Getting Around Singapore

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    Changi International Airport

    by traveldave Updated Mar 24, 2014

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    Singapore's Changi International Airport (SIN) is consistently rated as the best airport in the world, just as Singapore Airlines is usually rated as the best airline. The airport is close to the city center, and transportation from the airport into the city is efficient, easy, and inexpensive.

    Airlines serving Changi International Airport: Air Canada, Air China, Air France, Air Hong Kong, Air-India, Air-India Express, Air Madagascar, Air Mauritius, Air Niugini, Air Seychelles, AirAsia Berhad, Alitalia, All Nippon Airways, American Airlines, Asiana Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Bangkok Airways, Batavia Air, Biman Bangladesh Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Cebu Pacific Air, China Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Egyptair, Emirates, Etihad Airways, EVA Air, Finnair, Firefly, Garuda Indonesia, Golden Myanmar Airlines, Iberia, IndiGo, Indonesia AirAsia, Japan Airlines, Jet Airways, Jetstar Airways International, Jetstar Asia Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Kingfisher Airlines, Korean Air, Lion Mentari Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Lucky Air, Lufthansa German Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, MAI-Myanmar Airways International, Mandala Air, Philippine Airlines, Philippines AirAsia, QANTAS Airways, Qatar Airways, Royal Brunei Airlines, SAS-Scandinavian Airlines, Saudia Airlines, Scoot, SEAIR, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, SilkAir, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, SriLankan Airlines, Sriwijaya Air, Swiss International Air Lines, TAP Air Portugal, Thai Airways International, Tiger Airways, Transaero Airlines, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines, United Airways, US Airways, Uzbekistan Airways, ValuAir, and Vietjetair.

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  • metro train service brilliant

    by theboss66 Written Jul 31, 2013

    This was our 9th trip to Singapore as we love to holiday there.

    Unfortunately this time our travel agent in Brisbane (Escape Travel, Turnbul), booked us into sub-standard accommodation.

    Value on Thomson, Singapore.

    The room so small you can not pass each other in the room. One tiny draw containing a hair dryer and barely room to fit a brush and comb in. No other storage at all. Nowhere to hang any thing, no bath mat in bathroom and floor like a skating rink, no bin for sanitary item. Bathroom consists of basin toilet and open shower with no curtain. Can't take dry towel or clothes in while showering.

    I also badly damaged my arm in lift door and management would not even supply a bandage to stop bleedintg and told me to just go to a dr or the hospital - could not care less and would not take any responsibility, not once enquired as to how I was feeling etc. Holiday absolutely ruined.

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    Metro around Singapore

    by Archie2013 Written Jun 6, 2013

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    It was quite easy for me to get around by metro in Singapore, only I found that when I was lost and asked one couple for directions, a girl licking her icecream asked me, "Why?" I found that quite rude, but apart from that the transportation was easy and quite cheap. I loved the cartoon stickers on the metro, with all manner of advice to travellers, that made me laugh at times..I found Singapore quite strict, an officer stopped me after I crossed the road, she said, "Madam I will fine you 190 dollars for jaywalking, this is Singapore you know." I pleaded with her saying that it was my second day and I didn't know, she let me off the hook happily,.but I was careful to obey the rules after that time. The first day I was drinking water in the metro and people just stared at me, when I walked out I saw a sign stating, "No eating or drinking is allowed in the metro, fine 500 singapore dollars." I was careful not to eat or drink in the metro after that time.

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    MRT Tourist Day Pass S$8

    by cal6060 Updated May 11, 2013

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    I recommend to take the MRT from the Airport to City Central or other part of Singapore. It will only cost you around S$2 one way to get to the City. Or you can purchaser a tourist day pass S$8 to travel bus and MRT trains in the Singapore, this include your MRT fare to and from the Airport.

    Deposit: S$10 (It will be refunded when you return the card)

    The most convenience place to buy the Tourist Day Pass is at City Hall MRT Ticket Counter.

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    Getting around Singapore: Costs

    by ruffled Written Jan 13, 2013

    A typical day's journey costs me around S$4-5 (I live in the "outer suburbs", I travel about 14 km each direction).

