Singapore is the perfect country to visit if it is your first time going oversees. Located at Southeast Asia, this country has many neighbours, which allow easy travel for those who also stay in Asia. There are many beautiful places in Singapore and tourist attractions that you need to see for yourself. In order to ease your journey, you will need to make preparations and the following are some tips that will make your trip more enjoyable.
First and foremost, make sure that you have a valid passport to travel. A passport is what the immigration officers in both your home country and Singapore will check. It will be acting as your identity card outside of your home country. If you do not have a passport, making of passports in most countries nowadays are quite easy as you may be able to register online. If you do have a passport already, it is important to checkoff your passport will still be valid for the next 6 months.
Plan your holiday beforehand especially when you are travelling with family or friends. Plane tickets normally decrease in price from Tuesday-Friday and above the 20th of the month. Check with your local travel agencies for available promotions because some deals are really worth taking! Alternatively, you can also book the tickets directly from the plane company website or Google.
Singapore was ranked as the most expensive country in the world in 2018, standing 5 years in the ranking. With this in mind, you might be worried that hotels might be overly priced. However, don’t worry! We recommend you to stay in RedDoorz while in Singapore. You can download RedDoorz application both in Play Store and App Store to make a reservation. This hotel has the standard quality to the most expensive one. The price is very reasonable and you can even get a 30% discount, using the promo code “SGGB30” by Singapore Guidebook!
It’s not uncommon anymore that millennials can’t live without the internet. This is also very important for first time travellers because you will need the GPS to get to places. Well, lucky for you, once you have landed in Singapore, you can go directly to Changi Recommends to buy SIM cards like Singtel, Starhub, M1, etc. Other than Changi Recommends, you can also purchase your SIM card at 7 Eleven. Don’t forget to bring your passport when purchasing it and you will need to be at least 18 years old to buy a SIM card in Singapore.
EZ Link Card or STP
When in Singapore, you need to buy either EZ Link card or Singapore Tourist Pass (STP) because these two will give you access to the public transportation. Every area in Singapore is conveniently reachable because of the incredible public transport system. If you are going to travel to many places in a day, we recommend you to buy a STP because it is an unlimited pass for a certain number of days. On the other hand, EZ Link card uses the method of top up balance. Go to Terminal 2 of Changi Airport and follow the direction to “Train to City” to the Mass Rapid Transport (MRT) (subway). There you can purchase the STP or EZ Link card. Don’t forget to take a free MRT map or download it here
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