There are two ways of getting driving instructors in Singapore. You can either get a school driving instructor or a private driving instructor through agencies like SG LEARN TO DRIVE to teach you driving.
i) Getting a school driving instructor is easy – you will just have to contact the driving centres and they will allocate school driving instructors to you.
ii) If you want to get a private driving instructor, you will have to do the sourcing in Singapore by yourself.
Common ways of sourcing includes asking for referrals from your friends, searching on the internet, or contacting a private driving instructor agent who has a pool of private driving instructors under their belt to allocate to you. Private driving instructors are stationed all over Singapore, but more common found in Ubi, Bukit Batok, and Woodlands.
The main reason why private driving instructors mostly teach at the 3 above mentioned areas in Singapore is because the driving schools and hence eventual Singapore driving test will be conducted there so it is better for private driving instructors to teach you around those corresponding areas so that you are more familiar with the roads around the area and this greatly enhances the possibility of you passing your driving test on your very first try.
There are many students who have absurd requests for private driving instructors such as requesting to learn to drive at places such as Botanic Gardens area – although the place there is truly scenic and there are many nice landmarks at that area of Singapore, private driving instructors are not allowed to teach students to drive about in every single part of Singapore. There are many designated areas actually.
Among these 3, Bukit Batok private driving instructor is the fewest in number. Their prices may be marked up slightly too due to their low supply. So you should not be surprised if you find that places with higher demand yet lower supply to have the private driving instructors charge a more expensive rate for their driving lessons.