    The public transport fares are distance based, so it depends on how far you're travelling and then how many trips of course.

    Try out this website. Put in some of the typical journeys you might do within a day and it'll tell you total cost. then you can figure out if you will be better off getting the tourist pass.
    http://www.publictransport.sg/content/publictransport/en/homepage/eServices/farecalculator.html

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    Chiangi at Singapore

    by gwened Written Dec 1, 2012

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    great spacius airport with clean nice lines, and plenty of shops and even more restaurants to eat, children areas, business centre at the Crown plaza hotel in airport, great connection to all, and seats to rest plus lounges, oh yes the skylounge is great indeed lol!!!

    for connections as I do, is great and very friendly staff all over, they even lent me their local phones to make my contact calls while charging my phone, the business centre printed my visa without charge too....great!

    My terminals were the 1 with 7-Eleven convenience grocery store; and Quiznos restaurant but also burger king,pizza hut,starbucks,and KFC and terminal 3 with kids playing area,candy empire,4D cinema, Sanrio gifts gate, Subway sandwiches, starbucks, dunkin donuts, popeye's, mcDonalds and the coffee bean and tea leaf.

    The ways to the city for me was the taxi at 22 SGDollars , but there is also an airport shuttle for 9SGdollars per adult, train to city for about 1,40 SGDollars,and bus to city for about 2SGDollars.

    Terminal 1 are Air France,british airways,CP airlines,EMirates, Finnair,KLM, Qantas,Thai airlines
    Terminal 2 All Nippon airlines,Korean air, Luhthansa,Singapore,
    Terminal 3 Saudi Arabia,Vietnam airlines,and Singapore airlines.

    Between terminals has the skytrain for free running from 5am to 2h30 am taking no more than 2 minutes. According to your airlines there are transfer points throughtout the airport. As were as transit hotel for long period of rest between flights.

    Children play area in terminal 1 ,2, and 3 by the departure transit lounge, and family zone at terminal 2 depart transit lounge, baby care room at all terminals by the departure transit lounge. internet and wifi free service all over.

    At terminal 1 you have the cactus garden, and the kinetic rain sculpture, east outdoor deck, sculpture trees,and roofstop swimming pool.
    At terminal 2, you have the entertainment deck, gaming, Xperience zone digital experience, Sunflower garden, Orchid garden, paranakan exhibition & porcelain of Asia exhibition.
    At terminal 3, the butterfly garden, with a 6 meters fall,a movie theater, Aviation gallery, the Slide T3 drop from 4 stories high,and the Koi pond with fishes.

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    Duck & Hippo

    by draguza Written Oct 2, 2012

    This one-stop sightseeing company provide a wealth of tour options for your Singapore sightseeing needs. Hop-on, hop-off open-top buses allow you to visit all the city's major sights at your own pace, while the HiPPO River Cruises brings you all the sights of the Singapore River from the comfort of a boat with live commentary (available as a 30 minute tour or as hop-on, hop-off). Duck & Hippo also own the Singapore Trolley and the amphibious DUCKtours, meaning a whole variety of different packages are available, depending on your preferences. Their sightseeing packages can also be bought in conjunction with other attractions such as the Singapore Flyer and the Chinatown Heritage Centre.

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    Changi Airport: Singapore Airlines

    by cal6060 Updated Sep 18, 2012

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    Singapore is an small country and can get around the country by the MRT. It means there is no other airport than Changi Airport. Changi Airport has three terminals and a budget terminal. It was a challenge for Singapore Airlines as an Airlines that only can serve International Flights. Due to its consistency advertising campaigns to promote the Airlines internationally, it is recognized as one of the most profitable, and successful Airlines in the the World. " Singapore Girls" dress in Sarong Kebaya in batik materials always as unique way to represent Singapore to the World.

    Changi Airport, Singapore Airlines, and Singapore Tourism Board are working hand-in-hand to promote Singapore and attract passengers to visit or transit in Singapore.

    Changi Airport: Provide the most comfortable Airport to gather all guests. Services including duty free shopping, cheap baggage services, baby care room, free internet surfing, free wifi, comfortable sleeper seats, beautiful and clean toilets, free Xbox games, and many more. I love to transit in Changi, there are so many things you can do to kill time.

