drew1997
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Spotting In Singapore?

Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:49 am

Hi all,

Ive seen some great pictures on the database from singapore but just wondering where to go!? Ive seen a spot in T3 which has a runway veiw? Whats that like ect.

Also how is night photography done in singapore?
 
9vswr
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RE: Spotting In Singapore?

Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:44 pm

There aren't any publicly accessible spotting locations from Terminal 3 except from the airside. You'll be able to catch T3 and RWY02L/20R action if you book a room at Changi Airport's Crowne Plaza Hotel.

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Night photography can be done from either Crowne Plaza or Terminal 1's Viewing Mall, or if you are airside, from the Central Aprons of T1, 2 & 3. Do note that the Viewing Mall/airside areas are really brightly lit at night, so you'll need something to block reflections.

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More information can be found in the following threads:
Photography At Singapore Changi Airport (WSSS) (by legoguy Jan 10 2013 in Aviation Photography)
Spotting At SIN/WSSS (by SIA6696 Dec 15 2010 in Aviation Photography)
 
drew1997
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RE: Spotting In Singapore?

Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:14 pm

Ah right, as good as the crown plaza looks I dont think I will be able to stay there!

So is the terminal 1 veiwing area good otherwise during the day? However looking in the other thread apparantly its not so good (glass ect?) So where would you recommend for day spotting?

Thanks for your information regarding night photography how would you recommend blocking reflections?

Thanks for your i
 
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RE: Spotting In Singapore?

Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:54 am

Quoting drew1997 (Reply 2):
So is the terminal 1 veiwing area good otherwise during the day? However looking in the other thread apparantly its not so good (glass ect?) So where would you recommend for day spotting?

It's reasonable enough; you get to catch a fairly large range of aircraft/airlines depending on luck from a variety of angles, and most importantly, you're sheltered from the elements. The glass is alright, but there might be some light artefacts at night due to the double-glazed glass. It's nothing too unmanageable, though.

Quoting drew1997 (Reply 2):
Thanks for your information regarding night photography how would you recommend blocking reflections?

You can try bringing along a dark-coloured jacket or object (I've seen papers or umbrellas being used) large enough to block reflections from the area of glass at which your lens is aimed at. Just raise the object to the area at which your lens is focused at and it should be alright.

Best of luck spotting in SIN!
 
drew1997
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RE: Spotting In Singapore?

Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:48 am

Quoting 9vswr (Reply 3):
It's reasonable enough; you get to catch a fairly large range of aircraft/airlines depending on luck from a variety of angles,

Does that include runway veiws becouse I heard there is a landside spot in terminal 3 which has runway veiws? or is that the hotel?

Ive read about changi beach and changi business park could you shed any light on the quality of these spots?
 
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RE: Spotting In Singapore?

Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:39 am

Quoting drew1997 (Reply 4):
Does that include runway veiws becouse I heard there is a landside spot in terminal 3 which has runway veiws? or is that the hotel?

There is a "Viewing Mall" at Terminal 3. However, it overlooks the airside Departure Hall, which overlooks the apron/runway, making it more of a people viewing mall. The windows are also fitted with louvres and meshes, so any photos are rendered obsolete and unusable for anything other than personal viewing. Crowne Plaza is the only landside area with a decent spotting location for RWY02L/20R, excluding airport perimeter areas.

Quoting drew1997 (Reply 4):
Ive read about changi beach and changi business park could you shed any light on the quality of these spots?

Changi Beach would be good for RWY20R arrivals/02L departures, while Changi Business Park is good for RWY02L arrivals/20R departures. RWY02L/20R is usually the primary runway for landings, so you can catch most of Changi's traffic.

Changi Beach is good for both morning and afternoon spotting, while Changi Business Park is only for afternoon spotting.

However, you can only get ground-air shots (unless you venture close enough to the expressway at Changi Business Park).

Changi Beach:

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Changi Business Park:

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drew1997
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RE: Spotting In Singapore?

Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:43 am

Quoting 9vswr (Reply 5):
Changi Beach would be good for RWY20R arrivals/02L departures, while Changi Business Park is good for RWY02L arrivals/20R departures. RWY02L/20R is usually the primary runway for landings, so you can catch most of Changi's traffic.

Changi Beach is good for both morning and afternoon spotting, while Changi Business Park is only for afternoon spotting.

However, you can only get ground-air shots (unless you venture close enough to the expressway at Changi Business Park).

Ah okay! I think I may try the business park and the beach then! Thank you for your information, greatly appreciated!

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