EZ Link - Singapore Tourist Pass, Singapore
With Johor Bahru, Malaysia so close to Singapore, it makes sense to do a day trip. All of the travel options funnel through the causeway over the waterway separating Singapore from Malaysia. I took the MRT to Kranji station (see picture) crossed over the road to catch the 170 Bus to the border crossing. Past Singapore customs, I reboarded the bus for the transit over the causeway. Through Malaysia customs, the rest was on foot. The return was just the reverse. What made the trip viable for me was the Singapore Tourist Pass. I had a multi-day pass, but this meant that MRT was paid for and I could get on and off the bus without worrying about payment (other than flashing my pass). There may be slightly cheaper options available, but not knowing the languages, I just wanted to be able to board the buses without any payment hassle. Other than that, the only complication was finding where my Singapore bus was parked... there are signs, though not always clearly visible, and there are many buses constantly in motion. Can't imagine what it must be like on a weekend when they say its busy.
Singapore MRT system is very well connected to different parts of Singapore and very clean! If you have the time and plan to explore around little Sunny island, get the the Singapore Tourist Pass! Unlimited rides on Singapore's public transport like MRT, LRT and basic bus services.
First train starts at 0530HRs so you shouldn't worry. What you can do, if the ticketing office at Changi is not opened when you arrive is to buy the one-trip ticket to Orchard as the machines will always be operational.
You can then purchase a Singapore Tourist pass from SMRT ticketing office at Orchard if you wish to travel around in MRT a lot during your stay. http://www.ezlink.com.sg/consumer/consumer_tourist.jsp
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only few selected Metro stations can buy the tourist pass & the operation time of selling counters is limite. some even close on sunday. It seems they don't want the tourist to buy their tourist pass.
You can either purchase an EZ Link Card or the Singapore Tourist Pass for SGD$8. We bought the Tourist Pass as it's more convenient and we can get on to whichever busses or MRT that we feel like taking. There is rental deposit for SGD$10, which is refundable within 5 days of purchase. However, please noted only certain station selling this Passes and during appointed time. Alternatively, it can be purchased online, with a certain fee.
Best to buy an EZ Link Card for cheaper and convenient way of travelling around Singapore. During our 6 day stay there, we usually took the MRT in getting to places. It's fast and easy. Better board during non-peak hour to avoid the crowd.
these cards can be bought at the MRT stations and bus intechanges .useful for multiple entry.you can renew it when it gets exhausted and moreover you can get a refund on the deposit when you no longer need it.
this card is valid for 7 years so you can use it if you return at a later date.
same card can be used for buses also.
this is much cheaper in the long run.
Tourist Day Ticket:
Priced at S$10, the Tourist Day Ticket allows you to take up to 12 rides a day regardless of distance travelled, on the MRT and all basic fare bus services (SBS and TIBS).
You will need to inform the ticketing officer of the exact date you wish to use the card as it is printed on the card and valid for that day only.
Tickets can be purchased at any TransitLink Ticket Sales Office located in most MRT stations and bus interchanges up to seven days in advance.
Buses dont give change. Tourists should buy the EZY Link card - there is some non-refundable payment for this card but it makes life sooo easy when travelling on trains and buses. Not just transport but lots of shops (incl McDonalds) accepts payments via these cards - KEWL !!!
The Visitors Card cost SGD 45 to travel around Singapore n can be purchased upon presentation of an international passport.
1. The Visitors Card with an encoded travel value of $10.
2. a booklet consisting of discount coupons for various goods and services e.g. attractions, shopping, golf, hotels, restaurants etc.
3. The stored value on The Visitors Card is valid for 5 years from date of issue.
4. Its unused stored value can be refunded at any Ticket Offices. However, upon refund, the card will be retained by TransitLink.