Like nearly everything else in the city, the Singapore Changi Airport is a miracle of efficiency. All services are provided locally and it is recognised as one of the best airports in the world. Both its terminals are linked by a skytrain which operates both at the transit and public areas and Terminal 3. Obviously, the shopping is high class here as well.
Transportation to and from the city is excellent as the end station of one of the routes on the MRT tube is at the airport. The tube is also the cheapest and fastest way to the city. A taxi to the city takes around 30 minutes. Budget transport to the city and other parts of the island can also be by bus or by train. Terminals are located at the basement of airport terminals 1 and 2. Prepare the exact fare for buses as no change will be given. If you choose to go by train, you would have to switch trains at EW4 - Tanah Merah MRT Station to get downtown.
A Ground Transport Centre (GTC) is available at the Arrival Hall of both Terminals.
For more details on time tables and fares, pick up a copy of the MRT brochure at the Changi Airport MRT Station.
Address: Airport Boulevard, Singapore
Phone: +65 6595 6868
Passport / Visa
Citizens of the overwhelming majority of world countries do not require a visa for tourism stays of 30 to 90 days. Nationals of some countries do require a visa, which can often be easily obtained online and received in printable format. In orde to be granted entry into Singapore, all visitors must produce a passport valid for 6 months from the date of departure, proof of sufficient funds for the duration of their stay, a return or onward ticket, visa for the following destination (if applicable), and a yellow fever vaccination certificate (please consult the up-to-date list of countries whose national require vaccination at your planned travel dates).
Best Time to Visit
Singapore meets visitors with warm temperatures and nice weather nearly all year round, but the likelihood of rain is likewise present at all times. Be aware that indoor temperatures in malls and the subway are often significantly lower than outdoors, so those especially sensitive to such changes might want to carry a light jacket or sweatshirt. November through June are most popular with visitors, and with Chinese New Year also falling on that period, it might be reasonable to arrange for accommodation well in advance. Various festivals are held throughout the year.
The MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) tube with its driver-free trains is the artery of Singapore’s local transport. The network comprises three main lines which link up the city. The train runs from early in the morning until midnight and it is clean, fast and very safe. Tickets and different types of reduced rate tickets can be bought at all stations.
Singapore also has an extensive network of buses that cover local transport in areas to which MRT does not go. Buses are cheap and proportionately comfortable. There are buses both with and without air conditioning.
Flexible and easy – there are a great many taxis in Singapore which all use taximeters. Taxis are cheap even if there is a surcharge at night time and for driving through certain areas during rush-hour traffic. There are a few large taxi companies of which Comfort is the largest.
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Singapore Post has 1,300 offices spread across the island. These offer all postal services and telecommunications. General opening hours are Monday to Friday 8.30–17.00 and Saturdays 8.30-13.00.
Singapore Post (main office):
Address: 10 Eunos Road 8, Singapore
Phone: +65 6741 8857
There are pharmacies in most supermarkets, department stores, hotels and shopping centres and they are usually open from 9.00-18.00. Many hotels have their own 24-hour doctors, while other doctors are listed under Medical Practitioners in the Yellow Pages.
Country code: +65
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