バリューイングリッシュの講師、休暇にシンガポールに行く③ – Getting Around


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Getting Around

Easy access to public transportation is one of the key points why economically progressive countries thrive. And in Singapore, public transportation is a piece of cake. There are three main types of public transportation; taxis (which are the most expensive), buses, and then you have the trains (which is the most convenient and perhaps the cheapest). Commuting in Singapore is even easier with the use of their “EZ Link” cards.

EZ Link cards are prepaid cards which are the size of your usual credit card. To use this, all you have to do is tap the card on a card reader, which will automatically scan and deduct the appropriate amount from your card. This card can be used when taking trains, buses, taxes, and you even can use this when you make purchases in some retail outlets. Very convenient!

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They say, it’s almost impossible to get lost in Singapore because of how small the country is. But I tell you, taking the bus could be a little bit daunting especially if you’re not sure which bus stop is your stop. I remember counting bus stops and remembering the signs, and yet even with all that fuzz, I still missed my stop. It was such a bummer.

On the brighter side, yes, it’s impossible to get lost in Singapore. A friendly note; if you feel like you’re already lost just look for the nearest MRT station and start from there. Taking the train is so much easier and is always a good starting point to your destination.