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  1. Hi Guys, Need some advise.. I'm a Singaporean looking to start out a career in Australia however i have no idea where should i start from.. I've done a bit of research and found that i was suppose to obtain a work visa first? Is that so? As i hasn't gotten any job in Australia yet, by any chance can i actually applied the job online with companies before i get the visa?
  2. I think someone asked recently which airlines offer extra free baggage allowance for those migrating. I asked the question to Singapore airlines, here is their answer.. Note visas must be permanent resident status:- "Kindly note, if you hold an unused/unstamped/not validated migrant visa that specifically states that you are permitted to remain in Australia / permanently for flights departing from London/Manchester you will then be entitled to our migrant baggage allowance (i.e. 40 kilos per seat paying passenger) This baggage allowance will only be granted when you check in at the airport when this visa is sighted and checked that it has also not been travelled on before, this has to be the first time it is being used. You can have as many items of checked luggage as you wish provided: • The total combined weight of all the items put together does not exceed your total checked allowances • No single item of baggage exceeds 32 kilos in weight, as a health and safety requirement If you are not holding the correct visa mentioned above at check-in, then you will be entitled to the standard free checked baggage allowance of 30 kilos per seated passenger. For reference, for flights between the United Kingdom and Perth the excess baggage charge is USD 85.. Per kilo which is approximately GBP…66… per kilo. Please note excess baggage is charged at check in on your day of departure using the applicable currency exchange rates for that day. We hope the above information helps . Thank you for choosing Singapore Airlines."
  3. Hi, I would like to check if there is anyone here residing in Singapore currently and also doing the big move to Australia? If there is, I would appreciate some help to provide some recommendation for shipping services. Thanks.
  4. Hi guys, I'm from Singapore, I am 22 this year. I am currently serving the army, planning to study in a local university - SIT, Digipen to acquire a Bachelor In Computer Science and Game Design. I am due to complete my Bachelor in 2020. I've went through the Visa list and found that in order to migrate to Australia - I would like to stay in Melbourne, I can only apply the Subclass 189 (Correct me if i'm wrong). I've been through the Skilled Occupations List and found that Software Engineer is within the list. But just when I'm excited that I'm eligible to apply in the future, I did the points test. I believe i'm only able to acquire 55 points out of the required 60. 1. Age - 25-32 (inclusive) : 30 Points 2. English Language Ability - Proficient English - person has a score of 7 or more in the English Language Testing System (IELTS) in each of the four test components (This is just assumption) : 10 Points 3. Education - At least a Bachelor degree, including a Bachelor degree with Honours or Masters, from an Australian educational institution or other degree of a recognised standard. (My local Bachelor should be recognised) : 15 Points And... That's about it? I am unable to attain the 60 points. The only way I see is that i work at least 3 years in Singapore to attain an additional 5 points. By then, I would be 30 years old. Is that recommended? Also, I intend to migrate together with my girlfriend, who is currently in her first year, studying in a similar Bachelor - Bachelor in Computer Science and Real-time Interactive Simulation from SIT, Digipen. If this information is relevant? Any kind souls around to point me in the right direction?
  5. Hi all, I am returning to the UK permanently, and am going back via cruise and train to take a very long way home. I am wondering if anyone out there is interested in room sharing on the cruise from the 8th July, it takes 12 nights to get to Singapore. Cost for the room is around $6K (balcony room) including all food and some soft drinks (alcohol is extra). It is a one way cruise only and you would need to fly back or arrange accommodation in Singapore. about me: 33 years old, female, professional, polite, English, non smoker, non snorer! If you are interested please get in touch, Thanks Angela
  6. TurnersInOz

    Singapore weather

    Hi there. It's less than a month to go, before we leave the UK - excited! Were doing a stopover in Singapore, staying on Sentosa Island for 4 nights/5 days. We have three children, 13, 5 and 10 month. I would love to hear what activities people think are worth a visit? Places to eat? etc Also what weather to expect? I have a weather app on my phone and Singapore has been thundery showers for the last fortnight - do we take raincoats and umbrellas instead of bikinis and shorts!? Thanks :biggrin:
  7. Hi All, I have applied Skill Select - 189 subclass migration visa from Singapore. I have been asked to go for Medicals by case officer. I called medical panels in Singapore and gave my TRN number them to verify and book the appointment. Unfortunately, none of the panel is able to find my TRN in their system. What should I do now? (I have requested case office to provide HAP-ID 5 days back, but I have not received any response from her so far.). Please guide me. I am also not able to select medical Panel from "Arranging Health....", I am getting below error -> Warning Your request can not be processed this time. Please try again later, I am trying on this link since last 6 days but it's behaving the same... Really it's frustrating.. (EOI- 03/09/2012, CO assigned - 3/11/2012.)
