The Low Down on Singapore Currency

Currency:

Singapore dollar

Currency code:

SGD

Central Bank:

Monetary Authority of Singapore

Currency symbol:

S$ or $

Currency sub unit:

c (cent)

Bank notes:

S$2, S$5, S$10, S$20, S$50, S$100, S$1,000

Coins:

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:

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    Bottled water

    1.10 SGD *

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    Singapore Sling cocktail at Raffles Hotel

    29 SGD *

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    Return trip to Sentosa by Cable Car

    29 SGD *

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    Day-pass to the S.E.A. Aquarium

    38 SGD *

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    One-day pass to Universal Studios

    74 SGD *

How many dollars will I need?**

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Must-sees in Singapore

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  • Marina Bay
  • Marina Bay is where Singapore comes alive at night. The Marina Bay Street Circuit, Waterfront Promenade and Singapore Flyer are all in this part of the city.
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  • Colonial District
  • Many examples of old British architecture can be found here, especially around the Padang. The National Museum and the Peranakan Museum are also located in the area.
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  • Sentosa Island
  • Just off the coast, you can visit Universal Studios, play golf and even laze on the beaches here, all with the impressive Singaporean skyline as a background.

Exchanging Singapore dollars online is easy

Order Singapore dollars online, lock in the rate and collect at your local store, at the airport before you fly or have it delivered at home.

  • 1. Select your currency
  • Just tell us how much you need

  • 2. Choose how to get it
  • Collect your currency from over 3,600 locations or have it delivered to your home

  • 3. Pay online
  • You can pay online using either BPAY, Visa or MasterCard®

FAQ about money in Singapore

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  • Can I use other currencies in Singapore?

    Other than Singaporean Dollars and the Brunei Dollar (BND), no other currency is accepted in Singapore as legal tender.

  • Will my bank card work in Singapore with only a 4 digit pin?

    While most Singaporean cards are issued with a 6 digit pin, if you have a foreign card that requires a shorter pin, it should be accepted without a problem.

  • Can I use travellers cheques in Singapore?

    Whilst it is becoming harder to find places to cash travellers cheques in Singapore, it is still possible. However, a combination of cash and card is recommended.

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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.

^^Based on mid-market and Travelex Online AUD to FX exchange rates as of the date of the relevant social media post and/or email communication. Rates are subject to change throughout the day. Any rates and savings are quoted as a guide only.

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