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Getting Around in Singapore
Do you want to go to Singapore? If so, it’s not enough that you book a ticket, pack a bag and bring your camera. Let’s be realistic. Do you know how to get around the city? If you’re a first time visitor, you will probably say “No”. So, to make life a little easier, here’s a guide for getting around in Singapore.
Taxis are not only comfortable but they are especially handy for those who want to get to places that cannot be reached through riding on MRT or bus. Do take note that cabs in the city are metered, though there are some possible surcharges which usually depend where and when you board the taxi. If you want to have a rough idea regarding the final fare, you might want to check with the driver before you get going. Also, it is paramount that you ask for the trip receipt when you reach your destination. Tourists can call a taxi along the road or by queuing at taxi stands usually located on most hotels and shopping malls. For those who prefer booking a cab, they can ring up a taxi booking number to answer your concerns.
Just in case you are not aware, the bus system in Singapore comes with an extensive network of different routes that cover various places. If you want to streamline your expenses during your travels, there is no doubt that bus is the most economical means of getting around the city. Plus, it’s the most scenic.
To pay for your bus fare, you can use an EZ-Link stored-value card. Apart from that, you can also make use of Singapore Tourist Pass that passengers can tap on the card reader that is next to the bus driver. Never forget to tap the card at the rear exit again. You are also allowed to pay in cash but always make sure that you receive the exact change. If you want to get the most of unlimited bus rides and basic MRT, Singapore Tourist Pass is the best option for you. Actually, there are several possible options that you can choose from. You can purchase a 1-day pass, or you can choose a 2-day pass or 3-day pass. Keep in mind that you can only purchase the passes at certain TransitLink offices. Also, don’t forget that basic bus service providers do not offer bonuses during night travels. Make every trip a practical one!
Mass Rapid Transit
Singapore’s Mass Rapid Transport system in Singapore is one of the finest in the world, according to many tourists who have already visited Singapore and get around the city through this mode of transport. It is an extensive train service covering most parts of the country. Also another reason behind its reliability is that it has standout MRT stations conveniently located all through the city. Not only that, Singapore has recently upgraded a downtown line to the extensive network. As a result, the Expo centre has been linked to Bukit Panjang. Also, some of the major attractions such as different malls already have their own station. The only downfall of using MRT network is that there are few places you cannot conveniently reach.
After reading this guide, you now have a better idea on how to enjoy your travel in Singapore. Your choice of system is not limited. You just have to choose which one suits you well not only for you to save but also for your safety. Getting around in Singapore is now easier and more convenient for you. Hopefully this guide gave you a better sense of the options available for you. Happy travels.