  8. Hi - does anyone know if we are required to obtain a Singapore visitor visa/pass for a 2 day stop over on way to Oz ? Thanks in advance for any help. Michele & Ian
  9. Guest

    Flying to WA

    Hi, Just been granted my WHV and plan to fly out in January 2013. I am thinking of staying a few days to stop off before I get to Perth. Any advice would be great. I am thinking of stopping in either Thailand, malaysia, singapore or hong kong. I am quite flexible about it all and have looked into flights, accommodation etc. cheers, Ian.
  10. > Thank you for your email. > > Please be advised, if you hold an unused/unstamped/not validated migrant visa that specifically states that you are permitted to remain in Australia indefinitely / permanently, you will then be entitled to the double baggage allowance (40 kilos, per passenger). > > The double baggage allowance will only be granted when you check in at the airport when this visa is sighted and checked that it has also not been travelled on before, this has to be the first time it is being used. > > You can have as many items of checked luggage as you wish provided: > > The total combined weight of all the items put together does not exceed your total checked allowances > No single item of baggage exceeds 32 kilos in weight, as a health and safety requirement > > If you are not holding the correct visa mentioned above at check-in, then you will be entitled to the standard free checked baggage allowance of 20 kilos per passenger. > > Yours Sincerely, Hi all, Yesterday I emailed Singapore airlines to double check that we will get 40kg of baggage allowance when we fly to oz. We just bought a regular one way ticket, we bought it online. I also spoke to them yesterday - to request this email confirmation, and they said I didn't even need the email, that the check in staff would automatically grant the extra on seeing the visa, but it is nice to have something to wave under their noses just in case! Anyway I just thought I would pop their reply in here, for all to see. X >
  11. The Pom Queen

    Singapore to Cairns Direct Flights

    Direct flights from Singapore to Cairns are set to resume after a six-year hiatus. The last direct flight from Singapore to Cairns was operated by the Qantas-owned Australian Airlines in June 2006. An announcement will be made at the state government’s Destination Q conference in the far north Queensland city next week and it is understood that Jetstar will operate the new flight. Tourism Tropical North Queensland chief Rob Giason says there’s been a lot of speculation the service might resume. “I’m not aware of any pending announcement but we’ve been working to re-develop a direct link with Singapore, it’s certainly one of our key goals in aviation,” he told AAP. Mr Giason said direct flights from the tourist hub would bring immense benefits. “Not only for the opportunity of linking with Europe and the UK, but also the growing Chinese and Indian markets,” he said. Mr Giason would welcome government support of the service initially, as “stimulus” to get the market moving. Queensland Tourism Minister Jann Stuckey says the government’s $8 million attracting aviation investment fund is wooing a number of new airlines and working on expanding existing services. “Discussions with Jetstar are ongoing and therefore commercial confidence remains in place,” she told AAP on Monday. “However, the government is hopeful of a positive outcome.” Jetstar would not confirm an announcement was pending. “Jetstar is often assessing different route options as part of our growing network and we never add weight to one option over another by commenting on speculation about where we might fly next,” it said.
