Travel Guides

How to Reach SINGAPORE

By Air

Changi Airport is the main airport in Singapore and it is one of the best airports in the world. There are transit hotels and if you have extra time to kill before boarding your flight, they also offer free city tours from the airport. The airport is well connected to all major cities in the world. There are shuttles, taxis, subways and buses available easily from the airport to the city center.

By Road

The Singapore Causeway is the most popular route and the busiest too. You will see a lot of traffic on Friday evenings towards Malaysia and on Sunday evenings towards Singapore. SecondLink between Singapore and Malaysia is much faster than Causeway. Driving with foreign registered cars can be expensive and complicated hence not recommended. You can also hire a taxi (with special license) from Malaysia.

There are numerous bus services that operate daily to/from Singapore to Malaysia. The popular bus service operators are First Coach, Aeroline, NiCE, Transitional, Transtar and Bus Ticket Online. 

By Rail

Daily trains are available to/from Kuala Lampur – Ekspres Sinaran Pagi and Ekspres Rakyat. There are other trains that operate daily to/from other cities and Singapore. Immigration formalities are checked on the train. 

By Water

There are ferries to/from Malaysia and Indonesia to Singapore. The 5 main ferry ports are Harbour Front (earlier known as World Trade Centre), Marina Bay Cruise Centre (Marina Bay), Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal (East Coast), Changi Point Ferry Terminal (near the airport) and Changi Ferry Terminal. There are cruise ships that connect from various other cities or that stopover in Singapore if it’s a long cruise.

Getting Around in SINGAPORE

Trains - LRT (Light Rail Transit) & MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) are the two train systems that operate in Singapore. The two systems especially MRT connect all areas in the city. Singapore Tourist Pass offer discounts at some MRT stations and at various Singapore sightseeing attractions. Ensure to check on Ez-link and Nets Flash Pay cards for latest offers and discounts.

Buses - Buses offer the best connectivity to all areas in the city.

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Visa Requirements for SINGAPORE

Singapore tourist visa is not required for the citizens of UAE for a stay of up to 30 days. The citizens of Philippines, Argentina, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia and Brazil fall in the same category. Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Egyptian and Iranian expats require a Singapore visa for this travel destination. It is advisable that nationals of these and other countries get in touch with their respective embassies for obtaining comprehensive information.  

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