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Banks in Singapore
The major bank institutions available in Singapore are easily accessible and the staff can communicate in English language. All banks are open to the public from Monday to Friday from 9.30 am to 3.00 pm, but some open as early as 8.30 am and some branches operate in the evening.The major banks in Singapore are:

1) DBS Bank Limited

2) POSB (Part of DBS Bank)

3) OCBC Bank – a branch is located at NTU campus

4) United Overseas Bank (UOB)

Also, there is an extended network of ATMs, which can serve all major credit cards. The ATMs of DBS Bank, OCBC Bank and UOB are present on NTU campus

Time Zone

Time zone in Singapore (GMT+8).

Country Code

Singapore’s Country Code is +65.

Health Care and Safety

You should feel perfectly safe to eat and drink everything and the tap water all over Singapore is safe.

Emergency calls

Ambulance Service 995

1) Ambulance Service (non-emergency) 1777

2) Civil Ambulance 6333 3000

3) Fire 995

4) Police 999

5) Police Hotline 1800 225 0000

Climate – Weather Conditions in September- October

In September and October, the temperatures stay high. The average daily temperature is 27°C.During the hottest part of the day, the temperature can reach up to 31°C. Fortunately, after nightfall, you'll get a break from the heat, with breezes blowing across the sea and the temperature can drop down to 24°C.
Weather conditions in September:
Average sunlight: 9 hours
Average min temperature: 24°C
Average max temperature: 31°C
Average precipitation: 163mm

Weather conditions in October:
Average sunlight: 8 hours
Average min temperature: 24°C
Average max temperature: 31°C
Average precipitation: 191mm

Transport in Singapore

Singapore’s extensive MRT (mass rapid transit) and bus system are probably the fastest way to travel around the city. Tickets can be bought for single trips, but for frequent usage of the MRT and basic bus services, a Singapore Tourist Pass (STP) can be bought, which is a special EZ-Link stored-value card which will allows unlimited travel for one day (S$10), two days (S$16) or three days (S$20). The cards can be bought at the TransitLink Ticket Office at the following MRT stations―Orchard, City Hall, Raffles Place, Bayfront, TanjongPagar, HarbourfrontChinatown, Farrer Park, Changi AirportBugis, Lavender, Jurong East, Kranji, and Woodlands. They are also available at the Automated STP Kiosks at Changi Airport MRT Station (Terminal 2 and 3) near the Transitlink Ticket Office.

Taxis are comfortable and especially handy if you want to go to places not accessible by the bus or MRT. Cabs here are metered, but there may be surcharges depending on when, where and which company’s taxi you board. You may also download the Grab app to book Grab cabs.

Shopping in Singapore

Almost every MRT station in Singapore has an adjacent shopping mall. Prices are reasonable and there are goods for all budgets. Shops in the mall are open on all days from 9.00 am till 10 pm. Also, there are popular street markets in Chinatown, Bugis, and Little India.

Tourist places

The major attractions in Singapore are:

1) Marina Bay Sands

2) Gardens by the Bay

3) Botanic Gardens

4) Sentosa Island

5) Chinatown

6) Clarke Quay

7) Pulau Ubin

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