  12. Guest

    Penal Clearance from Singapore

    Hi, all. I have stayed in Singapore between Jul 2007 and Jan 2009 thus I need a penal clearance from there for my 856 application. It is shown on Singapore Police website that a Penal Clearance is only available for Singaporean Citizen which I am not. I have sent the print out of the website with a Statutory Declaration to DIAC and advised by the C/O that it is not enough. She wants the penal clearance and even provides me an appeal letter. I tried to call and email police in Singapore but no one answers/replies. Just wondering whether there is anyone have had the same thing happened and how to solve it
  13. The OH and I are getting busy planning our trip out to Oz next year and are hoping to treat ourselves to a 4 or 5 night stopover in Singapore along the way. We've looked at quite few hotels but two that tickle our fancy are the Pan Pacific and Conrad Centennial. Trip Advisor speaks pretty highly of these, I just wondered if any PIO members had any personal experiences with either - or if anyone had any other suggestions. Looks like there's plenty to see and do in 4 days but does anyone have any recommendations for things to do in Singapore whilst we're there that we might have missed? Also, taxis to and from the city - are they fairly easy and cheap to get or is there a better way (assuming our hotel doesn't have a transfer service)? Cheers all! The excitement's building now - I've just told my boss I'm off next year... :shocked:
  14. I thought I would commence a thread on Singapore Airlines, it would be great if members could also add their wealth of knowledge to the thread also.. and update where applicable. http://www.singaporeair.com/SAA-flow.form?execution=e1s1 Joining KrisFlyer https://www.singaporeair.com/en_UK/ppsclub-krisflyer/registration-form/ Babies and Children Seat Policy... Please see the end of this post A380 Seating Configeration.. http://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Singapore_Air/Singapore_Air_Airbus_A380.php Special Needs @ Changi Airport http://www.changiairport.com/at-changi/facilities-and-services/special-needs THE WORLD'S 5-STAR AIRPORTS Hong Kong International Seoul Incheon Singapore Changi Airport Ambassador Transit Hotels If you are transiting in Singapore Changi Airport, you can check the flight information displays at the airport for details of the departure terminal of your connecting flights. Information is also available at the Transfer Desks located at the departure transit areas. Transit Hotel For a short rest after a long flight, just book a room at the Transit Hotels if you are transiting in Terminal 1, 2 or 3. You don't have to clear Immigration to get to the hotels. Terminal 1 - Tel: (65) 6542 5538 (is being upgraded until the end of 2011) Terminal 2 - Tel: (65) 6542 8122 Terminal 3 - Tel: (65) 6507 9788 Visit the Transit Hotel webpage. http://www.harilelahospitality.com/transit_hotel_roomrates.html Exchange rates .... http://www.xe.com/ucc/ All Prices here are quoted in Singapore Dollars and conversion rate to be found in the above link Connecting to different terminals Customers connecting to flights at another terminal may use the Skytrain to get to the next terminal. The Skytrain operates from 5.00am to 2.30am daily. During non-operating hours, passengers can use the free shuttle bus to travel between terminals. Please refer to map below for more details. Swimming Pool Location Operating Hours Terminal 1, Departure Transit Lounge Level 3, Ambassador Transit Hotel Tel: (65) 6542 5538 0700hrs to 2300hrs daily Charge SGD $13.91 nett for non-hotel guests. Price for use is inclusive of pool usage, shower, basic toiletries and a non-alcoholic drink. (Approx. GBP 6.96) Swimming Pool Enjoy the relaxing ambience of the Balinese-themed swimming pool and poolside area operated by Harilela Hospitality Pte Ltd. Passengers staying at the Ambassador Transit Hotel may use the pool and jacuzzi for free. Otherwise, a small fee of $13.91 is charged to non-residents for the use of the swimming pool and jacuzzi, including the use of the shower facilities, a towel and a complimentary non-alcoholic drink from the bar. Showers Just arrived from a long-haul flight? Pamper yourself with a well-deserved shower. Locations Operating Hours Terminal 1, Departure Transit Lounge Level 3, Ambassador Transit Hotel Tel: (65) 6542 5538 24hrs Terminal 2, Departure Transit Lounge Level 3, Ambassador Transit Lounge Tel: (65) 6214 1778 24hrs Terminal 3, Departure Transit Lounge Level 3, Ambassador Transit Lounge Tel: (65) 6507 9798 24hrs Charge SGD $8.56 nett for non-hotel guests Price for use is