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!
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.
名古屋大 物理工学科卒、米国の大学院にて原子核工学修士を取得（アメリカ留学）。２０代はGEやBCGといった一流外資企業で語学力を活かし外国人のエグゼクティブへ英語でのプレゼン経験も多数有。理系でありながら、実用英語技能検定１級、TOEIC980点、IELTS7.5点。著書： 一生食える「強み」のつくり方