I want to go to Singapore for a few days. How do I access internet there? Is there a wifi? Roaming would be very expensive.

I use Indosat currently for internet.


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There is a free Wifi system, which is available at many locations around Singapore called Wireless@SG.

To connect to the network you need to be able to receive a SMS to a mobile phone (not necessarily the device you want to access Internet with). This also works with a foreign phone number. There's two networks, an open one (Wireless@SG) and a secured one (Wireless@SGx), if you want to access the second one, you need to download one of the apps. Here's a website of one of the operators with detailed instructions.

The network is available at many public places, such as stations, hospitals, some malls and even hawker centres. However it's not always easy to find one. There is a list of all hotspots, but it's really long and probably not very useful. So your best guess would be to just go somewhere and see whether it's available.

  • Train stations invariably have one. The app also shows the nearest hotspot to you Mar 21, 2018 at 14:11
  • Relying on public wifi belongs to the previous decade. As of 2018 there's absolutely no reason not to buy a throwaway SIM card, especially in SE Asia where they're extremely cheap.
    – JonathanReez
    Mar 21, 2018 at 18:03
  • @JonathanReez agree, but if you are short on change and/or don't need/want a constant connection while on holidays, then this is a useful alternative. This is what I personally do (I live in SG) and it works quite well.
    – drat
    Mar 22, 2018 at 10:12
  • @JonathanReez One issue is that the SIN airport is milking tourists with their expensive SIM cards. prepaid-data-sim-card.fandom.com/wiki/Singapore "The lowest priced starter packs of the three providers for S$5 or S$8 are very hard to find. You won't certainly get them at the airport where only their S$30+ packages are offered, and" I could indeed only find SIM cards priced at 50 SGD or above at 1 AM at SIN. But maybe now there exists some cheap eSIM? Dec 12, 2023 at 13:10
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    @FranckDernoncourt yes, lookup eSimDB, there’s tons of options
    – JonathanReez
    Dec 12, 2023 at 17:11

You can buy a prepaid SIM card (StarHub is probably the cheapest). There are wifi networks in the airport, Starbucks, etc. Completely open wifi networks are quite rare in Singapore.


This hotel provides a smartphone with Internet access to its guests. I've stayed there last year and used that. You can share the connection with your device too.
I believe there can be more hotels providing that.

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