Travel insurance Singapore
Often dubbed by many a restless adventurer as the greatest city in the world, Singapore has - in relatively recent years - exploded as a centre for commerce, culture and innovation. Tourists from all over the globe are attracted to this hyper modern city-state with it's colourful colonial past, cutting-edge architecture and bustling hawker centres. As any seasoned globe-trotter should know, it's always best to be prepared before you strike out into the unknown, and this - among other things - involves choosing the right travel insurance policy. Take a look at our guide to choosing the right travel insurance for Singapore, together with how to get the most out of your trip to this city of surprises...
Which travel insurance is best in Singapore?
Finding a balanced travel insurance policy, especially to such far flung destinations like Singapore is no easy matter. There are simply so many options, and not all of them viable ones at that. That's why we've made this handy comparison table, so you can see how our policies measure up:
|Policy Details*||Tesco||Post Office||Holiday Extras|
|Medical Emergency||£5 million||£2 million||£10 million|
|Personal public liability||£2 million||£2 million||£2 million|
|End supplier failure||X||X||£5,000|
|24hr Personal Assistance||X||X||£250|
As you are probably aware, choosing a travel insurance policy is no simple matter of slapping 'cheap travel insurance' into google and hoping for the best. More often than not, those cheap travel insurance options you're presented with on certain comparison sites do not cover you for all eventualities and are riddled with unscrupulous 'get-out clauses' in the small print.
What's more, while a policy may seem cheap, very often you'll find there's a whopping great compulsory excess before your claim can be considered. Look out for these tell-tale signs of a bad insurance policy, and avoid them like the plague...
You'll also need to consider what sort of activities you have planned for your trip to Singapore, and whether you'll need extra cover for these. Perhaps you're a bit of an adrenaline junkie seeking your next exhilarating fix at Singapore's state-of-the-art Sports Hub. In this case, you'll need to make sure your travel insurance to Singapore has you covered for any extreme sports. Adding cover for extreme and adventure sports to your travel insurance policy is usually just a matter of purchasing an additional premium. Some policies, like those offered by Holiday extras, even provide cover for a number of sports as standard with the policy, free of extra charge. That's why it's always a good idea to check whether the policy covers the activities you have planned, before taking out any additional premiums.
Booking your policy
Booking is simple and straightforward. You can book online by completing the quote form at the top of this page to choose your level of cover. Follow through to customise your policy and include any upgrade options, then proceed to make your payment. If you would prefer to book via telephone then simply place a free call to our friendly UK-based team to arrange your policy.
Singapore Travel Advice
Tipping - Singapore is one of the few cities in which tipping is discouraged, even frowned upon by the government. Singaporeans believe good service should come with the price of the meal and that by tipping, one is suggesting they didn't expect to receive quality service. It's viewed as very insulting to tip, so just save you change for the vending machines.
Mind your manners - Singapore is one of the cleanest cities in the world for a reason. It's technically illegal to spit, litter, jay walk, eat or drink on public transport, and laws are stringently enforced. Even selling chewing gum is illegal unless it's for medical reasons. Breaking any of these rules could land you with a hefty fine.
Brunei Dollars - Don't be surprised if you find a few Brunei dollars in your change. Both the Singapore and Brunei dollar can be used in both countries.
Transport - perhaps the quickest and cheapest way to get around the city is to use the MRT line. It costs around 12 singaporean dollars to take out an MRT travel card, (7 dollars travel credit and a 5 dollar deposit which you get back upon returning the card)
Places to visit and things to try in Singapore
Hawker centers - no trip to Singapore would be complete without a visit to one of the famous hawker centers. For those that haven't heard of them, hawker centres in Singapore are basically year round food festivals. Here you'll find quality cuisine from all over asia, for no more than a few singaporean dollars.
Sentosa Island - Take the cable car or monorail over to this tropical island resort and enjoy sunshine and palm trees and tranquil stretches of beach. Be sure to take a trip up Tiger Sky Tower, for panoramic views that stretch as far as Indonesia.
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum - Built to house the tooth relic of the historical Buddha, this Tang dynasty inspired temple is a popular attraction in the heart of Singapore's China town. Get there by 11:00am to observe the traditional ceremony.
Travel insurance with medical conditions
We believe that living and travelling with a medical condition is just another part of your own adventure, so we see no reason to hike up your premium. Instead, we work closely alongside our underwriters to provide an individually tailored quote that suits you and your holiday. Our team of insurance experts are fully trained to assist you by arranging fully comprehensive policies with additional medical cover for the littlest price.
For more information regarding travel insurance with medical conditions, visit our page.
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