Information for Tourists

This may be the first visit to Singapore for some of you!

To ensure that you can navigate yourself around our fair sunny isle in the tropics when you touch down at the airport, we have compiled some information on transport, accommodation and Fringe venues, which we hope will be useful for you.

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transport from changi airport to the city

Budget rides to the city and other parts of the island can be made on the Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT) train services or public buses:

singapore transport guides Transport Guide
SBS Transit (Buses)
Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (Trains & Buses)
Changi Airport
Google Maps Singapore
Street Directory

accommodations around the fringe belt

Official Hotel

Hotel Grand Pacific
101 Victoria Street Singapore 188018
T: +65 6336 0811

There is also a sortable list of hotels at this link

For those on the Fringe

Here are some accommodations not within the Fringe Belt, but are heartily recommended by us because they’re either fabulously located, too gorgeous to miss and/or tons of fun!


10A Upper Wilkie Road, Singapore 228119

The Inncrowd
73 Dunlop Street, Singapore 209401

Matchbox The Concept Hostel
39 Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069716

Moni Gallery Hostel
263 Lavender Street, Singapore 338795

Pillows & Toast
40 Mosque Street, Singapore 059518

Prince of Wales
101 Dunlop Street, Singapore 209420

Sleepy Sam's
55 Bussorah Street, Singapore 199471

Drop Inn
253 Lavender Street, Singapore 338790

Tree In Lodge
No. 2 Tan Quee Lan Street, #02-01, Singapore 188091

Mercury Backpackers’ Hostel
57 Lavender Street, Singapore 338714

The Little Red Dot
125 Lavender Street, Singapore 338734

The Green Kiwi Backpacker Hostel
280A Lavender Street, Singapore 338800

Feel At Home Backpackers Singapore
7A, Jalan Pinang, Singapore 19913

Tresor Travern
243 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208916

Adler Hostel
259 South Bridge Road, Singapore, 058808

Happen Inns
76A Boat Quay, Singapore 049864

Five Stones Hostel
61 South Bridge Road, Levels 2 and 3, Singapore 058691

Wink Hostel
8 Mosque St, Singapore 059488


Gallery Hotel 76 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238254

Hotel 1929 50 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089154

Hotel Re! 175A Chin Swee Road, Singapore 169879

ibis Singapore on Bencoolen 170 Bencoolen Street, Singapore 189657

klapsons The Boutique Hotel 15 Hoe Chiang Road, Singapore 089316

Link Hotel 50 Tiong Bahru Road, Singapore 158794

Naumi 41 Seah Street, Singapore 188396

New Majestic Hotel 31-37 Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore 089845

Nostalgia Hotel Singapore 77 Tiong Bahru Road, Singapore 168727

Naumi Liora 55 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089158

The Scarlet 33 Erskine Road, Singapore 069333

getting to the venues

Venues for the 2013 M1 Singapore Fringe Festival include:

Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay

  • Esplanade Theatre Studio
  • Esplanade Recital Studio

National Museum of Singapore

  • Gallery Theatre
  • The Atelier
  • Basement 1 Corridor
  • The Concourse, Level 1

The Concourse, Level 1

ION Orchard

  • ION Art Gallery, Level 4, ION Orchard

Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay
1 Esplanade Drive Singapore 038981

Nearest MRT stations: Esplanade [CC3 - Exit D], City Hall [NS25 / EW13 - Exit A]

Buses stopping at Bus Stop # 02061, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Raffles Avenue (opposite Marina Square):

SBS Services:
1N, 2N, 3N, 4N, 5N, 6N, 36, 36A, 36B, 56, 70M, 97, 97e, 111, 133, 133M, 162M, 195, 195A

SMRT Services:
75, 77, 106, 171, 531, 700A , 857 , 960 , 961

Buses stopping at Bus Stop #02111, opposite Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Esplanade Drive (at Esplanade Park):

