Singapore area covers 719.9 square kilometers which is considerably not too large. Therefore, it supports the ease of accommodation and transportation within the country. Singapore transportation is predominantly land-based transportation, such as rail and road. It even reaches certain area like Jurong Island and Sentosa which are accessible by road too. Besides, water transport is also available, particularly for tourism purpose. Based on utility purpose, Singapore transportation is categorized in two types which are daily public transportation and tourist transportation. Here some Singapore transportation services to assist you getting around Singapore conveniently.
1. MRT: Fastest Singapore Transportation Mode
Simply speaking, Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) makes your trip more effective since this is the fastest one among Singapore transportation modes. MRT stations are easy to access because you can easily find the stations in major public places and tourist attractions such as Orchard, Changi Airport, Chinatown, Bayfront, Jurong East, Bugis, Raffles Place, etc. You can buy tickets directly (in cash) for single trip or use EZ Link card and Singapore Tourist Pass for frequent using. EZ Link card is more effective because it offers unlimited travel in one day ($10), two days ($16), and three days ($20). As easy as ABC, isn’t it?
Bus has more economical fare compared to other Singapore transportation modes. Although the speed isn’t as fast as MRT, getting around by bus is still effective especially for trip within Singapore districts. Enjoy the scenic view along the road through the windows! Most of Singapore buses are air-conditioned so you will feel comfort during your trip although the weather in Singapore is relatively hot. You can pay the ticket either in cash or using cards like EZ-Link and Singapore Tourist Pass. You can purchase these cards in stores or bus interchange. These cards give you more advantages such as affordable fare and convenient way to ride a bus.
Some of you probably don’t really like being in a crowd like on a public transportation, especially when you travel abroad. Perhaps you find the difficulties in language or lack of information about the directions. If you don’t want to get lost, getting around Singapore by cab is recommended. Cab is relatively comfortable among other Singapore transportation modes. Most of Singapore cabs are equipped with GPS which gives convenience for foreign tourists. In addition, you can ask for receipt from the driver. There are several stands provided in public places such as airport, shopping centers, hotels, offices, tourist attractions, etc. Besides, online booking is also available if you don’t want to wait it longer.
4. Trishaw: Traditional Singapore Transportation
Trishaw is kind of traditional and historical vehicle in Singapore. The popularity of trishaw rose since the aftermath of World War II and it could make a large income for Singapore. Nowadays, trishaw ride is for more commercial purpose, especially in tourism. Singapore arranges Trishaw Tour offering the cultural trip and sightseeing experience in downtown, for example in Chinatown and Little India neighborhood. The tour takes approximately 45 minutes departing from Albert Mall Trishaw Park (the center of Singapore trishaws). You will be amazed by cultural vibe with classical and historical landmarks of Singapore along the tour.
5. River Cruise by WaterB
Have you ever imagined what Singapore was like in the past before it turned to be metropolis? Let’s try WaterB River Cruise to experience Singapore life in the past. The cruise depicts a glimpse of Singapore history referring to Singapore waterway trading. The cruise departs from Fort Canning Jetty and Eu Tong Sen Jetty. The view of several beautiful landmarks captivates you along the river, such as Marina Bay Sands, Singapore Flyer, Fullerton Hotel, Raffles’ Landing Site, etc. The cruise is available starting from 09:00 to 22:00 on weekends and public holiday and from 08:00 to 22:00 on weekdays. It departs in every 25-30 minutes and the last departure is at 22:00.
6. Duck Tours: Amphibious Vehicle
Experience land and water tour at once? Why not?! Singapore transportation system really meets your traveling convenience. The Duck Tours will give you unique adventure by unique ride too. By amphibious vehicle, you can feel the amazing sensation when its ride splashes into the water from land. A professional guide will accompany you during tour and explain about Singapore history and culture. The tour starts from Marina Square and ends at Singapore Flyer or Marina Square. In addition, you can enjoy Singapore landmarks along the trip such as Marina Bay, Gardens by the Bay, Merlion Statue, Esplanade, City Hall, Supreme Court, Helix Bridge, Floating Stadium, etc.