Singapore FAQs

Singapore is an amalgamation of the one major island and 62 other islands. It is one of the of the few city-state islands and is an independent nation.

1) What is the time difference between India and Singapore?

Singapore is 2 hours and 30 minutes ahead of India

2)Is visa on arrival available for Indian nationals in Singapore?

Indian nationals do not have the option for visa on arrival in Singapore. They need to obtain a Singapore entry visa before they arrive. However, those who are in transit can get short visas to enter the city.

3)How many days can I stay in Singapore on a tourist visa?

A Singapore tourist visa lets you stay in the country for a maximum of 30 days and the visa has a validity of 2 years.

4)How many days are required for a vacation to Singapore?

You will need at least 3 days to have a satisfactory vacation in Singapore as places like Sentosa and Jurong Bird Park are liable to take an entire day each. A day to walk around and see the sights and do some shopping should be factored in as well.

5)Is Singapore an expensive holiday destination?

Yes, it is one of the priciest holiday destinations but if you book ahead and choose accommodation wisely and opt for public transport often, you will find it to be quite reasonable.

6)Is my Indian driver's license valid in Singapore?

Yes, it’s valid in Singapore but you also need to have an International Driving Permit that has been issued by an authorised body in India.

7)Are there Indian restaurants in Singapore?

Yes, since Indian cuisine is very popular in Singapore and there’s a vibrant Indian community living here, there are numerous Indian restaurants in Singapore. From the high-end Colony in Ritz Carlton to RAS in Clarke Quay, or the Tiffin Room in the iconic Raffles Hotel, Indian restaurants form an important part of Singapore’s international cuisine.

8)How far is Changi Airport from the city?

Changi Airport is approximately 24km from the centre of the city.

9)How far is Sentosa Island from the airport?

Sentosa Island is around 26.5km from Changi Airport. Taxi is the fastest way to reach Sentosa from Changi.

10)When is the Great Singapore Sale held?

The Great Singapore Sale is held every year in the month of June and July.