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Taxi Driver caught speeding by Singapore Traffic Police

A local taxi driver is spotted speeding by the razor sharp eyes of Singapore Traffic Police. No radar gun is used. Keep within speed limits!
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Singapore?s Changi International Airport Itself Is A Tourism Spot

Singapore has worked hard to establish a superb ecological kingdom, thereby contributing to global ecology, with its bushy rich plants and greenery, also sporting lot of animal kingdom both land based and water borne. The country nurtures a number of gardens, preserving carefully its forestry and it is the delight of every visitor to  roam around the green venues winning everyone’s heart. In a  Singapore Trip, following three important places will enhance the delight of the visitor:

•Singapore Botanic garden which has beautiful lakes, animals, interesting lizards,  flowers and plants, and also rare specimen of the region’s first rubber tree orchards, which is open daily and takes almost 2 hours for one to walk through.
•National Orchid Garden, having lovely paths and walkways, giving opportunity to enjoy seeing variety of orchids in the world
•Singapore Zoo, which hosts variety of animals pleasing everyone’s taste and interest and also giving opportunity for a boat ride in a lake for watching water based animals.

The traveler who takes up a Singapore trip will have the chance and pleasure of visiting a number of shopping malls, which include

•Campong Glam, a historical  district in Singapore hosting colourful shops and restaurants, where one can also have hearty shopping at Bugis Junction, an ever alive Bugis Street market.
•Holland Village, which is situated along Lorong Mambarg, hosting live music joints and a treasure trove for those crave for arts and crafts, and it is here one can buy things from Lim’s Arts and Living, a mammoth store for these items, a must visit place during Singapore holidays.
•China Town, made up of exotic pre-war shop houses, including Chinese emporium Yue Hwa, selling authentic Chinese products, people make Singapore trip specifically for this purpose.
•Little India, composed of variety of shopping joints, particularly the world famous 24 hour shopping joint, Mustafa Centre, besides Tekka  Market food joints, and a number of lanes and avenues hosting shops of variety of items
•Orchard Road, which delivers items of one’s heart’s content, with its Tangling Shopping Centre, ION Orchard and Orchard Central

The travelers who capture collection items, the shops at Marina Bay Sands would offer such a number of shopping malls that one would go round and round  shopping there , still not having mind to leave the City from one’s Singapore trip.

Singapore’s Changi airport is also rich with a number of facilities that by itself it makes a place of visit during Singapore trip, for it has such a large section of shopping, entertainment and eating houses.

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Road Transportation of a Singaporean – Mass Rapid Transit (MRT)

Singapore has the best transport system among all countries in Southeast Asia. Mass Rapid Transit is the popular metro railway system. MRT is the 2nd oldest metro system in Southeast Asia. Traveling in Singapore provides wonderful experience with MRT. There won’t be any trouble with transport system in Singapore. All areas in this Island are accessible with wonderful road ways.

The roads are hassle free and well connected. MRT merges all city-states of Singapore. It is the expedition service of public transport. It has introduced to compete for road areas in this small country. Parliament has approved this system to provide the adequate transport facilities in and around the Singapore. It consumes very little road space and two lines are operating under ground. New plans are also established to extend this railway system. It is successful among travelers in Singapore.

MRT is created by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) and inducted in 1987. The SMRT (Singapore Mass Rapid Transit) corporation monitors the duties and operations of MRT. It is the second oldest metro system in Southeast Asia. It has around 79 stations and 78 stations are under operation. It operates from early morning 5:30 until the midnight 1 every day. Here we can see more details on the MRT.

The MRT fares:

The ticketing means is well prepared with 2 areas. They are paid and unpaid. There are many General Ticketing Machines sell the tickets for one trip. Also it assists the consumer to receive extra values of stored value tickets. It can be treated as Paid. one way trip tickets ranges from $ 1.10 to $ 1.90.

There is an extra system of ticketing. The rail workers would get the amount at the entry gate. There are access control gates. These gates are attached to a computer network. The gates are capable of reading and updating the electronic data. They are as same as the access control gates. It comes under “unpaid”.
The MRT fares in Singapore are evaluated with respect to the distance between the start and the destination station.

Ticketing system uses e-payment methods such as EZ-link, NETS flash pay and CEPAS.

The EZ-link card:

Many people preferred to buy EZ-link card. Here we can see how it functions and the money. It is a smart card and contact less. It is used to pay the public transport charges. It is accepted in MRT, LRT and public bus services. It can be also used to make the payment in Singapore branches of McDonald’s. An adult EZ-link card costs S$ 15 which includes the S$ 5 non refundable card cost and a card credit of S$ 10. You can top up the account whenever you want.

This card can be used in all the public transports, stalls and libraries. It is the great benefit of this card. MRT nullified all the troubles on insufficient transporting facility. It is the high value project provides utmost comfort to the people in Singapore. The time schedule and the costs are flexible for the customers. It is an added advantage that the train timing will be extended on the festival seasons. You can have swift access to all places in Singapore with the help of MRT.

Contact less and smart card system is comfortable. They don’t have to waste time on standing in front of the ticketing machine. Also it provides many benefits other than traveling. You can use these cards in library and McDonald’s. MRT made the journey to become simple. All places are accessible with the help of MRT system. MRT is the fastest mode of transportation brings more ridership every day.

MRT gets around 1.952 million ridership regularly. It has become well known among foreigners as well. It is the world class traveling system.

Tracy Barb is traveling around South East Asia since her earliest childhood. She loves Singapore and likes to write about it. Therefore she became an expert in this topic and is working for Guidegecko.com, an online travel book store. If you are looking for a Singapore travel guide or a travel guide for other destinations, she recommends you to visit http://www.guidegecko.com.

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