Important Places and Numbers

Some useful numbers that you might need while in Singapore:



  Fire Engine/Ambulance


  Police Hotline

1800 – 255 0000

  Non-Emergency Ambulance


  Traffic Hotline

1800 – 547 1818

  SMS 70999 addressed to the DHS community

  (Deaf, Hard-of-hearing and Speech-impaired)



Tourist information

Several Singapore Visitors Centres are open daily to service you. You'll be offered advice and information about Singapore’s accomodations, events and attractions.

  • Singapore Visitors Centre @ Changi  Airport 
Terminal 1, 2, 3 - Arrival Hall. Open daily from 6:00am to 12:00am.
  • Singapore Visitors Centre @ Orchard
Junction of Cairnhill Road / Orchard Road. Open daily from 9:30am to 10:30pm.
  • Singapore Visitors Centre @ ION Orchard
ION Orchard Level 1 Concierge. Open daily from 10:00am to 10:00pm.
  • Singapore Visitors Centre @ Bugis Street
4 New Bugis Street, Singapore 188868 (On Cheng Yan Place, next to IIuma Shopping Centre) 
Bugis MRT(EW12). Open daily from 11:00am to 10:00pm.

1 800 736 2000 (toll-free in Singapore)
+65 6736 2000 (from overseas)
from 8:00am to 7:00pm daily

Hospitals & Healthcare

Singapore's healthcare system maintains some of the highest medical standards in the region. There are several healthcare establishments, including clinics, laboratories, nursing homes and hospitals.

There are seven public hospitals in Singapore:

  1. Singapore General Hospital (SGH)
  2. Natioanl University Hospital (NUH)
  3. Changi General Hospital (CGH)
  4. Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH)
  5. Alexandra Hospital (AH)
  6. Kandang Kerbau Women's & Children's Hospital (KKH)
  7. Institute of Mental Health (IMH)

Private hospitals that are popular with visitors and expats alike:

  1. Gleneagles Hospital
  2. Mount Elizabeth Hospital
  3. Raffles Hospital
  4. Thomson Medical Centre



Taxi cab (4-seater)

Taxi Company


Iphone, Android, Smartphone


Comfort, CityCab 

6552 1111


Prime Taxi

6778 0808 


SMRT Taxis 

6555 8888



6555 3333


Premier Taxis 

6363 6888


Yellow-Top Taxi

6293 5545




Limo taxi (7-seater and more)

Taxi Company


Email booking

Internet booking

Maxi Cab,

Limo transport

6535 3534

Limo Taxi Cab

8388 3885


For more information about taxis in Singapore, please visit our dedicated page on Taxi.

Post office

General Hotline: 1605
From overseas: +65 6841 2000


There are two major health and beauty chain stores with shops in most of Singapore's shopping malls; most shops offer a pharmacy counter.
Guardian Health and Beauty
Watsons Personal Care