inclusive of basic toiletries and a non-alcoholic drink. (Approx GBP 4.30) Gymnasium Work out how you want, when you want right here at our well-equipped gymnasium. Locations Operating Hours Terminal 1, Departure Transit Lounge Level 3, Ambassador Transit Hotel Tel: (65) 6542 5538 24hrs Terminal 2, Departure Transit Lounge Level 3, Ambassador Transit Lounge Tel: (65) 6214 1778 24hrs Terminal 3, Departure Transit Lounge Level 3, Ambassador Transit Lounge Tel: (65) 6507 9798 24hrs Price for use is inclusive of shower, basic toiletries and a non-alcoholic drink. Transpa (Massage, Hair & Nails Be revitalized and set off in style for your next destination, with Transpa’s wide range of massage, hair, nail and beauty services at affordable rates. Locations Operating Hours Terminal 2, Departure Transit Lounge South, Level 3, Ambassador Transit Hotel Tel: (65) 6542 2849 1100hrs to 2100hrs daily Terminal 3, Departure Transit Lounge, Level 3, Ambassador Transit Lounge Tel: (65) 6507 9798 1100hrs to 2100hrs daily My Foot Reflexology My Foot Reflexology is a massage center which offers therapeutic massages to the traveller before flights. Relax and de-stress away your physical and mental fatigue with nationally certified therapists with massages that help to ease away discomfort, aches and tiredness.... this can be located @ ... Terminal 3 Departure Transit Lounge Opening Hours : 6.00am - 1.00am Tel : (65) 6242 9110 After immigration Fish Spa & Reflexology Fish Spa & Reflexology offers you traditional therapies handed down from generation to generation, to fun and refreshing fish spa treatments. Soak in the relaxing ambience, breath-taking views and incredible services. This is the perfect pit stop for your travel journey. Fish Spa & Reflexology is the place to relax, unwind, be pampered, nurtured and to put your mind, body and soul in the perfect balance. Relax. Refresh. Rejuvenate. This can be located @ .... Terminal 1 Departure Transit Lounge Opening Hours : 24 hours Tel : (65) 6542 8308 After immigration The Ultimate Spa Foot reflexology, full body massages and facials as well as manicures and pedicures for the well-heeled traveller are offered here. Whether you are looking for moments of therapeutic massage bliss or for a quick beauty fix while on transit, stop by for the ultimate spa experience. This can be located @... Terminal 2 Departure Transit Lounge Opening Hours : 5:30am - 1.00am Tel : (65) 6542 0885 Email : daphne@theultimate.com.sg After immigration Satisfy your cocoa cravings Changi’s Guylian Belgium Chocolate Café (Terminal 3) is chock-a-block with cocoa-filled treats, from hot chocolate to truffles and cakes. It’s also the only Guylian café to spring up at an airport, serving the sweet stuff 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Medical Services If you feel unwell or require medical assistance while at Changi Airport, you may go to the following clinics, located at: Terminal 1 Raffles Medical Group at Departure Transit Lounge West, Level 2 For more information, you can call (65) 6543 1113 Operating hours: 24 hours daily Terminal 2 Raffles Medical Group at Departure Transit Lounge North, Level 2 For more information, you can call (65) 6546 3815 Operating hours: 6.00am - Midnight Raffles Medical Group at Basement South, Public Area For more information, you can call (65) 6543 1118 Operating hours: Monday to Friday: 8.30am – 5.30pm Terminal 3 Raffles Medical Group at Departure Transit Lounge North, Level 2 For more information, you can call (65) 6241 8333 Operating hours: 6.00am - Midnight Raffles Medical Group at Basement 2 South, Public Area For more information, you can call (65) 6241 8818 Operating hours: 24 hours daily In case of emergency, you can contact the Raffles Medical Group Emergency Hotline at (65) 6543 2223 Pharmacies Pharmacies catering to your prescription needs are located at: Terminal 1 Guardian Pharmacy at Departure Transit Lounge East, Level 2 Terminal 2 Watsons at Departure Transit Lounge North, Level 2 Watsons at Departure Check-in Hall North, Public Area, Level 2 Terminal 3 Watsons at Departure Transit Lounge South, Level 2 Watsons at B2 Mall North, Basement 2 Mobility aids We offer a range of services for passengers who require special assistance. Read on for the services offered and contact us if you need assistance with any of the services outlined here. We recommend that you make your travel plans early to enable us to serve you better. Wheelchair, mobility aids and assistive devices If you require the use of wheelchairs (both manual and electric) or mobility aids (canes, crutches, walkers, mobility scooters etc.), please make your