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Car rental/Taxi/Bus

Post by Boogs » Wed, 21 Dec 2005 6:20 pm

Hi,
I will relocate to Singapore in the beginning of the next year and I'm planning our budget now. I would appreciate if someone could help me with the following questions regarding transportation:

1. How much do you pay for rental car per month (all incl. except gas)? I would be fine with e.g. 5 years old, 1.3 liter engine, nothing fancy, just to transfer from point A to point B. Could someone recommend a rental service? is 1000SGD enough?

As we are 2 (a couple) persons, the other one would probably have to use taxi or buses

2. Taxis. How much do you pay for 13km trip in morning traffic/evening traffic, from/to the city? Are taxis readily available?


3. Public transport, especially buses (MRT is not running where we live). Is travelling daily with buses a nightmare or can one live with it? I would have to take 2 buses every morning and evening, each trip about 10km (i.e. 20km one way).


On a separate note, does it make sense to even rent a car or would it be more sensible to rely on buses and taxi- we are talking about period les than 1 year.


Replies would be highly appreciated!

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Re: Car rental/Taxi/Bus

Post by wayne81 » Sun, 22 Jan 2006 4:33 pm

Boogs wrote:Hi,
I will relocate to Singapore in the beginning of the next year and I'm planning our budget now. I would appreciate if someone could help me with the following questions regarding transportation:

1. How much do you pay for rental car per month (all incl. except gas)? I would be fine with e.g. 5 years old, 1.3 liter engine, nothing fancy, just to transfer from point A to point B. Could someone recommend a rental service? is 1000SGD enough?

As we are 2 (a couple) persons, the other one would probably have to use taxi or buses

2. Taxis. How much do you pay for 13km trip in morning traffic/evening traffic, from/to the city? Are taxis readily available?


3. Public transport, especially buses (MRT is not running where we live). Is travelling daily with buses a nightmare or can one live with it? I would have to take 2 buses every morning and evening, each trip about 10km (i.e. 20km one way).


On a separate note, does it make sense to even rent a car or would it be more sensible to rely on buses and taxi- we are talking about period les than 1 year.


Replies would be highly appreciated!
I have friends who rent car at reasonable rates. By the way when will you be coming to singapore? Do you prefer auto or manual? mid-size sedan or hatchback? pls email me at angcw81@hotmail.com :-)

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