Dealing with emergency situations in Singapore

Hello everybody,

Dealing with unexpected situations abroad can be a very difficult matter. In order to better help expats and soon-to-be expats in Singapore face such tricky situations, we invite you to share your advice and experience.

What are the key emergency numbers you should know by heart?

In the event of a legal problem, an accident, a natural disaster, an injury or the death of a close family member, what are the first things to do in Singapore?

What are the things to plan ahead in order to better cope with such unexpected situations (registration at the Embassy, transport, medical, comprehensive insurance for instance)?

If you have gone through such experiences in Singapore, do not hesitate to share your story.

Thank you in advance!


Emergency Ambulance and Fire 995
Non-Emergency Ambulance 1777
Police Emergency 999
Dengue Hotline 1800 933 6483
Fire Hazard Reporting 1800 280 0000 - See more at: … zRKtC.dpuf

5 simple things you can do to increase you and your families survival chances:
1) Fit smoke detectors and make sure they work
2) Have at least one CO2 and one foam fire extinguisher in the house and know how to use them
3) Have a small fire blanket in the kitchen for oil fires
4) Take a first aid course and know the CPR techniques
5) Have a fire escape plan and do a drill with your kids, most modern condos have at least 2 stairway exits from each floor, make sure they can be accessed. If there is smoke in one use the other. If your condo / HDB only has one stairway exit; MOVE!

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