BUS—SBS Bus 36 plies the route between Changi Airport and Orchard Road. Buses depart every 10 minutes and cost about $1.81 with an EZ-Link card and $2.40 for cash payments (one-way). TAXI—Taxis will take you to the city in about 30 minutes and cost between $25-30. A $3 airport surcharge applies at all times. MRT—The journey between the airport and City Hall MRT Station takes about half an hour and a single trip costs $1.69 with an EZ-Link card. The first train departs City Hall at 6:01am Mon-Sat and 6:29am on Sun and public holidays. The last train for the city departs Changi Airport at 11:18pm daily.
BUSES—Buses travel to almost every part of the island and fares start at 77 cents with an EZ‑Link card or $1.40 for cash payments. For information on bus routes and related enquiries, call the TransitLink Hotline at 1800‑225‑5663 or log on to www.sbstransit.com.sg.
MASS RAPID TRANSIT (MRT)— Singapore’s world‑class train system. Trains are punctual, air‑conditioned and comfortable, and run from about 6am to midnight. Fares start at 77 cents with an EZ‑Link card. EZ-Link cards and single trip tickets can be purchased at all MRT stations. For information on MRT routes and related enquiries call SMRT at 1800‑336‑8900 or log on to www.smrt.com.sg.
RIVER TAXIS - Singapore River Cruises (6336-6111) operates Mon - Fri 8am - 10pm and 5pm- 7pm. http://rivercruise.com.sg/
TRISHAWS - Trishaws allow visitors to experience an old-fashioned mode of transport and can usually be found at Bugis, near the pedestrian mall at the junction of Waterloo and Albert Streets, or around Chinatown, Raffles Hotel and Little India. Just agree on the fare before you board or join a trishaw tour.
There are five major taxi companies in the city: Comfort and CityCab, 6552‑1111; Premier Taxis, 6363‑6888; SMRT Taxis, 6555‑8888; and TransCab, 6555-3333. Fares start from $3. Charges are higher for advance bookings. Alternatively, call 6‑Dial‑Cab, 6342‑5222. Your call will be routed to the first company with an available taxi. Or simply text “Book<space>six-digit postal code” to 71222 (Comfort) or “Book<space>sixdigit postal code<space>#pickup point“ to 75588 (SMRT Taxis).Ride-sharing apps Grab and Uber are also reliable options.
This pass offers unlimited rides on the MRT and LRT trains and all basic bus services in Singapore. It is available for purchase online for $10 for a 1-day pass, $16 for a 2-day pass and $20 for a 3-day pass. For more information go to www.singaporetouristpass.com
It is not usual practice to tip in Singapore, though you can do so when service is exceptional. Most hotels and restaurants qoute prices as "++", which includes and additional 10 percent service charge and seven percent goods and services tax (GST)
Singapore is situated near the equator and has a typically tropical climate, with abundant rainfall, high and uniform temperatures, and high humidity all year round. Many of its climate variables, such as temperature and relative humidity, do not show large month-to-month variation. However, many variables exhibit prominent diurnal (or daily) variations from hour to hour, indicating the strong influence that solar heating has on the local climate. Singapore’s climate is characterized by two monsoon seasons separated by inter-monsoonal periods. The Northeast Monsoon occurs from December to early March, and the Southwest Monsoon from June to September.