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Why buy Singapore dollar from M&S Bank?

If you’re planning a trip to Singapore, we offer a number of benefits when you buy Singapore dollar with M&S Bank.

  • Our stores are open 7 days a week
  • Buy Singapore dollar online and collect from your local Bureau de Change
  • Exchange any leftover currency when you return using our buy back service

Click and Collect Singapore dollar

SGD Singapore dollar exchange rate

The exchange rate may differ depending on the day you order your currency.

Find today's Singapore dollar exchange rate here. Or use our Singapore dollar converter to see how much you could get for your pound.

How to sell back Singapore dollar

Do you have left over Singapore dollar from your recent trip? We can buy back foreign currency from you.

How to order Singapore dollar

Our online and in-store services make ordering your Singapore dollar simple:

  • Order your Singapore dollar online with our Click & Collect currency service. Choose your collection date and collect from your local Bureau de Change.
  • Or visit your local Bureau de Change to buy Singapore dollar*. You can find our Bureaux de Change in M&S stores nationwide. Many are open seven days a week late into the evening, so you can buy your Singapore dollar at a time that suits you.

Countries that accept Singapore dollar

The Singapore dollar (SGD) is the official currency of the Republic of Singapore, more commonly known as Singapore.

Thanks to a Monetary Interchangeability Agreement, you’ll also be able to use the Singapore dollar as legal tender in Brunei. If you’re planning on venturing into Brunei after visiting Singapore, you won’t have to worry about exchanging your SGD into Brunei dollars (BND).

Why visit Singapore?

Nestled in the heart of Maritime Southeast Asia, Singapore is known worldwide as a modern business hub and shopping paradise. But beyond the polished exterior lies a melting pot of culture where ethnic areas like Chinatown and Little India offer heritage, great food, and traditional crafts. If you’re looking for nature in this metropolis, the Gardens by the Bay is one of the best places to visit in Singapore.

Singapore may be one of the smallest countries in Southeast Asia, but there’s plenty of places to visit. To help you plan out your holiday, you can use our currency converter to find out how many Singapore dollars your money will buy.

Singapore dollar facts and history

The Singapore dollar has been Singapore’s official currency since 1967, replacing the Malaya and British Borneo dollar.

In the same year, Singapore, Brunei and Malaysia signed a Monetary Interchangeability Agreement where the three currencies for all three countries would be exchangeable at par. Malaysia dropped out of the agreement in 1973, but Singapore and Brunei are still part of it today.

Each Singapore dollar is divided into 100 cents. Coins include:

  • 1 cent
  • 2 cents
  • 5 cents
  • 20 cents
  • 50 cents
  • SGD1

Banknotes include:

  • SGD2
  • SGD5
  • SGD10
  • SGD20
  • SGD50
  • SGD100
  • SGD1,000
  • SGD10,000

You can buy Singapore dollar online, visit our travel money hub to learn more.

Frequently asked questions

Can I use my bank card in Singapore?

Credit and debit cards are widely accepted across Singapore, and you’ll be able to pay by card in restaurants, cafés, and other large businesses. When paying by card, it’s best to pay in local currency so you aren’t hit with unfavourable exchange rates.

If you’re visiting a local market or getting lunch at a hawker centre, it’s best to have some travel money with you in case you can’t pay by card.

You can use our currency converter to check the exchange rates and convert your GBP to SGD.

What are the typical prices in Singapore?

How much you spend on food, travel, and entertainment in Singapore will largely depend on where you are.

Generally, you can expect to pay:

  • SGD12 for a basic meal
  • SGD1.50 for a bottle of water
  • SGD6.10 for a regular cappuccino
  • SGD2 for a one-way ticket with local transport

If you’re visiting Singapore on a budget, it’s best to avoid hotels and restaurants in the affluent area of Marina Bay. Instead, look for hotels in more affordable areas like Bukit Panjang and Punggol. For food, take advantage of traditional cuisine in local markets or explore one of Singapore’s many hawker centres.

Check our currency converter to see the latest exchange rates for Singapore dollar.

Can you use other currencies in Singapore?

Besides the Singapore dollar, you’ll also be able to use the Brunei dollar as legal tender.

Due to the Monetary Interchangeability Agreement, both SGD and BND can be used in Singapore and Brunei. This is handy if you’re visiting both countries, since you’ll only need to take one set of travel money.

If you’re arriving with any other currency, including British pounds (GBP) or US dollars (USD), you’ll need to exchange it into either Singapore or Brunei dollars.

How difficult is it to get a visa for Singapore?

If you’re a UK citizen and you’re staying in Singapore for fewer than 90 days, you won’t need a visa. However, you will need to complete an SG Arrival Card up to three days before your arrival. You can fill this card out online, and you’ll need to enter your travel details and health information.

If you want to earn some money in Singapore, you’ll need to apply for a work visa. The process can vary depending on the type of work you want to do, and can take anywhere from 7 days to 6 weeks to complete.

You should always research the most up to date visa guidelines before planning a trip.

Other passport holders should check the entry requirements with your country’s embassy.

Should you tip in Singapore?

Tipping isn’t customary in Singapore, so you don’t have to worry about looking for change once you’ve finished a meal or taxi ride.

Most restaurants in Singapore will add a 10% service charge to your bill, and you won’t need to pay anything extra.

If you do want to tip your waiting staff, anywhere between 5% and 10% is acceptable.

What languages are spoken in Singapore?

Singapore is a diverse country, and you can expect to hear many different languages. Malay is the national language, but English is often used as a common language between Singapore’s different ethnic groups.

Singapore has four official languages:

  • Malay
  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Tamil

Many Singaporeans also speak Singlish, an English-based creole language with influences from Malay, Tamil, and Chinese dialects.

What is the latest government travel advice for Singapore?

Singapore takes pride in its cleanliness and littering is strictly prohibited. If you’re caught littering, you may get hit with a hefty fine or forced to take part in community service. When visiting Singapore, be sure to dispose of your rubbish responsibly and respect local laws.

You can also visit the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) for the latest government travel advice for Singapore.

What is the best time of year to visit Singapore?

Singapore has a tropical climate, meaning it’s hot and humid all year round.

If you visit at the start of the year, you can take part in Chinese New Year. One of Singapore’s biggest festivals, the streets of Chinatown will become alive with colourful decorations, traditional dances, and Lunar New Year snacks.

If plan to visit in the autumn, you’ll be able to take part in the Hindu festival of Diwali (the Festival of Lights). Little India will be lit up with vibrant lights, and you’ll be able to watch cultural performances and try Indian sweets.

Between July and September, Singapore’s air quality becomes significantly impacted by smoke haze from forest fires in neighbouring countries. This haze can cause health problems.

Important documents

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Other popular currencies

If you are planning a future holiday or a trip that takes in multiple destinations, these other currencies may be useful:

US dollar
Australian dollars

*Subject to availability

† Subject to store opening hours