Tips on Using City Passes like the See Singapore Attractions Pass

Posted by Monica on August 19, 2013

A great attraction pass comes with great responsibility and travel planning. With so many freebies and so little time, the full potential of a city pass may go untapped. Here are some tips on how to use up a card’s value before the expiry date, case in point the See Singapore Attractions Pass.

See Singapore Attractions Pass

See Singapore Attractions Pass

With a wealth of history, culture and exciting new attractions, Singapore has emerged as one of Asia’s most attractive tourist destinations. The See Singapore Pass is the best way to see all that Singapore has to offer. Get free entry to top attractions and things-to-do in Singapore for 1, 2, 3, or 5 days. It’s the perfect way to save time and money while exploring Singapore, but ultimately it’s up to the user to maximize the pass.

1. Decide on your attractions and accept that you will not be able to visit these attractions at once. For example, Singapore Zoo is way up north while Underwater World is way down south, Jurong Bird Park is to the island’s west and Changi Museum at the opposite direction. Singapore is a small country, but these places are still hours apart by MRT. You don’t want to spend most of your time on the train especially if you have limited time in the Lion City. Better if you can concentrate on one zone and try to visit all nearby areas for example, Singapore Zoo, Night Safari and River Safari altogether or Jurong Bird Park and Snow City together. It depends on your interests.

You could take hours going to the next attraction and it's going to cost too

You could take hours going to the next attraction and it’s going to cost too

2. “But there are just too many!” Try this: plan your trip backwards (start at your night tours, then backwards).  Figure out which attractions are better at night and which are closest to the place you’re staying in. That helps narrow down your attractions and plan your more action-packed mornings.

See Singapore Pass Pocket Guide

See Singapore Attractions Pass Pocket Guide

3. To get the most of the pass, avoid side trips. Yes, shopping haven Orchard Road beckons you from the  National Orchid Garden but to maximize your card, it’s best to be on a train to the next attraction.

4. Check operation times. Find out what opens the earliest and closes the latest. (But at the same time, give yourself some travel allowance. Take note that the train closes at around midnight and there’s a surcharge when traveling late at night).

Chinatown After Market Hours

Chinatown After Market Hours

5. Do the zoos. Find out what a city’s specialty is. Singapore’s green spaces and wildlife sanctuaries are internationally recognized, so it’s a good idea to check their gardens and zoos. Singapore Zoo for instance is accredited for its open-concept setup and visitors will appreciate how well-fed the animals are here. Look out for Inuka, the first Polar Bear born in the tropics and don’t miss the handsome white tiger, giraffes and those naughty baboons. Head to the River Safari and say hello to pandas Kai Kai and Jia Jia. Prepare to devote one day to explore the zoo to its fullest. Getting here can take some time as well so it’s best to do this early in the morning or afternoon, if you want to see the Night Safari.

Singapore Zoo

Singapore Zoo

6. Fit in a free walking tour schedule and  get to know more about Singapore. A good idea would be pairing a Changi Museum visit with a War Trail walk, or a River Cruise with a Boat Quay walk.

7. Most importantly, enjoy! Allot some time at each attraction. It won’t be fun to rush all just to catch all.

Find more things to do from Singapore and check out all city passes on offer.  Book an affordable and easy pick-up from over 400 airports, cruise terminals, and train stations at World Airport Transfer.

 

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