Saving Money in Singapore

Too often have I heard that people don't think they can go to Singapore because it costs too much money. While they are not wrong, Singapore can be costly, especially compared to it's neighboring SE Asian countries. However Singapore is an amazing country that is worth a visit. So if you find yourself wanting to go to Singapore but worried about costs, one way to save money while traveling in Singapore is to make use of Singapore's amazing public transportation system. The Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) subway system is the best way to get around Singapore. This underground subway stretches all across the city.

Singapore MRT

Singapore MRT

Singapore's MRT system is incredibly clean, easy to navigate, and reliable. It can get you all over the city, to many tourist attractions, and best of all it is cheap to use! You can buy a tourist pass for S$25 that allows you unlimited travel on the MRT for 3 days. You can also buy an EZ Link card for S$10 and put money on it for each trip. Trips along the MRT range from S$0.83 to S$1.95.

These cards are easy to get right at the airport when you arrive in Singapore. If you are arriving by another form of transportation, or you change your mind in the middle of your stay in Singapore, you can also buy these fare cards in 7-11s around Singapore. You can also buy a card in most Passenger Service Centers within most MRT stations.

Singapore may seem scary when you're on a budget, however by following different tips like this you can fit Singapore into your adventure.

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