You may want to embark on a scenic driving trip to Singapore yourself, especially if you reside in nearby cities in Malaysia or Thailand.
If you’re driving a foreign-registered vehicle, you may have to acquire an Autopass card (a vehicle entry permit) at either the Woodlands or Tuas Checkpoint arrival zones before you enter Singapore. Be reminded that it is an offence to drive in Singapore without an Autopass Card for your foreign-registered vehicle. If you’re driving a foreign-registered commercial vehicle (such as a bus or goods vehicle), you only need to pay tolls using the Autopass card, while Singapore-registered vehicles need to pay tolls using the NETS CashCard.
All vehicle entry permit (VEP) fees, toll charges and/or ERP charges need to be paid using the Autopass card and not the NETS Cashcard if you’re driving a foreign-registered vehicle. VEP fees are calculated on a daily basis and are not charged on Saturdays, Sundays and all Singapore Public Holidays.
Since 2005, all drivers of foreign-registered vehicles can drive into Singapore for a maximum of 10 days in each calendar year without having to pay VEP fees. However, toll charges still apply. Toll charges are calculated on a per trip basis, to be paid on arrival and departure at the Tuas Checkpoint, but only on departure at the Woodlands Checkpoint.
For easy driving routes within Singapore, you may log on to www.streetdirectory.com, which provides comprehensive route options.