Thursday, September 16, 2010

Singapore Details 1


Our first encounter with MRT would be either from Lavender Bus Terminal or Tanjung Pagar rail station or Changi Airport. The followings only have Tempines as destination. Other destinations will be elaborated in other posts.

From Lavender:

Singapore has 4 main MRT routes and 2 LRT routes.
MRT: Green, Purple, Red and Yellow lines.
If we arrive at Lavender, then we take the green line i.e. Lavender Station
Most of the time, we will be going to Tampines to visit nenek. Tampines is about nine stations from our origin, terminal Pasir Ris. No need to change train at Tanah Merah, because only those going to the airport will have to.

From Changi: speaking of the airport. From exit of custom and immigration we transfer to Terminal 2 where the MRT station is located. The signage and directions are perfect, bringing exactly to the entrance to the station.
It is about 3 or 4 storey below the ground.
Mind you, the information counter does not sell tickets, so we have to purchase from the machines. But the personnels provide small changes should we require them.
Trains are at the right hand platform from where we alight the escalator from exit of Terminal 2. And change at Tanah Merah, look for platform leading to Pasir Ris.
Do not ride the one to Joo Koon.

Fare: about SD2.50, excluding the single ticket card (to Tampines).

From Tanjung Pagar:

From Tanjung Pagar, taxis are available.
But if we choose to ride the MRT, take the Green Line MRT. I am not so sure about this arrangement because it was so long ago. Maybe new development has occured when KTMB decided to change the terminal to Woodland.

Buses familiarisation:

We have only experienced very little bus rides.
One from Tampines to Street 11. From Little India to Orchard Road. From Clementi to NUS (National University of Singapore)

Places of interest: