Other than the public transportation system and taxis, I get around Singapore by walking a lot. It’s great exercise. I walk to the hawker center, I walk to the supermarket, I walk to bus stops, and I walk to work and back. Walking is relaxing when the weather is nice, but most of the time, it’s blazing hot. I carry an umbrella with me everywhere and use it on sunny and rainy days.
Here is a clip of a crosswalk signal. You can hear the birds chirping. The slower beeps indicate you need to wait for the light. The faster consecutive beeps indicate you may now cross. Crosswalks near the highway entrances are not placed on the corners which is rather inconvenient. Jaywalking is prohibited, but I see people doing it all the time.
-Amy Hwan, Singapore ‘09