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Transit Advice...One week in Singapore...Pass for Tourists?

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Transit Advice...One week in Singapore...Pass for Tourists?

Aloha from Honolulu...

I will be in Singapore staying one week at the WINK hostel in Chinatown.

What is the best way for me to get to the hotel? AND what kind of tourist passes are available for me ( over 62) to buy and use on the trains and buses?

Mahalo for your expert advice.

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1. Re: Transit Advice...One week in Singapore...Pass for Tourists?

Hello,

Wink Hostel is situated near the Chinatown MRT station. Depending on your arrival time and if you are traveling alone and light, you may want to take the Mrt to the hostel. Know that during peak hours the mrt are very crowded and that you will have to transfer between lines, it may not be convenient.

http://www.smrt.com.sg/Trains/NetworkMap.aspx

Alternatively, take a taxi and if will cost you about $20, again depending on your time of arrival.

If you are going to using the MRT and buses during your stay, then I think you should just get an EZlink card. The card is for travel on both mrt and buses and it can be bought at all Mrt stations and 7-11 outlets at a cost of $12 ($5 card cost and $7 credit). You can top up the card if need be and get a refund of any credit left on the card when you surrender the card upon departure. You can keep the card and use it again when you come this way again or pass it on to friends coming this way. The card is valid for 5 years.

Hope this helps....

Edited: 8:50 pm, December 28, 2012
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2. Re: Transit Advice...One week in Singapore...Pass for Tourists?

<<What is the best way for me to get to the hotel?>>

From the airport?....

1// The 24-hour airport shuttle service is available at an affordable rate. - 9 SGD/ person

2/ Public bus service 36 goes to the city and buses from the city will stop at Terminals 1, 2 and 3.

3/Taxis are available at the taxi stands at the Arrival levels of each Terminal and can be hailed on the street or booked through your hotel. - 20-22 SGD/ one way

4/ The Changi Airport MRT Station is located at the basement of Terminals 2 and 3, accessible from the Arrival and Departure Halls through escalators and lifts.

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3. Re: Transit Advice...One week in Singapore...Pass for Tourists?

This will come in handy during your stay here.

taxisingapore.com/external/…

and this

http://gothere.sg/

For airport shuttle, please approach the Ground Transport Desk.

changiairport.com/getting-around/to-and-from…

Happy planning!!

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4. Re: Transit Advice...One week in Singapore...Pass for Tourists?

If you are on a budget the less expensive option from airport to your hostel is MRT. But you have to take into consideration that MRT is very busy at peak hours and do not have dedicated space to store luggage.

If you are traveling solo a good option is to take the airport shuttle for S$9 per pax.

If there are more of you may consider taking a taxi, this is the fasted option.

During your stay you may consider using a regular EZ-Link card to use mrt and buses. You can even use the ez-link card to paid the Sentosa express to enter Sentosa Island. You can also use the ez-link card to paid the entrance fee if you decide to visit the pinnacle@duxton. You can top up your card when needed at any mrt station (min S$10).

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