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Dangers & Annoyances

Singapore is one of the world's safest and easiest travel destinations, but be aware of the following:

  • Penalties for the illegal import or export of drugs are severe and include the death penalty.
  • Outbreaks of mosquito-borne illnesses, such as dengue fever do occur, especially during the wet season. There have also been a number of zika cases confimed in Singapore; the National Environment Board (www.nea.gov.sg) monitors any outbreaks. Wear mosquito repellent, especially if visiting nature reserves.
  • Eating and drinking is prohibited on public transport.