Just killing time.....

Singapore Travel Blog

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Merlion - NAtional symbol of Singapore, Merlion Park, Marina Bay (mouth of the Singapore River)

I spent 12 hours in transit in Singapore from 6.45am till 9.30pm, waiting for my connecting flight from from Rome to Australia! It was about 11 1/2 to 12 hours in total...........!

Some things you might consider doing if you have a very long transit like I did, or even a little less time, is:

1. Treat yourself to a shower - it makes it a whole lot better particularly if you've just come off a long flight or are going to board one. You have to book in so be sure to get it done when you arrive.

2. If you get a chance to take a little nap it really helps - It's the one thing I wish I did!

3. Singapore Airport run free 2hr tours along the Singapore River - once the tour has finished you can catch the shuttle or the train back out to the city before you re-enter the airport (if time allows).

China Town on the Singapore River
I used the train system (get a day-pass), which was really easy to navigate. The train has a station map in every carriage and the driver tells you the next stop! Maps are free in the airport too...

4. Visit Orchid Road in Singapore if you want to go shopping.

5. The temperature ranges from 25- 35+ all year round with high humidity so comfortable summer clothes are highly RECOMMENDED!

6. Both terminal one and two have great shopping prospects. I was in Terminal two and caught the sky train to terminal one to kill time! You can find most things in this airport ranging from; fast food outlets, hotels, free movies, swimming pool & gym, bars, snack shops, clothing outlets, jewellery, perfume, electronics, books, alcohol, sporting.........pretty much everything you could want!

All the people seemed really friendly and can communicate quite well in English - now the national language of Singapore!

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