Singapore is famous for being one of the safest countries in the world. However, a low crime rate does not mean no crime at all. So do exercise caution as required.
Singapore has a very strict legal system. You will be fined if you are caught jaywalking, chewing gum, spitting, smoking in public, littering, smoking and littering in public, you get it! Carry your ID card when you go to night clubs for security purposes. Identity theft is a major offence; don’t try using somebody else’s ID to get into a place.
Smoking: Smoking is not permitted in all public indoor places and most outdoor places. Those who wish to smoke may do so at smoking zones or boxes often denoted by a signboard followed by a yellow box drawn on the floor. In addition, smoking is not allowed at all entertainment nightspots unless within approved smoking zones. Offenders can be fined up to SGD$1000 and the throwing of cigarette butts on the floor will carry a fine of $300.
Chewing Gums: Chewing gum is not allowed to be brought into Singapore or to be consumed locally as it is banned unless the gum serves medical purpose such as dental-health gums and nicotine gums which help people to quit smoking. Offenders who are caught bringing chewing gum will be fined SGD$500 – SGD$1000.
Spitting and littering: Spitting and littering is an offence and carries a fine of SGD$300.
Drug Abuse and Trafficking: Drug abuse is viewed seriously in Singapore. Illicit trafficking of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances is strictly prohibited. Offenders will be sentenced to a long jail term or even death if caught possessing more than 15g of heroin.
More info at
Non-Emergency Ambulance 1777
Please also note down the contact details of your country’s embassy in Singapore. We have included below the links to a few embassies:
1. Embassy of France in Singapore
2. High Commission of Canada to Singapore
3. Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Singapore
4. High Commission of India, Singapore
5. Embassy of Indonesia in Singapore
6. Ambasciata d'Italia Singapore
7. Embassy of Republic of Korea to Singapore
8. High Commission of Malaysia, Singapore
9. Taiwan Representative Office in Singapore https://www.roc-taiwan.org/sg_en/
10. Royal Thai Embassy, Singapore
11. U.S. Embassy in Singapore
12. Embassy of Vietnam in Singapore
The Clinic @ Fusionopolis The nearest clinic to our campus
Fusionopolis Place #01-05
Getting there: Walk towards one-north MRT – 4 mins from ESSEC
Opening hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am to 1:00pm
2:00pm to 5:30pm
Saturday 8:30am to 12:30pm
Phone: 6466 0602 (It is better to book appointments during busy periods)
National University Hospital (NUH) The nearest hospital to our campus, it serves as a tertiary hospital, clinical training & research center for the medical & dental faculties of the Nat’l Uni of Singapore (NUS)
5, Lower Kent Ridge Road Getting there: MRT to Kent Ridge, walk 2 mins
Opening hours: A & E is 24 hours. Other clinics and services vary
6799 5555 (24 hours) More details at https://www.nuh.com.sg/