In Singapore, mobile data is affordable and fast. Find your way around easily using Google/Apple Maps, Facebook, Messenger, and WhatsApp.
Buy pre-paid mobile SIM cards at convenience stores like 7-11 or Cheers, SingTel, M1, or Starhub. You will need your passport to purchase the SIM card. There are also many public and free Wifi hotspots but the quality of connectivity may vary.
Singapore has a wonderful and renowned public transportation system.
To access the MRT go to any major station and approach the "Passenger Service" window. Ask how to buy a temporary MRT card that you can top-up with cash. This avoids queueing too long for per-trip-cards. Check out the Singapore MRT map here.
Stations of interest
Harbourfront - Connects to Sentosa Express station via Vivo City mall
Taxis and ride share apps
However, the MRT can get crowded especially on weekends. Taxis are cheap when shared. Max 4 passengers. Download these apps: Grab or Comfort Delgro.
Weekends are very busy. Expect long queues at Sentosa Express station at Vivo City mall. Sentosa Express (train) only opens at 7am and the queue to buy tickets can get very long. The last trip to leave Sentosa by the Sentosa Express is at 10pm.
All cars/taxis getting in Sentosa will need to pay a flat fee regardless of how many passengers. It can also get busy at the gantries, so plan well!
Our opening ceremony starts early, and you won't want to miss it!
More info here:https://www.singaporeoceancup.com/destination-details
More info on Sentosa Island: https://www.sentosa.com.sg/
WEATHER & RACING in SINGAPORE
It's HOT! HOT! HOT! And humid.
Stay hydrated before, during, after the races. Bring sunnies, sunscreen, and caps. And hydrate!
There will be limited iced water on site. There will be hydration drinks for sale on site.
Tap water is safe to drink in Singapore. If you intend to buy you own, please note that we do not allow single-use plastic at the race venue, and this includes drink bottles!
Please BRING YOUR OWN REFILLABLE BOTTLES.
AMENITIES on RACE SITE
Toilets, Showers, Lockers
There are shared facilities and lockers around the venue:
Beach Station (toilet, changing rooms, lockers near bus terminal)
near The Luge (showers, lockers)
beside Wavehouse (showers, lockers)
Siloso Point (showers, lockers)
Basic 1st Aid (Sentosa)
We will also have a basic First Aid station at the race village
Non-Race Food & Beverages/Dining
There are many dining options in Beach Station and along Siloso Beach.
Outside of Sentosa, Vivocity Mall is the nearest place where you can get both local and international food. You might also want to try Seah Imm Food Centre for a wide variety of local fare at very reasonable prices.