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“Typical open top tour” 4 of 5 stars
Review of HiPPO Bus Sightseeing Tour

HiPPO Bus Sightseeing Tour
1 Raffles boulevard, Tower 5, Singapore 039593, Singapore
+65 6338 6877
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$29*
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Ranked #61 of 293 Activities in Singapore
Type: Bus tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Owner description: Both a touring system and a transportation mode, City Sightseeing Singapore links you to major sights, attractions and hotels in the city!The hop-on and hop-off system allows you to tour at your own leisurely pace. Spot an interesting place or sight? Simply hop off and walk around and you can continue the tour later by hopping on the next bus. With 1 bus arriving every 15-20 minutes,you'll always be on the move to discover the unique sights and culture of this lion city!
San Diego, California
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“Typical open top tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

I bought the 48 hours pass for this tour. It's a typical tour with three different routes throughout the city. It hits all the good tourist locations and is a great and easy way to see the city. The 48 hour pass also includes free admission to the river cruise. All three lines and the river cruise were nice. It was hop on/off with each having about 12-15 stops. You are issued a pair of headphones that connect to an automated system that gives prerecorded information. There are multiple languages that are offered. There was only once when the top of the bus was completely full. It was very hot but the back on the upper section was covered with a sun screen. It was actually the best place to sit. The lower level has very cold AC and was also nice to site, still had good views and nice when you think you're going to pass out from the heat. I think the ticket also includes the duck tour but I did not use this feature. I go on these types of tours whenever I visit a new city and this one didn't disappoint. The staff was friendly and spoke English. The ticket should be purchased from the drive when you get on the bus. Can be done at any stop.

Visited June 2013
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Reading, United Kingdom
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“expensive and uninformative”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

took the 2 day pass for $42, the tours were open top hop-on/hop-off buses but very uninformative. On day 2 waited more than 40 minutes for a bus to turn up in Little India, eventually gave up & took a taxi back. Only good thing was that the 2-day pass included a free boat trip aroung Singapore river/harbour which was excellent at night.

Visited June 2013
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Sydney
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“Like to see Singapore being driven at breakneck speed ?”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013 via mobile

The bus drivers only know how to drive at top speed and break so hard you are shot of you seat.
It would be nice to take a leisurely drive to, see the sights not with these people.
We have take these bus drive in London and Paris and where impressed,but not in Singapore.
Jump off and on sounds like a good idea ,but you have to wait forever at bus stops for the next bus.
Save your money and buy a MRT ticket instead.

Visited June 2013
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Lowood Australia
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“Great way to get around - Buy the 2 day pass (early in the day)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Covers all the tourist destinations within the city, and also travels down to Sentosa Island (on a separate bus).

Stops are clearly marked and buses run to a schedule.

Go to Little India, hop off and have a wander around before then get a bus to the next spot.

SG$43 for the 2 day pass included a boat ride and discounts at some attractions. Good value

Visited May 2013
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Burnie, Australia
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“Not the best service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

We spent too much valuable time waiting for buses or connecting buses. It would have been easier and cheaper for us to use taxis. Only one of the several buses we caught had interested staff. The commentary was, if you could hear it , OK. We would suggest better and cheaper ways to see Singapore.

Visited May 2013
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