simon@sarah

Singapore stopover

    Recommended Posts

    We are off to the UK for Xmas and have a 21 hour stop over at Singapore - so we figured we may as well leave the airport and travel into the city and stay in a hotel there rather than the airport.

     

    any one any else done this and if so where did you stay?

     

    Have to say I am more excited about time in Singapore than 2 weeks in cold UK!

     

    Thanks in advance

     

    Sarah

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    We are going next year and also going via Singapore.

    There's a free bus from the airport into the city. You can get off and explore and have the option of going back with them or finding your own way back. Taxis are everywhere, the city is safe and the food / night life areas are good.

    You get free access to the casino if they show your passport! We aren't there that long...about 8 hours but also looking forward to it and intend to explore a bit...plus we have tow young kids in tow but it's safe, clean, locals are friendly...great place!:smile:

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Loads of good hotels in city centre - look for some on booking.com that are by esplanade/raffles as close to markets, shopping, etc. Good to remember that Taxi's don't take Visa in Singapore. Everything else but they've had a dispute with Visa so it's a no go and I've been caught out a few times when I forget. Usually just 30 minutes or less from Airport to city centre. Challenge for hotels in Asia in general if you have a family bigger than 4 - even 4 can be hard to accommodate in one room.

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    hey - if you are flying with singapore airlines you may as well utilise their stopover programme. if you go into the manage your booking section and bring up your flight there is a button for Singapore Stopover. you can get a hotel, transfers and entrance to attractions etc for as little as $50 ish and then it simple. depending on your flight times some people book 2 nights so they can access the room strait away or have it all day before they leave late at night but this is much cheaper than anything you will get on booking.com etc. the other option is to book the ambassador transit hotel in the airport and you can do this on the website in 6 hour blocks. then you can get the bus into the city as suggested and do the sights and then come back to a room at the airport and utilise the pool etc - have fun!!

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Thanks guys for the tips! - think we might as suggested take the bus and come back to the transit hotel - tho thanks for the tip OKMorris, didn't know about this so will check that out.

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Create an account or sign in to comment

    You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

    Create an account

    Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

    Register a new account

    Sign in

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now