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Singapore Airport

The Changi International Airport in Singapore is one of the most modernized in the world. As it is one of the most important gateways to Southeast Asia, almost all major international airlines fly there.

There are regular flights from here to several destinations in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Australia and North America. Changi International is arguably one of the world's most impressive and comes complete with a swimming pool on the roof that passengers can use between flights, along with a large cactus garden. The facility has won almost 300 awards and has recently been voted the 'World's Best Airport' by the UK-based travel company Skytrax. With the recent opening of Terminal 3, Changi International now has an annual handling capacity of 70 million passengers a year. All travellers must pass through immigration clearance on arrival here.
There are a number of basic entry requirements which visitors must satisfy:
A passport, valid for at least six months

visa, if necessary (For immigration information: Tel: 6391 6100 or see the Immigration department website)

Sufficient funds for the intended stay

Confirmed onward travel tickets and entry facilities (e.g. visas) for any onward destination (if applicable)
A passenger service charge of SGD21 should be incorporated in the air ticket (including tickets issued outside of city). If this has not been done, you may be required to pay the SGD21 during check-in. In some cases, the airline may absorb the service charge. Passengers who are in transit for less than 24 hours may leave the Changi International without having to pay the service charge upon departure from Singapore.Transfer between terminals: A free Skytrain runs between the three terminals.

Transfer to the city: A public bus service to the city has regular departures from 6am to midnight, and can be found in the lower levels of each terminal. In addition there is an shuttle service between the airport and the city centre and most hotels in city; the buses leave when all six seats have been filled or every 15 to 30 minutes. Regular taxis are also available from outside the arrivals hall of both terminals; the fare to the city centre is about S$25 with a travel time of around 25 minutes. A train to the city is also available from Terminal 2.

Car Rental: Avis, Budget and Hertz are all represented at the here, however for visitors staying in the city it's best to take taxis or the excellent public transport system.

Facilities: Changi International has a wide range of facilities, including ATMs, bureaux de change, business services, airline lounges/travel clubs, duty-free shops, child facilities and multimedia payphones for Internet and e-mails. Facilities for disabled passengers include a 24-hour wheelchair rental service.

Other Facilities include  gym, rooftop pool, hairdresser and laundry service, Science Discovery Centre, prayer room and a post office. The new terminal 3 is a 'green' terminal with natural skylighting, a butterfly garden, koi ponds and over 200 species of foliage, including a five-level high wall of hanging plants.


By Air

Sightseeing flights can be hired at the Republic of Singapore Flying Club.

By Water

At the Cruise Centre, harbour cruises and ferries service islands, as well as nearby Malaysia and the Indonesian Riau islands. The Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal at Changi also services outlying islands. A ferry for the island resort of Sentosa departs every 20 minutes starting at 7:30am.

By Rail

Light rail system is one of the most advanced in the world. The Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) is the fastest and the best way to explore the city. Over 40 stations link the city and its suburbs. The MRT system terminates at Changi International, for easy access to your flight. A Quick Guide to the MRT Travel is available from MRT stations.
By Car

If you want to drive yourself, car rentals are easy to arrange through your hotel, or directly with a reputable car rental company. It requires drivers to be at least 18 years old; a national driving license is valid for stays up to one month. Drivers staying here for longer than a month will need to present a valid international driver's license. Singaporeans drive on the left-hand side of the road. Taxis are numerous and relatively cheap.
By Taxi

Taxis are metered, but some surcharges do not appear on the meter. You can flag a taxi at marked Taxi Queue stands, or any corner for that matter.

By Bus

The buses are clean and efficient, but a bus guide is in order if you want to use them well. Travelers who are determined to use public transportation throughout their stay must buy an EZ-Link card, an electronic card that can be used on both buses and the MRT. These are available at any MRT passenger service station.

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