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Getting to Singapore

By Air
The most convenient and cheapest way to go to Singapore is traveling by air.
Singapore’s Changi Airport is highly acclaimed as one of the best airports in the world.

The country’s flag carrier Singapore Airlines has become one of the most respected brands in the world specifically in Aviation industry. It caters for 65 destinations in 35 countries. Silk Air an owned subsidiary of Singapore Airlines manages regional flights to secondary cities with minimal capacity.

From North America
Airlines serving the United Stated to Singapore route include:
- Air Canada
- American Airlines
- Continental Airways
- Delta Airlines
- Northwest Airlines
- Singapore Airlines
- US Airways
- United Airlines
- Virgin Atlantic Airways

From Middle East
Airlines serving Middle East to Singapore route include:
- Egypt Air
- Emirates Airline
- Etihad Airways
- Qatar Airways
- Saudi Arabian Airlines
- Singapore Airlines

From Africa
Airlines serving Africa to Singapore route include:
- Air Madagascar
- Air Mauritius
- Air Seychelles
- Air Zimbabwe
- Singapore Airlines
- South African Airways

From Europe

Airlines serving Europe to Singapore route include:
- Air France
- Alitalia
- Austrian Airlines
- British Airways
- Iberia Airlines
- KLM-Royal Dutch Airlines
- LOT Polish Airlines
- Lufthansa
- Mantinair Holland
- Qantas Airlines
- TAP Air Portugal
- Transaero Airlines
- Turkish Airlines
- Singapore Airlines
- Swiss International Airlines

From Asia and Southwest Pacific
Airlines serving Asia and Southwest Pacific route include:
- Air Asia
- Air China
- Air India Express
- Air India
- All Nippon Airways
- Air Niugini
- Asiana Airlines
- Bangkok Airways
- Best Air
- Biman Bangladesh Airlines
- Cathay Pacific
- Cebu Pacific
- China Airlines
- China Eastern Airlines
- China Southern Airlines
- Eva Airways
- Firefly
- Garuda Indonesia
- Indonesia Air Asia
- Japan Airlines
- Jet Airways
- Jetstar Asia Airways
- Jet Star Airways
- Korean Air
- Lion Metari Airlines
- Malaysia Airlines
- Myanmar Airways International
- Philippine Airlines
- Qantas Airways
- Royal Brunei Airlines
- Shenzhen Airlines
- Silk Air
- Singapore Airways
- Sri Lankan Airlines
- Sriwijaya Air
- Thai Air Asia
- Thai Airways International
- Tiger Airways
- TNT Airways
- Vietnam Airlines
- Valueair
- Xiamen Airlines

Arriving

Singapore has six civil airports; Changi, Selatar, Changi Air Base (West), Changi Air Base (East), Paya Lebar Air Base, Sembawang Air Base and Tengah Air Base. Changi and Selatar are considered as a public use while the others are military base. Selatar Airport though operates as a general aviation airport, most of the flights operating here are from various flying schools, there are only two schedules services operating from Selatar the Berjaya Air’s flight to Tioman and Redang.

With 85 airlines serving more than 180 cities in over 60 countries Changi Airport has been considered as a major aviation hub in the Asia Pacific. Opened in 1981, this prestigious airport has made its mark in the aviation industry for its exceptional service and effort to cater the unprecedented demand for air transport.

Changi Airport has five terminals:

Terminal 1
- has been the leading airport facility with annual capacity of 21 million passengers. At present the terminal is being upgraded to provide a fully integrated, smooth and comfortable experience to the travelers.

Terminal 2 - was which handles 23 million passengers annually.

Terminal 3 - has an annual capacity of 22 million passengers, operated in 2008, this terminal has 28 aerobridge gate in which 8 of those are capable of handling Airbus A380.

Budget Terminal - this terminal is designed to cater budget airline business model. Offers lowest International Passenger charge, landing fees, handling fees and airport taxes, this terminal handles 2.7 million passengers annually.

JetQuay - is the Asia’s first luxury airport terminal. This terminal provides seamless and extraordinary convenience to the passengers.

By Sea

For several years now Singapore has been the one of the busiest and the largest ports in the world. Positioned at a key crossroads in the global trading system, Singapore’s port is also considered as a leading bunkering port that provide a reliable and efficient bunkering service for decades now.

The port of Singapore consists of a number of terminals located in Tanjong Pagar, Keppel, Brani, Pasir Panjang, Sembawang and Jurong are use as transshipment bases. With its strategic location and excellence maritime infrastructure Singapore is becoming the cruise hub of Asia. The Singapore Cruise Centre that has been operating since 1991 has been upgraded and expanded to enhance the country’s position as cruise gateway to the Asia Pacific. Some of the international cruises that chose Singapore as their base are Star Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, Costa Cruises, P&O Princess and Silversea Cruises.

There are also ferry links from the Indonesian islands of Batam and Bintan into Singapore, travel time from Singapore to Batam and Bintan is about 45 minutes. There are also boat services that ply between Malaysia and Singapore – one from Sebana cove near Desaru and another one from Tioman Island.

By Rail

Traveling to Singapore by train is an eco-friendly, safe and traditional. Malaysia’s Keratapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) operates daily train services from Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru and Malacca) to Singapore, offering air conditioning and dining cars as well as overnight trains with sleepers. (www.ktmb.com.my).

The distance between Singapore to Bangkok is about 1,946 km or 1,249 miles overland journey and involves 2 or 3 separate train rides depending on the stop off or change trains (Bangkok- Had Yai- Penang-KL- Singapore). Thus it takes about 48 hours to reach the destination. The Eastern and Oriental Express offers luxurious train traveling from Thailand and Malaysia to Singapore.

By Road

There are two man made land connections that linked Singapore to Malaysia and the Asian mainland--. Johor-Singapore Causeway that links Johor Bahru and Woodlands in Singapore, while the bridge known as Malaysia- Singapore Second link, is further west of the straits link Gelang Patah in Johor and Tuas in Singapore, this link is faster and less congested than the Causeway.

For Foreign motorists who want to enter Singapore from Malaysia by car are, it is must to pay a Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) and a toll charge at the checkpoint. In June 2005 a new regulation was implemented, to boost the tourist arrivals in the country, all foreign-registered vehicles are allowed for 10 free entries into Singapore each year. All foreign vehicles who wish to enter Singapore must have Vehicle Registration Certificate (VRC), Customs Document (Carnet) and Vehicle Insurance and International Circulation Permit. Visit the Land Transportation Authority (http://www.lta.gov.sg/motoring_matters/index_motoring_guide.htm) for more details.

There are buses that provide excellence service from different cities of Malaysia to Singapore. These buses enter Singapore through the Woodland Checkpoint and leaving the country using Taus Checkpoint. Some of the bus companies operate between Malaysia and Singapore are Aeroline, First Coach, Grassland Express, Hasry Express, Plus Liner, Transnational and Transtar.

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