A trip to Singapore is always an exciting adventure, especially if it’s your first time!
Indeed, this futuristic city has so much to offer in terms of sightseeing opportunities. From Marina Bay Sands to Gardens by the bay or Singapore’s Chinatown, you will never get bored here!
Another thing I LOVE in Singapore is the diversity of its local food. Inspired by Indian, Malay or Chinese cuisine, the local food in Singapore is really unique and that alone is a good enough reason to visit this city!
But Singapore can also be quite impressive and exploring it can be challenging from time to time. To make the best of your trip, having internet on your phone is quite important and it can make your trip go more smoothly. Let me explain why below.
Why you need a SIM card in Singapore?
Singapore metro is one of the best in the world! Clean, safe and convenient, you will definitely need it during your trip to Singapore. But choosing which route to take is not always an easy thing to do. That’s why you will definitely need to have internet on your phone to find the best way to travel across the sunny island. Many apps like Google Maps require internet to be used efficiently.
In addition to the Metro, walking to a place in a very modern city like Singapore will also require the use of navigation mobile apps so you don’t get lost.
Even if you will probably plan your list of places to visit in advance, there can be surprises to disrupt your plans! So, while you take a break in a park, you can use that free time to search for more places to visit around you. Be connected with the fastest network and make your reservations or tickets booking with just a click!
Find a nearby restaurant
It’s time to eat and you want to find a good restaurant nearby. What I usually do is to use Google Maps to find the top rated restaurants that are walking distance from me. This method is really useful and I was never disappointed. But to do it, you will also need to have internet on your phone.
When we discover a beautiful place during our travels, the first thing we want to do is to capture it in a picture or video and to share it on Insta! I mean, you could wait until you go back to your hotel to do it but there’s nothing better than sharing the highlights of your trip LIVE.
Keep in touch with family and friends
Having internet on your mobile is also important to keep in touch with your family members and friends! Your mom can call you instantly on Messenger or WhatsApp for you to share your trip seamlessly!
It’s also important to keep the communication with your friends and tell them how your trip is going on a regular basis.
What’s a Tourist SIM card?
So now that you understand the importance of having internet on your mobile during your trip to Singapore, let’s see how to get it!
The best option would be to get a Tourist SIM card. But what is it exactly? A Tourist SIM card is a SIM card that you can use during the duration of your trip. It’s very easy to use and as soon as you insert it in your phone, you are connected to the world again.
No need to look for a wifi network all the time and asking for the wifi passwords. Your phone will be online during your trip so you can focus on the most important thing: enjoying Singapore!
Recommended Provider: Singtel
There are few companies that offers tourist SIM cards in Singapore, but my favorite is the Singtel Tourist SIM card. Let me tell you why!
When we think about getting a SIM card abroad, we usually think that it’s going to cost a lot of money. But this is actually not the case, at least, not with Singtel. You will find below the different Tourist SIM Cards to suit your needs.
As you can see, there’s a great selection of Singtel Tourist SIM cards to cater to your needs –starting from as low as S$12. If you are a long-stay and heavy data usage visitor, we will recommend their 5G S$50 or S$30 Tourist SIM (28 days validity) with up to 120GB of 5G data to turbocharge your stay in Singapore, with unlimited local calls and SMSes, 90 minutes of international calls and up to 10GB of data roaming to popular destinations.
If you are a short-stay visitor, you may opt for Singtel’s S$12 Tourist SIM (14 days validity) which is a prepaid SIM packed with 100GB of 4G data, 500 minutes of local calls, 30 minutes of international calls and 3GB of data roaming.
It’s seriously an awesome deal!
Plenty of data for all your needs
We hate to keep track of our data usage, right? Singtel is providing almost unlimited as they give you up to 120GB 5G data to use.
So, you can surf on the internet, read a restaurant review, watch Netflix at night and even download big files during your stay in Singapore. You will never run out of data.
In addition, all Singtel SIM cards offer an unlimited access to Facebook, Line, WeChat and WhatsApp.
One SIM for multi country usage
You can enjoy up to 10GB of data roaming in any of these destinations – Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia or Australia for free! If you are returning back home or travelling to any of these destinations after your trip in Singapore, you can still use the SIM.
First telco in the world to achieve nationwide 5G coverage
Heard of 5G? It’s the brand new 5th generation cellular network and while 4G is already fast, 5G is on a completely new level.
Your phone won’t surf on the Internet anymore, you will FLY! Singtel’s 5G network has since surpasses 95% nationwide coverage, which means you can enjoy super fast 5G coverage, anywhere in Singapore.
Want to watch 4,000 videos on YouTube? Do a facebook live to stay closer with your friends and family while in Singapore? Upload Instagram stories in the blink of an eye? You can do it all with 5G, the fastest mobile network in Singapore!
The 5G SIM cards are priced at S$30 for 100GB 5G data and S$50 for 120GB 5G data for 28 days.
Easy to use
To get all the benefits of Singtel Tourist SIM cards, you just need to insert the mobile chip into your phone and voilà, you can use it right away! No complicated set up needed, it’s really user-friendly!
But how can you get one of those cards you may ask. Keep on reading!
Singtel is offering free limited edition collectibles with purchase of any Singtel Tourist SIM card while stocks last.
How to buy a Singtel Tourist SIM card?
You have to option to get a Singtel Tourist SIM card: buy it online in advance or get one in Singapore.
If you want to buy the card online, visit one of these websites / Apps and purchase your SIM card in advance.
After that, collect your card at one of these locations.
- Travelex at Singapore Changi Airport
- Changi Travel Services at Singapore Changi Airport
- Singtel Shops islandwide
If you want to buy your SingTel Tourist SIM card when you arrive in Singapore, go to one of these shops.
- Singapore Changi Airport
- Travelex Foreign Currency Exchange
- Changi Recommends
- In Singapore
- Cheers store
- Singtel Shop
- Authorised retailers at Harbourfront / Tanah Merah
- Other authorised retailers
If you looking to get 5G Tourist SIM cards, they are available at Travelex Foreign Currency Exchange, Changi Recommends, Singtel Shops and Singtel Exclusive Retailers, KKDAY, Shopee and Lazada online.
I hope this brief guide was helpful
In summary, if you want to stay connected during your trip to Singapore, the best option is to get a Singtel Tourist SIM card. They are affordable, fast, provide a lot of data and super easy to use!