Singapore Money


The currency used in Singapore is the Singapore dollar (S$). Money changing services can be found not only at the Singapore Changi Airport but also at most shopping centres and hotels around the island. You can also access the automated teller machines (ATMs) located everywhere in Singapore, that accept most of the main credit cards such as Visa, MasterCard and American Express. But please pay more attention, if possible, avoid exchanging money at hotels or at the airport as they usually have painfully high rates.


Tipping is quite unusual in Singapore. It is common for restaurants and hotels to add a 10% service charge.

Tax Refund

You are eligible for a tax refund if you purchase goods in retail shops participating in the Tourist Refund Scheme and spend more than $300. You must fill in the Premier Tax Free refund voucher in-store and present it together with the goods and receipts at the customs of Singapore Changi

Airport. You can choose to have your refund in cash, credit card deposit or bank check.

For more information, please check www. customs. gov. sg