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Is there a hawker stall selling local food in walking distance from Changi airport?

Yes: more specifically, the staff canteens at the airport are open to the public, serving authentic and tasty Singaporean fare at rock-bottom prices! Despite the name "canteen", these are mini-hawker ...
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Why is there a towel on my toilet seat?

It’s a bath mat - for use when stepping out of the shower, or indeed as you say, when using the toilet (tiled floors can be cold underfoot!)
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Positive drug test in Singapore: How long do I need to avoid the country?

Good move getting out of Singapore in time, since simple possession of a controlled substance in Singapore (including cannabis metabolites in your system) is punishable by up to 10 years in jail. ...
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How can I quickly return to Singapore after being denied entry due to testing positive for THC at the airport?

Not a lawyer, not your lawyer, just a random person who has lived in Singapore for a long time. Singapore's drug policies are famously strict; however, the reason you have escaped severe penalties is ...
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Can I fly from Malaysia to Singapore airport without a visa, assuming I don't pass immigration and fly straight back?

I think that if you try this, you will be denied boarding at check-in. There are two reasons for this: First, airside transit without visa is intended for traveling from one country through the ...
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Have you ever entered Singapore using a different passport or name?

You should answer Yes. Even if you hadn't spelled your name differently, because you used a different passport you would have to answer 'yes'. You should explain the circumstances fully. Even if the ...
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Can a connection in Singapore airport be too long?

Changi airport in Singapore is a good place for long stopovers. The airport is set up for it with an airside hotel, and other great facilities, and stopovers of a whole day are not unheard of. If ...
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How can I quickly return to Singapore after being denied entry due to testing positive for THC at the airport?

Like everyone said in the comments, don't ever try to return to Singapore, at least not without getting a specialized lawyer in Singapore's law (the embassy may have a list of such lawyers). If you ...
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Can I work remotely for a non-Singapore employer while visiting Singapore?

The answer is... it depends on your work! Visitors entering Singapore for business or pleasure are issued a Short-Term Visit Pass (STVP) that allows them to do the following business activities: ...
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Is there a hawker stall selling local food in walking distance from Changi airport?

The canteen I stumbled upon was much smaller than the others at Changi Airport that jpatokal revealed. It's also less comparable to an actual hawker stall This one is called "Yan's Cafe" and was kind ...
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Is there a program for Malaysia-Singapore commuters to avoid passport stamps (so the passport doesn't get full)?

Answer to my own question: I was able to apply for (in Singapore) and obtain a MACS sticker in my passport for 30 ringgit, issued to foreigners other than nationals of Afghanistan, Colombia, Israel ...
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Is it true that "in Singapore, you should assume all rules are implemented at all times"?

Any foreigner newly in a country should always assume all laws and rules can and will be enforced. This is not particular for any country or city but a worldwide general rule which should be the ...
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Does any beach in Sentosa Island in Singapore allow swimming after 7pm?

No, they do not. There are only three beaches on Sentosa (Tanjong, Palawan, Siloso) and they're all managed by the Sentosa Development Corporation with the same rules. The reason you're not allowed ...
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Why do so many stores at Singapore prefer MasterCard?

Your assumption is wrong: the stores are unhappy with being offered a credit card (which they either don't accept, or have to pay fees for), not the fact that it's specifically a Visa. In my ...
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Why doesn't Singapore stamp passports?

You're confusing visas and entry/exit stamps. One can have stamps in a passport without needing a visa (/me raises hand). Or a visa without stamps, come to think of it... Not stamping passports is ...
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How much cash do I need to enter Singapore?

I've never been asked how much money I had, as a fellow Frenchie, in the 23+ years I have been visiting Singapore (50+ visits). Knowing our dear Singaporeans, I bet this provision is a "just-in-...
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Singapore entry visa application after blacklisting

No one can say if Singapore will re-admit you; the only way to know is to apply. Remember that the Singapore authorities will know about your offense and the blacklist; if asked on the visa ...
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Can I fly from Malaysia to Singapore airport without a visa, assuming I don't pass immigration and fly straight back?

While the authorities at Singapore might be okay with your plan, the airlines are unlikely to let you board without a Singaporean visa, as outlined in the other answer. However you might still pull it ...
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Is visiting Singapore for attending a conference Business or Tourism?

This looks like a business trip. You should contact the organization committee and ask them to provide to you the letter of introduction. One "important" note, if you look at this page : https://www....
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Can I pay by card at the staff canteens in Changi airport?

No, you can't. As is generally the case in Singapore, most stalls are cash only or accept a limited set of local payment methods generally not including credit cards. However, Singapore being ...
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Singapore - Working on a tourist visa

Legally, yes you need a work visa, even for working remotely. In practice, no one is going to come and check, if you occasionally login in to your work laptop. If you don't want to, push back to your ...
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Can I work remotely for a non-Singapore employer while visiting Singapore?

Note: I am answering from a legal perspective, without any 'it's only a short time, you'll get away with it' suggestions. The answer is no. The Singaporean government website states: All foreigners ...
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What's the difference between a square and hexagonal Visit Pass in Singapore?

I hadn't realized this when I started asking the question, but while processing the photo I spotted the difference: the square stamp says thirty days, while the hexagonal one says ninety days. Per ...
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How do I call an 8-digit Singapore number from the US?

Generally, you dial (international access code) + (country code) + (8 digit number). The country code for Singapore is 65 (easy to google). The international access code from the US is 011. From a ...
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Positive drug test in Singapore: How long do I need to avoid the country?

In addition to staying away from Singapore, the one topic that hasn't been touched is extradition. Most countries with extradition agreements with Singapore only cover things seen as major crimes, and ...
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What kind of behaviours must we avoid while staying in Singapore?

I lived in Singapore for ~7 years, so I suppose I'm pretty well placed to answer this question. TL;DR, don't worry about it: if you behave respectfully/normally by Western standards in Singapore, you'...
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Is it allowed to bring sex toys on a flight to Singapore?

As already noted, airport security in Tokyo won't care. Your problem is going to be the laws in Singapore, specifically the Singapore Penal Code, article 292: Sale of obscene books, etc. 292.—...
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How do I call an 8-digit Singapore number from the US?

Generally when calling internationally there are three parts to the number you dial. The international dialiing prefix for the country you are calling from. In North america this is "011" (in much of ...
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Can I work remotely for a non-Singapore employer while visiting Singapore?

So, can I work remotely for my US employer while visiting Singapore? That can broken down into 2 different questions: Is it legal? Unclear. Most countries laws have not caught up with the realities ...
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