The benefit of traveling around Singapore is its small size
makes it rather easy to get around. Much of the city is very
accessible by foot and it is a great way to see the sights.
To travel further around Singapore you cant go past their very
efficient train system, the MRT or Mass Rapid Transit.
Much of the MRT is under ground and the stations are probably
the cleanest train stations in the world. As with the rest of
Singapore the majority of the signage is in English and the
staff are helpful to tourists.
Paying for travel on Singapore's bus and train systems is via a
contact less smart cart card called "EZ-Card". When getting on a
bus or arriving at a station you swipe your card past the reader
and again when you get off, the distance you have traveled is
then deducted from your card.
The EZ-Card has become almost a replacement for small change in
Singapore with many retailers like 7-11 and McDonalds also
adopting the readers. EZ-Cards are purchased with a nominal
credit value already on them and can be topped up when needed.
If you only intend to make only one or two trips on the MRT or
bus system you can buy a standard ticket which is valid for a
trip on the day of purchase, there is also a $1 refundable
deposit on the standard ticket, it operates the same way as the
Other transport options in Singapore include taxi's which can be
a lot more expensive than the MRT or bus system and the tourist
cable car from Sentosa Island to Mount Faber.