North South Line (NS)
opened in 1987, 26 stations, 45km (Jurong East - Marina Bay)
East West Line (EW)
opened in 1987, 35 stations,57km (Changi Airport - Tanah Merah)
Nort East Line (NE)
opened in 2003, 16 stations, 20km (Harbour Front - Punggol)
operator: SBS Transit
Circle Line (CC)
opened in 2009, 30 stations, 36km
opening in 2013:
stage 1 of Downtown Line
operator: SBS Transit
from 5.30am until midnight - 1am (depending on the station)
Planing your journey, Fares & Ticketing
You can check the train fare calculator on the SMRT website to get prices (click on the the stations on the map to make a selection of your journey).
The Public Transport website of Singapore has a fare calculator for MRT/LRT and Buses.
Another great sources for planning your public transport (MRT, LRT, Bus and Taxis) within Singapore is gothere.sg
Tickets can be bought at ticketing machins at the station and from ticket offices.
For people living in Singapore are staying longer, the EZ-link card or NETS Flashpay card is handy as it stores value on it can be used for MRT and buses with 15% discount. The cards costs S$15 with a S$7 value preloaded on it (top-ups will be in increments of S$10 after that).
EZ-Link also offers a Singapore Tourist Pass for a price of S$10 per day for unlimited train and bus rides (2-Day-Pass: $16, 3-Day-Pass: $20). There is an aditional S$10 dollar deposit on the card which can be redeem within 5 days of expiration.
The Tourist Pass can be bought at the ticket offices of theses stations: Changi Airport, Orchard, Chinatown, City Hall, Raffles Places, Ang Mo Kio, HarbourFront, Bugis.
Backpacker Hostel in a traditional shophouse in the historical Joo Chiat Road / Katong with a Peranakan restaurant downstairs. Betel Box also offers tours, including the famous Food Walk
Kampong Glam / Arab Street, Singapore
Kampong Glam is a heritage neighbourhood in Singapore with many beautifully refurbished shophouses and the Sultan Mosque as it's landmark. The area around Arab Street host many middle eastern restaurants, textile and fabric shops.
Pulau Perhentian Kecil, Perhentian Islands
The small (=kecil) island. With plenty of low-priced accommodation the island is a backpackers favorite and can get quite crowded at peak season on Long Beach.