Communications in Singapore

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Official Language
English, Mandarin Chinese, Malay, Tamil.
Other Languages Spoken
Hakka, Cantonese, Teochew, Other Chinese dialects.
Business Language
English is the most common language used and is the language which unites the different ethnic groups and business together.
Getting Some Knowledge
For English to Malay Phrases, visit: Linguanaut.



For English to Tamil Phrases, visit: Linguanaut.

For English to Mandarin Chinese, visit: Kwintessential.

Free Translation Tools
Yahoo Babel Fish : Translation of text and web pages : Translation of text and web pages
Google Language Tools : For English to Chinese translation

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Quality of Communications
Highly developed with good infrastructure, and includes state-of-the-art telecommunication equipment and underwater telephone cables connecting to Malaysia, Philippines and Indonesia.
Telephone Codes
To Make a Call From Singapore, Dial 001
To Make a Call to in Singapore, Dial +65
Number of Digits of National Telephone Numbers
Phone numbers of 8 digits are used. To know more about geographic area, area code and details, visit: Numberingplans.
Mobile Telephone Standards

Singapore uses GSM , UMTS , HSDPA mobile technologies.

Moreover the telecom market in the country provides a full range of mobile voice and data communications services over its 2G/3G/3.5G network.

Visit: IDA Singapore.

National Mobile Phone Operators
SingTel , Star Hub , M1

Availability of Internet

Internet Suffix
National Internet Access Providers
The largest internet service providers in the country are: StarHub, Pacific Internet (PacNet) , SingNet , iCELL Network Pte Ltd , Qala Singapore Pte Ltd
Access in Public Places
Accessible in a lot of places especially in cafes.
Access in Hotels
Accessible in most budget hotels.

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