When it concerns stopovers, I can’t think of any destination much more optimal than Singapore.

Every time we’re planning a trip to Europe or Australia and we can’t find an budget-friendly direct flight, we always try to find one that makes a connection in Singapore. In fact, all our layovers in our past three trips to Europe have all been at Changi Airport. Of course, Singapore is a destination in its own right, but it also makes for one of the best stopovers in the world.

For starters, it is home to, without any doubt, the best airport in the world, brimming with facilities that make even the most uneventful layover not just comfortable but unforgettable. The city state is also pretty small, which makes many of its attractions easily available from the airport. Whether you’re spending a few hours or a few nights, you’ll effortlessly find something to enjoy.

If you’re planning on making a layover or a stopover in Singapore, here are some suggestions on how to make your stay a enjoyable and budget-friendly one.

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1. finding low-cost flights with value Alliance
2. Changi airport Attractions
3. totally free Singapore trip from the Airport
4. Changi Stopovers: hotel + transfer + SIM Package
5. Singapore Layover Itineraries
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1. finding low-cost flights with value Alliance

First things first: flights.

One thing I’ve been thankful for about being based in Southeast Asia is our terrific selection of inexpensive carriers. It’s easy to find low-cost short-haul or medium-haul flights. but for long-haul flights, if you want to keep the costs down, you will need to make a connection somewhere.

Fortunately, there’s now value Alliance, an alliance of budget-friendly airlines — Cebu Pacific Air, CebGo, Jeju Air, Nok Air, NokScoot, and Scoot — which will allow you to book both legs of the journey on just one website.

Scoot is the only budget airline that directly connects Singapore to Athens or Berlin. If you want to fly to Europe, you can search value alliance for low-cost flights including a connecting flight to Singapore! Scoot also flies to numerous destinations in Australia and across Asia.


2. Changi airport Attractions

If you’re on a layover for only a few hours, you can easily kill time without going out of the airport. I mean, the Singapore Changi airport isn’t the world’s best airport for no reason! From its broad range of shops to a delicious selection of restaurants, you’ll find a lot of things to keep you busy. get comfy in one of its lounges or play Xbox Kinect or one of their Arcade machines at the home entertainment Deck at terminal 2.

You can also catch a film for totally free at the airport’s 24-hour film theaters! check the screening schedule here.

If you want a full rejuvenation after your flight, you can even get a shower or a body massage, nail care and other medspa services for a fee. If you don’t want to spend, you’ll find totally free massage chairs scattered around the terminal. There’s even a swimming pool with jacuzzi at terminal 1!

But the jewel of the airport these days is recently unveiled rain Vortex. At 40 meters tall, it is the largest indoor waterfall in the world. It’s located at jewel Changi, attached to the terminal 1 building, but easily available on foot from terminal 2 or 3.

If you’re at the airport in the evening, you can catch the Light and sound show which happens every hour from 7:30pm until 12:30am.

3. totally free Singapore trip from the Airport

If you have at least 5 and a half hours, you can also join a totally free SINGAPORE TOUR! choose between a heritage tour, which will take you to the cultural districts, and a city sights tour, which showcases the city’s modern wonders! The car will pass through or pass by many places and will stop only at a couple of attractions. here are the itineraries:

Frequency: 5 times daily
Duration: 2.5 hours

Singapore Flyer

Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay

Marina Bay

Merlion Park (20-minute stop)

Marina Bay Sands

Gardens by the Bay (30-minute stop)

Frequency: 5 times daily
Duration: 2.5 hours

Colonial district

Central company district

Merlion Park (20-minute stop)

čínska štvrť

Little India

Kampong Glam (20-minute stop)

To join the tour, you need to sign up first at the registration booths WITHIN THE TRANSIT AREA. Do not clear the immigration yet! here are the locations of the registration booths:

Terminal 2: between transfer Lounge F and Skytrain to terminal 3 on level 2, Transit Area.

Terminal 3: Near transfer Lounge A and Gates A1-A8 on level 2, Transit Area

Other Terminals: Board the SkyTrain within the Transit area and register at terminal 3 instead.

Make sure you have your passport, boarding passes and visa (if applicable). Filipinos don’t need visa for this.

4. Changi Stopovers: hotel + transfer + SIM Package

Did you know that you can book a hotel + transfer + SIM Card package with Changi Stopovers? If you don’t want to deal with taking care of these individually, you can book a package prior to your trip for as low as SGD 63.

If you want to spend at least one night in the city, go ahead and book a hotel or hostel. but with Changi Stopovers, it comes with a transfer and a SIM that you can redeem at the airport. The redemption instructions will be sent to you by email after booking.

Upon arrival, the first thing you ought to do is claim the SIM card at the specified booth. once you have the SIM, proceed to the Ground carry concierge for your transfer. The staff will give you a ticket, and a shuttle service will arrive shortly to pick you up and take you straight to your hotel.

But consider the location. because you’ll only be in Singapore for a stopover, you don’t want to spend the little time you have in transit. If Chinatown is what you want to explore, you’ll find plenty of options there. If it’s Kampong Glam that you want to see much more of, choose a home within or just around the area. hotel Boss, for example, is just a short walk away from Kampong Glam or even Bugis area.

✅ For much more information, check out the Changi Stopovers website!

5. Singapore Layover Itineraries

It’s challenging to offer sample itineraries because flight schedules vary. Of course, what you can do in a day depends on how much time you have and what time your flight is scheduled. but here are some attractions that you may check out.

Čínska štvrť. Singapore’s Chinatown boasts multi-religious buildings, and if your stay is in the daytime, you can even enter some of them. From the airport, just take the MRT to Chinatown or Telok Ayer Station. much more details here: Chinatown Heritage Walk.

Singapore River Walk. You can walk from Raffles place to the Merlion Park to Esplanade to the Marina Bay Sands and gardens by the Bay. I’ve prepared a much more comprehensive post including walking directions and photos here: diy Singapore River Walk.

Gardens by the Bay. It has three main areas: the flower Dome, the Cloud Forest, and the Supertree Grove with the 16-story manmade trees.

Marina Bay Sands Skypark. even if you’re not spending a night at the Marina Bay Sands, you can still access its Skypark and observation Deck for a wonderful unobstructed view of the city.

Kampong Glam. It is the oldest urban quarter in the city and was allocated to the Malay and Arab communities back in the day. There’s a lot of cultural sites to see here including the lovely graffiti, Arab Street, and the Sultan Mosque. It is also located next to Bugis, a well-known shopping area.

Universal Studios Singapore. Southeast Asia’s first film theme park, USS can easily eat up an entire day. It is located on Sentosa Island.

Sentosa. This resort island bursts with exciting adventures for the entire family including the Luge, Tiger sky Tower, Sentosa Merlion, and cable television Car. careful though, because you might forget to view the time when you’re here!

But expecting you have a full day, you can also combine these if you have much more time. If possible, pick attractions that are close to each other or are on the same MRT line. here are some recommendations:

Chinatown + Merlion Park + Esplanade

Gardens by the Bay + Marina Bay Sands Skypark

Universal Studios Singapore + Sentosa

Kampong Glam + Bugis + Chinatown

I recommend just pushing one or two and spending much more time per stop. because you’re on a layover, you probably want to take it slow and not burn all your energy immediately.

We’ll be creating much more messages about layovers or stopovers in Singapore, so be sure to check back in the future!

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