Latest updates:

WLS 2016 was a great success. Thanks to everyone who attended, the speakers, the volunteers, the Singapore Pools team and I-Promo for contributing to its success. All the content presented at the convention is being uploaded to the WLA website, so please visit regularly for updated information. WLS 2016 is over, WLS 2018 awaits you in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Things to Know Before Travelling


Visitors from most countries do not require a visa for entry into Singapore. However, there are a few exceptions. Before traveling to Singapore, individuals planning to attend WLS 2016 MUST consult Singapore's Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA)’s website to clarify visa requirements. Alternatively, you can get in touch with your local consular office for information.



English is widely spoken in Singapore.

Other official languages are Mandarin, Malay and Tamil. 



The local currency is the Singapore dollar (SGD).

Money changing services are readily available at the Singapore Changi Airport, and at many shopping centres and hotels in the city.

You may also choose to withdraw money using major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express) from any automated teller machines (ATMs), which can be easily found.



The international dialling code is +(65).

With international roaming service, you can directly dial the 8-digit local phone numbers without adding +(65).



Goods & Services Tax (GST) is 7% in Singapore.

Spend at least SGD 100 a day from a retailer to qualify for refunds.

Enjoy tax-free shopping at retailers that offer the Tax Refund service.

At other retailers, ask for GST Refund Forms and keep your receipts to get your refunds processed at the airport right before you fly out of Singapore. Tax refunds do not apply if you’re leaving by land or sea.



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