Travel options in Singapore

There are numerous options for travel in Singapore available to you, and the infrastructure in the country is advanced, safe and efficient. If you are coming here for a short trip, it is advised that you take public transport to get to your destination.

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Getting around Singapore

Plane

Your flight will probably arrive in Singapore’s Changi Airport, one of the best airports in the world. As Singapore is a small country, it is very easy to access the rest of the island via public transportation like trains and buses.

Train

The train system in Singapore is called the MRT, or Mass Rapid Transit system. A core component of travel in Singapore, It is easy to understand and access. A detailed map of all the train stations and the lines connecting them can easily be found in every train station and online. Most of the landmarks in Singapore are within walking distance of an MRT station. It is also convenient for you to purchase a pass from one of the booths outside an MRT station. If you are in need of any help, a friendly officer at the control center located in every MRT station can help you to plot your route and resolve your difficulties with travel in Singapore.

Train breakdowns are extremely rare in Singapore and shuttle services will be provided in case one happens. The average waiting time for trains is less than 5 minutes in Singapore, so they are very fast indeed. New lines are being added to the network like the Downtown Line, so do check if they can get you to your destination faster.

Bus

Buses, like trains, are fast and convenient and an important part of Singapore travel. A quick search online can show you the specific routes of buses and the bus stops that they stop at. They are all air-conditioned and the network of buses span all across Singapore. Driving safely is the number one priority for buses in Singapore, so you can expect smooth, quick and accident-free rides.

Like trains, bus breakdowns are practically non-existent and it is perfectly safe to travel in Singapore by yourself even at night. They are all public services so you can expect to be riding with locals all the time. The average waiting time for buses is slower than trains at around 10 minutes per bus.

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More ways of traveling around Singapore

Taxi

If you need to get to your destination quickly, taxis are the way to go in Singapore. You can either hire a taxi off the streets or use an app like Uber or Grab to hire a driver to bring you to your destination. Average waiting time for such rides is close to 6 minutes. You can be rest assured that the drivers in Singapore follow the rules of the road and obey traffic signals, and it is very rare to hear of drivers cheating their customers of money by taking longer routes or driving in circles.

Private Car

While it is possible for you to rent a car in Singapore provided you have an international driver’s license, it is not recommended for short trips since the public transport is already efficient and cheap enough. Furthermore, cars on Singapore drive on the left hand side of the road so you may not be used to it if you drive on the right hand side in your home country.

Regardless, there are several car companies in Singapore whom you can try your luck with such as Avis and Drive.sg. Do remember to follow traffic rules as you travel in Singapore!

Bicycle

Bicycle rentals in Singapore have become increasingly common and convenient. Apart from renting one at a kiosk, you can also use an app like oBike or Mobike to rent one cheaply. You can find these bikes very easily at any residential or retail location and they are a breeze to use.

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Meet my Family: Dinner with Us

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サリーとファミリーは、とてもフレンドリーで楽しい食事になりました。

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This was a lovely evening and I’m so happy I contacted Sally! I arrived early, and had the honor of being entertained by her friendly husband and precious sons. Not only is she a phenomenal cook, but her husband and sons are incredibly charming and they whole family was very welcoming. You can taste Sally’s passion for cooking, because the food was incredible. In addition to great conversation, and I have to say it again - amazing food!! - visiting Sally and family was very comfortable and a ton of fun with enjoyable dinner conversation. If you want a peek into a true multi-cultural family, living a wonderful Singaporean life - head to Sally’s house. And you’ll leave with a happy heart and a very fully belly. Thanks, Sally! (I’ll let you know when I attempt to make the dish myself.)