    Singapore Airlines: It has promotion fares from time to time. You can check out its websites, sometimes the fare was low and you still can travel in five stars comfort. Steward and Stewardess are very friendly and well train. Their services always kept me thinking about the Airlines. They have special promotion on transit travellers on hotel and transportation in Singapore.

    You can take a MRT train from Changi Airport to the city for less than S$2.

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    In the Air but not Flying ! Part 3.

    by sdq Written Sep 4, 2012

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    (Same as Previous) My Cable Car ride was awesome from Sentosa to the Main Island (Singapore). One way to go forth and come back to Sentosa. You can visit Vivo City Mall or just go to the metro or take a bus even a cab what ever you like or simply go to the Jewel Box station have a cup of Coffee or a drink which is complimentary with every ticket and come back to Sentosa.

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    In the Air but not Flying ! Part 2.

    by sdq Written Sep 4, 2012

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    (Same as Part 1) My Cable Car ride was awesome from Sentosa to the Main Island (Singapore). One way to go forth and come back to Sentosa. You can visit Vivo City Mall or just go to the metro or take a bus even a cab what ever you like or simply go to the Jewel Box station have a cup of Coffee or a drink which is complimentary with every ticket and come back to Sentosa.

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    In the Air but not Flying ! Part 1.

    by sdq Written Sep 4, 2012

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    My Cable Car ride was awesome from Sentosa to the Main Island (Singapore). One way to go forth and come back to Sentosa. You can visit Vivo City Mall or just go to the metro or take a bus even a cab what ever you like or simply go to the Jewel Box station have a cup of Coffee or a drink which is complimentary with every ticket and come back to Sentosa.

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    Promised but not delivered !

    by sdq Written Sep 4, 2012

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    When I reached Singapore from Langkawi it was a totally different place. I came out of the airport but the private van which was suppose to pick me from there wasn't there I had a sim of digicom which worked there also but the negative point was that you can not recharge it as it was on roaming mode anyway my balance ended calling the travel agency who booked my trip and the driver of the van so after one hour I took a van from the airport to my hotel which was at Sentosa and it costed 60 SGD which I demanded from the travel agency with a penalty of 40 SGD for the agony and pain caused by the delay.

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    travelling by MRT

    by charliechan Written Jun 19, 2012

    Singapore Public Transport System are one of the best in the region operated by SMRT, trains, SBS Transit Ltd and five Taxis Company, with more than twenty thousand Taxis round the clock services, a taxi from Changi international Airport to downtown cost not more than twenty S$ exclude surcharge, In Japan Haneda airport to the city central terminal cost 800Yens by coach per person. Japanese public transport systems are one of the best but not the cost. japanese train do not break-down so often as Singapore train, So wake up singapore and learn more from the Japanese.

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  • KTM Trains in Singapore (Important!)

    by canttaketheskyfromme Updated Mar 28, 2012

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    Note that all KTM train services to/from Singapore now run from the Woodlands checkpoint on the northern tip of Singapore island. The old station at Tj. Pagar is now closed. I strongly recommend getting any train to/from Singapore to go to Johor Bahru instead and pick up the train from JB Sentral station. At present, all train services to/from Singapore remain in operation, but due to the KTM West Coast Line upgrading programme, check the website regularly (www.ktmb.com.my)

    Woodlands checkpoint is NOT connected to Woodlands MRT. To get to Woodlands checkpoint, take the MRT to Kranji (North-South Line, coloured RED on the MRT map) and take bus #170 or 170X to the checkpoint. Both buses continue on to JB Sentral as well.

    For more information on bus services to Woodlands check with TransitLink (www.transitlink.com.sg), and select "Travel Information" > "Bus Stop Code Enquiry". The bus stop code for Woodlands checkpoint is 46069.

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    Get an EZLink Train Card

    by jackph Written Mar 10, 2012

    Singapore has a great train system that has stops all over the place. To take advantage of this, and so that you do not have to line up each and every time you take a trip, you should invest in a EZLink Train Card that has prepaid load in it.

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