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October is a desirable time to visit Singapore; the southwest monsoon season is officially over, and the northeast monsoon season won’t start for another month. During the day, temperatures may rise to 31°C (about 88°F). At night the lows drop to a comfortable 24°C (about 75°F). Storms may occur in the evening, with sudden and heavy showers, but they often last for a short time only.


The best way to get around is either by taxi, bus, or train. Singapore’s mass rapid transit (MRT) system is probably the fastest way to get around the city. The extensive rail network means most of Singapore’s key attractions are within walking distance from an MRT station. The bus system has an extensive network of routes covering most places in Singapore and is the most economical way to get around, as well as being one of the most scenic.


Singapore’s official currency is the Singapore dollar (SGD). Malaysia’s official currency is the Malaysian ringgit (MYR).


The electrical current in Singapore runs on 220-volt, 50 cycle AC (the same as Britain and Australia). North American appliances will need an adaptor and a converter while dual-voltage appliances will simply require an adaptor.

Entering Malaysia

Visitors must meet specific requirements before entering Malaysia. Before you go, you should know:

Traveling to Kuala Lumpur

Train from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur

Travel to Kuala Lumpur from Singapore consists of 3 separate railway services:

  1. Woodlands to Johor Bahru
  2. Johor Bahru to Gemas
  3. Gemas to Kuala Lumpur

Take the train from Woodlands to Johor Bahru (JB Sentral Station).

Once at the JB Sentral station you will board the train to Gemas. From Gemas station, you will board the third and final train that will take you to Kuala Lumpur (KL Sentral Station). Please find more information about each train below:

Airline Carriers serving Singapore to Kuala Lumpur

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