Singapore Transportation Tips by trisanna
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a lion and his city
The Cheng Ho is a recreated Imperial Chinese ship. It's quite pretty. They have a few daily tours/outings. Breakfast, tea and dinner. They have tours around the Singapore harbor and to nearby islands-such as Kusu island. You will pass a few other islands. A nice experience.
lego cable car
To get Sentosa-the best and cheapest way is to take the MRT to Harbourfront station. From there you connect to the new Vivo City shopping mall. On the third floor, one can catch the new Singapore monorail. They sell return tickets for a few bucks. As of now, there are two stops. The last one is for Siloso or Palawan beach. This new monorail is great and makes getting to sentosa much easier. Now i may go back. Can get a bit crowded leaving sentosa at night. There is handicapped access, so it's fine for the disabled or for prams.
Otherwise, from the Harborfront station you can connect to the World Trade Center and take the cable car.
If you drive in or take taxi, you have to pay an admission fee to the island.
the MRT arrives
Singapore has a great transportation system. There are three subway lines-that go to most areas and a very intricate bus system. They are building a fourth line (the circle line) -should be ready in a few years.
To buy single tickets, use the machines by the entrance. All tickets have a $1 deposit charge included in the ticket. Once you completed your ride-put the green card in the machine and get the buck back. At some stations, like Orchard you can donate the $1 -by placing the green card in a box.
If you are going to be here for a few days-you can get an ez link card. There is a $15 deposit charge. You can use this on buses and the subway-quite convenient. Can get this from the ticket seller.
You can also use the ez link card to pay for things at movie theaters (cathay cineleisure) and a few other places.
The MRT stops running around 11.30, depending on station. This is a problem if you are flying into Changi at night. The last train out of the airport is 11.30ish. There is a night bus that does cover the subway's route.
Phone: 1800-336 8900
Darcy, the duck boat
Many cities have the duck tours and Singapore is no exception-still it's quite interesting and fun. You get a short history of the country-drive around some key sites. You then head to the marina district and drive into the river. Quite fun! You then motor into the harbor and see the skyline and the silly Merlion statue.
From this tour-you get two perspectives of Singapore. From land and the water.
A lot of fun.
These drivable boats are remmants of the Korean and Vietnam wars when the Americans used them to bring supplies onto land.
I looked at their website and it looks like it hasn't been updated in awhile.
There are two locations: suntec city and by the Singapore visitor's center on Orchard Road-across from the Heeren.
distorted view from the cable car
This is a nice way to see the skyline. You get a nice view. On Sentosa-they have the Carlsberg Tower-which you pay a lot to see the same view and you are actually higher on this cable car.
There are two types of cable cars. The normal and the glass ones (more expensive). If you really love cable cars-you can have a catered dinner on one.
Cable car starts it's way at Mt Faber (tallest mountain/hill on Singapore) then it glides down to the World Trade Center. Most people get the cable car here-since it connects with the MRT Harbourfront station.
At the Mt. Faber station-they have a nice koi pond and beautiful outlook onto Sentosa. They have a restaurant and wine bar here.
There is a recorded message, you can listen to the history of Singapore. It also points out key attractions.
This is great for kids. Not great in windy weather.
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