I'm likely going to be in transit in Singapore for about 7 hours - is this enough time to leave the airport, find the city centre, look around, and then return back?
I did a LHR to Auckland flight via HK earlier in the year, and managed to spend 90mins in HK city on the way (once I found my way out of the airport...)
Any advice appreciated!
The quickest and cheapest way out of the city is on the Metro trains.
You will be in the centre in under half an hour,so it's just about feasible.
Sorry, I meant to say out of the AIRPORT, and INTO the City !
Out of interest, how easy is it to leave the airport if you're in transit?
And also, how long should you allow to get back through immigration when re-entering to get your connecting flight? That was the sting in the tail at HK I found....
Thanks for taking the time to reply!
I have no clue, but I just had to say welcome to a fellow Katie!
I'm not sure how easy it is to leave the immigration while you are in transit. However, I don't think it will take long. Immigration efficiency is usually high and fast. To get to the city center from the airport, it takes 45 mins by the MRT (equivalent to tube in london). It is very easy to travel to the city by the MRT.
The main shopping area is Orchard Road. The MRT stations in the area are Orchard and Somerset. If you want shopping plus some views of the city skyline, try stopping at City Hall station. Our new arts and theatre centre, the esplanade, with its unique architecture is in that area too.