Archive for the 'Transport (local)' Category

Jul 16 2012

Hop-on hop-off bus tours of Singapore

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Although Singapore has excellent public transport, there’s still something appealing about exploring a new city via a hop-on hop-off bus service. There are multiple options for these bus tours, so here’s the low-down on how they differ. Duck & Hippo Tours operate two sightseeing bus services. The Original Tour bus drives a loop between the … read the full post

Dec 29 2011

Tips for exploring Singapore by public bus

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One of small blessings of life in Singapore is its world class public transport system. Most visitors quickly become acquainted with the MRT which is a direct line into must-see neighbourhoods like Chinatown and Little India, but don’t overlook the public buses. Not only will you feel less like a sardine during peak hours, the … read the full post

Sep 19 2011

How to get to Sentosa Island

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One of the 63 islands that make up Singapore, Sentosa has been developed as an island resort with thrill rides, white sand beaches, hotels, restaurants and a casino. Getting to Sentosa has become an attraction in itself and, though the island is less than 1km offshore and connected by road, there are currently five ways … read the full post

Jul 11 2011

Options for getting to and from Singapore’s airport

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With hands-down the best public transit system in Southeast Asia, there are more options than just taxis for travelling between downtown Singapore and Changi airport.  I’ll take you through all your options, listing the pros and cons of each. Changi airport is the easternmost stop on Singapore’s extensive subway system, better known as the MRT. … read the full post

Mar 21 2011

Why you should get an EZ-Link Card in Singapore

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If you’re going to be in Singapore for a while a stored value EZ-link card for public transportation is a wise investment. The S$5 cost of the card is non-refundable but it quickly pays for itself. How quickly? For stays of 5 days or longer I suspect you’ll be glad to have one. Here are … read the full post

Feb 24 2011

Singapore late night transport: NightRider & NiteOwl Buses

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With its ultra-efficient MRT system and frequent buses, getting around Singapore is a breeze during the day. But the very last subway train leaves City Hall station at 00:10 and most bus services have wrapped up by then, too. Taxis of course operate through the night and are a snap to find at late-night hotspots … read the full post

Jan 07 2011

How to avoid taxi surcharges in Singapore

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Singapore has a fleet of 25,000 taxis and they always use the meter. Taking a taxi is an affordable luxury with base fares of S$3 and S$0.60 per kilometre, but surcharges complicate things and can add up quickly. Follow these tips to keep your taxi fares as low as possible. – Hail a cab on … read the full post