.
About the guest blogger:Steve lives in Brighton UK, enthusiastic blogger on travel and eco living. Loves tai chi, roller-blading and green energy. You can follow him on Twitter: @king_tech
Tourists can look forward to a hassle-free tourist refund experience in Singapore from mid-2011.
Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) is partnering Global Blue to develop a new electronic tourist refund system that will remove form filling by tourists at the point of purchase, and make it easy for them to claim GST refunds at Changi Airport. [Read more…]