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Medical Facilities and Customs Information in Singapore

Medical Facilities and Customs Information in Singapore

Singapore boast one of the best medical facilities in the region. There are many government/public, private hospitals around the island.

On top of those, there are literally hundreds of clinics (private and public) around the island.

Many hotels have their own contracted doctors, who will be able to attend to you when you are in need.

Always remember, if you are in the hotel, call the hotel receptionist for assistance in event of needs.

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If you are outside the hotel, use any public phone and call:

Fire/Ambulance:

Tel: 995

Non-Emergency Ambulance Service:

Tel: 777 0000

Costs of Medical Facilities:

Costs of medical services in Singapore for locals are heavily subsidized by the Government. If you are foreigner, you may need to pay a higher amount when using the facilities, however, it is still affordable compared to many other countries.

Customs Information

Customs Formalities:

There are no limit on the amount of money you may bring into Singapore. However, customs/immigration may question you on the purpose of the money you are bringing in. To ensure that you clearing of the customs would be problem/hassle free, just declare it to the immigration and customs officers on duty.

Duty-Free:

Anyone who is above 18 years of age may purchase duty-free alcohol (and enjoy concessions) for personal consumption. This concessions are not applicable if you are arriving from Malaysia.

You can purchase the following:

  • max 1 litre of Wine / Port
  • max 1 litre of Beer / Stout / Ale
  • max 1 litre of Spirits

As Singapore government discourage smoking, there are no concessions on cigarettes and other tabacco products.

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Dutiable Items:

Items that are dutiable includes garments and clothing accessories, leather bags, wallets, imitation jewellery, chocolate and sugar confectionery, pastries, biscuits and cakes. However, you may bring in restricted amounts of the above items without duties if they are meant for personal consumption.

If you are carrying excess dutiable items, you may leave these in Customs Bond until your departure, provided this is from the same point of entry. Storage costs are chargeable.

Prohibited Items:

You may not bring in the following items:

  • Controlled drugs and psychotropic substances
  • Firecrackers
  • Cigarette lighters of pistol/revolver shape
  • Toy coins / currency notes
  • Reproductions of copyright publications
  • Reproductions of video tapes or disks
  • Reproductions of records or cassettes
  • Endangered species of wildlife and their by-products
  • Obscene articles and publications
  • Seditious and treasonable materials

Entry may be allowed if you are able to product valid import permits or authorization proofs from the relevant authorities.

If you are under specific medications, please remember to bring along your prescription certification by your doctors. Such medications includes sleeping pills, depressants and stimulants.

When in doubt, please remember to contact the nearest Singapore Overseas Mission/Consulates/Embassy.

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