Category: Transportation

How the Cost of Living in Singapore Compares to the US (part 3)

China traffic jam
There are many tradeoffs with being a car-centric country.

3. Transportation: Cars cost more here than in any other place in the world. But for the vast majority of people, it is not necessary to own a car, as Singapore’s public transportation system is consistently ranked as one of the best in terms of being convenient, reliable, and reasonably priced. And with the small land mass, you don’t have to travel far to get to your destination. I’ve lived in various parts of the US, and you definitely cannot get very far without a car there. In addition, being a car-centric country comes with many tradeoffs.


Free MRT Travel for Early Risers Extended for Another Year

singapore mrt train
Travel early to travel for free (and it’s less crowded too!)

Early risers who have been enjoying free travel to the 18 designated MRT stations before 7:45am will continue to enjoy free fares for another year (till June 23, 2015). Those who tap out between 7:45am and 8am will also continue to get a 50 cent discount to these 18 stations. And to really help encourage you to shift your morning commute, for the next 3 Fridays (May 16, 23, & 30), Ya Kun Kaya Toast will be giving out free breakfast vouchers worth $4.60 at these designated MRT stations until 7:45: