Hello there, are you a foreigner or a local Singaporean looking to take driving test Singapore? If you are a foreigner, you need to first convert your license – if you are from certain countries such as USA. However, for foreigners yielding from other countries, chances are, you need to retake the entire examination process in Singapore before you are allowed to drive on the roads legally.
If you are a local Singaporean but have not taken any driving exams before, the following highlights the procedures you need to go through and some key points you need to take note before you can get your driving license Singapore.
1) First of all, you need to book for your basic theory test (test dates are generally 1 to 2 months later) and then take it and pass it. You have the choice of signing up for theory classes at the different driving schools to pass this test but it is a waste of effort and time and money. Just go to Popular, pick up a theory book and study it. You will pass as long as you memorize the stuff inside the book.
2) Now, after passing your basic theory test, you want to quickly and immediately apply for your final theory test on the same day you pass your BTT. This is because the waiting time is once again 1 to 2 months long and you need to wait anyway so just apply for it right away and as soon as possible.
3) Next of all, you want to apply for a provisional driving license (PDL) in Singapore. This is immediate and costs $25 and which will last you for 6 months. This means that if you pass your driving test only 6 months after you apply for your PDL, you need to re apply for it and pay $25. So make sure to get a good private driving instructor to give you Singapore driving lessons and pass your driving test on the first try.
4) Learn your practical lessons.
5) Pass your final theory test and book your practical exam right away.
6) Pass your practical exam. You would get your Singapore driving license then!
I thought this video looked really cool since it’s of a TRUCK parking instead of the usual plain old cars parking. Yes, yes, yes, here is my fourth post on parking and I may be getting a little obsessive about this but I think it’s one of the hardest driving skills to master (versus driving on a straight road) so I like to share about it.
But this is of a huge truck! I mean, this is potentially class 5 driving license parking and the driver in the following video performs it super well. (take note though for excited people who are looking to buy your next truck – although the title of the video says Volvo truck driver, the truck does not belong to Volvo. This is a mistake made by the creator of the video)
However, ignore that and just watch his incredible driving skills. Incredible indeed. Respect LOL. I wondered how he practised though.
It really is pretty amazing, I believe he must have taken his driving lessons in Singapore as there are also some driving schools in Singapore which teach people how to drive cars as well as trucks (although of course, the costs and frequency of lessons and test elements would be vastly different).
A few things to note if you want to drive vehicles as large as that shown in the video below in Singapore:
– It should be considered a class 5 vehicle, and you need to first pass a class 3 typical car driving license in Singapore (you can take lessons from private driving instructors)
– After you achieve pass on your Singapore driving test and get your license, you will now need to take class 4 license at driving schools (Ubi, Bukit Batok, Woodlands) Class 4 vehicles are small trucks and mini buses
– After you pass that class 4 driving test in Singapore, then it is time to take on the big toys such as vehicles like the truck shown below (sometimes known as 18 wheeler in Singapore)
Well if you know how to drive, or are a learner student in Singapore taking parallel parking driving lessons, you will certainly know how difficult parallel parking can be. In fact, it is arguably the hardest driving skill to master.
However, as with all things difficult, there will be people in the world to solve that with ease. As if parallel parking by itself was not hard enough, here comes the Guinness World Record to blow everyone away.
The following video of the Guinness World Records will amaze you with the guy’s phenomenal driving skills. If he became a private driving instructor in Singapore, all the students he teach would pass the driving test on the first try – guaranteed.
If only everyone of us had 25% of his skills.
For those of you who are marveling at the above video or find it amazing – you do not know how hard it is still if you do not yet have a Singapore driving license.
A good place to learn this would be at Singapore as there are many top driving instructors in Singapore on top of having well qualified driving instructors (mainly because the Singapore Traffic Police have very stringent requirements for these instructors). Thus it is a great idea to get private driving instructors in Singapore.
In places such as at Ubi, Woodlands and Bukit Batok, there are a ton of experienced private driving instructors who teach new students who have not learnt driving before.
Even if you have learnt driving before, there are also refresher courses for those who wish to re-familiarize – as parallel parking is a tough skill for people to master even if they have a driving license already – I speak from personal experience.
Hence, if you have gotten your license a long time ago but finally got a car for yourself now, then go for Singapore refresher driving lessons.