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Singapopre - Getting there


Singapore’s Changi Airport is one of the world’s busiest and you can fly to just about anywhere. The national carrier is Singapore Airlines. They fly to Europe, the US, Australia, all over Asia and more. The Singapore Airlines subsidiary Silk Air flies to smaller Asian cities such as Chang Mai in Thailand, Xiamen and Kunming in China and other destinations in SE Asia. Many other airlines operate out of Changi airport.

Singapore Airlines
Reservations - Tel: + 65 6223 8888 (24 hrs)
Flight arrival and departure – Tel: 1800 542 4422
Telephone check in 48 to 2 hours before departure – Tel: + 65 6243 2546

One can book directly with the airline:  e tickets on the internet, telephone tickets and in person over the counter.

Ticketing Time Limit - After making a reservation, tickets have to be issued within a set time limit or else the reservation will be cancelled. The time limit varies with the class of travel and amount of time in advance that the reservation was made. Check on this when you make a reservation as you may not always be given this information clearly.

Telephone bookings with credit card payment are easy to do. These are ticket-less but a confirmation is sent by fax. When checking in at the airport you will need to show your faxed confirmation and the credit card that was used to make the payment.

Use the Telephone check-in service to obtain your seat allocation before you leave home. Check in time at the airport for economy class passengers is 90 minutes before departure and 60 minutes if you have already checked-in by telephone.

Flying to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia

Both Singapore Airlines and Malaysia Airlines operate shuttle services from Changi Airport S$152 for one way confirmed ticket. Save S$37 dollars if you join the first-come-first-served shuttle queue.


  • Crystal Leisure Cruise
    Tel: + 65 6345 9696
    Crystal Leisure Cruise organises:
    River Taxis from Clifford Pier to Stadium Waterfront
    Short day cruises to Singapore’s small southern islands
    Boat hire for private functions
  • Singapore River Cruise and Leisure
    Tel: + 65  6336 6111
    Singapore River Cruise and Leisure arranges:
    River taxi rides along Singapore River
    Glass-topped boats for private hire
  • Singapore Explorer
    Tel: + 65 6339 4421
    Singapore Explorer can help you with:
    Sightseeing and Wine-and-Dine cruises
    River taxis along Singapore River
    Glass-topped boats for private hire

Pulau Ubin – Bumboats – small ferry boats for up to 12 people. This is a 10 minute ride to Pulau Ubin island from the jetty at the eastern end of Changi village. One can rent bikes on the island and cycle past jungle and deserted farms to beaches. There are hardly any cars on the island which is eight kilometres long by 1.5 kilometres wide.

Ferries to Malaysia
Regular ferry services operate between Singapore, the Malaysian resort island of Tioman and Tanjong Belungkor in the Eastern corner of Johor. Taniong Belungkor is the gateway to Desaru, Mersing and other attractions on the east coast of Malaysia.

  • Ferry Link
    Changi FerryTerminal
    30 Changi Ferry Road
    (off Changi Coast Road)
    Tel: + 65 545 3600
    Fax: + 65 542 9615
  • Tioman Island Resort Ferries
    I Maritime Square #02-42
    World Trade Centre
    Tel: + 65 271 4866
    Fax: + 65 273 3573
    This company runs ferries to Indonesian islands.
    Bintan – 45 minute ferry ride. Bintan Island has a variety of resorts including Club Med. Ferries leave from Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal.
    Tel: + 65 6542 2123.
  • Batam – the closest Indonesian island to Singapore and popular with golfers. Ferries leave from the World Trade Centre,
    Tel: + 65 6271 4866
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