Efficiency of Singapore Car Rent - Travel - Car Rentals

Efficiency of Singapore Car Rent   by David John

in Travel / Car Rentals    (submitted 2012-03-12)

If you are a traveller on a business trip or on holiday with your family with an international license, once you have landed safely on Singapore’s Changi International Airport, you might want to rent a car to drive around and take in the sights and sounds of the tiny city state. You will realize that hiring a car can be as simple as getting to the nearest rent-a-car service kiosk in the airport itself.

Before you go about going for car rental in Singapore, there are some driving guidelines and offhanded rules to be followed while you are driving on Singapore roads. A bulk of the roads on the island is mainly winding through residential areas and business districts. While there are speed limit signs available, they are few and far between, traditionally, the speed limit on these densely populated areas is around 50 km/hr or about 30 m/hr. Highways or expressways, as they are called in Singapore are generally interlinked with one another forming a huge motorway linked throughout the whole country. The speed limit on the expressway is generally 90km/hr or about 60m/hr.

While driving in Singapore, you will require a cashless card system with a card aptly named Cashcard. These cashcards are to be placed in an IU (In-Vehicle Unit) system placed near the driver’s side of the dashboard in all Singapore registered vehicles. With the Cashcard placed in the IU unit, you can now drive through the various Electronic Road Pricing or ERP gantries located around the country’s business district. Vehicles passing through the ERP gantries during peak hours are charged around SGD1 and up to SGD2 depending on the time your vehicle passed through the gantry. Cashcards are also used to pay parking fees at shopping malls throughout the island so when you rent your vehicle, make sure you ask for a Cash card as well.

The driving etiquette in Singapore is fiery and less forgiving as with most other developed or quickly-developing countries in Asia. This correlates with the hectic lifestyle and fast paced life of Singaporeans and their urge to go about their lives in a timely and quick manner. While this may lead to less desirable driving habits like frequent lane changing and excessive use of horn, the roads in Singapore are smooth and safe to drive and as long as proper driving techniques are observed, you will find that driving around Singapore is the fastest way to get from one place to another.

Singapore car rent is available worldwide and is the assured name for car rentals globally. Situated across every inhabited continent in the world, you can trust the Singapore car rent companies for the ultimate in car rental, its insurance and every other whim that goes to car rental overseas. With Numerous times they provide the facility of picking a vehicle up from the airport and return it in Malaysia. It is indeed convenient and easy, at budgeted prices.

Once you have car for rent Singapore have fun driving all over the island and drive safe!