City guide: Singapore

Singapore, a once-modest fishing village, now boasts a global reputation for multi-culturalism, a thriving economy and future-forward ideals. From skyscrapers to world-famous street food to the rainforest, this Asian city-state has much to offer business travelers.

Getting to and from the airport

Singapore’s international Changi Airport is one of Asia’s largest transportation hubs. The airport is a destination in itself – with beautiful and artful spaces and installations, including an Arrivals Garden, Canopy Bridge, crystal installations, a large-scale interactive slide (yes, a slide), and a maze.

Know before you go

Time zone: SGT (UTC+8) Currency: SGD (S$)      Languages spoken: Malay, Mandarin, Tamil, English

To get to Changi Airport, take the East West Line to Tanah Merah MRT Station (EW4/CG), then transfer to Changi Airport MRT Station (CG2). Alternatively, take the Downtown Line to Expo MRT Station (CG1/DT35), then transfer to Changi Airport MRT Station.

To get to the city, take the train from Changi Airport MRT Station (CG2) to Tanah Merah MRT Station (EW4), then transfer to the East West Line towards Tuas Link MRT Station (EW33).  Alternatively, take the train from Changi Airport MRT Station to Expo MRT Station (CG1/DT35), then transfer to the Downtown Line towards Bukit Panjang MRT Station (BP6/DT1). A one-way fare is about. ​Single-ride tickets and EZ-link cards can be purchased at all train stations.

Taxis are available for hire at the taxi stands in the Arrival areas of Terminal 1 and Terminal 3. A ride to the city takes about 30 minutes and costs between $US14.67 – $US29.35. All fares are metered.

Getting around the city

Singapore’s efficient transportation system of buses, rail and taxis ensures most journeys are hassle-free. Fares vary by destination, but average about US$1.60. If you’re staying in Singapore awhile, consider picking up an EZ-Link pass. This contactless card offers quick and cash-free transactions on the MRT (subway), LRT (light rail) and buses.

Alternatively, you can opt for the Singapore Tourist Pass which offers unlimited train and bus rides for US$7.08a day. You must pay an additional US$7.08 deposit which is refunded when you return the pass within five days of purchasing.

Taxis are fairly inexpensive and Singapore’s compactness helps keep trips short. Fares are metered. Ridesharing services are provided by Grab Superapp.

Hotel spotlight: Pan Pacific Hotel Group

Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts

Embodying sincere and gracious hospitality, the properties provide business travelers with trusted places to live and work around the world. Service elements place emphasis on recognizing our guests, anticipating their needs, being flexible with and going the extra mile.

Pan Pacific Singapore

As the day’s activities come to an end, retreat into the contemporary comfort of Pan Pacific Singapore, a convergence of diverse urban living with 790 rooms and suites, offering splendid harbor and city views. Embark on a diverse culinary journey with our award-winning top restaurants in Singapore, bars and gourmet marketplaces. Choose from various authentic local and regional flavors from our highly awarded partners. This stay is minutes away from the city’s most iconic such as the Art Science Museum, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, and Gardens by the Bay, this dynamic destination is all yours to explore.

Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Beach Road, Singapore

Nestled in the heart of the vibrant Arab Street enclave is Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Beach Road, Singapore. Styled with sleek furnishing for 180 suites, enjoy a refreshing stay here with easy access to cultural, business and leisure spots.

Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Orchard, Singapore

Experience life from an excellent location at Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Orchard that comes furnished with 126 elegantly suites and penthouses. You will enjoy the city’s prime shopping district at your doorstep and popular sights just minutes away.


These properties are icons of design with a sense of responsibility and care towards the environment and self. Each hotel is one of a kind and not one in a line. This property is well suited to business travelers who prefer a contemporary vibe.


PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay is Singapore’s first “Garden-in-a-hotel” with 583 rooms and suites with balconies offering breath-taking views of the city or the bay. Catering to conscious and mindful travllers, the hotel boasts iconic architecture, eco-friendliness and lifestyle experiences. You may find iconic nearby attractions such as the Asian Civilisations Museum, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Gardens by the Bay, Merlion Park, National Museum of Singapore and Singapore Flyer.


Enjoy a unique stay with our eco-friendly hotel-in-a-garden concept at PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering furnished with 367 modern, nature-inspired rooms and suites. With Singapore’s CBD and Chinatown at your doorstep, you can count on a warm welcome with worthwhile experiences. Embark on a diverse culinary journey on par with the Chinatown restaurants in Singapore at our award-winning restaurant featuring gastronomic creations and decadent sweet treats that are bound to satisfy all cravings.

PARKROYAL Hotels & Resorts welcomes you like a friend with warm gestures and comfortable surroundings. Approachable and friendly service are hallmarks, along with convenient and hassle-free offerings to ensure your convenience at every touchpoint.

PARKROYAL on Beach Road

Nestled by the city with 346 rooms and suites offering charming views of quaint shophouses and ethnic shops, PARKROYAL on Beach Road lets you relax in comfort after a day of work or play.

PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road

Immerse yourself in the ethnic district of Little India with 542 well-appointed rooms and suites at PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road. At our family-friendly hotel, we are happy to introduce you to interesting cultural experiences around the neighborhood. Treat yourself to the best of local street food favorites at Spice Brasserie or enjoy authentic Sichuan and Cantonese cuisines, served alongside our tea master’s spectacular tea-pouring skill at Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant.

PARKROYAL Serviced Suites Singapore

Celebrate the royal heritage of Kampong Glam as traditions and culture meet trendy lifestyle options. Enjoy a comfortable stay at PARKROYAL Serviced Suites, Singapore, with 90 suites and great views of the city skyline. With nearby attractions such as Arab Street, Gardens by the Bay, Masjid Sultan, Malay Heritage Centre, Singapore Flyer and Singapore Sports Hub, this stay will be an adventurous one.

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