| 1. Is it safe to drink water directly from the tap?|
Yes, you can drink water straight from the tap in Singapore.
| 2. What is Singapore weather like?|
Singapore has a pleasant, tropical climate year round, varying from an average of 28 - 31 degrees Celsius during the day to 23 - 27 degrees Celsius in the evenings. It is not unusual to have intermittent showers on a sunny day but the showers rarely last long and they provide a cool respite. The rainy season in Singapore is from November till February. For today's weather, visit the Singapore Meteorological website.
| 3. Are Internet and email facilities widely available in Singapore?|
The Internet wave has certainly caught on in Singapore and Internet cafes are very common around the island. The list below contains a few in the town vicinity and one at the airport. For contact details of other Internet cafes, call tel: (65) 1900 777 7777 for CitySearch.
#02-28 Far East Shopping Centre
Tel: (65) 6732 1309
#01-07 Stamford House
Tel: (65) 6883 1016
| 4. How is the air quality in Singapore?|
The ambient air in Singapore is monitored through a telemetric network of air monitoring stations strategically located in different parts of Singapore, and measured by the Pollutant Standards Index (PSI). For the latest PSI readings, please visit the National Environment Agency's website.
| 5. Where can I view some photos, audio or video clips on Singapore?|
We've got quite a good range of these on .SG Interactive. You can even upload photos and videos of your own.
| 6. Where can I find an online map of Singapore?|
Yes, you can view it at http://www.onemap.sg/. It shows a detailed map of Singapore produced by the Singapore Land Authority which allows you to zoom in on any location in Singapore, as well as to search for places and MRTs.
| 7. Will I be able to use my electrical equipments in Singapore? What is the voltage of electricity supply? Do I need to take a converter?|
Singapore's electricity voltage is 220-240V with ac, 50 cycles per second. Generally, the electricity outlets are three-pronged - 2 parallel flat pins with a ground outlet. You may purchase adaptors in any of the hardware stores.
| 8. What are the emergency numbers in Singapore?|
Ambulance/Fire Brigade: 995