Most visitors to Singapore do not require a visa for entry. For more information on visa requirements and the Visa Free Transit Facility, you can check with the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority or the Singapore Overseas Mission closest to you. The period of stay granted will be shown on the visit pass endorsement in your passport.
Singapore’s MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) system is a fast way to get around the city. The extensive rail network means that most of Singapore’s key attractions are within walking distance from an MRT station. You are able to buy tickets for single trips, but if you intend to use the MRT and basic bus services frequently during your visit, you can buy a Singapore Tourist Pass, a special EZ-Link stored-value card which will allow you unlimited travel for one day (S$10), two days (S$16) or three days (S$20). The cards can be bought at the TransitLink Ticket Office at the following MRT stations: Orchard, City Hall, Raffles Place, Bayfront, Tanjong Pagar, Harbourfront, Chinatown, Farrer Park, Changi Airport, Bugis, Lavender, Jurong East, Kranji, Woodlands, Ang Mo Kio or at the Concession Card Replacement Office at Somerset Station.
Singapore's bus system has an extensive network of routes covering most places in Singapore and is the most economical way to get around, as well as being one of the most scenic. Bus fare can be paid using an EZ-Link stored-value card or the Singapore Tourist Pass. You can also pay in cash but you will need to have the exact change.
Taxis in Singapore are metered, but surcharges may be applied depending on the time of day, the location and taxi operator. To get a rough idea of the final fare, check with the driver on the surcharges and ask for a receipt at the end of the trip. Taxis can be hailed by the roadside at most places, or by queuing for one at taxi stands found at most shopping malls, hotels and tourist attractions. If you wish to book a taxi in advance, please use the common taxi booking number, 6-DIAL CAB (6342-5222), your call will be routed to an available taxi company's call centre.