Singapore’s tap water is potable by both local and international standards, making it perfectly safe to drink! Consider bringing a water bottle out while exploring as an alternative to bottled water.
Tips for Sustainable Travel in Singapore
Besides transportation, there are many ways you can travel sustainably in The Lion City. Here are some quick and easy tips for both veteran travellers and first-time visitors to Singapore.
Know before you go
Do be sure to check out the official websites of the attractions you’re visiting for essential information like peak hours and the do’s and don’ts at each venue.
- Cultural attractions, heritage sites and places of worship may have their own guidelines for etiquette and dress codes.
- Our island boasts numerous ecosystems which double as havens to diverse flora and fauna. If you’re visiting a park, nature reserve or sanctuary, some common guidelines to help protect our island’s precious biodiversity include staying on designated walking paths and not smoking, which is prohibited at all public parks and gardens.
- From adorable otters to the Raffles Banded Langur and rare migratory birds, Singapore’s greens spaces are the abodes for animals large and small. While it may be tempting to feed them, you may be doing more harm than good by disrupting an intricate ecosystem.
- Do feel free to admire our island’s beautiful animals from afar and snap a photo or two, but take note that the trading of endangered species and the trapping of wild animals are against the law in Singapore.