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Driving

Driving

Singapore is a country known for it's laws and the strict enforcement thereof, hence driving in Singapore is a breeze as most drivers respect the speed limit and road signs. Furthermore the parking is very organised. Singapore has additional taxes for driving in densely populated areas. We have all the info on buying a new car, especially in light of the fact that owning a car in Singapore is much more expensive then owning a car anywhere else.

  • Driving License

    Are you wondering how to get a driving licence in Singapore? Here we have a simple guide to get you started. To drive a vehicle in Singapore, you must possess a valid Singapore driving licence for the class of vehicle that you want to drive. This requirement applies to all citizens and permanent residents of Singapore and also foreigners who are residing in Singapore for more than twelve months

  • Buying a car

    You will need to jump through quite a few hoops and pass through some red tape in order to buy and own a car in Singapore. The regulations are administered by the Land and Transport Authority in Singapore and in a bid to control the number of vehicles on Singapore’s roads, the government has imposed measures that make owning a vehicle expensive and buying one quite difficult.

  • Driving

    The British colonial rule is reflected in the road rules of Singapore, meaning that cars are driven on the left side of the road. Driving on the left is similar to driving in countries such as neighbouring Malaysia, Hong Kong, South Africa and Australia. In light of Singapore’s strict laws the drivers abide by the codes and regulations set forth by the government, hence the roads are quite safe as very few people speed or drive recklessly.

  • Road Signs

    Road signs in Singapore are very silimilar to the traffic sign regulations used in the UK. Although a number of changes over the years have introduced some slight deviations that suit local road conditions, like font type. The road signs in Singapore conform to the local Highway Code under authority of the Singapore Traffic Police.

  • Exchanging a foreign driving license

    Students and workers with a valid work permit are permitted to drive on their license for up to one year, there after you will need to exchange it for a Singaporean licence. Any person who has a license from a competent authority of another country may be able to apply to exchange their license for an equilivent license enabling them to drive the same class of vehicle.

  • Taxis

    Due to strict requirements all taxis are fitted with meters and are air conditioned. The fares must be charged according to the taxi meter, plus applicable surcharges. There are many taxis operating in the compact city state of Singapore and they are a popular form of public transport. The taxi fares are affordable and while many people prefer the metro and bus system during the day, taxi's are a great alternative in the evening.

 
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