Please be aware of mosquito borne illnesses. There are known cases of dengue and Zika in Singapore. While it’s highly unlikely you’ll get dengue or Zika, it is always smart to protect yourself from mosquitoes by spraying yourself with insect repellent in the morning and then re-apply during the day.
The tap water is safe in Singapore to drink. Though you may prefer to filter your water through a water purifier like Brita, which can be purchased via RedMart.
When you get sick
For less serious ailments (cold, sore throat, minor infections, etc.) you can go to a pharmacy to get treatment. Describe your symptoms to a pharmacist and they will give you the appropriate treatment.
For more persistent symptoms please visit The Clinic @ SMU campus, 70 Stamford Road, #B1-21, Li Ka Shing Library #6333-9300.
In case of emergency, please go to Raffles Hospital, 585 North Bridge Rd, #6311 1111. Any charges will be reimbursed. Please remember to bring your student ID and passport.
If possible, you should take a taxi to the hospital (do not call an Uber as they can refuse you). Ambulances in Singapore tend to take longer than 10 minutes to arrive and your fastest course of action will be to take a cab. In the event that you need an ambulance, please call 995. This will activate an ambulance. The ambulance will bring you to the closest state hospital. If an ambulance is called, please notify your building security as well as TEAN team members.