Having a comprehensive bus network system with frequent services and convenient Mass Rapid Transit (MRT), travelling and exploring around Singapore is fairly easy and inexpensive. Tickets for a single trip can be purchased when travelling in an MRT. However, if you intent to use the MRT and basic bus service frequently during this period, it would be a good idea to purchase an EZ pass which cost S$10, with S$7 preloaded on it and it can be topped-up at any stations, with the eligibility to get back S$3 deposit on the last day in Singapore. This EZ pass can be purchased at the airport upon arrival or at the MRT stations so that you can easily ride the bus or the MRT.
Google Maps and gothere.sg provides a good coverage of the Singapore public transport system and is reliable when planning for your journey.
Taxis are affordable in Singapore as compared to the major cosmopolitan cities of the world. All taxis are metered and can charge a booking fee if it is called and booked. Taxis can also behail by the roadside at most places or by queuing at taxi stands which are found at most hotel, shopping malls and tourist attractions. To book a cab applications such as grab taxi can be downloaded onto your mobile or dial a common taxi booking number, 6342-5222.
Singapore, a multi-racial society, have managed to capture tourist attention with the openings of attractions such as the Singapore Flyer, Gardens by the Bay and Universal StudiosSingapore in recent years. Besides these famous tourist attractions and shopping belts in Orchard, places such as Marina Bay, Chinatown, Little India and Sentosaare also worth exploring.
Gardens by the Bay
Gardens by the Bay captures the essence of Singapore as the premier tropical Garden City with the perfect environment in which to live and work - making Singapore a leading global city of the 21st century.
Explore the Cloud Forest which features a 35-metre tall mountain covered in lush vegetation shrouding the world’s tallest indoor waterfall.
Step into a world of everlasting spring at the 1.2 hectares Flower Dome, where distinctive plants blossom in an ever changing display of flowers.
Located at the Southern tip of Singapore, Marina Bay is a 360ha development designed to seamlessly extend Singapore's downtown district and further support the city-state's continuing growth as a major business and financial hub in Asia.
Marina Bay is a 24/7, thriving and energetic place where people live, work and play. It has ushered in a new concept of city living that embraces all the opportunities and activities that the city has to offer.
Featuring The Helix that connects the Bayfront to the Youth Olympics Park and Marina Bay shopping belt, enjoy the picturesque cityscape of the Marina Bay at The Promontory @ Marina Bay and various activities that are held there.
Singapore’s historic Chinatown is a bustling mix of old and new, the cramped five-foot ways, dull alleys and street hawkers are relics of Chinatown’s past. The colourful past of Chinatown comes alive within the walls of the restored shop house in Pagoda Street along with more modern sights. Family-run medicinal halls and tea houses are placed to sleeker neighbours such as bars and lifestyle shops. Hindu temples and mosques also sit right next to Chinese temples in Chinatown which also reflects the multi-racial society.
Nearest MRT Station: Chinatown
Little India today is a vibrant district, where you can fill your tummy with local fare like roti prate , round pancakes, and Teh Tarik, a name for pulled tea in Malay. Don’t forget to spot the brewers “pulling” milk tea it is definitely an amazing showmanship. Located in Little India, the 24 hour shopping Mustafa Centre offers a wide variety of stuff ranging from electronics to groceries. There are also sari stores, which sells sari, the traditional clothes of for the Indians.
Nearest MRT Station: Little India
Sentosa is widely known as the Asian’s favourite playground where one can have a deeper understanding of the history of Singapore at Fort Siloso toexciting attractions such as Mega Zip Adventure Park. An aerial rope course and a free-fall simulator over 450m long at 72m above sea level would be a suitable for an adventurous person. The S.E.A Aquarium also the world’s largest aquarium coming face to face with over 200 sharks and a home to majestic manta rays, enormous goliath grouper is a place to discover the awe-inspiring magical marine world.
Nearest MRT Station: Harbour Front
For more information on Singapore please visit: http://www.yoursingapore.com.