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Driving or Public transport

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Driving or Public transport

Hi, im going to singapore this weekend and am thinking of driving my car from Malaysia. but i heard the public transport is good (especially MRT)...

im going with my inlaws and my 2 kids and will be going for a day to the city center only.... and will be entering from the woodlands entry point.

any recommendations?

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1. Re: Driving or Public transport

Park your car at Woodlands, and take MRT into the city. Getting around Singapore couldn't be easier, public transport is second to none.

Have a great day. Alan.

p.s. Download a city centre and MRT maps,, print them off for your convenience.

A blind man with a wooden leg can find his way round Singapore city, it's that easy..

p.ps. Even taxis are inexpensive.

Edited: 29 November 2012, 03:20
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2. Re: Driving or Public transport

Much better for you to have source of transpo. It is not more consumable.

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3. Re: Driving or Public transport

I think the answer is very subjective. It depends on where and how many places you are going to visit in Singapore. Nevertheless, as you have 2 kids with you, it might be a better idea to have own transport for ease of travelling.

However, do note the following cost when driving in Singapore:

1. ERP charges during peak hour


2. Parking Fee (onemotoring.com.sg/publish/…)

Compare the above cost with commuting via Taxi/MRT (gothere.sg) and you should be able to make decision.

By the way, do you know that a Malaysia transport operator Transtar Crossborder has a service that runs from JB to orchard road in Singapore?


Have you considered parking your car at a safe place in JB?

Have a great trip.

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4. Re: Driving or Public transport

Besides the cost of driving (ERP and parking fees), there is also the problem of having adequate parking space in the places that you are going to.

It would probably be better to take the MRT trains. Do note that the StanChart marathon is on this weekend and there will be extensive road closures in the downtown area for this event. Check the list of closed roads here.


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5. Re: Driving or Public transport

Roads around Orchard, Marina Bay and Sentosa are affected.


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6. Re: Driving or Public transport

With all the road closures it makes sense to use public transport I think. That said, they are re-opening the roads as soon as possible eg the full marathon starts on Orchard Road at 0500 and the roads around that area are scheduled to re-open at 0730. But other areas (around the finishing point) aren't due to re-open until late afternoon.

Edited: 30 November 2012, 06:15
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