Archive for the 'Transport' Category

Aug 30 2012

Closure of the Changi Airport Budget Terminal

Budget airlines operations will relocate to Terminal 2.

On September 25, 2012, the Budget Terminal at Changi Airport in Singapore will officially close to make way for the construction of a new terminal. If you’ll be flying into or out of Singapore after this date on a low-cost airline like TigerAirways this will affect your flight – but in a good way. The … read the full post

Jul 30 2012

Woodlands Train Checkpoint

Take a seat on the Malaysia-bound train.

With the closure of Singapore’s historic Tanjong Pagar railway station in 2011, all trains out of Singapore now depart from the Woodlands Train Checkpoint. Here’s everything you need to know about leaving Singapore by train. Getting to Woodlands Train Checkpoint Woodlands Train Checkpoint is located in the northern part of Singapore near the Causeway that … read the full post

Jul 16 2012

Hop-on hop-off bus tours of Singapore

Published by under Transport (local)

Although Singapore has excellent public transport, there’s still something appealing about exploring a new city via a hop-on hop-off bus service. There are multiple options for these bus tours, so here’s the low-down on how they differ. Duck & Hippo Tours operate two sightseeing bus services. The Original Tour bus drives a loop between the … read the full post

Apr 10 2012

Cheap flights from Singapore

Singapore may be an expensive city to visit, but at least it’s easy to get a cheap flight out of here. Changi Airport is well served by budget airlines and a one-way flight to another Southeast Asian country can cost less than S$100. Here’s a quick guide to where you can go. Burma: Burma is … read the full post

Dec 29 2011

Tips for exploring Singapore by public bus

Published by under Transport (local)

One of small blessings of life in Singapore is its world class public transport system. Most visitors quickly become acquainted with the MRT which is a direct line into must-see neighbourhoods like Chinatown and Little India, but don’t overlook the public buses. Not only will you feel less like a sardine during peak hours, the … read the full post

Nov 30 2011

Left luggage services at Changi Airport

Got a long lay-over at Changi Airport? Singapore’s small size coupled with its efficient public transportation means even with just a few hours to spare it’s possible to venture into the city. Thankfully Changi Airport has excellent left luggage services so there’s no need to drag your suitcase along when you’re meeting the Merlion or … read the full post

Sep 19 2011

How to get to Sentosa Island

Published by under Transport (local)

One of the 63 islands that make up Singapore, Sentosa has been developed as an island resort with thrill rides, white sand beaches, hotels, restaurants and a casino. Getting to Sentosa has become an attraction in itself and, though the island is less than 1km offshore and connected by road, there are currently five ways … read the full post

Aug 15 2011

Changi Airport’s best free attractions

Whether you’re stuck in transit or just checked in waaay to early for your flight leaving Singapore (90 minutes is plenty), there’s no reason to be bored at Changi Airport. Save that Bill Bryson novel for the plane – a ton of fun and completely free things to do beckon within the secure departure area. … read the full post

Jul 11 2011

Options for getting to and from Singapore’s airport

Published by under Transport (local)

With hands-down the best public transit system in Southeast Asia, there are more options than just taxis for travelling between downtown Singapore and Changi airport.  I’ll take you through all your options, listing the pros and cons of each. Changi airport is the easternmost stop on Singapore’s extensive subway system, better known as the MRT. … read the full post

Mar 30 2011

How to get from Singapore to Indonesia without flying

I’ve seen this question posed on many online travel boards, the Travelfish.org forum included: “I need to get from Singapore to Indonesia, but I don’t want to fly. Isn’t there a cheaper way to do it?” The short answer is no. All the budget airlines fly from Singapore to Indonesian destinations like Jakarta and Bali, … read the full post

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