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“WOW unbelievable SMRT”

Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT)
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USD 8.17*
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Singapore Arrival Transfer by Private Vehicle
Ranked #1 of 848 things to do in Singapore
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 6 April 2018

This transport was one of many well supported ways to get around Singapore, Clean, Fast, User friendly and fare was a good price. leaves Australia way behind

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Kate H
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

If your visiting Singapore take advantage of the tourist travel cards available at the airport information desk. We bought a 3 day pass and you get unlimited travel on all public transport. Navigating the subway stops is half the fun.
NOTE: you cannot use these cards to travel to Sentosa island.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank xoandy
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We took the MRT to the airport to pick up friends. Upon arrival of the station the MRT man went out of his way to help us get the correct route to the airport, how long it would take and the necessary transfers. The stations are very clean, and also very artistic as you pass through on the good directions offered. You will feel very safe.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Woollygrape
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

I say you’ve got to be ‘brain dead” but I suppose that really only applies if you have a good knowledge of English, as the entire system is geared to that language; not Chinese, not Malay, not Tamil but English.

There is no doubt in my mind that it is the cleanest, quickest, best ordered and most efficient subway system in the world. As with everything, whatever the Singapore government sets out to do, it achieves.

The signposting - not only to the various subway station platforms, but also to the myrid of exits at busy junctions such as Orchard Road or Dhoby Ghat - are extremely well signposted and all you have to do is follow your nose.

Inside the carriages there is an ongoing commentary as to which station you have arrived at, which station you have left, which will be the next station, and how long it will take you to reach it. There is also a map on the wall with little flashing lights which lights up as you arrive at the station so you can’t possibly make a mistake as to which way you are travelling - or, if you do, you will find it out very quickly.!

On top of that, there is also a light which indicates which side of the carriage you will alight. Really, you couldn’t ask any more from a great well run efficient system!

I know it can be a bit intimidating entering a foreign countries subway system, particularly for the elderly, but take heart and walk down and go to the tourist ticket counter to purchase a one, two or three day pass and just enjoy the city.

The one issue I would point out - the escalators are slightly quicker than the ones you would be experiencing in a shopping mall or plaza, so be careful to jump on the right step at the right time, particularly if you are carrying a suitcase!

Oh yes- one last thing ; when you go up or down the escalators, and you don’t want to speed it up, stick to the left so other people come past you on the right.

Enjoy! Best and cheapest way to see Spore!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank PAULIE_POOH
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

We used the train system to get to many attractions.

The initial confusion quickly turned to confidence. The visitors cards allows you to use the system with a $10 refund once you have finished with the card.

The system itself is very efficient and we never waited more than two minutes for a train. Trains are so clean with plenty of room but don’t be surprised to find there is no driver the trains are automated and drive themselves.

Great way to see Singapore on limited time .

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank MICHELLE F
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