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What To Do In SIN For 5 Hours?  
User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6265 posts, RR: 3
Posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5093 times:

Hi,

My wife and I will be spending 5 hours on the ground in SIN in not too long...is this long enough to do something like take a cab around the town and get back in time to board our connecting flight? Do you need a visa in this situation? What else is there to do, especially if you have to stay in the airport?

Thanks!


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User currently offlineRyanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4738 posts, RR: 26
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5084 times:

If you are an American citizen (as indicated by your flag), no visa is required. A train to go downtown takes about 30mins so it might be worth a trip. What are you looking to do or see? Otherwise, there is a movie screening faciltity (free of charge) in T2, shopping is not too bad as well. However, if you have a taste for local food, the airport sucks big time.

Email me your flight details so I can advise you better.



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User currently offlineAsiaflyer From Singapore, joined May 2007, 1111 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5083 times:

Hi,

You don't need VISA for entering Singapore if you have a US passport.
You just fill in the immigration form and enter.

There are city tours by bus from the airport you can take.
Looks like they are for free as well.
More information here.
http://www.changiairport.com/changi/.../sg_visitorcenter.html?__locale=en



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User currently offline198467 From Singapore, joined Jan 2007, 52 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5027 times:

You can afford to do some shopping in the city, should have time to spare for check-in. Alternatively, you can try local food, as mentioned above. There are a few food centre not too far from the airport.


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User currently onlineMasseyBrown From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 5216 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5020 times:

Is there anything left of Bugis Street?


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User currently offlineRyanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4738 posts, RR: 26
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4996 times:



Quoting MasseyBrown (Reply 4):
Is there anything left of Bugis Street?

What do you wish to be "left" of Bugis Street? It is an area crowded with shops, shops and more shops! Not to mention a few shopping malls as well. Unless you are referring to the old Bugis Street where the transvestites hung out, no they are all gone and present day it isn't so "resque" anymore, maybe except for a novelty condom/sex shop tucked at a corner.



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User currently offlineNicksaab From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 7 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4905 times:

I can certainly recommend the Changi Airport city tour, also there is a hotel within the airport where you can check in for a day room, have a shower, use the gym etc, which is great for unwinding after a long flight, especially if you have to go onto another flight.

User currently offlineEDICHC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4884 times:

The free city bus tour is excellent so is the downtown shopping (just take the metro/train).

I have to admit I am rather biased in as much as I love Singapore. IMHO I would be disappointed only to be spending 5 hours there.


User currently onlineMasseyBrown From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 5216 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4813 times:



Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 5):
What do you wish to be "left" of Bugis Street? It is an area crowded with shops, shops and more shops! Not to mention a few shopping malls as well.

That big outdoor square was a nice place to sit, have a drink, and watch the world go by. The various vendors weren't annoyingly aggressive. If you stayed with the crowd it wasn't a dangerous place, despite its reputation.

Now it's all shops, you say? Pity.



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User currently offlinePilotdude09 From Australia, joined May 2005, 1777 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4813 times:

SQ also has a hop on hop off bus, all you need is a boarding pass to say you traveled with SQ, not sure if it goes out to the airport, but stops at all the major places.


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User currently offlineGeorgiaAME From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 926 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 4789 times:

EAT! Singapore has to be one of the great, undiscovered tourist sites on the planet. Do some quick research on the food courts, they are amazing. Cab over to Clark Quay for Singapore Chili Crab. Believe me, it is worth 2 bouts of jet lag to enjoy (you will all need showers afterwards, but Changi is a great airport). Or head over to either Little India or Arab Street and window shop. The city is magnificent, the people are wonderful, the food is beyond amazing, the exchange rate is great, and you just might want to miss your connection. Five hours isn't a lot of time, but it is enough, especially if you go by cab, and they are very reasonably (read: cheap) priced. Do you have room for me?


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User currently offlineRyanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4738 posts, RR: 26
Reply 11, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 4789 times:



Quoting MasseyBrown (Reply 8):
That big outdoor square was a nice place to sit, have a drink, and watch the world go by. The various vendors weren't annoyingly aggressive. If you stayed with the crowd it wasn't a dangerous place, despite its reputation.

It is not a dangerous place to be in anyway... What kind of "danger" did you experience?



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User currently offlineWorldsurfer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 128 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 4772 times:

Don't forget to check out the new T3 , there are many shops and restaurants in there as well .
I was there on opening day , and it looks amazing.


User currently offlineGFFgold From Indonesia, joined Feb 2007, 443 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4718 times:

If you are feeling tired after your inbound I highly recommend the snoozing area - Rainforest lounge, I think is the name - where you can have a nap on a proper little bed without fear of missing your flight.

User currently onlineMasseyBrown From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 5216 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4663 times:



Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 11):
It is not a dangerous place to be in anyway... What kind of "danger" did you experience?

I never felt any threat, but I was with my wife. She didn't mind when we were sitting in the main square, but she didn't like the side streets. Otherwise, she liked the whole island as well as Jahore Baru.

If Tiger Balm Gardens is still there, KELPkid might like that. It gave me a completely new view of Buddhism.



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User currently onlineFlying Belgian From Belgium, joined Jun 2001, 2389 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4657 times:
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Have a good dinner at Boat Quay as I did 3 years ago when I had... 5 hours to spend in Singapore !!

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