January 30, 2013

Driving in Singapore !

Getting a chance to drive in a foreign country is an eye-opener experience, especially in Singapore, a country where almost every driver obey strictly to the laws of the road. Once you arrive in Singapore, the first thing you'll notice is how smooth the road is. I'm talking about the surface of the road, not the traffic condition. After driving in Singapore for 3 days, I failed..... Failed to locate a pothole, which is. Even the bridge joint and sewage holes on the road are flush to the road surfaces. Moreover, the road surfaces are smooth and intrude lesser road noise into the car's cabin. Frankly I have to say that the eleven years old car I drove into Singapore felt like brand new on Singapore roads!

There are plenty of luxury and sports cars around but no one is speeding, not even at midnight from what I've observed! This is because there are traffic cameras around (with sufficient signboard warning of the camera ahead, something like Malaysia's AES) and the drivers are educated to adhere to the law greatly.

If you are used to driving in Malaysia, one thing to be noted is drivers have to allow pedestrians to cross the road in Singapore first before cars can proceed. Even if you are at a traffic light junction where you are about the make a turn when the light is green, you'll still have to give way to the pedestrians (where their road crossing light is also green) to cross the road first before you proceed. If a car hit a pedestrian, it's the car's fault!

If it's your first time driving into Singapore, make sure you buy an Autopass at Singapore's custom. Autopass is used to pay for shopping car park and ERP (highway toll which only opeartes on certain time of a day, free on Sunday). Next would be a cashcard, which can be bought in 7-Eleven. Based on my experience, some shopping mall's car park require Autopass while some require Cashcard, which can be a little confusing for first timer like me. Parking coupon is also needed for daytime and overnight car park at public place, or else prepare to receive a fine. 

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11 Gossips:

Ivan Chan said...

Drivers in Brunei are very courteous as well. My so called 1st culture shock.

Lim Eunice said...

Thanks for the info yeah!!!;D very informative post, short and straight to the point, I like. ;)

HenRy LeE said...

sighhh sometimes i tend to forget to reload my cashcard then erp saman :(

SiMon Har said...

Ivan: Haha! I see... It's important how drivers drive to make the road a safer place!

Eunice: u r welcome :)

Henry: oh no :( remember to reload Autopass too!

Yuh Jiun said...

walao so niceee haha. bring me! TT

Xue Ren said...

yeah, singapore really put safety in their first place! :D

Jaxon Smith said...

Wow! You’ve certainly done a great job by posting this bit of information for the benefit of us viewers. It’s so great to know that the Internet is not a dumb place after all.

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