Singapore is considered to be one of the world’s central business cities. A lot goes on at every hour of every day. From crack of dawn runs (a popular occurrence in the country), to the systematic routine of the people’s nine to five work schedules, to late night street food escapades and wild clubs, it is not hard to wonder why the modest country of Singapore attracts millions of tourists every year. With all of these exciting things to do, there has to be some way to get around the area. Here are the top 5 best modes of transportation with in Singapore (in no particular order):
1. Cable car
The Singapore Cable car is one of the main reasons my tourists flock to Singapore. The only cable car system in the country, it takes you from Mount Faber on the main island to the very well known resort isle of Sentosa, where the iconic Merlion finds home. Renovated in 2010, it remains to be a popular mode of transportation.
One of the cheapest ways to get around is by taking the bus. When travelling alone, it is a great way to see the city. When travelling in groups, you can arrange for a charted bus, and event rent out a tour guide. The bus, like most in other parts of the world, has a seating capacity of around 30-60 people. Singapore has been developing this particular system of transport by expanding its systems.
Typical to Commonwealth countries, the traffic in Singapore drives to the left. If you are living in the city, having a car is a great way to get around on your own. This way, you are in control of your own direction and don’t have to go by the route of the public. Although a small country, Singapore has a total of close to a million cars on the road each day. There are a number of car rental companies as well for tourists who are anticipative of their activities.
Another fats way to get around is through the Mass Rapid Transit or MRT. Think of it as a subway but on the main road. The different rail systems of Singapore actually are the people’s choice pick of public transportation because it is by far, one of the fastest ways to get around
Compared to the rest of the world, Singapore’s taxi cabs are considered to have one of the more cheaper base fares, and thus, are a popular mode of transportation. The cab drivers are also among the world’s friendliest and most honest, so that’s a plus factor especially if safety is top priority.