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Do I have to carry passport everywhere in the town?

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Do I have to carry passport everywhere in the town?

I am on a 7 day visit to Singapore.

Do I have to carry Passport everywhere I go in Singapore?

Or any other travel document do I have to keep everywhere?

regards,

Ajay

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1. Re: Do I have to carry passport everywhere in the town?

Keep your passport in the hotel safe unless you are buying branded goods (to get the tax free).

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2. Re: Do I have to carry passport everywhere in the town?

Yes support that too, perhaps you may just want to carry with you a name card of the hotel you are staying or some kind of other ID with you just in case, the hotel can verify your ID...

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3. Re: Do I have to carry passport everywhere in the town?

If you really must carry an ID, just get a photocopy of your passport. Just note that photocopies of passports are not accepted if you want to be eligible for tax free in Louis Vuitton, Prada, Hermes, etc. :)

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4. Re: Do I have to carry passport everywhere in the town?

Hello, when in Singapore I usually keep my passport in the in-room safe.

I bring it with me (along with the immigration card) to enter the casinos. You may also need your passport for shopping (duty free and some malls has special offers for tourists). Passport is also required to buy a sim card.

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5. Re: Do I have to carry passport everywhere in the town?

keep the original passport in your room safe, and have a photocopy instead.....

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6. Re: Do I have to carry passport everywhere in the town?

Do what ever you do back home, or feel comfortable it with. The only time you need To produce I'd is when you check in to your hotel and buy a SIM card.

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7. Re: Do I have to carry passport everywhere in the town?

Hello,

Apart from the reasons mentioned by others posters, the only other time I have carried my passport around town is when I wanted to show it at a Customer Service Desk in a Shopping Mall to receive their Tourist Passport Wallet full of shopping discounts. Otherwise I keep it locked in my hotel room safe.

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8. Re: Do I have to carry passport everywhere in the town?

Unless you look very suspicious and have a tendency to be stopped by police, other wise no, there is no need. When I go oversea, I would normally keep it inside the safe.

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