Singapore is one of the world’s major commercial hubs, the fourth-largest financial center and one of the five busiest ports. Not to mention, Singapore has the world’s cleanest airport. I must say, it really is. I travelled with my friend, Lena. It is our first time in Singapore and we must commend: the people are so friendly; the place is so safe and the whole country is magical. Before we travelled to the Garden City of Singapore, we first did thorough research such as cheapest hotel, tour pass and tourist attractions. As a result, we found this very useful and beneficial Singapore City Pass (SCP). So what is this SCP? Singapore City Pass is a comprehensive and discounted tour pass. This city pass is powerful as this has everything a tourist needs. There are three types of passes as shown below:
|Type of Pass||Adult||Child||Inclusions|
|1 Day Pass||SGD 68.90||SGD 55.90||Two Admission Tickets to top famous attractions of your choice + FREE Captain Explorer DUKW Ride + FREE FunVee Night Adventure + FREE 1 Day City Travel Pass of FunVee City Hop-on Hop off (unlimited use for 1 day) + FREE 1 way pick-up service from major city hotel|
|2 Days Pass||SGD 88.90||SGD 65.90||Three Admission Tickets to top famous attractions of your choice + FREE Captain Explorer DUKW Ride + FREE FunVee Night Adventure + FREE 1 Day City Travel Pass of FunVee City Hop-on Hop off (unlimited use for 1 day) + FREE 1 way pick-up service from major city hotel|
|3 Days Pass||SGD 158.90||SGD 109.90||Three Admission Tickets to top famous attractions of your choice + FREE Captain Explorer DUKW Ride + FREE FunVee Night Adventure + FREE 1 Day City Travel Pass of FunVee City Hop-on Hop off (unlimited use for 1 day) + FREE 1 way pick-up service from major city hotel|
As we are staying in Singapore for 5 days, we have chosen the 3-day-pass. This actually has a wide coverage of selection as compared to that of the other passes. Here is a list of all tourist attractions which the 3-day pass includes. For a more complete list of all passes, kindly browse www.singaporecitypass.com. FREE 1 way pick-up service from major city hotel The first service the SCP provides is the free one way pickup service from the major city hotel. This is actually availed on the first day and is actually asked when you booked your SCP tickets online. From your hotel, a couch will pick you up and brings you to the Singapore Flyer wherein SCP office is located. From thereon, you will be briefed and given all the passes the SCP offers. Also, this is where you schedule your activities. Choose Three Attractions
As noted in the table above, you only have to choose 3 attractions. So what we chose are (1) Universal Studios Singapore (2) S.E.A. Aquarium and (3) Singapore Flyer. Note that it is always up to you what attraction you will choose.
Universal Studios Singapore (USS) is the most expensive tourist attraction from the list as it actually cost S$74.00 per person. Hence, we chose it right away. Hahaha. Only here can you experience cutting-edge rides, shows, and attractions. Seven Unique themed zones will encircle a picturesque central lagoon. Each zone will feature distinctive architecture, landscaping, and entertainment offerings. There will be one-of-a-kind rides fro guests to enjoy, shows that make one laugh, and peaceful gardens to enjoy with family and friends, as well as retail and dining establishments. Never ever forget to ride the Transformers. We actually rode twice. With SCP, you need not to worry about going to and from the USS because when you purchase SCP the ride is absolutely FREE. Meeting place is at the Singapore Flyer where you will get your ticket. We actually used of the USS trip on our first day of our SCP.
S.E.A . Aquarium or also known as South East Asia Aquarium is the world’s largest oceanarium which cost S$38.00 if purchased separately. Be inspired by the myriad marine wonders which feature two world-class attractions – each promising an exclusive insight into the aquatic world. This is located just in front of Universal Studios. From the Singapore Flyer (meeting place), we availed of the FREE shuttle to USS. Then, before entering to USS, we first went to S.E.A. and toured around the place. S.E.A. Aquarium is plainly an oceanarium, unlike Hong Kong’s ocean park wherein it includes rides and other theme park attractions. So do not set your expectations high especially when you have visited Hong Kong. Haha.
