Independent trip to Singapore
Singapore – a fairy-tale state, hospitable and safe, occupies an area that is smaller than the Russian capital. Traveling in this country on your own is a pleasure, because there are no problems with transport, the Internet, crime, and even garbage in Singapore. The global crisis has also bypassed Singapore. Climate and Geography The island of Singapore lies on the peninsula of Malaak, to the equator 136 km. The seasons are mildly expressed – it is always warm 26-31С, and short-term rains unpredictably pour. Water warmed up to 26 degrees. These are signs of an equatorial marine climate. Unexpected quick showers require appropriate equipment: take an umbrella with you. There are 4 official languages on the island: English, Chinese, Tamil and Malay. English is everywhere – in everyday life, on the street, in the markets. The time difference with Moscow is 4 hours in summer and 5 in winter. GMT +8. Visa and Money Traveling and Singapore requires a tourist visa for adults and children. It is required to apply for an E-visa (electronic) on the website of the Immigration Service of Singapore. A visa is presented at the registration, along with airline tickets. For transit through Singapore (up to 96 hours) a visa is not required. However, there is a whole list of rules that you need to familiarize yourself with more if you are a transit guest more than once, or want to travel to other airports except Changi. In addition, tourists are required to confirm that they have enough money to stay in the country. Singapore Dollar (SGD) is the national currency of the islands. In addition to SGD, Brunney Dollar (BND) is freely used. The rate of 25.5 Russian rubles. Card payment is widespread, that is, it makes no sense to take a lot of cash with you. There are many exchangers and banks in the country, and in banks the exchange will be more expensive because of the commission. Banks mainly work from 9.30 to 15, and exchangers from 10-21. Therefore, you need to worry about money in advance. Credit cards are very widespread: they are accepted even in taxis. Traveller’s checks in pounds sterling will help to save on currency fluctuations. We move to Singapore and Singapore: Transportation To the islands, the symbol of which is a fish with the head of a lion, there is a direct flight from Moscow. The flight takes about 10 hours. The islands, despite the abundance of port communications, are most conveniently visited by plane. Although you can also get here by car, ship or train. Ships come to the ports of Singapore to stop during cruises. Car trips are not very pleasant, due to sloppy Asian drivers and constant traffic jams. But the train is a very convenient option if you are coming from Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur or from the Malacca Peninsula. You can move around the country by any transport. Public buses, subways and trains run here exactly like clockwork. Taxis in Singapore are inexpensive. There are many cars, and catching them is easy. The fee is charged on the counter. At night, the trip will cost 50% more than usual. There are roads for which you will need to pay another 2-3 dollars. The price of a taxi to the airport is subject to an additional charge. A distinctive feature of local taxi drivers is politeness. Car rental costs 200 SGD per day here for a small car – more expensive than in other countries. A trip by car to Malaysia will be “golden” – you will have to pay a fee for leaving Singapore. It’s better to plan your route differently. The movement in this country is left-hand. Everyone honors the rules: riding without a belt “costs” $ 120, and without headlight – $ 30. The Singapore metro is comparable in comfort, manufacturability and speed to the Japanese. You can get everywhere. The state-of-the-art high-speed metro MRT runs underground and above ground. Tickets are sold by the robot, and the price depends on the distance. The metro map is also suitable for bus rides. The cost of unclaimed trips will be returned to you. There is a metro station at the airport, so if you have a minimum of things, you can safely go to the city with this type of transport. Buses take you to the place the cheapest. The issue price is from 0.88 to 1.8 sing.dollars. They pay for travel with a trifle, because they do not give change here. Another payment method is a single travel card with the metro, from which funds are debited. Trains can also be used when traveling around Singapore. Sea vessels, cable cars, monorails and rickshaws are an unusual transport in Singapore, which is located in tourist-rich areas. Using the monorail and cable car you can get to Sentosa. Veloriksha is more expensive than a taxi. Accommodation and food in Singapore. Hotel prices are high, even if it is a hostel. True, there are options without windows that are cheaper. When booking a room, be sure to fill in the wishes box: indicate that you “need a window”. Hotels try to take these comments into account.
Read reviews on hotels and do not settle on the outskirts – spend a lot of money and time.
Please note that the hotel has free Internet, room size.
Renting a room will be much cheaper if done in advance.