How To Save On Your Transportation Expense

There are many choices of transportation mode you can choose in Singapore to get you from where you are to where you want to be (sounds more like a motivational quote). So what choice do we have to cut down on our transportation cost here in Singapore?

 

1. Car

This is the most expensive mode of transport in Singapore and I believe no amount of tips can helps to offset the cost of COE, but I shall do it anyway. So, here are some tips you may want to take a look if you are owning a car:

– Buy a fuel-efficient car

– Keep your car well maintained

– Keep tires properly inflated

– Choose a lighter traffic time to commute

– Keep a light load on your vehicle

– Purchase the petrol with a credit card

– Drive at constant speed

– Of course, drive less!!!

I never own a car, so I guess my list above is not comprehensive. It might seems too short for the season driver here, hopefully I did help you driver to save up some money.

 

2. Bus / MRT

This is the most commonly used transportation in Singapore. We have here a comprehensive bus/MRT network (although there is much room for improvement).

Recently, I joined a program called insinc, this program was setup to encourage its participants to shift their commute schedule on MRT system away from the overcrowded peak hour. You will win more point when you travel off peak and chances to win some random reward. I have won $52 since I joined the program, so far so good.

Insinc-Account

If you are interested in the program, you can join it here. This is my referral link, thank you in advance!!!

Update: You can choose Cash buyout instead of spin for random reward, you get $1 for 1000 points your accumulated.

insinc-redeem-mode

 

You can make this change from the Settings on your navigation bar

insinc-navigation-bar

 

Update 2: It is a true deal and I just won $52 on insinc, you can join it here

insinc-reward-screen

3. Bicycle

This is the third mode of transport people use to get to work in Singapore. Based on my observation, there are not many cyclists in Singapore, at least not for daily transportation purpose. This is one of the cheaper choices if your daily bus/MRT commute is costing you a significant amount of your income.

However, this option is not easy. I tried it myself for about 5 months and there are many things you would need to consider:

– Shower facility

– Weather

– Traffic condition

– Commute hour

– And of course bicycle park

For season cyclist, the list above posts no obstacle at all. But for beginner I suggest you take into consideration of all the issues above and any other obstacle that are unique to your situation.

 

4. Run

Ok, I admit I have gone a bit extreme to even suggest running to office. It surprise me also the first time when I heard there are people run over 10km to get to their office and run the same distance back home.

But for people stay nearer (less than 5km) to their office (with shower facility installed), I think it might not sounds like a crazy idea. Just make sure your route to office is not overcrowded with traffic, else you will be breathing in exhaust instead of fresh air.

My office is 13km from my house, so my current mode of transport is mostly bus and MRT. So, what is your choice?

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