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Singapore health & safety

Medical services

Medical facilities in Singapore are of an excellent standard.  You’ll find pharmacies at supermarkets, department, stores and shopping centres, and many hotels even have their own doctor on-call around the clock.  For an ambulance dial 995.


No vaccinations are required for travellers from Australia.  You will find the tap water safe to drink in Singapore.

Travel Insurance

Don’t leave home without it!  Accidents happen – and they can happen in the strangest places at the strangest times, like down a dingy alley in Chinatown.  Travel insurance can cover you for all sorts of mishaps during your travel, and even before you leave.  Did you know up to 25% of all insurance claims are due to cancellation of travel?

Check out our STA Travel insurance policies for the one that is right for you.


Safety & security

Singapore remains calm and stable, and is one of the safest countries in the world to visit.  Violent crime is very rare (hello, littering is an offence!) but you should take the usual precautions regarding street crime by:

· Taking care of your passport
· Leaving tickets and unneeded cash at your hotel
· Avoid taking valuables with you
· If using a car avoid leaving unattended valuables in the vehicle.

*The Small Print
We’ve tried to make this destination guide as accurate as possible but please double check the essentials like visas, health and safety, airport information etc with the relevant authorities before you travel.  STA Travel takes no responsibility for loss, injury or inconvenience caused as a result of this guide.  All prices listed are in the currency of the destination, unless otherwise stated.