The Mass Rapid Transit, or MRT, is one of the cost-efficient and reliable ways to travel around Singapore, with stations located all across the island. The train stations are split into 4 lines - red, green, purple and yellow lines. The MRT is operational every day from 5.30am to about midnight, depending on the line. Please click here for the MRT Network Map.
In addition to MRT, there is an extensive Bus network which provides a wider coverage across the island. This will enable you to travel to places that are less accessible. You can check the bus routes for SBS Transit Buses and for SMRT Buses online respectively.
To travel on the MRT/Bus, an ez-link card is recommended. The card is used to pay for the cost of the trip, by tapping when entering and exiting the Bus/MRT. Please remember to tap out upon exiting the Bus as the maximum charge will be deducted.
Ez-link cards are sold at Translink Ticket Offices found at various MRT stations, 7-Eleven stores and SingPost Outlets. The price for each card is SGD$5, with any additional cost being added to the card as stored value. If the value in the card runs out, the ez-link cards can be topped up at the locations where they are sold.An alternative choice would be to pay per trip using a Standard Ticket (MRT) or by paying in coins (Bus). However, this payment method will cost more, with a minimum cost of $1.10 up to a maximum of $2.20 per trip.
The more convenient way of travelling around, taxis is available all across Singapore. It is possible to hail down a cab along the road, but the best way is to wait at any of the many taxi stands around the Singapore. However, during peak hours from 7-9am and 5-8pm, it will be difficult to find taxis. Taxis are operational 24 hours a day, but there is an additional percentage surcharge during peak hours and midnight.
For more detailed information, please refer to Land Transport Authority’s website.If you are travelling in a group, are carrying bulky items or are unable to get a taxi, it is possible to call for a taxi.
Listed below are the numbers for the various taxi companies in Singapore:
The official currency used in Singapore is the Singapore Dollar (SGD). Most major credit cards are accepted in hotels and shops. However, only SGD will be accepted at Singapore Trauma Registration Counter, if you require to make payment on the event day.
Time zone in Singapore: GMT + 8
All travellers to Singapore will require the following to be considered for entry into Singapore:
For more information regarding Passport and Visa requirements, please refer to Singapore Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) Website.
The standard voltage in Singapore is 220V/240V, 50 Hz. Please note that the socket used is the British BS1363 three-pronged square pin type socket.
In Singapore, there are four official languages: English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil. However, English is the universal language understood by most for communication, administration and trade. Most of the people in Singapore are able to speak English and it is the common language used on street signs, notice boards, shop etc. Due to the mix of races and languages, locals often converse in a modified version of English termed Singlish, a local slang which consists of a mix of all the languages used locally.
Singapore is a hot and humid country, with only rain (ranging from a light drizzle to a thunderstorm) and sunshine throughout the year. Being at the equator, the average temperature rises to 31 degree Celsius in the day and drops to about 24 degree Celsius in the evening. As such, it is recommended to wear loose light clothing, like shorts and slippers, and bring an umbrella along. However, various places like buses, trains and shopping malls in Singapore have air-conditioning and provide a chance to cool off during the day.
Dial 995 for ambulance, rescue services and the fire department (Singapore Civil Defence Force). Dial 999 for the Police (Singapore Police Force).
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