The easiest way to enter Singapore is by air travel. Operators like Singapore Airlines, SilkAir, Tiger Airways and Jetstar Asia serve Singapore. AirAsia and the Malaysian regional operator Firefly have an extensive...
The easiest way to enter Singapore is by air travel. Operators like Singapore Airlines, SilkAir, Tiger Airways and Jetstar Asia serve Singapore. AirAsia and the Malaysian regional operator Firefly have an extensive network of flights to Singapore. Airlines like Qantas and British Airways can be boarded to reach Singapore from Europe, the Middle East, Australia, New Zealand, North America and South Africa.
Two land crossings link Singapore with Peninsular Malaysia. Woodlands in the north of Singapore is directly linked with Johor Bahru through causeway. Bus, train, taxi or car ply on this causeway.
The Second Link, built between Tuas in western Singapore and Tanjung Kupang in the western part of Johor state, links the country with Malaysia. One can travel on this link through luxury bus services, limousine taxis or private cars. Peninsular Malaysia-registered cars and Singapore-registered vehicles are the convenient modes of travelling on this route.
Buses operate to Singapore from Kuala Lumpur and other cities in Malaysia. The route travels through the Woodlands Checkpoint and the Second Link at Tuas. Most of the buses use the Golden Mile Complex shopping mall near Bugis as their arrivals terminal. From Larkin Bus Terminal of Malaysia, express buses run for Singapore. To reach Singapore from Johor Bahru, one can board the Malaysian-operated Causeway Link buses.
The Ekspres Sinaran Pagi and Ekspres Rakyat are the two day trains that run from Kuala Lumpur daily. Apart from this, a sleeper train, Ekspres Senandung Malam also runs between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Trains that run from other cities of Malaysia for Singapore include Lambian Timur from Gua Musang and Ekspres Timuran from Tumpat near Kota Bharu in the East Coast of Malaysia.
In Singapore, the railway station is located in Tanjong Pagar at the southern edge of the Central Business District. The available facilities at this station include money changer, a simple restaurant and a taxi stand.
Taxis are another mode of transport for travelling to Singapore from Malaysia. Specially licensed Singaporean taxis are available to reach Kotaraya shopping mall from Johor Bahru. From Kotaraya, taxis are available to reach any point in central Singapore and Changi Airport.
Ferries connect Singapore with the Indonesian province of Riau Islands and the Malaysian state of Johor. Four ferry terminals, including HarbourFront, near the southern part of the Central Business District and Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal on the East Coast, connect Singapore with international locations. Changi Ferry Terminal and Changi Point Ferry Terminal, at the eastern extremity of the island are the other ferry terminals of the country.
Ferries ply for Singapore from Batam Centre, Batu Ampar, Sekupang and Waterfront City (Teluk Senimba). These ferries arrive at the HarbourFront FT terminal. On the other hand, ferries from Nongsapura to Singapore arrive through the Tanah Merah FT terminal. Ferries arriving to Singapore from Bintan use Tanah Merah Ferry terminal. Ferries are a preferred mode of transport for visitors coming from south-eastern Johor and Desaru.
Cruises also shuttle from Malacca, Klang (Kuala Lumpur), Penang, Langkawi, Redang and Tioman in Malaysia to Singapore. Various international operators run daily cruises to Singapore from Phuket, Krabi, Ko Samui and Bangkok in Thailand. Cruises are also available from Borneo (Malaysia), Sihanoukville (Cambodia), Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) and Hong Kong, for travelling to Singapore.
Best way of reachingSingapore From India, the best and the only way to reach Singapore is via air. Carriers like Tiger Airways, Singapore Airlines, Jet Airways, Air India, Qantas, SilkAir and Jet Airways operate direct flights from India to Singapore. The direct flights can be availed from cities like Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Thiruvananthapuram, Hyderabad and Kochi.
Flight operators, including SriLankan Airlines, Air-India Express, Tiger Airways, Jet Airways and SilkAir have indirect flights to Singapore. Other carriers serving Singapore with indirect flights are Malaysia Airlines, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Jet Airways, Air India and Kingfisher, among others.
Singapore Airlines is the official carrier of Singapore operating flights from different Indian cities like Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bangalore, among others. The island country is a hub of Singapore Airlines Cargo, SilkAir, Tiger Airways, Jetstar Asia Airways, Singapore Airlines, Valuair and Jett8 Airlines Cargo. It is also a secondary hub for Qantas.
From the arrivals terminal of the Changi International Airport, taxis are available for travelling to the city. The travelling time from the airport to the city is 30 minutes and costs 638.59 INR. Cars can also be rented from various car rental agencies located at the arrivals terminal for reaching the city.
Public bus 36 is available from the basement bus bays of terminals 1, 2 and 3 from the airport to the city. The service is available from 6 am to midnight, daily. It takes one hour and the cost of the journey is 70.95 INR. Another mode of airport transfer in Singapore is the Airport Shuttle Service that serves most hotels. The fare for this journey is 319.27 INR per adult.
From the Changi Airport station, MRT can be boarded for Tanah Merah train station. The service is available from 5.26 am till 11.18 pm.
I am planning a Singapore trip with 3-nights on ‘Star Cruise Virgo’ (Singapore-Phuket-Penang) with my wife and 2-year-old son. For anyone who has been on the cruise, could you please guide me on a few queries…
1.) How different is the experience between the ‘balcony room’, ‘porthole window room’ and ‘inside stateroom’ on the cruise? Am I missing too much if I don’t opt for the balcony room? Wanted to be very sure because there’s a huge difference between the room tariff – around Rs 16000 per person (SGD 400)
2.) Are there decent vegetarian food options on cruise? Is Indian cuisine available or am I asking for too much?
3.) Are the land excursions (in Phuket and Penang) organized by Star Cruise worth going for?
4.) What are the non-operational dates of cruise due to monsoon or bad weather? I plan my tour in April or May 2012.
5.) Finally what are the entertainment options aboard cruise? Any thing in particular that I shouldn’t miss…
Would really appreciate genuine feedback. Thanks in advance
Anyone who has been to the 'Jurong Bird Park' in Singapore... can you please guide me on a few queries
- Should I see the bird park on 'panorail' (I've a 2 year old kid) or exploring on foot would be more interesting?
- Do I need to take the 'guided tours' in Bird Park or going by myself is sufficient? (The guided tours are damn expensive at $25 per person)
- If I go for 'Night Safari', would I miss something if I don't go to the 'Zoo'?
- How far is the 'Night Safari' park from the 'Bird Park'? What is the mode of transport and how much would it cost?
- Any other things I shouldn't be missing at the 'Bird Park' or 'Night Safari'... pls do let me know.
Would really appreciate genuine feedback. Thanks in advance
2 adults and one infant (one year)
Can u guys please suggest destination for 7 nights holiday between 20th dec to 31st dec.
The options in front of me right now are :
1. Dubai with mauritius
2. Singapore with cruise
3. Singapore with malaysia
Can u guys please suggest suitable destination and itenarary. I dont want escorted tour because I will like to be flexi with the timings
I am going to Singapore to mainly watch the formula one race. but i also want to cover the sightseeing by the weekend i will have 2 days and want to see the place atleast a few part of Singapore so please tell me where call i can go to
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