BS Services:
10, 57, 70, 128, 162, 196

SMRT Services:
531, 700, 868, 971

National Museum of Singapore
93 Stamford Road Singapore 178897

The Atelier's Opening Hours: 10am – 6pm daily

Nearest MRT stations: Dhoby Ghaut [NS24/ NE6/ CC1 – Exit A], Bras Basah [CC2 – Exit C]

Buses stopping at Bus Stop #08041, YMCA Orchard, Orchard Road:

SBS Services:
7, 14, 14A, 14e, 16, 36, 36A, 36B, 64, 65, 111, 124, 128, 139, 162, 162M, 174, 174e, 175

SMRT Services:
77, 106, 167, 171, 190, 700, 700A, 971E

Buses stopping at Bus Stop #04121, Singapore Management University, Stamford Road:

SBS Services:
7, 14, 14e, 16, 36, 36A, 36B, 111, 124, 128, 131, 147, 162, 162M, 166, 174, 174e, 175

SMRT Services:
77, 106, 167, 171, 190, 700, 700A, 857, 971

ION Art Gallery
2 Orchard Turn #04-01 Singapore 238801
Opening Hours: 10am - 10pm daily

Nearest MRT station: Orchard [NS22]

Buses stopping at Bus Stop #09023, Orchard MRT Station, Orchard Turn:

SBS Services:
14E, 124, 128, 143, 162, 162M

SMRT Services:
167, 171, 190, 700, 700A

Buses stopping at Bus Stop #09047, Tang Plaza, Orchard Road:

SBS Services:
36, 124, 128, 143, 162, 162M, 174, 174E, 518, 518A

SMRT Services:
77, 167, 171, 190, 700, 700A, 971E

Buses stopping at Bus Stop #09022, Orchard Boulevard:

SBS Services:
7, 14, 16, 36, 65, 111, 123, 174, 174e, 175

SMRT Services: 77, 106

Information extracted from here.

Travelling from Changi Airport (CG2) to City Hall (EW13/ NS25)


Estimated time taken

Estimated cost
(with a single-use
one-way ticket)

Board any train at Changi Airport station (CG2)
from either Changi Airport Terminal 2 or 3.

If you arrive at Changi Airport Terminal 1,
you can take the free Skytrain to either Terminal 2 or 3.


Alight at Tanah Merah station (EW4) two stops later.

Board any west-bound train towards Jurong East or Joo Koon.

8 mins

Alight at City Hall station
(EW13 / NS25) nine stops later.

18 mins

Train schedules

Changi Airport Skytrain
Operating hours: 5am – 2.30am daily

Changi Airport station (CG2)
First train: 5.31am (Mon – Sat)
5.59am (Sun & Public Holidays)
Last train: 11.18pm daily

Information extracted from here.

You can take a direct public bus from Changi Airport to the City Hall area.

Bus number: 36
Where to board: Bus bays in the basements of Terminals 1, 2 and 3
Schedule: 6.10am – 10.50pm daily
Cost: About $2.00 (Do note that no change will be given)
Duration: About 50 minutes

More details can be found on YourSingapore’s pages on trains and buses, or on the SMRT website.

For your convenience, you may wish to purchase an EZ Link Card which allows for contact-free payment for all public trains and most buses. Fares will also be cheaper than the single-use one-way tickets.

Information extracted from here.

Taxis are available at the taxi stands at the Arrival levels of each Terminal. The journey to the city is estimated to cost between $18.00 and $38.00 and takes approximately 30 minutes.Fares are metered and there is an additional airport surcharge for all trips originating from the airport.

$5 airport surcharge - 5.00pm to 12.00am (Fridays to Sundays)
$3 airport surcharge - all other times
Midnight surcharge of 50% of final metered fare - 12.00am to 6.00am (daily)

You can call this centralised taxi booking service to book a taxi
DialCab: 6342 5222

(Do note that a booking fee will be charged.)

Information extracted from here.

The Airport Shuttle Service serves most hotels in Singapore.

You can make a booking at the Ground Transport Desk at the Arrival Halls and pay the fare in cash to the driver.

Travel Fare/Destination (From Airport to City)
S$9.00 - Adult
S$6.00 - Child