If you’re planning on driving in Singapore, it’s important to be familiar with the local traffic laws and regulations. In this post, SingaporeCarRental provide some tips for travelling safely and efficiently in Singapore’s roads.
1. Learn the Basic Road Signs and Regulations
It’s important to familiarise yourself with the road signs used in Singapore. While many of them are similar or identical to those used in most countries, there is a set of signs unique to this city state:
Some examples include:
These basic traffic signals help you figure out what drivers around you are doing and whether it’s safe for you to do the same – such as turning into a lane or yielding right of way.
2. Driving Etiquette and courtesy
Here are some general tips on courtesy while driving in Singapore:
The key here is common sense – if you’re not absolutely certain about how something works, don’t take chances! You can always park your car and walk to your destination.
3. Learn Navigation and Driving Directions Well
In Singapore, most roads have a name as well as a number, for example “Woodlands Road” as well as “Road 13”. Navigating using these road names is pretty straightforward – just say “Take me to Woodlands Road” or “Navigate to Woodlands Road”. However, if you don’t know the name of the road you’re looking for, you can also navigate by landmark. For instance, instead of saying “turn right after the traffic light”, it’s easier to say something like: “Turn right after McDonalds”. Some landmarks that work well include shopping mall entrances and specific buildings such as Jurong Bird. Most landmarks should be visible on your satellite maps so you should also be able to navigate without too much trouble even if you’re not familiar with the area.
4. Where can I buy or top up my Autopass Card?
If you’re renting a car in Singapore, it probably came with an Autopass card for automatic toll collection (or at least that’s what our readers tell us). You can easily top up this card at any petrol kiosks or convenience stores like 7-11 and Cheers. You may also use the same Autopass card for other forms of transportation aside from cars – such as buses, taxis and trains within Singapore.
5. Where are some great spots for Car Parking?
Some great places to park include:
– At the end of your car rental contract with SingaporeCarRental https://www.singaporecarrental.sg/
– In a nearby shopping mall (provided you’re only going to be there for a short while and aren’t planning on buying too much stuff)
And some NOT so great places:
– At an “undisclosed” location somewhere in East Malaysia. This is not recommended as we’ve had many cases where cars were vandalised after being left unattended for extended periods of time, usually due to circumstances beyond our control such as mechanical breakdowns etc.
Oh and one final tip – keep your parking coupons with you at all times! You can get fined if you don’t have them displayed on your dashboard windshield when you park.
When driving in Singapore, it’s important to be aware of the local traffic laws and regulations. In this post, we’ve provided some tips for travelling safely and efficiently in Singapore’s roads. By familiarising yourself with the road signs and etiquette, you’ll be able to navigate your way around the city with ease. Additionally, we’ve also provided some information on where you can buy or top up your Autopass Card as well as some great spots for parking your car. We hope that these tips will help make your journey in Singapore a safe and enjoyable one!