Singapore Flyer is the world’s largest Giant Observation Wheel that features brilliant engineering breakthroughs a world apart from the traditional ferris wheel, is set to be Asia’s most visible iconic visitor attraction. It provides breathtaking, panoramic views of Singapore and beyond. The Singapore Flyer will transform the visual landscape of the surrounding Marina Bay area. This cost S$33.00 per person if purchased differently. Note that if you choose this, you can only avail it before 5:00pm.
FREE Captain Explorer Singapore DUKW Tour
Aside from the three attractions you have chosen, there are other attractions and activities that the SCP offers. One of them is the Captain DUKW Ride which cost S$33.90 but offered for FREE when purchasing the SCP. Captain Explorer Singapore DUKW (pronounced duck) Tours is the best way to see Singapore on land and splashing down in the water .This is an amphibian ride wherein you will be toured around Singapore via land and then via water. The fun begins when you board an authentic revamped Vietnam War era vehicle. You’ll be accompanied friendly Professional Tour Guide who will be assisting you through the DUKW®tour. Start off with a city exploration, a drive around the city landmarks like Esplanade, Padang, Supreme Court, City Hall and War Memorial. And just when you think you’ve seen it all, there’s more. It’s time for “Splashdown” in the waters of Marina Bay for a breathtaking view of the Merlion, Singapore River, the iconic Marina Bay Sands, view Esplanade Theatres on the Bay and Singapore skylines, the kind of view you just won’t get anywhere else.
FREE FunVee Night Adventure and FunVee City Hop-on Hop-off
Another advantage of SCP is the FunVee Night Adventure and the FunVee City Hop-on Hop-off. The FunVee Night Adventure is a unique way to see the beauty of Singapore via riding an open-top bus with tourist all over the world and with a very friendly tour guide. It is actually worth S$22.90 per person but with the City Pass, it is for FREE. From the meeting place, Singapore Flyer, night tour starts with Gardens by the Bay. Stand in awe of the amazing Super trees in this first stop. These uniquely designed vertical gardens have large canopies that provide shade in the day and come alive with an exhilarating display of light and sound at night. Make sure to wait for the musical show of lights! You should never miss it! Next you will be toured in the city wherein last stop is to Bugis. Here, you can see restored shop houses full of strange little shops selling everything. This place is known to be the best night market in Singapore. As opposed to FunVee Night Adventure, FunVee Hop on Hop off is experience a totally different view of Singapore on board with open top double decker by day. It actually cost S$22.90 but same as FunVee Night Adventure, SCP gives this service or FREE. Enjoy your own City Adventure with FunVee Open Top buses. Departing from Singapore Flyer, take pictures of Marina Bay Sands as you pass by on Esplanade Bridge. Drop off at Merlion Park bus stop along Collyer Quay and do not miss out this picture-taking opportunity with The Merlion, a mythological creature that is part lion and part fish. Reboard the Bus at the Merlion bus stop and proceed past Lau Pa Sat (Festival Market). Next, drop off at the Chinatown bus stop along Kreta Ayer Road and take in sights of Chinatown, Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, Sri Mariamman Temple and Masjid Jamae Chulia on foot with our Walking Trail. Reboard the Bus at the Chinatown bus stop to continue your journey. See modern Singapore at Clarke Quay, before reaching Botanic Gardens, where the greenery will astound you. Re-enter the fast paced city life of Orchard Road. On the way back to Singapore Flyer, enjoy a great picture taking opportunity of Raffles Hotel from the FunVee Open Top Bus! This actually is just a suggested stop over because you can actually hop on and hop off anytime and anywhere. There are guide routes for each destination and you can get this once you received the SCP package. If you have just summed up the cost of all activities included in Singapore City Pass, this will actually cost you Php 7,864.50 but through buying the Singapore City Pass 3-Day-Tour you only have to pay Php5,561.50. Just imagine saving Php2,303 which you can actually beef up for your food and other travel expense.
|Universal Studios Singapore||74.00||2,590.00|
|Captain Explorer Singapore DUKW Tour||33.90||1,186.50|
|FREE FunVee Night Adventure||22.90||801.50|
|FunVee City Hop-on Hop-off||22.90||801.50|
|Total Cost if purchased separately||224.70||7,864.50|
|Singapore City Pass (3-Day-Tour)||158.90||5,561.50|
|Savings when Purchasing (SCP)||65.80||2,303.00|