The Change Alley moneychangers are the best, bar none. I use the ones on the left as you look at Change Alley from Raffles Place - the ones with the whacking great flatscreen TV showing their rates - and they're usually about 100-120 points wide in AUDSGD, which is less than half what the banks take (and one-tenth what the Aussie banks take).
Your other option is to take a Cirrus or Plus-branded debit card, and just use the ATMs in Australia to withdraw cash - usually you'll only pay about 1.5% or 2% on the exchange rate.
Am flying off to Tasmania on Sat. Have yet to change my money to Aussie dollar coz I was hoping that the rate will get better. (Was hoping that it will go back down to 1.26/27 since 2 weeks back, but it went up to 1.28 and then 1.30++ now)
From the comments on this forum, the money changers at these few places are recommended:
- Change Alley/ Arcade @ Raffles Place (AMC or the one with big plasma screens)
- Lucky Plaza @ Orchard
I'll probably try to check out Lucky Plaza. But I won't be able to cover all places due to work.
Would appreciate if anyone happens to be working at Raffles place and can take a quick peak for me?
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