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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 centres with a dozen or so independently run stalls each specializing in specific dishes/cuisines. There are at least three of these: Terminal 2 The one you'...


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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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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. First time offenders usually get away with "only" 6 months in the Drug Rehabilitation Centre, which is located within Changi Prison and by most accounts ...


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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 international transit area of a second country en route to a third country. Returning to the country of origin is not intended. Timatic, the system which airlines ...


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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 you have a stopover of more than 8 hours the airport also offers free tours of the city http://www.changiairport.com/en/airport-experience/attractions-and-...


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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 name change was the only issue it would be better to answer 'yes'. The authorities are likely to look at the issue and treat it as a trivial matter. However if ...


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These are used to wash the private areas after using the toilet, it is the upgrade to the jug, so instead of filling a jug and use it to wash you use the hose directly. To use it, hold it with one hand (the dominant) and press, water stream will wash away things, you also can use the other hand (non-dominant) to clean while aiming the stream to the private ...


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Only the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) knows, and they don't tell you! This means everything I will say here is purely anecdotal and should be taken with a large dab of sambal. So the bad news: by default, being refused entry to Singapore means you're also blacklisted for anything from 6 months to 7 years. Bans of over one year are usually ...


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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 of in an outside edge of the Terminal 2 building according to a reference to it I found online though at the time I thought it was the Terminal 3 building. I ...


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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 and African countries. Holders don't get their passports stamped in or out of Malaysia, can be processed at dedicated lanes and don't need to fill out the ...


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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 experience, and this is from living in Singapore for 8 years, acceptance of Visa and MasterCard is near-identical. American Express is much less common (it has higher ...


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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 off: Buy a ticket from your city in Malaysia to a different country via Singapore, e.g. Cambodia which has a visa on arrival available for Yemeni citizens In ...


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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 Singapore (and because cash-only transactions make it all too easy to evade taxes), the government is strong-arming all hawkers into accepting electronic payments, so ...


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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.mfa.gov.sg/content/mfa/overseasmission/beijing/visa_information/bizSocialLevel1.html It is written : Applicant who is invited by Singapore government ...


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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 Wikipedia my nationality entitles me to 90 days, so while the correction this time was right, previous square stamps of 30 days appear to have been in error!


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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 cell phone the + key can replace the international access code.


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Many years ago there used to be free showers at Changi, but they have since been removed. Today the options are : The Ambassador Transit Hotels as you've listed in terminals 1, 2 and 3 (SGD $8.56, including a free non-alcoholic drink) The Ambassador Transit Lounge in terminals 2 and 3 (same price as above) The Rooftop Pool at the Ambassador Transit Hotel ...


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Visas are issued for a specific purpose, and the type and duration of the visa issued are based on the purpose that you requested it for. The actual conditions described on the visa form one part of the conditions and intent behind the visa, but they are not the only conditions that apply. So in this case, the conditions on the visa are that you can stay ...


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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'll be totally fine. If anything, Singaporean culture tends towards the brusque, people tends to be pretty straightforward in their interactions compared to (...


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As drat's answer explains, it's technically possible, but it's also illegal. There's a sign ahead of Immigration that says "No entry except for passengers with boarding passes and proceeding to their next destination", so if you enter and do not proceed to your flight destination, you're trespassing. This is not a dead letter either: several fans of a ...


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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.—(1) Whoever — (a) [...] has in his possession any obscene book, pamphlet, paper, drawing, painting, representation or figure, or any other obscene ...


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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 the rest of the world it is 00). When calling from a mobile phone you can use the special symbol "+" instead of the international dialing prefix, this is ...


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Your passport is an important document and it should be kept safe at all times. One of the best ways in general is not to have it with you but keep it in the hotel safe. This varies by location and in some places, it is safer with you. In Singapor, crime is very low and there should not be a problem to have it with you. My strategy is to keep a photocopy ...


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Not the same scale, but generally people head to two particular shopping centres: Funan DigitalLife Mall & Sim Lim Square. View inside Sim Lim Square by hippietrail Funan is more upmarket than Sim Lim, which caters more to the general populous. The downside is that there are quite a few ongoing scams at some of the stores in these centres. Some of ...


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TL;DR: there is no distinction between arrival area and departure area, so it might be possible. However, there will be logistical and possibly legal problems. I don't think it will be worth the risk. As of the logistic part of the question, this is absolutely no problem. At Changi Airport, the arrival and the departure zones are linked together and you won'...


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It is possible to get a 60-day tourist visa at the Indonesian Consulate in Singapore. Documents to provide: 65 Singapore dollars in cash - they do not accept card payments, and they only accept Singapore dollars. Photo ID - although you can do one inside the consulate Copy of passport - although you can do one in consulate for 50 cents. Passport must ...


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Odds are no, you cannot, because the airline will most likely refuse to let you board your flight if you cannot show them the visa. Usually you could visit Singapore simply by bringing both your old and new passport, but in this case you've actually lost your passport. I would advise getting in touch with the nearest Singapore embassy/high commission/...


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Update: Effective 30 June 2017, renting out private property in Singapore for a period of less than three months or to someone who is not a resident is now unequivocally illegal. It's the property owner who will be in hot water, not you, but it's still not a good idea since your legal recourse as a guest if something goes wrong will be effectively zero. ...


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I live in Singapore, and have taken ferries to Batam and Bintan (another nearby island). Let me first clear up the confusion you have acquired by reading that page on Travelfish.org. They mention that the ferry to Indonesia takes "a couple of days" and "is no cheaper than flying." They are not referring to the ferry to Batam, but rather to the overall ...


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You're out of luck. Under the Singapore Immigration Act you are specifically prohibited under Part II, Sec. 8, Para 3d: (d) any person who — (i) has been convicted in any country or state of an offence for which a sentence of imprisonment has been passed for any term; (ii) has not received a free pardon; and (iii) by reason of the ...


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