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Congratulations on receiving a Fulbright grant! The resources on this page are designed to familiarize you with your host location and provide important context and information as you prepare to travel abroad. We encourage you to review the readings, websites, and logistical information offered by local contacts. Click the section headings below to display the information.

Orientation Information

As part of your Fulbright grant, you are required to attend a virtual Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO) from June 10-13, 2024. The PDO will provide sessions and activities to help you prepare for your upcoming experience. You will receive an email in mid-May that will direct you to the PDO website where you can register for the event. If you have any questions regarding the PDO, please email

Contact Information

U.S. Embassy Singapore

Public Affairs Section
27 Napier Road
Singapore 258508
Tel: +65 6476-9240
Fax: +65 6476-9035
Instagram: @usembassysingapore
Twitter: @USEmbassySG

It is highly recommended that you contact the Public Affairs Section at the U.S. Embassy upon arrival to let them know you are in country and to set up an arrival meeting.

It is also highly recommended that you "enroll" your presence with the U.S. Embassy. Enrollment at the U.S. Embassy makes your presence and whereabouts known, in case it is necessary for a consular officer to contact you in an emergency. See Smart Traveler Enrollment Program link below.

U.S. Embassy Emergency Contact Information

In an emergency (death, arrest, victims of violent crime) involving an American citizen living or traveling in Singapore, you can contact the Embassy 24 hours a day/7 days a week via the Embassy Switchboard number.

Calling within Singapore: +65 6476-9100
Calling from the United States: 011-65-6476-9100 or +65-6476-9100

Country Information

Online Media

· CNA: CNA (an acronym of its former name, Channel Newsasia), is an English language Asian news network. Positioned to “Understand Asia”, it reports on global developments with Asian perspectives.

· The Straits Times is Singapore’s national daily paper. It charges for its content online but one can view the headlines to get a sense of what’s covered in the daily news.

· TODAY is a free paper distributed at major metro stations in Singapore. The online content is free.

· is a community news and lifestyle website for Singaporeans.

Singapore Tourism Board

· Grantees may wish to look at the Singapore Tourism website for ideas of things to do in Singapore.

Movies on Singapore

· Anthony Chen (Director and Producer). (2013). Iloilo. Singapore Film Commission, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Fisheye Pictures

· Yen, Woo Yen (Producer), Yen, Woo Yen (Director). (2006). Singapore Dreaming. Singapore: 5C Films

· Tan, Pin Pin (Producer), Tan, Pin Pin (Director). (2005). Singapore Gaga. Singapore: Unknown

Books on Singapore

· Lee Kuan Yew. From Third World to First: The Singapore Story. HarperCollins Publishers: New York, 2000

· Chua Mui Hoong. Singapore, Disrupted. ST Books: Singapore, 2018

· Teo You Yenn. This is what inequality looks like. Ethos Books: Singapore, 2018

· Shashi Jayakumar. A History of the People’s Action Party. NUS Press: Singapore, 2022

· Tommy Koh & Daljit Singh (editors). America: A Singapore Perspective. ST Books: Singapore, 2021


Alum Contacts

Alumni Contacts

We invite you to contact these Fulbright alumni for questions or advice prior to your grant. They can be an excellent resources for unofficial questions – what type of clothing to bring, how to open a bank account, and more.

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