travel plans as early as possible. Please note that the carriage of assistive devices does not count towards your free baggage allowance. Our aircraft are also designed to accommodate your basic needs. They are all equipped with an onboard wheelchair that can be used to shuttle between the seat and the lavatory and have wheelchair-friendly lavatories. Our seats also have movable armrests to facilitate the transfer between the onboard wheelchair and the seat. Please note that we will not be able to offer you seats at the emergency exit row and seats on the upper deck of the Boeing 747-400 aircraft. Butterfly Garden Terminal 3 Departure Transit Lounge, Level 2 The world's first Butterfly Garden in an airport is designed as a tropical butterfly habitat with a profusion of flowering plants, lush greenery and a 6 metre grotto-waterfall. You will see different tropical butterflies species during the different seasons of the year. Visit the educational corners within the garden to gain a deeper understanding of butterflies. Individual enclosures let you witness the breeding and feeding of butterflies at close range. You'll be amazed by the transformation of butterflies from pupae, preparing to take their first flight in the Emergence Enclosure! The garden is also home to a collection of 200 carnivorous or insectivorous plants from about 30 species of Nepenthes - tropical pitcher plants from Southeast Asia, especially Singapore. These plants have adapted to growing in nutrient-poor soils by evolving ways of trapping and ‘feeding' on insects and small animals to obtain nutrients. Cactus Garden Terminal 1 Departure Transit Lounge, Level 3 This award-winning garden showcases more than 40 species of cacti and succulents from Africa and the Americas. Have an out-of-the world experience in this forest of surreal plants like the Golden Barrels, Silver Touch, Oldman Cactus, towering Prickly-Pear and giant bottle shaped Club-Foot trees. There is also a collection of massive prehistoric Cycads, towering Euphorbia's and tree-like Dracaenas. Fern Garden & Koi Pond Terminal 2 Departure Transit Lounge, Level 2 Be wowed by the giant Tasmanian tree ferns - Dicksonia Antarctica, which is probably a survivor of the dinosaur era and are known to live for more than 400 years! Landscaped together with tropical tree ferns from the oldest rainforests in the world, the garden also features a wide range of unique ferns like the Birds' Nest Fern, Elephant Fern, Fish-tail Fern, Rabbit-foot Fern and Staghorn Ferns. Be refreshed by the cool green freshness of ferns and swirling waters of the Koi Pond teeming with graceful koi. Orchid Garden & Koi Pond Terminal 2 Departure Transit Lounge (Level 2) Exploding fireworks of colours greet visitors to the Orchid Garden from the massed display of tropical and temperate orchids; colours also reflected in the bright orange, red and yellow koi in the pond. The garden features Spider Orchids, Singapore’s famous and enduring hybrid Butterfly Orchids and the fabulous Moth Orchids from the Orchid Island of Taiwan, displayed in a natural setting of rocks or cascading from aged driftwood in a lush tropical landscape of towering Foxtail Palms and unique foliage plants. The garden also features a changing exhibit of rare orchids and seasonal display of Singapore's National Flower - the Vanda Miss Joaquim and Changi Airport's very own - the Dendrobium Changi Airport. Sunflower & Light Garden @ T2 Terminal 2 Departure Transit Lounge, Level 3 It's a sunflower garden by day and then voila! a light-themed garden by night! This is the newly revamped Sunflower Garden at Terminal 2 Departure Transit Lounge, Level 3. Reopened on 16 March 2010 with new design features and walkways, it also boasts new lighting effects and illuminating fixtures to transform the Garden into a Light-themed garden by night (7.00pm - 7.00am, daily). Some of the new exciting features include: Firefly Lights which replicate a "firefly" effect at the garden Illuminated Bamboo Walkthrough featuring bamboo-cast structures placed on both sides of the pathway Award-winning "Aura Seating System" - Aesthetically pleasing and structurally innovative curvy chairs designed for ultimate comfort Custom Designed Lighted Seats placed around the Graden to provide a total visual experience Smoking Areas If you wish to smoke, you can make your way to any one of our Smoking Areas located at: Terminal 1 Departure Transit Lounge West, Level 3 Terminal 2 Departure Transit Lounge North and South, Level 2 Terminal 3 Departure Transit Lounge North and South, Level 2 Outdoor Smoking Area, opposite gate B10, Level 2 Outdoor Smoking Area, next