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Postal Services

   All mail in Singapore is usually delivered by the next working day at some time in early to late afternoon --through a network of more than 1,300 postal outlets around the island. Singapore uses a six-digit postal code. The basic mail service is run by Singapore Post (SP), a subsidiary of Singapore Telecom. SP has the exclusive right to provide basic mail service (letters and postcards) till year 2007. Express services (small packets, printed papers and parcels) have been liberalised, and many courier companies offer such services to local and international destinations.

Local postage rates:

Service Weight step not over Singapore
Letters  20g

50g

100g

250g

500g

*Mail items above 500g will be treated as parcels.

22 cents

30 cents

50 cents

80 cents

$1.50

Postcards   22 cents

International postage rates 
 

Zone/Countries/
Destinations
Letters Second class mail Postcards
Zone 1

Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam

For every extra 100g

20g

50g

100g 

 

35 cts

50 cts

80 cts

70 cts

20g

50g

100g

 

30 cts

45 cts

80 cts 

70 cts

30 cts
Zone 2 

Bangladesh, China, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia (including East Timor), Korea, Macao, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, and countries and territories in the Pacific (except Hawaii)

 

60 cts

 

25 cts

 

35 cts

 

15 cts

 

50 cts

Zone 3 

Australia, Japan and New Zealand

 

70 cts

 

30 cts

 

40 cts

 

20 cts

 

50 cts

Zone 4 

Countries in Africa, North and South America (including Hawaii), Europe and Middle East

 

$1.00

 

35 cts

 

50 cts

 

25 cts

 

50 cts

Light air letter forms (aerogrammes) to all countries 50 cents

Other services 

  • Express LUM offers a fast way to send local urgent mail anywhere on the island as long as it is submitted by 12 noon and comes with a money-back guarantee if there is any delay. Items are delivered by 5 pm on the same day. There is also a one-hour express service (last collection time at 4 pm) for a much higher rate. 
  • There are a number of very useful SAMs (self-service automated machines) dotted around the island, at the last count there were 60.  Here you can weigh postal items, pay fines and telephone/utility bills and buy stamps at anytime, day or night.  For full details, please check out this site: http://www.singpost.com.sg/lc05sams.htm
  • Speedpost is an international courier service. Rates are up to 40 per cent lower than other courier companies. 
  • Fastfreight is a delivery service that sends urgent heavy shipments (over 21 kg) to more than 125 countries worldwide.

Besides standard postal services, you'll also find these other services at post offices: 

Telecommunication services 

  • Collection of telecom bill payments
  • Sale of phonecards
  • Telexmail, telefax and telegrams
  • Application for telecommunication services

Agency services

  • Renewal of driving licences
  • Renewal of dog licences
  • Issue and renewal of radio and TV licences
  • Sale of revenue stamps
  • Sale of parking coupons
  • Sale of area licences
  • Sale of HDB flat application coupons
  • Sale of packaging products and greeting cards
  • Collection of URA/HDB car park fines
  • Collection of income and property tax
  • Collection of power supply bill payments
  • Lamination service

Selected outlets offer self-service photo booths, Trade Development Board stamps and international bank drafts. 

Courier services

The major courier services available are: 

DHL International 1800-285-8888 
Federal Express 1800-743-2626 
OCS Courier Services 225-1366 
TNT Express Worldwide 1800-745-3122 
United Parcel Services (UPS) 1800-738-3388

For enquiries on postal and other services, contact: 

Singapore Post Pte Ltd 
Tel: 1605 or 1800-222-5777 
Fax: 225-2053 
Web: http://www.singpost.com.sg 

 


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