first blog and some general info...
05.03.2010 34 °C
This is our first blog on our trip to Singapore! BOOM!
We arrived this morning at Singapore Changi Airport and we can't wait to start exploring! It's going to be a great trip so check back to see what were up to...
It's gonna be a crazy couple of weeks so we'll try to get as many blogs up as we can, but I'm warning you... it could be a bit sporadic! But, that's what makes traveling fun right?
To start off we'll give you a bit of information on the country.
There are 4 main languages spoken in Singapore:
Because of the many different cultures and religions that are present in Singapore the local customs can vary widely. Some important things to remember are;
- always present a business card with both hands and never have your card printed on a black background
- handshakes are not as prominent as bowing or saluting
- when visiting a home in Singapore it is respectful to walk in barefoot, leaving your shoes outside
The currency that is used in Singapore is the Singapore Dollar. $10 CAD is approximately 13.60 SGD.
Canadians are required to have a Valid Passport for travel to Singapore. You will not need to obtain a tourist Visa prior to arriving unless you plan to stay more than 30 days.
You must have proof of a return or onward ticket within your possession in order to be allowed into the country.
Canadians wanting to stay 6 months or longer are required to undergo a complete medical examination beforehand.