to gate A21, Level 2 Outdoor Smoking Area, next to Silver Kris Lounge, Level 3 Smoking Bars.. See Post 10.. Harry's Bar (Courtesy of Pablo) Children's Playground A place suitable for children aged from 1 to 12 to have moments of fun. This play area is located at: Terminal 1 Departure Transit Lounge West, Level 3 Terminal 2 Next to Family Zone at Departure Transit Lounge North, Level 2 Terminal 3 Next to SATS Special Service Lounge at Departure Transit Lounge Central, Level 2 Outside gate holdroom A16 - A20 at Departure Transit Lounge South, Level 2 Next to water fountain at B2 Mall, Public area Fun for the Kids http://www.changiairport.com/at-changi/entertainment-lifestyle/changi-aviation-gallery Singkids Playsystem Rain or shine, kids can have an endless supply of fun at Singkids Playsystem. The little ones can explore every nook and cranny of this indoor playground, with movable equipments aimed to provide a more exciting and dynamic play environment. Other popular attractions include the Waterfall Tunnel, Spinning Palm Tree, Dancing Balloon and Sky Rider.. this can be located @ ...... Terminal 3 B2 Mall Opening Hours : 11.00am - 11.00pm Games galore Changi airport offers LAN and console games on the Xbox 360 or Playstation 3 at no charge. Plus, in Terminal 2, there are music corners where you can listen to your favourite tunes in comfortable booths. Plane spotter heaven? As well as an close-up view of aircraft pacing down the runway, Changi’s Aviation Gallery, which opened in April this year, has hands-on interactive displays and offers an insightful behind-the-scenes look into the airport’s bustling operations. A nice touch are the 600 miniature aircraft hanging from the ceiling to show the number of flights handled at the airport each day. (Level 3, Terminal 2 Public Area). 3D Xperience Zone The 3D Xperience Zone is specially designed to be a full interactive experience of cutting-edge design combined with technology, which will amaze and entertain you. Check out the latest Samsung Galaxy Technology showcase featuring the latest and most exciting 3D content and games in the market. Be entertained with a large format display screen, 3D TV, free Internet surfing kiosks, 3D gaming stations, custom built-in speaker seats, and more. There are also fun photo-me kiosks, where you can take a self-portrait and share them via email. Have fun adorning your photos with specially created templates featuring Singaporean icons, making them priceless souvenirs of Singapore and Changi Airport. The 3D Xperience Zone is located at Terminal 2's transit area behind Lee Hwa Diamond Gallery. Movie Theatre Die-hard movie fans will find the Movie Theatres in Terminals 2 & 3 the best place to relax when in transit at Changi Airport. You can enjoy movies of different genres at Terminal 3 or the latest movie screenings on Star Movies at Terminal 2. These screenings are available free of charge for your viewing pleasure. These entertainment hubs are open 24 hours daily and are located at: Terminal 2 Near the Sunflower Garden at Departure Transit Lounge South, Level 3 Terminal 3 Near the Ambassador Transit Lounge at Departure Transit Lounge North, Level 3 Internet Services Staying connected is easy at Changi Airport, with many free and paid options available at all our Terminals. If you have a laptop, simply plug in to our numerous dial-up PC Connection or Ethernet LAN points for free access. You can also use our Free Internet Corners for a quick internet session. If you prefer to surf on the go, you can enjoy free wireless broadband (up to 1Mbps) with Wireless@SG. Simply choose Wireless@SG as your network ID (SSID) and register for an account, and you'll get your password on your Singapore-registered mobile phone. You can also drop by any Information Counter for a temporary account. With your Wireless@SG account, you can enjoy free broadband internet at hotspots throughout Singapore. Recommended Transfer Experiences With our exciting array of facilities, services, shops and dining offerings, you will definitely find something that meets your needs and guarantee an unforgettable transfer experience. Here's our recommendations based on your transit dwell time at Changi Airport. 