The Republic of Singapore, often referred to as the Lion City, the Garden City, and the Red Dot, is a global city and sovereign state in Southeast Asia and the world’s only island city-state. It is a cultural melting pot, garden city and a blend of old-world and new architecture.Visit the official destination website for more information and insider tips on dining, shopping, sightseeing and living like a local in Singapore.
Getting to Singapore – Changi Airport (SIN)
Most international travellers arrive into Singapore by air. Singapore’s Changi Airport is one of the busiest and best connected in the world, handling over 100 airlines flying to some 300 cities. There are four local carriers, including the world-renowned Singapore Airlines and budget airlines Tiger Airways and Scoot. The award-winning airport itself is jam-packed with activities and amenities, making it a world-class attraction in its own right.
Getting Around Singapore
Singapore’s public transport system is fast and efficient and will whizz you to most places without fuss.
By public transport
Singapore’s MRT (mass rapid transit) system is probably the fastest way to zip around the city. The extensive rail network means that most of Singapore’s key attractions are within walking distance from an MRT station. Singapore’s bus system has an extensive network of routes covering most places in Singapore and is the most economical way to get around, as well as being one of the most scenic.You can buy tickets for single trips, but if you intend to use the MRT and basic bus services frequently during your visit, you can buy a Singapore Tourist Pass, a special EZ-Link stored-value card which will allow you unlimited travel for one day (S$10), two days (S$16) or three days (S$20). HAI2016 will also provide a Ez-Link card in your conference pack.Click on plan your train journey or simply use Google Map to explore the public transportation services.
Taxis are comfortable and especially handy if you want to go to places not accessible by the bus or MRT. Cabs here are metered, but there may be surcharges depending on when, where and which company’s taxi you board. To get a rough idea of the final fare, check with the driver on the surcharges and ask for a receipt at the end of the trip. You can hail a taxi by the roadside at most places, or by queuing for one at taxi stands found at most shopping malls, hotels and tourist attractions. If you wish to book a cab, you can call a common taxi booking number, 6-DIAL CAB (6342-5222),. Uber and Grabcar are also available in Singapore.
Travel Arrangement and Tour Packages
If you require booking of flights and/or local transportation or looking for tour packages around Singapore, please contact Come Lah, HAI2016’s official travel partner, at firstname.lastname@example.org.