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Post by queenie71 » Fri, 17 Jul 2009 5:43 pm

If we don't want to drive to work and don't live near an MRT, is it feasible to call a cab every morning to get to the MRT for the rest of the journey?

We looked at so many properties but nothing is close to MRT nor buses and the agents seem to think we all need cars...

What about getting a scooter just to make the connection to MRT? Will there be free parking at an MRT station???

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 17 Jul 2009 5:51 pm

There is no free parking anywhere on the island. (unless you own landed property that is or living in a condo where you are actually paying for it but disguised).
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Post by Addadude » Fri, 17 Jul 2009 6:15 pm

You don't HAVE to be near an MRT for convenient public transport. The bus service here is quite reliable and efficient. (Though the drivers are rather fond of very abrupt braking to make your journey a little more interesting...)
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Post by Strong Eagle » Fri, 17 Jul 2009 6:18 pm

There won't be free parking but if you were to use a scooter or motorcycle then it will only cost you 65 cents to park all day... you can usually find a motorcycle lot somewhere near... but there is no MRT parking per se.

Also, if you go the scooter route, you really want to already have your motorcycle license and convert it, otherwise you are looking at about 6 months of fairly intensive training to get your class 2B license.

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Post by durain » Fri, 17 Jul 2009 9:10 pm

some condo will have a shuttle bus service to the nearest MRT. else, public bus + MRT or bus all the way if it is door to door on a single bus.

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Post by cbavasi » Fri, 17 Jul 2009 11:16 pm

queenie71 - my husband used to take a cab to the MRT every morning.... depends on how close you are and if you can flag one down on the road. The charge during rush hour is more and if you phone in ahead you are looking at another surcharge. We lived on a street with a lot of embassies so there were always people dropping off so only a couple dollars to the MRT. you definitely don't have to have a car - the public transport system is very reliable & efficient.

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Post by irvine » Mon, 20 Jul 2009 5:30 pm

Cabs are usually available on mornings, although less so on rainy mornings.

I have been taking a cab to the MRT station every morning, it is about $5-$6 for a 5-7 minute ride. Granted it's much more expensive than a bus, it does give me the peaceful morning start that I treasure much.

So yeah, good choice!

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Post by ALILEWIS » Wed, 22 Jul 2009 11:24 pm

queenie71 wrote:If we don't want to drive to work and don't live near an MRT, is it feasible to call a cab every morning to get to the MRT for the rest of the journey?

We looked at so many properties but nothing is close to MRT nor buses and the agents seem to think we all need cars...

What about getting a scooter just to make the connection to MRT? Will there be free parking at an MRT station???
We live The Coast on Sentosa Island, my husband has bought himself a scooter to get to Harbourfront MRT and then a short trip to his office.

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Post by queenie71 » Thu, 23 Jul 2009 8:53 am

Thanks to everyone for replying,

He doesn't have any kind of scooter license at all so might be too much of a pain, all th training. He just wants a light moped - I thought that was covered under normal cars and light vehicles - or at least it is in the UK...

Shuttle buses from condos sound good although we are hoping to get into a cluster house...

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 23 Jul 2009 9:55 am

Nope. This isn't the UK, it's Singapore and they, like every other country, have their own rules.
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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