Transportation for the holiday is something that is vital. It is better to prepare the transportation plan before the holidays to help tourists feel the most comfortable and pleasant holiday. If you are planning to use the bus and MRT in Singapore, I would highly recommend for having EZ-Link card or The Singapore Tourist Pass Card.
EZ-link card is distributed by EZ-Link Pte Ltd. The particular EZ-link card was the initial contactless stored value prepaid card launched for public transportation use on MRT, LRT, and buses since April 2002. Due to the contactless design, the card finishes all of its payments within just 0.2 secs as well as in this way.
Revolutionarily tends to make travelling in Singapore on buses and trains way much faster and smoother. EZ-link card is a smart card which contained a chip in it and can be used for pay for the bus or MRT. EZ-link cards are prepaid, so you must load the balance before using this card.
The Singapore Tourist Pass Card
Tourists in Singapore are facilitated with a special card called “The Singapore Tourist Pass.” This card is the same function as EzLink, can be used for ordinary buses, MRT, and the LRT unlimited by a duration of validity of the card. This card can not be used for riding Bus Express, Night Rider, and Night Owl. Singapore Tourist Pass card now available in one, two, and three days expiry duration.
Price Of Singapore Tourist Pass Card
The card Price is based on the period of the day. Three option price of the card “The Singapore Tourist Pass” is as follows, the card is valid for one day for $ 10, valid for two days for $ 16, and for three days for $ 20.
We are recommending for buying the third option that valid for three days. Generally, we are taking a holiday for 2-3 days. So it is wiser to choose the duration same with our holiday time.
EZ-Link VS Singapore Tourist Pass Card?
Which one is better? This will depend on our purpose and activity when travelling in Singapore. Usually, Tourists are visiting Singapore for two or three days. Two or Three days card duration is enough for explore a few place of interest in Singapore. So, Using Singapore Tourist Pass card is recommended because it is cheaper, no limit of using MRT.
However, Tourist visiting Singapore may also have friends in this country. They may be picked up by car or something else. So if you are not often using MRT, it is better to use EZ-link card than Singapore Tourist Pass card.
The Advantages of EzLink and Singapore Tourist Pass Card
In fact, We are already aware of just how beneficial using the EzLink and Singapore Tourist Pass card. Various advantages that we can get by using EzLink and Singapore Tourist Pass, including:
- Saves time. We as a tourist does not have to continually buy one-way tickets at any MRT station or while riding the bus. Buying a one-way ticket in MRT or Bus station is very inconvenient. We must decide at first, where are our destination because we pay in advance. We cannot change the destination once MRT ticket vending machine issued the ticket
- Save costs, this is absolute, because when we are traveling Singapore, will be much more convenient to use public transport, combined with low cost will be very pleasant.
- No need to worry about paying more, all payment systems will be calculated digitally so that we do not have to bother looking for a small denomination of money and worry about change.
- If you pay by cash, you must know the stop or station where we’re going, because the price we pay with cash is a one-way ticket. But if you use a different EzLink or Singapore Tourist Pass, you just need to attach the card to the scanner. The fares are automatically calculated according to your stop station.
How To Get EzLink Card?
EzLink cards can be purchased at every ticketing office at MRT station. EzLink card Price is $ 12 with $ 5 for a cost of the card and $ 7 for initial balance.
EzLink card can be reloaded at any MRT station, the remaining balance on the cards EzLink can be refunded if unused. Although we do not return, we can use this card back at a later date when we come back to Singapore, save $ 5.
How To Get The Singapore Tourist Pass Card?
Tourist Pass card is intended only for tourists. You must show your passport when you want to buy STP. At the time of buying the cards, we also charged an additional deposit of $ 10 which will be refunded when the card is returned maximum five days after the card is issued.
The Singapore Tourist Pass card can only be purchased in several MRT stations, such as Ang Mo Kio, Bayfront, Bugis, City Hall, Changi Airport, Chinatown, Farrer Park, Harbourfront, Jurong East, Kranji (from 1 Jan 2016), Lavender, Orchard, Raffles Place, Somerset, Tanjong Pagar and Woodlands Station.
Beside of the Singapore tourist pass card and EZ link card, don’t forget to prepare some attraction admission pass for having fun in Singapore. You can find a list of the best attraction in Singapore here.