The good news is that getting to and around Singapore is very easy and convenient. Here’s what you need to know if you plan a trip to Singapore.

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The iconic Marina Bay Sands hotel and the lotus shaped ArtScience Museum


First, if you are looking for transfers from Changi airport to your hotel, you can book a cheap and reliable ride here.

Alternatively there is a Taxi stand, however depending on your arrival time it can get pretty crowded and the wait can get long.  


Getting around Singapore is very easy and convenient. Here are the options


There are plenty of taxi’s in Singapore. They are all clean, air conditioned, the drivers speak English and do not attempt to cheat on fares like in some other countries in South East Asia. One of the most popular Taxi companies is ComfortDelGro. You can download their app to make exploring Singapore a breeze.

Taxi drivers will usually let you hold your baby in your lap, however when I need a ride I usually book Grab. Grab is just like Uber, just that Uber is not available in Singapore.

The good thing about Grab is that upon booking your ride via Grab app you can select extra features, such as baby and toddler seats. Usually they are slightly more expensive than the standard ride, but I always go for this option.


MRT (Mass Rapid Transport) subway lines conveniently stretch across the entire city thus making MRT a preferred way of getting around Singapore.

If you are looking to use the MRT just a couple of times, you can purchase tickets at ticketing machines at all MRT stations. They cost as little as S$1.40 – S$2.50 per ride, depending on how far you want to go. However if you plan to take MRT regularly it’s better to opt for a Singapore Tourist Pass (STP). This pass will allow you unlimited MRT travel for one day for $10, 2 days for $16, or three days unlimited travel for $20.

MRT stations and trains are super clean. Singapore is known as a fine city for a reason. There are hefty fines for eating, drinking, spitting, smoking and carrying durian fruits on the trains and platforms.

Like in most other countries you are also expected to give your seat to the elderly and pregnant women. Singaporeans are really nice, each time I get on the train with my daughter there are several people who immediately offer their seats even though she is no longer a baby.

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The Gardens by the Bay

MRT also operates a huge network of busses that can literally take you anywhere on the island.

As in most cities worldwide, Singapore has it’s own hop on, hop off sightseeing bus tours. This is a great option for tourists as they take you to all the famous landmarks. Another popular attraction to discover Singapore is by joining a Duck tour. It’s a bus that can actually sail, so it allows visitors to explore famous sights on land and in the sea.


Another option can be renting a bike. There are plenty of shared bike operators, such as SG Bikes, Anywhere and Mobike. All you need is to download an app, scan and you are good to go. However if you don’t feel comfortable riding alone, there are small group bike tours with local guides that you can check out and book here.


And of course walking! Singapore is like a city in a garden and especially its city centre can be easily explored by foot.

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Views of Marina Bay from Level 33 bar

There are plenty of amazing tours in Singapore that you can join if you like everything to be organised for you or are short on time. Get your guide has a variety of tours that can be booked in advance.





Check out some of these great tours and activities in Singapore. Pre-booking admission tickets in advance will definitely help save your patience and avoid the queues.

Private Multicultural Food & Culture Walking Tour
History & Culture Highlights Walking Tour
Gardens by the Bay and MBS Observation Deck
Gardens by the Bay and S.E.A. Aquarium



Looking for a place to stay in Singapore? AGODA has great deals to suit all needs and budgets. Also don’t leave without the travel insurance! Check out our travel insurance guide here.

Happy and safe travels!

Vaiva and Thea

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