Singapore is a country of extremely well developed system of public transportation. Everything in Singapore is made for the convenience of people, and when you come over here to visit, this factor really stands out.
Singapore has it all: metro, trams, cable cars, railways, ferries and buses, and all of them are fairly inexpensive. The roads there are very well planned which means a very low percentage of traffic jams. Also, even though the city is very densely populated, you can always see a lot of tourists hanging around and using the convenient transportation of Singapore. The most popular type of transportation amongst tourists is the Singapore bus transport.
The bus transport service in Singapore is very highly developed, and using this public transport you can get almost anywhere you want. For the ride on the bus you pay in coins, throwing them right into the small box on the bus that is always located next to the driver. When using Singapore bus transport, you can forget about getting any change back, no matter how much cash you have put into that little box.
In Singapore, there are two types of bus transport service – those with air conditioning, and those without. If you’re looking for the cheapest choice, then buses without air conditioning is the way to go – the cost of riding one of those is below one American dollar. If you pick the fancy air conditioned bus service, then the cost of this ride might be anything up to one and a half American dollars.
What is interesting is that the time schedule of Singapore bus transport is the same as that of the underground metro. Just like anywhere else, you can always see the time schedule on any of the bus stops or even buy this schedule from a newspaper kiosk. Passengers that are looking for a ride on a bus with a discount will need to acquire a travel card. The travel card allows you to ride as many times as you prefer per day, but most of these travel cards are only valid for three days.
It has to be noted that despite the cheap cost of Singapore’s bus transport service, their services established within the city and between Malaysia and Singapore are always very reliable. Buses depart regularly and always on time. Most of the buses are well maintained, very new, comfortable and modern (even the ones without air conditioning).
If you’re a tourist in the city, you can also find the famous “HopOn” coaches that are available in most famous cities of the world. “HopOn” of course means that you can get on and get off the bus at any stop; jump off from one bus, do the touristy things, and hop onto the next one. You can mostly spot these buses going from Raffles Boulevard to Sentosa, and the ticket cost 12 American dollars per person.