On Arrival in Singapore
During your flight to Singapore, you will be given a Disembarkation/Embarkation (D/E) Card (IMM 27A) which you required to complete. The Disembarkation/Embarkation Card must be completed in a neat and legible manner.
At the immigration counter, you must present the completed D/E Card together with your passport and the copy of the In-Principal Approval Letter (IPA) to the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) Officer for immigration clearance.
Upon the grant of immigration clearance, the Disembarkation portion will be retained by the ICA Officer. The ICA Officer will return your Passport, the Embarkation portion of the D/E Card and the IPA Letter to you. An endorsement indicating the period that the visitor is allowed to enter and stay in Singapore is stamped on both portions of the D/E Card as well as on the passport.
You may wish to change some local currency at the currency exchange counters at Changi Airport if needed. Thereafter, you can also change currency with any “Licensed Money Changers” at shopping malls, or at any bank.
Orientation of Essential Services
The college does provide an ‘Orientation of Essential Services’ at S$267.50. This service is optional and shall include the following services:
- Pick-up service at the airport
- Transportation from airport to accommodation
- Orientation of essential services – medical clinics, food courts, bank, library,
- Escort service to the College (one-time)
By Public Transport
Nearest Bus Stop along North Bridge Road
To Bus Stop City Hall Station Exit B
Bus 61, 124, 145, 166, 174, 174E & 197
To Bus Stop Aft City Hall Stn Exit B
Bus 32, 51, 63, 80, 195, 851, 851e, 961 & 961M
Nearest Mass Rapid Transport (MRT) station
City Hall MRT (EW13/NS25), It takes approximately 5 mins to walk from Exit B to Coleman College
Get a prepaid SIM card to keep in touch with your parents. Using a prepaid card frees you up from any monthly bills or subscription contract with a mobile phone company. The prepaid SIM cards in Singapore come in various denominations ranging from S$18 to S$100. There are 3 mobile phone service providers that offer prepaid phone service in Singapore – SingTel, MobileOne (M1) and Starhub.
Prepaid SIM cards in Singapore for any of the three phone companies can be purchased at the following locations:
- Retail outlets of SingTel, Starhub, and M1
- 7-eleven stores
- Cheers Convenience Stores
- Singapore Post
- Money Changers (Airport)
You will be required to produce your passport at the time of buying the prepaid mobile card. Once registered, the card is ready for use immediately. Prepaid SIM Card balance in Singapore is normally valid for 6 months which means any unused balance will expire after 6 months.
Once you have your Student Pass, you can open a bank account. Any bank should be fine, but check the minimum maintaining balance and watch out for bank fees, so you don’t get charged unnecessarily.
To open a bank account, you need to bring along the following:
- Student Pass
Minimum initial deposit of S$500 is required.