If you’re arriving in Singapore for the first time, here’s everything you need to know from how to get around to which accomodation to book when landing in one of the cleanest cities in the world.
What To Expect When Arriving In Singapore
Transport From The Airport
Getting from the airport to the city is a simple procedure. There is a free shuttle bus that runs from arrivals to T2.
From there you can jump straight on the MRT (Singapore’s subway system) and head directly into the city.
Depending on how much exploring you plan on doing in Singapore, the MRT is the easiest way to get around.
You can purchase an MRT tourist pass for 1, 2 or 3 days and the prices go up from $10 to $16 and $20.
Other options include the mobikes and electric scooters that you’ll see scattered around the city. They are not abandoned, don’t worry! You can download the app and unlock a bicycle at your own leisure.
Apart from that, you should be good to go. Just remember the no chewing gum rule in Singapore. Since 2004, only chewing gum of therapeutic value is allowed into Singapore.
The best option for tourists when arriving in Singapore is Singtel’s 100GB data for $15.
Although Singapore is one place we didn’t buy a local sim as there is high speed wifi everywhere. Plus we were only visiting for a few days.
Luxury – Marina Bay Sands – One of the most famous hotels in the world and the only place to stay if you’re looking to sleep in style when arriving in Singapore.
Mid-Budget – Holiday Inn Express Clarke Quay – Perfectly located in one of centrals coolest spots. Clarke Quay’s Holiday Inn offers an amazing night’s stay at a fair price. You can read our review here.
Backpacker – Blue Jazz Hostel – A cheap and cheerful stay in an ideal location for exploring Singapore.
You can also check out the prices of other places to stay in Singapore here.
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