Essential tips – Singapore Travel
Singapore is considered one of the best places to visit in Asia. It is safe, clean and undoubtedly beautiful. If you are going to see and experience the beauty of this country, you can find these basic tips to consider:
1. Plan ahead. When are you going to go? What places do you want to visit? Where do you want to stay How much do you have to spend on travel? How long do you want to stay
Here are some of the questions to consider that will help you plan your trip. Planning ahead can save a lot thanks to promotions and discounts offered by airlines and travel websites. It can also maximize the entire trip by selecting in advance the places you want to visit and including them in your itinerary.
2. Check major travel sites and low-cost airlines in advance for promotions, discounts and coupons. Travel sites such as CheapOair and OneTravel show comparable air fares for large airlines and offer promotions and discounts from time to time. Low cost airlines such as Tiger Airways, Air Asia, Cebu Pacific and Airphil Express also offer discounts on flights to Singapore several times a year. For your hotel, Hotels Combined, Hostel World and Rakuten Travel offers, discounts and selection from a wide range of hotels / hostels in Singapore so that you can choose and book in advance.
3. Pay attention to important details.
A. Flights: In general, check-in desks open two to three hours before the scheduled flight and close 45 minutes before the scheduled departure time. Visit the official website of your airline for more information on check-in details and other requirements. Don't forget to bring your passport, valid ID and printed route or boarding pass if you have checked in online.
B. Hotel: Get the address of the hotel where you will be staying. Hotel nearby MRT / LRT station is preferred if you plan to explore Singapore using this transport system. Search for more information about location, features and room accommodation. Some hotels offer internet access in rooms and / or breakfast for free, while others may provide the same for a fee. Also check the review pages for reviews from customers who have been to the same hotel.
4. Take a copy of Singapore with you MRT andLRT system map. Although Singapore is a city-state of Southeast Asia covering an area of about 710 square kilometers (274 square miles) in the field, in fact you can travel from one end of the city to the other within a few hours thanks to their excellent public transport system. This map is really necessary if you do not know this place and if you intend to visit the country using the public transport system (MRT. LRT, public bus). This will not only help you plan your travels, but also save you a lot of time exploring Singapore. Taxis are also available in Singapore, but it will cost more compared to MRT, LRT and buses. In addition, travel by train and bus in Singapore is considered safe, fast and affordable.
You can view this system map on the lta.gov.sg website.
5. Take advantage of promotions offered by several attractions in Singapore and on tourist websites. Attractions such as the 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 just some of the travel sites that offer offers and promotions of Singapore's major attractions.
6. If you are going to visit Singapore through MRT, LRT and / or public bus, purchase EZ-Link card or Singapore Tourist Pass. You will find it very useful in discovering the beauty of this country.
The ez-link The card is a contactless card, so just touch to make a payment to the following acceptance points:
SBS Transit buses and trains
SMRT Buses and
Taxis and private transport
Food and drink
Shopping and retail
Entertainment and entertainment
Electronic road valuation (ERP) and electronic parking system (EPS)
Used only on the new on-board dual mode device (IU) for ERP and EPS payment
Other / self service
For a full list of acceptance points, check the official website EZ Link (you'll find the link below).
Where to buy:
You can buy ez-link cards in 42 TransitLink Ticket offices and 6 licensing card exchange offices located at ul MRT bus stations and nodes, mostly in passenger service centers MRT Stations and at ul 7 eleven stores, including those at Shell kiosks.
Validity: The ez-link card is valid for 5 years from the date it was encoded for use by EZL, and then the ez-link card expires. EZL may, in 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 sold in TransitLink Ticket offices, license card exchange offices and passenger service centers cost USD 12, of which USD 7 is the stored value for use. Cards sold after 7-Eleven cost $ 10, of which $ 5 is the stored value to be used. The remaining USD 5 is the cost of the card and is not refundable.
For more information on EZ-Link Cards, check ezlink.com website.
The Singapore Tourist Pass is the only pass that offers tourists unlimited travel by public transport in Singapore, which it includes MRT, LRT and basic bus services. This does not include express, fast forward transport, night riders, night owls, Chinatown Direct, and other premium and niche bus services. The pass is also included in the package with exclusive commercial offers especially for tourists who buy it.
The pass is a product EZ-Link Pte Ltd and was developed with the support of the Land Transport Authority of Singapore (LTA) and Singapore Tourism Board (STB). The pass is also issued with a Public Transport Guide, which contains information on getting around Singapore using public transport.
You can also enjoy unlimited rides MRT and LRT By trains and basic bus services, you can use the pass to take advantage of offers from selected buyers. You can view some of the current offers for resellers in the "Dealer offers" section of thesingaporetouristpass.com. All you have to do is flash your pass and send the appropriate coupons in the welcome pack to use your privileges.
Where to buy:
The Singapore Tourist Pass can be purchased at Transitlink ticket offices of the following SMRT stations
Changi Airport * 12:00 – 15:45 and 16:45 – 19:30 Every day
Orchid 10:00 – 21:00 Everyday
Chinatown * 12:00 – 15:45 and 16:45 – 19:30 Every day
Town hall 09:00 – 21:00 and everyday
Raffles Place 08:00 – 21:00 on weekdays 08:00 – 17:00 on Saturdays.
Closed on Sundays and public holidays.
Ang Mo Kio 08:00 – 21:00 Every day
HarbourFront * 10:00 – 21:00 Every day
Bugis 10:00 – 21:00 Everyday
* Please note that for these locations there is a 1 hour break between 15.45 and 16.45.
You can also visit the Singapore Tourist Pass website for more information or click here http://www.thesingaporetouristpass.com.sg/get-singapore-tourist-pass/
The subscription can be activated within one (1) year from the date of purchase.
Validity: the validity of the subscription depends on the working hours of the MRT and LRT trains and the basic bus services, not 24 hours of a normal calendar day. For example, if a tourist buys a day ticket at 17.00 (17.00), it can be used until the end of the business day for basic bus and rail services, i.e. usually around 0030 (12:30) or the early hour of the next calendar day.
Cost: Singapore Tourist Pass is available in 3 options – 1-day, 2-day or 3-day.
Price of Singapore Tourist Pass
1-day pass 10 USD
2-day pass 16 USD
3-day pass 20 USD
The passes purchased or issued in Singapore at authorized points of sale contain a USD 10 deposit which is refundable if the card is returned within 5 days of being issued.