Basic Tips – Traveling to Singapore

Basic Tips – Traveling to Singapore

Singapore is considered one of the best places to explore in Asia. It's safe, clean and definitely beautiful. If you are planning to see and experience the beauty of this country, here are some basic tips worth considering:

1. Schedule in advance. When do you plan to go? What places do you want to visit? Where do you want to stay? How much should you spend on your trip? How long do you want to stay?

These are some of the questions to consider that will help you make a trip for your trip. Planning ahead of time can save you a great deal through the offers and discounts offered by airlines and travel websites. It can also maximize your entire trip by choosing the places you want to visit in advance and incorporating these places into your itinerary.

2. Check out the major travel sites and airlines with a budget for offers, discounts and coupons ahead of time. Travel sites like CheapOair and OneTravel are comparable to the major airlines and offer discounts and discounts for your trip every now and then. Affordable airlines such as Tiger Airways, Air Asia, Cebu Pacific and Airphil Express offer Singapore discounts many times a year. For your hotel, Combined Hotels, Hostel World and Rakuten Travel offer deals, discounts and options from a wide selection of Singapore hotels / hostels so you can choose and book in advance.

3. Write down the basic details.

A. Flights: Generally, check-in counters open two to three hours before your scheduled flight and close 45 minutes before your scheduled departure time. Visit your airline's official website to find out more about check-in details and other requirements. Do not forget to bring your passport, valid ID and a printed itinerary or boarding pass if you have checked in online.

B. Hotel: Get the address of the hotel where you are staying. A hotel nearby MRT / LRT it is preferable if you intend to explore Singapore using this transport system. Find out more about location, features and room accommodation . Some hotels offer internet access in rooms and / or breakfast for free, while others may offer a fee themselves. Also check the review sites to get reviews from customers in the same hotel.

4. Take with you a copy of Singapore MRT and LRT system map. Although Singapore is a Southeast Asian city-state covering approximately 710 square kilometers (274 square miles) in land area, you can actually travel from one end of the city to the next in a few hours through the excellent public transport system. This map is really important if you do not know the place and if you intend to explore the country using the public transport system ( MRT , LRT , public bus). Not only will this help you plan your trip, but it will also save you a lot of time exploring Singapore. Taxis are also available in Singapore, but this will cost you more compared to MRT, LRT and buses. In addition, taking trains and buses to Singapore is considered safe, fast and inexpensive.

You can see this map of the system at

5. Take advantage of the offers offered online from various attractions in Singapore and travel sites. Attractions like Singapore Zoo, Night Safari, Bird Park and even some travel sites offer special offers or discounts online, so it's best to check their websites before traveling. Go Singapore Pass, Singapore City Tours, Singapore City Pass are some of the travel sites that offer deals and deals on major attractions in Singapore.

6. If you plan to explore Singapore from MRT, LRT and / or public bus, buy one EZ-Link card or a Singapore Tourist Pass. You will find this very convenient in exploring the beauty of this country.

The ez-link the card is a contactless card, so you just have to click to make your payment at the following acceptance points:

Public Transportation

SBS Buses and transit trains

SMRT Buses and buses

Taxi and private transport

Food and beverage

Shopping & Retail

Leisure & Entertainment

Government services

Educational institutions

Community Centers

Electronic Road Pricing ( ERP) and electronic parking system ( EPS )

Only used on the new dual-in-vehicle unit ( IU ) For ERP and EPS payments

Other / Self Services

For a complete list of acceptance points, please check out its official website EZ Link (you will find the link below).

Where to buy:

You can buy ez-link cards at 42 TransitLink Ticket Offices and 6 Concession Card Exchange Offices located at MRT bus stations and spare parts, at the Passenger Service Centers at most MRT Stations and at 7 eleven including stores located at Shell gas stations.

Validity: The ez-link card is valid for use for 5 years from the date it is coded for use by EZL and then the ez-link card expires. EZL may, at its sole discretion and from time to time, extend the validity period for any or all types of ez-link cards.

Cost: An ez-link card for sale TransitLink Ticket offices, concessionaire replacement offices and passenger service centers cost $ 12, of which $ 7 is stored value for use. Cards sold at 7-Eleven cost $ 10, $ 5 of which is stored value for use. The remaining $ 5 is the cost of the card and is non-refundable.

For more information on EZ-Link Cards, check Website.

The Singapore Tourist Pass is the only pass that offers tourists unlimited access to the Singapore public transport system, which includes the MRT, LRT and basic bus services. This excludes Express, Fast Forward, Night Rider, Night Owl, Chinatown Direct and other high quality bus services. The Pass also comes with exclusive deals for merchants specially packaged for tourists buying the Pass.

Pass is its product EZ-Link Pte Ltd and developed with the support of the Singapore Land Transport Authority ( LTA ) and the Singapore Tourism Council (STB ). Pass is also issued with the Public Transport Guide, which has information on how to approach Singapore using public transport.

Apart from the unlimited ride MRT and LRT trains and basic bus services, you can use the coupon to redeem offers at selected dealers. You can review some of the current merchant bids in the "Bids" section of the website. All you need to do is blink the coupon and submit the relevant coupons to the welcome pack to redeem your privileges.

Where to buy:

Singapore Tourist Pass can be purchased at Transitlink ticket offices from the following SMRT stations:

Changi Airport * 12:00 pm – 3:45 pm & 04:45 pm – 07:30 pm Daily

Orchard 10:00 am – 9:00 pm Daily

Chinatown * 12:00 PM – 03:45 PM & 04:45 PM – 07:30 PM daily

Town Hall 09:00 am – 09:00 pm & Daily

Raffles Place 08:00 am – 9:00 pm on Saturdays at 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturdays.

Closed on Sundays and public holidays.

Ang Mo Kio 08:00 am – 09:00 pm Daily

HarbourFront * 10:00 am – 9:00 pm Daily

Bugis 10:00 am – 09:00 pm Daily

* Please note that there is a 1 hour break from 03:45 to 04:45 for these locations.

You can also visit the Tourist Singapore Pass website for more information or click here

The trip can be activated within one (1) year from the date of purchase.

Power: The power of the ticket is linked to the opening hours of the MRT and LRT trains and basic bus services and not to the 24-hour clock on a regular calendar day. For example, if a tourist purchases a 1 day pass at 17:00 (5 pm), the ticket is good for use by the end of that day for basic bus and train services, which is usually around 0030 (12.30am) hours of the next calendar day.

Cost: The Singapore Tourist Pass is available in 3 options – 2 days, 2 days or 3 days.

Price for travel to Singapore

Local Exterior

1 day passes $ 10

2 Day Pass $ 16

3 days pass $ 20

Coupons purchased or issued in Singapore to authorized cash sellers are sold at a S $ 10 deposit, which is refundable if the card is returned within 5 days of issue.