Granite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5550 posts, RR: 65 Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1015 times:
I was there last year and I think it is only accessed after passing through departures. Anyway it's up the escalator, to the left then pass the games arcade and you will see the double doors to the small enclosure.
This shot is from the enclosure:
Another place to try is in the terminal itself. I cannot remember the exact way to go as a friend showed me but passing the check-in desks, up a lift and you were able to walk the length of the terminals for great shot, albeit through glass. I the sun is out, this should be no problem.
Sia jubilee From Hong Kong, joined Feb 2000, 145 posts, RR: 1 Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1009 times:
Yes, as you said. There are two observation decks located at both terminal 1 and 2.
Simply go to the "3/F", by lifts, escalators as you see there.
For terminal one there are two escalators.
one is beside the book shop, another one is beside a store(forget what they sell). Just want for the way heading to the restricted area.
You can also take the lift posited in the middle in all Loading/uploading area(basement),arrival level, departure level and of course the 3/F(restaurant).
Passing those resaurants, I can sure you will find the observation deck.
After you get there, you can walk to the preferred position for spot.
Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12164 posts, RR: 35 Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 953 times:
I had heard that it was necessary to get official authorisation and the consent of each airline whose aircraft you wished to photograph; is this still the case? Do security people harass you? (This kind of bureaucracy seems designed to frustrate people, so one would imagine it's intended to put people off photos?)
Also, in this months World Airline Fleets monthly - back cover - there is an absolutely beautiful shot taken by Andrew Hunt of an EVA 744F landing on what appears to be 2R. How easy is it to take photos around the perimeter; do you need a ladder or something else to stand on?)
Thomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3779 posts, RR: 24 Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 954 times:
I plan to hit SIN later next year and I have been in contact with A. Hunt. He promised me a good time dodging police and security personel while shooting from the airport parimenter...obviously as in much of the world, aviation spotting and photography are frowned upon at SIN.
N949WP From Hong Kong, joined Feb 2000, 1437 posts, RR: 1 Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 week 4 days ago) and read 949 times:
I've been to SIN a couple of times, and have done quite a bit of shooting from the T1 and T2 observation decks (landside). I was NEVER bothered by anyone. In fact, no one even gave me a strange look even though I was sporting a good-sized telephoto and occasionally firing away shots like crazy! From what I noticed, those two observation decks are a popular hang-out spot for Singaporeans (enthusiasts and otherwise) during weekends, which unfortunately also meant a fair amount of screaming kids!!
One of my friend has also been to the perimeter fence along East Coast Road, right next to runway 02R/20L. According to him, no one bothered him either. What bothered him though was the tropical weather (and the tendency for thunderstorms), and after just a day or two, he's had it with that spot.
As for the spot for 02L/20R, I believe it was located right outside some military installation, which explains the sensitivity. However, I believe great shots are possible as long as you exercise discretion.
Hailstone From Germany, joined Nov 2000, 408 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (13 years 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 934 times:
nobody has so far bothered me on the slightly elevated area, next to the mentioned 'military installation' along rwy 02R / 20L (opposite of the sats freight terminals)
another good spot is at the end of 02L/20R where the street turns into the tanah merah ferry terminal - park your car down the road about 200 yards and walk back - top of the hill (almost like a dike / dyke - sp??) is great for pics
G-KIRAN From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2000, 736 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 896 times:
Many of you said that you can shoot around the airport perimeter fence.But every time I go to Changi I see big warning signs showing a man bieng shot at by a policeman.So will I get my brains blown out if I take photos around the perimeter?
N949WP From Hong Kong, joined Feb 2000, 1437 posts, RR: 1 Reply 15, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 885 times:
My friend "SIA Jubilee" has been shooting around the perimeter near the East Coast Road area, and saw those signs as well. However, he was never bothered by anyone. I guess that's just an overly-dramatic advice against trespassing. So long as you don't cut the fence or climb over, you don't have to worry about being transformed into Swiss cheese!!