Is Singapore Safe for Solo Female Travelers?

Singapore is renowned for its stringent laws and regulations which contribute to its position as one of the safest cities for solo female travelers. The crime rate is very low, and respect for individual rights and public order is generally a norm. The transportation system is also safe and reliable, even late into the night. As with any country, it's always important to exercise usual safety precautions, but overall, Singapore provides a secure environment for solo female travelers.

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How safe is Singapore?

Safety at night:

Safety at night:Very safe

Singapore is renowned as one of the safest cities in the world. The crime rates are extremely low and the city has a high police presence, combined with strict regulations and penalties. Even during the night, streets are very well-lit and populated. There's no issue with walking alone at night as it is generally considered very safe, although, like anywhere else, common precautions should still be exercised.
Public transportation:

Public transportation:Very safe

Singapore's public transportation is renowned for its safety and efficiency. The city-state's MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) network, buses and taxis are popular with locals and tourists alike. With strict law enforcement and transportation staff at the ready, safety practices are top priority. Moreover, CCTV cameras are present in all public transportation vehicles and stations, providing an extra measure of security. Additionally, they are always on time and extraordinarily clean, making your travel extremely comfortable. Therefore, it's safe even for solo female travelers throughout both the day and night.
Street harassment:

Street harassment:Very low

Street harassment is considerably rare in Singapore due to their strict laws and strong enforcement against public nuisance and harassment. Singapore is known to be one of the safest cities worldwide. Public spaces are generally safe for women at any time of the day or night.
Petty crimes:

Petty crimes:Very low

Singapore is known for its strict laws and regulations, which significantly reduce the risk of petty crimes. While occasional incidents may occur, they are relatively rare. Always be sure to exercise the usual vigilance and caution, but rest assured that Singapore is generally considered a very safe destination for solo female travelers
Tap water:

Tap water:Very safe

Tap water in Singapore is absolutely safe to drink directly from the tap without any fear of illness. The Singapore Public Utilities Board maintains high standards of sanitation and filtration, successfully meeting the World Health Organization's drinkable water standards. So, you'll certainly save on space and money by avoiding the store-bought bottled water when visiting.

Is Singapore safe to travel?

4.9 /5

Based on 16 experiences

Solo travel experience

I traveled to Singapore for one weekend from the Philippines. It was a last minute trip and I felt better booking the trip knowing I had family there at that time. I stayed in a little hotel away from all of the action and I took Lyft for most of my time in Singapore. Next time I will book closer to Sentosa and downtown so it is more convenient. I felt relatively safe traveling on my own and would definitely go back!

Posted: March 30, 2024
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Martina

Martina

Singapore

Solo travel experience

It’s the safest city I’ve ever been. Even during late night, walking solo in little streets feels safe. The rules in Singapore are strict and this leads to a very respectful environment. If you cross the road with a man, the man will do two steps on the opposite side than you to avoid touching you by any chance. They want to avoid troubles. Enjoy the city (which is amazing) in the safest mood even if you are a female solo traveller!

Posted: March 28, 2024
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Solo travel experience

I felt safe! There were so many things to do and it was very very easy to get around especially as a solo female traveler! It was quite pricey, food was good and I usually would get around via car service like Uber, or walking. Sometimes the metro/train too!

Posted: January 6, 2024
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Solo travel experience

Singapore is a great place to visit, however it is quite expensive. I felt very safe walking around, even at night. There is plenty of things to do for a couple of days but you don’t generally need any more time than that. I visited Sentosa island to go to Universal Studios which was fun but very expensive. Marina bay is definitely a must see and there is a free light show there at night. I stayed at Wanderloft Capsule Hostel which I would rate a 3/5. The bed was good and quite enclosed so you could have privacy however the bathrooms and other areas of the accomodation definitely need some maintenance as it did not feel clean. The transport on the train is super cheap and easy to navigate so I never needed to take a taxi or Grab car, even getting to and from the airport.

Posted: December 17, 2023
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Solo travel experience

Great City to explore. An Overall really safe place. Accomodation is expensive, but Food can be cheap and delicious in the Hawker Centers. Drinks in the evening are mostly expensive as well, especially in some rooftop bars, but it's worth it🤭

Posted: December 7, 2023Experienced: October, 2023
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Solo travel experience

I felt very safe, I went everywhere, late at night alone and never felt threatened. Singapore is not cheap, but everything there is affordable. I ate at Hawker Centres, which are very good in terms of real, local cuisine.

Posted: April 15, 2023
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Solo travel experience

Singapore is super safe, but it is expensive. I stayed in hostels, mainly ate at markets and had a great time.

Posted: April 15, 2023
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Solo travel experience

Safety: I was in the minority almost everywhere I went, but I never felt threatened or belittled. If I needed help, the locals were ready to assist me. Recommendations: I loved Singapore. Everything was so beautiful and green, but it was very, very hot, so there was no point in doing hair or makeup. I traveled alone and spent most of my days exploring by myself. I would return there in a heartbeat.

Posted: October 23, 2022
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Is Singapore safe for women?

Safety rating

4.8 /5

Based on 26 experiences

Crime rates rating

1.2 /5

Based on 26 experiences

Safe to roam around alone. Not much of a concern. Stay to take public transport. Most people can speak English thus communication will not be a problem. Money changer available at airport, town. Hotel rate reasonably

Posted: May 19, 2024
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always take reasonable safety precautions, but don't worry! almost no crime ever occurs here. feel free to walk around at night, as our streets are well lit. in the very unlikely case of an emergency, police are quick to respond.

Posted: May 18, 2024
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Is Singapore safe right now?

Before your visit to Singapore, it's essential to check travel advisories for Singapore, including your home country's official travel advisory. These advisories can provide up-to-date information on safety, health, and any specific considerations for travelers.
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United States Travel AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

The United States government advises exercising normal precautions in Singapore. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: July 24, 2023
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Canada's Travel AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

The Canadian Government advises taking normal security precautions in Singapore. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: May 6, 2024
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Australia's Travel AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

The Australian Government advises exercising normal safety precautions in Singapore. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: April 30, 2024

Is Singapore worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 16 experiences

Solo travel experience

I had a great experience. It was a good size for seeing around in short time. People are kind. City is clean. Food is tasty. Only bad point is that many things are more expensive. But you can get affordable price and tasty food at hookers.

Posted: November 9, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Dasha

Dasha (19)

France

Solo travel experience

I loved traveling to Singapore, I've stayed there for an exchange experience as a student and it was just amazing. Definitely recommend mala food if you like spicy food and definitely try indian food and don't forget to try kaya toast with egg for breakfast! Also, my favorite area was kampong glam, but overall I enjoyed Singaporean contrasts.

Posted: April 7, 2023Experienced: January, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 2/5Safety: 5/5
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