Singapore 2002

Yearbook 2002

Singapore. After the terrorist attacks against the United States in 2001, Singapore gave its support to the global campaign against terrorism. In early 2002, the government announced that 15 militant Muslims, 14 of whom were Singaporean citizens, had been arrested in accordance with the country’s strict security laws. They were arrested on suspicion of planned terrorist activity against Western interests in Singapore.

According to Countryaah website, national day of Singapore is every August 9. Several of the arrested were reported to belong to the Southeast Asian militant organization Jemaa Islamiyya, believed to form the terror network of al-Qa’ida’s branch in the area. Several similar arrangements were made during the year, including: in August when 21 suspected Singaporean members of Jemaa Islamiyya were arrested.

Singapore Border Countries Map

Irritation also arose among Muslims when some girls were suspended from school for wearing a veil and thus breaking the school uniform rules. The parents of the four girls decided in April to sue the country’s government, which is unusual in Singapore. To his aid, they had the same Malaysian top lawyer, Karpal Singh, who defended the former Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister of Malaysia, Anwar Ibrahim, in the heavily criticized trials against him. The lawyer was later banned from operating in Singapore.

Singapore Country Overview

Visas
Finnish citizens do not need a visa to travel to Singapore for less than 90 days. The passport must be valid for at least 6 months after the trip.According to ABBREVIATIONFINDER.ORG, SGP stands for Singapore.

Insurance
Everyone participating in the trip must have a valid travel insurance that covers medical expenses in the event of illness or other similar need. Please check the validity of your own insurance and the terms and conditions of the insurance cancellation cover.

Please pay attention to the special nature of your trip and check the coverage of the insurance in that respect as well. In many locations, the insurance must also be valid when moving at an altitude of more than 3,000 meters, in which case it also covers mountain sickness.

Many hiking or diving trips require more extensive insurance, which covers, for example, diving or moving on a glacier. Please check the contents of your insurance with your insurance company.

Recommended vaccinations In
addition to the basic vaccinations (tetanus, diphtheria and polio), hepatitis A and B vaccinations are recommended for the trip. Based on a risk assessment is also worth considering Typhoid and Japanese aivotulehdus- rokotteita.Tarkistathan always vaccination requirements, local health clinic or travel vaccination advice

Currency: Singapore Dollar (SGD). Currency can be obtained from Finland by booking in advance.

Time difference
GMT +8, ie 6 hours ahead of Finnish time

Electricity
230V, 50 Hz

Mobile phones
Check coverage with your operator.