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 6 lines. The MRT is operational every day from 5.30am to about midnight, depending on the line. Click here for information on our rail network.
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 refer to the the SBS Transit, SMRT, Go-Ahead Singapore, and Tower Transit Singapore websites for more information and guidelines.
1. Get a Singapore Tourist Pass (STP), a special EZ-Link stored-value card which will allow you unlimited travel for one, two or three days.
The Pass can be bought at the TransitLink Ticket Office at selected MRT stations listed here.
2. Adult Stored-Value Smartcard (EZ-Link / NETS FlashPay): These cost $10 and come with a stored value of $5 for you to use on your commutes. You’ll be able to purchase these at Passenger Service Centres in train stations, any Transitlink Ticket Office or convenience stores such as 7-11, Buzz and Cheers.
3. You can use your foreign-issued Mastercard® and Visa contactless bank cards2, as well as your mobile wallets for the payment of public transport fares in Singapore. No registration is required.
2Admin fees apply for foreign-issued bank cards.
Click here for information on payment options for public transport.
Taxis are comfortable and especially handy if you want to go to places not accessible by the bus or MRT. Cabs here are metered, but there may be surcharges depending on when, where and which company’s taxi you board.
To get a rough idea of the final fare, check with the driver on the surcharges and ask for a receipt at the end of the trip. You can also check out this website for a quick and easy comparison.
You can hail a taxi by the roadside at most places, or by queuing for one at a taxi stand, which you’ll find at most malls, hotels and attractions.
Alternatively, you may use one of the ride-hailing applications available in Singapore to book a ride from your preferred pick-up point to your desired destination. Some options available include Grab, Gojek, Ryde and TADA.
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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