SINGAPORE ON A BUDGET: Transportation

Singapore has one of the most efficient train station

Singapore has one of the most efficient train stations

My friend, now you have an idea where to go, it’s now time to plan on the mode of transportation to visit all the places on your list.  Since you will be in a foreign land, here’s my tip on how you can save in roaming around Singapore.

Avail of the Singapore Tourist Pass (STP)

Two different kinds of Singapore Tourist Pass (STP).  We availed of the red one. Image taken from Singapore Tourist Pass website.

Two different kinds of Singapore Tourist Pass (STP). We availed of the red one. Image taken from Singapore Tourist Pass website.

Once you arrive at Changi Airport, look for the ticketing booth where you can purchase their tourist transportation card known as Singapore Tourist Pass.  The great thing about this is you can avail of unlimited MRT ride, no deposit required, reloadable, good for 5 years (nice one if you are a frequent SG visitor), and with freebies!!!

Since we stayed in Singapore for a total of 4 days, we availed of the STP+ with unlimited ride for 3 consecutive days which was priced at SGD 30 that we fully maximized.  That saved us the hassle of getting in line just to purchase cards every time we travel.  The best thing about availing the card is you will also have free FunVee Open Top Bus Tour and one-day bubble jet ride that you can avail depending on the duration of the card you chose which is great to roam and see the exciting city of Singapore.  That’s another saving again!

On our fourth day, we just reloaded SGD 10 on our card which is more than enough so we can ride the MRT going to other attractions and back to Changi Airport.

REMINDER: Most of the MRT Station opens at 5:00 AM to 11:00 PM and bus operates from 5:30 AM till midnight only.  Make sure you will plan your tours within the period mentioned.  If in case MRT or buses are no longer available, your only option is to hire a cab which is very expensive.

For more information about Singapore Tourist Pass, click on here.  To know more about their very efficient MRT, click on here.

Tip on how to save money going to Universal Studio

Inside RWS8 bus going Resorts World Sentosa where Universal Studios is located

Inside RWS8 bus going Resorts World Sentosa where Universal Studios is located

I am sure that one of the reasons why you want to go to Singapore is to visit the Universal Studios Singapore (USS) Theme Park.  Since I gave you an idea on how to save money in purchasing tickets going there, I can also give you a tip how you can save going to USS.

The nearest MRT Station going there is MRT Harbour Front.  Once you go down at that station, you will arrive at the ground floor of Vivo City Mall.  Instead of taking the Sentosa Express going USS which is SGD 4, go out of the mall and board on bus with the sign RWS8 that will take you to Resorts World Sentosa where USS is located.  This is only for SGD 2.  As for going back to your hotel, you can now avail of the Sentosa Express for free that will take you back to Vivo City and to the MRT station.  Hehehe!

This is the third part of my “Singapore On A Budget” blog series.  Wait for my last post on how to save more on your upcoming Singapore trip.

*Tinakits*

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