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Things To Do During Singapore Layover  
User currently offlineReggaebird From Jamaica, joined Nov 1999, 1176 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 9238 times:

I will be flying from Saigon to New York via Singapore in early May. Does anyone have suggestions about how to spend a 9 hour layover at the airport or in the city? I have been to Singapore twice before but I need specific tips on quick tours or interesting places to visit in that short duration. Obviously, anything to do with commercial aviation would be great but other suggested topics are welcomed as well.

Reggaebird

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User currently offlineLGWspeedbird From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 459 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 9241 times:

Check out this link

http://www.changi.airport.com.sg/changi/index.jsp?bmLocale=en

Click on transfer pax and it gives you a list of suggested activities, hope this helps

LGWspeedbird

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User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 9241 times:

Singapore has great stopover packages, check the SQ internet site. There are lots of opportunities for a day trip (most head into town and go shopping of course)....if you have nothing organized before your arrival at SIN, go the Stopover Kiosk in the terminal building and they will have info about thing to do...and the prices for transfers, tours, etc, are quite reasonable.

User currently offlineLumberton From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 4708 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 9234 times:

Just take the MRT to Orchard Road. Great place to kill a few hours. I used to live in Singapore. I'm scheming to get back!


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User currently offlineNoelG From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 9225 times:

We are doing exactly the same on 10 May. We land at 08.30 from AKL and don't depart until 23.55 to MAN, so are stuck for things to do!

Thanks for the link to the website, we might venture into Singapore city for the day!

Cheers,
Noel


User currently offlinePtrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3961 posts, RR: 18
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 9214 times:


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If you're interested in military aircraft, you could easily make it to the RSAF Museum. It's not big but quite nice. Drop a reply if you want more information.

Peter



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User currently offlineGeorgiaAME From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 987 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 9201 times:

This is a very frequent topic that comes up on tripadvisor.com forums. It's a fabulous city, very easy transportation into town (20 minutes, in traffic), and a great deal to do. My favorite: the Asia Civilizations Museum, then lunch at any of the hawker stalls. Pack a swim suit, and use the pool at the airport before departure.


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User currently offline9V-SPJ From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 752 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 9129 times:

You can even watch a movie in the theatre at Changi if you don't want to leave the airport!

9V-SPJ


User currently offlineKdm From New Zealand, joined Feb 2006, 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 9105 times:

Lots of options

Immigration takes between 4 and 5 minutes on a bad day, and you will most likely have your boarding pass for the next flight so just have to be at the gate approx 40 minutes before the flight (they do security checks at the gate rather than after immigration) so don't worry about not having time to leave the airport

Don't get the MRT it is quite slow, get a taxi, max of $20SG and 25 minutes to just about anywhere in Singapore. (and with 22,000 taxi's they are easy to get (unless it is raining and then they all go invisible)

Free stopover tour bus from airport around Singapore and back to airport is an option.

Sim Lim Square for electronics (probably not cheaper than US), and be prepared to be ripped off!

Orchard Road for lots of shops

Raffles long bar for a Singapore Sling

Rasa-Shangra La at Sentosa for lunch.

Little india for a look around

China Town

Almost time for a round of Golf (but expensive)

Or stay in the terminal and hang out by the outdoor pool that is in terminal 1 (you can hire towel's etc)


User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12221 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 9105 times:
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Quoting 9V-SPJ (Reply 7):
You can even watch a movie in the theatre at Changi if you don't want to leave the airport!

Is there anything that you can't do at SIN?


User currently offlineKdm From New Zealand, joined Feb 2006, 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 9060 times:

Quoting 777ER (Reply 9):
Is there anything that you can't do at SIN?

YES - You can not bring drugs, the penalty is severe.


User currently offlinePlanetime From Singapore, joined Mar 2006, 719 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 9053 times:

Singapore the taxi is cheap so you can always make yourself around your way in taxi at all time. Also Changi airport has many things to do there. But as far as attractions you can go to Orchard street for shopping, Sarangoon Rd for some Indian Taste in singapore and shopping, Sentosa Island for a nice leisure time, these are a few to name lots of others out there.

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