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In transit with Singapore airlines

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In transit with Singapore airlines

We fly from NZ to Paris mid march. On our way over we have an almost six hour wait til our next flight. I understand we get a $40 voucher to spend . How is this allocated? Or do we have to pick them up from somewhere in the airport? What types of shops are you able to use these at? Do we have to spend them at the time, or can we leave them for our return leg?

Was hoping we might have time to do the 6.30 night time tour if possible, we arrive 5.45 and leave at midnight.

On our return mid April, we transit in Singapore again for a longer time....13 hours. We arrive 6.00 am and fly out 7.45pm that night. ( the transit vouchers are not available then?.... Or are they only for one way?)

I guess we have a few options available

A) do the 2 hour transit tour and just hang out in the airport for the day

B) book a transit hotel for six hours and hang out for the day...... Wandering around, day tour etc

C) leave the airport all togther and explore the city.

What do you think the benefits/ pitfalls are of these three options? Have never flown long haul before, so really have no idea how we will be feeling.

Do you think it would be worth it to travel and visit some sights on the ten hours or so we have available? ( originally, we were given the wrong info from our travel agent, and were told there were several different transit tours ex the airport we could go on, and could easily do two or three in the time were were there. I now see there is just the one day tour and one night?)

Not sure how confident I feel about leaving the airport!!

Thanks if you are able to offer some advice I will be grateful

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1. Re: In transit with Singapore airlines

Vouchers are while stocks last. singaporeair.com/jsp/…transit-promotion.jsp

You need to register for the free tours at least 1h in advance and places can fill up fast so I don't think you can make it.

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2. Re: In transit with Singapore airlines

On your return layover, it is worthwhile doing option A. I believe you can opt to spend some more time in the city after the tour and return to the airport on your own via cabs (30mins plus buffer time for traffic conditions) or MRT (40mins plus buffer time for walking). It is quite easy to navigate in Singapore if you do some research to familiarise yourself beforehand using online maps. Plenty of links to information on transport and sightseeing options on the right hand side (view with computer browser). Also you can use the small search bar above in TA forum to search recent discussions (sort by date instead of relevancy) if you have any questions as these might have been answered before.

If you decide to spend more time at the airport, there are also plenty of things to keep you occupied. Transit hotels will require advance bookings as they are immensely popular. Good luck with whatever you choose.

Edited: February 08, 2014, 1:20 pm
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If you feel more confident, you can do Option C as from the feedback here tripadvisor.com.sg/… there is a fair amount of wait (for other participants to show up and to clear immigration) before the tour can proceed, time which can be spent exploring on your own.

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Do you think we would have time to visit the zoo, and the giant panda exhibit? Are they both in the same park?

I gather there is a zoo admission, and a river safari admission as well is this right? If we aimed to be at the zoo for opening time, we would be able to spend almost all day, since our flight does not leave til after 7 PM

Our flight arrives at 6.00 am....what could we do before ?

Or is there something else we could do for the day ..... Hubby is not a shopper! Enjoy walking, history, outdoors......he's not at all keen on botanical gardens, so that's unfortunately a "no" .....

What do you think?

Thanks

Edited: February 08, 2014, 5:43 pm
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5. Re: In transit with Singapore airlines

You will have plenty of time to visit the zoo and the River Safari. The Pandas are lasted in the Riversafari. You can get combined ticket to both and pop in and out of either depending on the weather, show and feeding times.

If you flight arrives at 6 am you will have enough time to get some breakfast and get a cab to the zoo for open time.

Alternatively get a cab or MRT into town and do what ever you fancy. - Little India, Colonial Area/ City Hall, Marina, Chniatown etc...

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6. Re: In transit with Singapore airlines

hello, you can retrieve the S$40 (2*S$20 vouchers) per passenger at the ishop desk next the gst calim office - ask direction at a information desk. You can spend them at participating shops and outlets (e.g. watson, showers facilities, ...), you may ask before hand if a store accept the vouchers.

Vouchers have an expiration date, so you can use them whenever you want until that date, you don't have to spend all of them the same day of retrieval.

Edited: February 08, 2014, 9:34 pm
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Thanks very much!

That sounds like the perfect plan.....weather dependent of course!

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