Budget planning tool
Punch in your holiday deets below to use crowd-sourced Numbeo data* to help you plan your spending money.
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With over 140 convenient store locations across Australia, you can securely pick up your Singapore Dollars with no hassles.
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Get into the glitz and glamour of Singapore
Think Singapore is only good as a stopover between home and more distant destinations? Think again. This vibrant city state is one of the most exciting and liveable places in the world, with shopping centres galore, amazing gardens and museums, and a compilation of cuisines that are even hotter than the weather.
You’ll get a flair of Chinatown traditions and a unique mix of Eastern influences, all with the cosiness of an English-speaking nation. If you’ve never been to Asia, no doubt Singapore is a brilliant first step into the Orient.
As easy as Singapore is to adapt to, you’ll still need to convert your Aussie dollars over for the Singapore dollars. And the best rates (and your best mates) can be found right here, at Travel Money Oz.
Holiday Budget Calculator for Singapore
We get it, doing your holiday budget is a snore fest. It's important though, so we've made it super easy for you to do now. Just punch in your holiday deets and we'll combine destination spend data with our exchange rates so you know how much to take. Easy peasy budget donesy!
Coins and notes
No homesickness here, unless you’re particularly fond of our $2 coin. In Singapore, you’ll find coins worth 5, 10, 20, 50 cents and $1, then notes worth $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100, $500 and $1,000.
This chart shows the historic trends between the two currencies. Political and world events can cause rates to fluctuate. If you're not quite ready to buy your currency, you can sign up for currency alerts. When the exchange rate is right where you want it, you’ll receive an alert. That’s sure to make you sing!
Facts about the currency
- The Singapore dollar splits into cents similarly to dollars, but you may find they’re called ‘sing’ locally. So if someone asks you to sing in public, checking your smaller change is a wiser move than busting out a verse or two.
- The $1,000 note is printed with the entire lyrics of the national anthem – which is handy if you have a lot of cash on you and need to sing the anthem for some reason.
- Currency was introduced to Singapore by the Chinese in the 8th Century AD.
- The Tembusa tree, which has stood tall in the Botanic Gardens since 1859, is shown on the green $5 note.
- The Japanese invasion during WWII brought with it a whole new currency system – now delicately named ‘banana money’ to honour the image of a banana tree on the old $10 note.
- There’s quite a bit of cash in circulation – enough that if you laid all notes side by side, you could lap Singapore’s coastline over 600 times!
- If you happen to have some sneaky Brunei dollars, you’ll find they’re widely accepted throughout Singapore too – just like Singaporean dollars are accepted in Brunei. Isn’t that nice?