Singapore is regarded as the biggest and busiest business hub in South East Asia. Many business travelers have found their way to the country to conduct all kinds of businesses at one point. It’s important to know how to maximize your business travel in Singapore and get the most out of your trip.
In this post, we will reviews tips for business travel in Singapore:
Tips For Business Travel In Singapore
There are different ways to stay connected while in Singapore. You can opt for social media apps; buy a prepaid phone and local sim card; or try the most expensive option which is to roam your calls.
- Buy a prepaid phone with a sim card
You can check if your current phone will work overseas. This will entail verifying from your carrier. After you make sure your phone can work overseas, you don’t need to buy a prepaid phone but just a local sim card in the country you travel to. Buy a local sim card when you have arrived at your destination and insert into your phone. If you need your phone number active, you can buy a cheap prepaid phone and insert your newly bought sim card into it. This will allow people reach you through your old phone and the new prepaid one.
The cost of using your home phone service provider outside your country can be really expensive. It’s important that you check with your service provider if you can afford to make or receive calls outside your country. If you can afford it, then by all means try roaming. By roaming your calls, anyone can reach you no matter where you are. Roaming fees can really cut your legs out from under you, so if you can’t afford it, do not roam.
- Social Media apps
There are a ton of social media apps that help you stay connected while travelling. The easiest apps to use are Whatsapp, Skype or Facetime. While travelling, most planes and public spots offer free Wi-Fi, so you can easily connect your phone to the internet and call your loved ones either by voice or video.
Going to and fro from the airport is usually time sensitive, I’ll advise you use an Uber. Uber is pretty cheap and it’s a great look for business travelers. The Uber taxis are air-conditioned and the cars are neat. One way to arrive the airport on time is having your transportation arrive early to pick you up. You can have Uber do this for you. Uber booking helps you book a ride ahead of time; you can book up to 15 minutes to 30 days ahead. If the schedule Uber in advance function is unavailable in your city, download the Kommen app that helps Uber users book Uber ahead in every city Uber is available in.
To download Kommen go here: www.trykommen.com
Also, you can use Uber to get around Singapore or use the Mass rail transit which is also fast and dependable.
If you will be staying in Singapore for a month or more, you should try out Singapore’s MetroResidences. MetroResidences are Singapore’s Air bnb styled lodging for business travelers. It connects business travelers to listed corporate-like apartments. It’s cheaper than hotels and is located downtown with easy access to popular areas.
Be Prepared For Corporate Entertainment
Most business meetings in Singapore transpire over lunch and dinner rather than within corporate offices. Bear in mind that business cards are usually exchanged during these gatherings, so always have them handy.