The 5Cs in Singapore – of course, some of them have changed, but one certainly hasn’t. Car.
Why squeeze in the public transport when you can move around in the comfort of your luxury car? Or sports car?
But of course, without a valid Singapore driving license you cannot drive on the roads of Singapore.
If you are a foreigner and already have an international license or ‘experience’ driving, these are not exactly recognized, you need to pass strict regulations. Some countries allow for self-learning, Singapore does NOT.
Take note, you will need to convert your license and learn from qualified private driving instructors who are located mainly in three areas in Singapore – namely, Ubi (Comfort Delgro Driving Centre), Bukit Batok (Bukit Batok Driving Centre) and Woodlands (Singapore Safety Driving Centre).
The venue of the driving test are around the public schools at these above mentioned areas, and thus private driving instructors will also teach their students routes around the test area so as to familiarize their students with the routes and increase the probability of passing the test and getting their Singapore driving license ASAP and on the first try.
As driving lessons can get pretty expensive if dragged on for too long, always make sure only to learn from the top instructors, so that you pass on your first try and save money, time and effort.
This is especially made worse if you do not pick a good driving instructor to teach you. For every driving test in Singapore that you fail to pass, you will probably need to take an additional 5 to 10 driving lessons afterwards. This equates to more than $300 to $500 in driving lesson fees. These are unnecessary costs which you should not encounter if you had found a great private driving instructor to give you Singapore driving lessons in the first place. Therefore, you should be okay if you found an instructor who is slightly more expensive but is very good at teaching.