JensOBreuer From Germany, joined Jun 2006, 87 posts, RR: 0 Posted (4 years 6 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3474 times:
I just used the search function but can't find any information. I'm going to travel to Singapore for photographing in february but I can't find any actual information about photo opportunities and locations around the airport.
It would be great to get some help!
Don't bother going anywhere near the perimeter fence. Most of the perimeter now has double fencing anyway, except for the crashgates, but those are checked by police very regularly.
Bottom line: basically you can only take approach shots. Changi Beach is your best bet. No problem with authorities there either. Spotting at SIN doesn't result in very interesting photos from a photography point of view, but from a spotters perspective you'll get some interesting traffic.
JensOBreuer From Germany, joined Jun 2006, 87 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3024 times:
I'm planning a little Asia spotting trip in January or February. Bangkok seems to be quite perfect - now I'm searching for other great spotter-friendly airports. I thought SIN would be good - but that seems to be past. Any other suggestions which destinations could be quite interesting from a spotters angle of view?
Yes, that's of course a very good alternative - but without BKK in one trip. It's quite northerly -so a flight from south east Asia to Japan is another longhaul flight. That's quite expensive.
The costs are also the problem with china. Beside the costs for flight and hotel you need an expensive visa in china. That's the reason why I planned Singapore/Bangkok/Kuala Lumpur etc.
Perhaps I have to rethink ...
JensOBreuer From Germany, joined Jun 2006, 87 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2968 times:
With BKK it seems to be the same like SIN:
Quoting IL76 (Reply 3): Spotting at SIN doesn't result in very interesting photos from a photography point of view, but from a spotters perspective you'll get some interesting traffic.
I plan to visit two airports in Asia - perhaps somebody who has been in BKK, SIN and KUL (PVG, HKG, PEK) can give an advice where he would travel to to get quite interesting traffic at best with great photo positions ....
Carpethead From Japan, joined Aug 2004, 2769 posts, RR: 4 Reply 16, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2591 times:
Assuming there haven't been any changes or security hasn't clamped down in KUL over the past three years, you can rent-a-car and drive around for various shots.
There is a viewing area inside the terminal but most action is too far away.
JensOBreuer From Germany, joined Jun 2006, 87 posts, RR: 0 Reply 17, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2585 times:
Quoting Carpethead (Reply 16): Assuming there haven't been any changes or security hasn't clamped down in KUL over the past three years, you can rent-a-car and drive around for various shots.
That's our plan!
I think our biggest problem is SIN - when I'm there I would like to spot from dawn to dusk - but it's quite hard to find positions where it is possible ....
But our decision is made - we'll visit SIN and KUL - it's challenge! Due to the political problems BKK will be a possible destination on our trip 2010 - not at the moment!
More information regarding SIN and KUL are appreciated!
McG1967 From UK - Scotland, joined Apr 2006, 490 posts, RR: 2 Reply 18, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2570 times:
The Crowne Plaza Hotel at SIN is excellent. Ask for a room on the 7th, 8th or 9th floor that overlooks the runway. There is an area between rooms X08 and room X10 ( substitute X for the floor you are on ) that is open - ie it has no windows etc, making it easy to take photos from here. In the morning's you can get some good shots of taxiing aircraft in nice light - although these will be mostly side on shot's.
Best of all you overlook the B gates at Terminal 3. During my stay, I have been looking down on sometimes 2 or 3 A380's parked just in front of the room window.
Current wind directions favour a 02L / 02C for arrivals and departures. Changi Business Park is the place to go in the afternoon for shooting arrivals on 02L. You will get a good mix of traffic from 737/A320 sized aircraft up to the A380. To get here, get the MRT system from either the airport or the city to the EXPO stop - Expo is the stop before the airport if coming from the city. It is relatively cheap. When you get off the train, Changi Business Park is to the south of you - the Expo centre is to the north - there are outlets like KFC, Subway, Burger King and others here if you are hungry or thirsty. About a 10 to 15minute walk from the Expo train station is a street called Changi Business Park Vista. There is a park type area here. This is where you want to go to shoot arrivals from. The aircraft pass by pretty close - I was using a 70-200 with no problems here.