The Low Down on Singapore Currency
Monetary Authority of Singapore
S$ or $
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S$2, S$5, S$10, S$20, S$50, S$100, S$1,000
1, 5, 10, 20, 50 cents, S$1
The Singaporean dollar (SGD) came into circulation in 1967, with each dollar consisting of 100 cents. You might hear the dollar being affectionately referred to as ‘sing’ by the locals.
TThe 10,000 SGD note is currently the most valuable banknote in the world, although in 2014 Singapore stopped printing it, with the aim of taking it out of circulation. It is still legal tender, and will be until the last notes are returned to the Monetary Authority of Singapore.
You are likely to find a 10% service charge added to your bill in restaurants. If not, there is no general rule for how much you should leave – it’s really up to you and whatever you feel comfortable giving. Remember though: if you’re in an airport restaurant tipping isn’t typically allowed, whereas tipping in bars or taxis is very uncommon.
What to spend your dollars on:
Singapore Sling cocktail at Raffles Hotel
Return trip to Sentosa by Cable Car
Day-pass to the S.E.A. Aquarium
One-day pass to Universal Studios
Must-sees in Singapore
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*Rates are subject to change throughout the day. In-store rates vary compared to online.
**The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip.
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