There is hardly a megacity of world renown that could do without an extensive public transportation system. Keep in mind that virtually the entire economy of Singapore or any other metropolis relies on people making it to work on time! Luckily, Singapore has taken care of this basic issue.
Singapore boasts one of the most modern, extensive, and reliable systems of public transport in the entire region. The undisputed backbone of the system is the metro system, dubbed Mass Rapid Transit, or MRT for short. Servicing some 140 stations at a combined track length of just over 180 km, the MRT is one of the main pillars of the daily commutes of a sizeable part of the Singaporean populace. More than two million customers use the system every day. Living somewhere the MRT does not yet service? Then just hop on one of the several dozen buses that reach into every corner of the island. Chances are that, as an expat, you will also quickly get to appreciate the excellent service of the Singaporean public transport network.