2 to 3 hours Surf the Internet or send out some emails with FREE Internet services (15 mins) Enjoy a stroll in the world's first Butterfly Garden in an airport at Terminal 3 (20 mins) Get a FREE foot massage at the Foot and Calf Massage Stations (15 minutes) Pick up fantastic gifts from a wide selection of souvenirs, toys, fashion and books (30 mins) Grab a light and healthy meal at Quick Bites (30 mins) 3 to 4 hours Try out a fish micro-massage therapy at the Fish Spa & Reflexology (30 mins) Refresh with a quick shower (20 mins) Have a go at the FREE Xbox 360 and PlayStation® 3 games at the Entertainment Deck (30 mins) Shop at the wide selection of fashion labels, gift choices and lifestyle brands (1 hour) Enjoy delicious gourmet dining at our wide range of restaurants (45 mins) More than 5 hours Join a FREE Singapore Tour and take in the sights and sounds of Singapore, as well as get a glimpse into Singapore’s ethnic heritage and tourist attractions. (2 hours) Try out the various cuisine from local, Asian and international dining outlets in the airport (45 mins) Don't miss out on some great buys from our wide range of duty-free products (1 hour) Catch a nap at one of our quiet Rest Areas or check into a napping facility (1 hour http://www.changiairport.com/at-changi/internet-and-business-services/internet-services Visa Requiements for Singapore. Please check your nationality status http://singapore.visahq.com/ VISA APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR ENTRY INTO SINGAPORE FOR UK AND IRELAND British and Irish passport holders do not require visas to visit Singapore for a stay of less than one month, if they have a passport valid for at least 6 months beyond the departure date from Singapore, a confirmed onward return ticket and sufficient funds for their stay in Singapore. Left Luggage Facilities...http://www.changiairport.com/at-changi/facilities-and-services/baggage-services SIA Hop-on bus Boarding Pass Privileges Enjoy complimentary unlimited rides on the SIA Hop-on bus on the Singapore Stopover Holidays (Hotels + Transfers + Attractions). The SIA Hop-on bus is an air-conditioned tourist bus service that lets you hop on and off at any designated stop, allowing you to explore Singapore at your own pace. Now, with the Sentosa Rider, visiting Sentosa has never been easier! Operating from 9am to 9pm daily, this bus service allows you to hop on and hop off at designated stops within walking distance of ethnic districts, major attractions, shopping malls, restaurants and entertainment hot-spots. Handy onboard maps enable you to embark on a personal adventure of discovery on foot and rejoin the bus whenever you please. Free Singapore Tour If you are transiting in Singapore and have at least 5 hours to spare before your connecting flight, you can register for a 2 hour sightseeing tour of Singapore, with a choice of a Colonial Tour or Cultural Tour. Registration is based on first-come-first-serve basis and are subject to entry visa requirements stipulated by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority. Certain conditions apply. Registration timing and operating hours Tour timings 7.00am to 3.15pm, daily (Terminal 2) 7.00am to 3.00pm, daily (Terminal 3)9.00am, 11.00am, 1.00pm, 3.00pm, 4.00pm (All tours are conducted in English) Swing by any of our Free Singapore Tour booth located at: Terminal 2 Near the escalators to North Arrival Immigration and Skytrain station at Departure Transit Lounge North, Level 2 Terminal 3 Next to Transfer Lounge B at Departure Transit Lounge North, Level 2 Note: If you are at Terminal 1, please proceed to Terminal 2 for registration. *Please see Post No 37 for Frequently Asked Questions At Changi Airport SINGAPORE AIRWAYS CHILDREN POLICY Do I need to reserve a seat for my infant? Children up to two years old (24 months), are not required to have their own seat. You must, however, inform Singapore Airlines that you will be traveling with an infant on your lap. Only one lap child is allowed per adult. If one adult is traveling with more than one infant under two years of age, contact Singapore Airlines as special arrangements are required. You can also choose to purchase a seat for your infant as long as you have the proper child restraint device. Will I pay for my infant to travel domestically? Contact Singapore Airlines for more information. Will I pay for my infant to travel internationally? Yes, a child under two years old (24 months) is usually charged 10% of an adult fare plus taxes, even if the infant will be on the lap of another passenger for the flight. What if my child turns two on the trip; will I have to buy a ticket for the return flight? Yes, a ticket will have to be purchased for any flight on which the infant will be over two years old. What types of child restraint devices are allowed? The use of booster seats is prohibited. Approved car-type child seats may be used for children under three years but not less than six months of age. The seat must be forward facing and can be secured to an aircraft passenger seat by means of an aircraft safety belt. It must also be approved under one of the following foreign airworthiness authority / government standards: United Kingdom (UK) Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the United States of America as meeting the Technical Standard Order TSO-C100b; or seats that have two markings: “This Restraint is Certified for Use in Motor Vehicles and Aircraft" in red lettering and “This seat conforms to all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS)". European Safety Standard requirements of United Nations ECE Regulation 44 (UN/ECE 44). Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (CMVSS) No. 213 titled “Child Restraint Systems" or CMVSS No. 213.1 titled “Infant Seating and Restraint Systems". Australian/New Zealand design standard AS/NZS 1754 for infant car seats. Child harness approved by FAA is also accepted for use on the aircraft. However, not all models may be fitted on our First and Business Class seats. You may wish to contact our Singapore Airlines office for more details. Manufacturing standards and instructions must be provided by the customer to our ground staff and crew for reference. Usage of child car seat and child harness on board is subject to all child safety seat requirements. Both cannot be installed on seats in the emergency exit rows as well as the rows immediately before and after it. What infant amenities are available on the aircraft I'll be flying (i.e. bassinets, diaper changing tables)? Infant amenities vary by aircraft. When you're on the airplane page, look for the Infant Amenity Icon. If it is present, clicking on it will tell you what infant services are available on that airplane. If you do not see it, infant amenities are not offered on that aircraft. You can always contact Singapore Airlines for more information. While a limited number of bassinets are available on board on a first-come, first-served basis, Singapore Airlines recommends that you request a bassinet upon booking to assure easy travel with your infants. The dimensions of the bassinets are 768 L x 298 W x 158 H (mm). Bassinets can support a maximum weight of 14kg. Can I sit in the exit row with my infant? Lap children and infant seats are not allowed in exit rows. In fact, no one under the age of 15 is allowed in the exit rows.
  15. We are emigrating to Queensland via Singapore for 3 days in Feb......last time i went to Singapore i went to a hotel information desk inside the airport and just found a hotel through them and they were very helpful.....does anyone know if that desk is still there ? dont really want to just turn up after a long flight and not have anywhere to stay......:err::wub:
  16. Hi all, ok, things coming along here and a little less stressed now everything got packed up by John Masons last week, as you may know we (wife & kids 3&12) fly to Oz on 8th Jan 2012 with a 2 night stopover in Singapore (universal studios visit, got to be done !!!) this is my intentions but not sure if I can do it this way so would like some help if you can, cheers - Fly from Man to Singapore arriving on 9th @ 07:55am in terminal 2 - check in all baggage, all but 1 of cases that we will use in Singapore, at left luggage - spend 2 full days in Singapore - book in at Transit hotel at approx 4:00pm on 11th Jan so we can have a rest prior to our flight at 01:00am on 12th Jan from Terminal 3 to Perth - Arrive in Perth @ 06:20am on 12th Jan all fresh and ready to go !!!!! !!!!!! Now it got me thinking last night when i was looking at the transit hotel and where it is, in the departures transit hall........... - What terminal would be best to leave the left luggage so easier when back in airport and leaving to Perth? - would we have to check in first with the airline? - can we do this with bags at 4:00pm or take the bags to the transit hotel and check in when desk opens? - what would be the situation with immigration at Singapore and going through etc...where are the hotels situated? any ideas ????? thanks Gary -
  17. Hi there My husbands company have just booked our flights and we are flying Quantas to Singapore and then on to Brisbane in Feb next yr. Does anyone know the baggage allowance for 1 way tickets ? and any info on Quantas ( are they ok compared to Emirates and Singapore airlines )?:wub:
  18. Im sorry but are some people so naive, it's well known you get ripped off in these types of places:no: SINGAPORE - How does one end up paying more than $2,000 for an item that costs only about $900? Filipino client support executive Nicholas Frias, 23, who visited Singapore last month, did. He paid $2,106 for the 64GB iPad 2 with Wi-Fi to a shop in Sim Lim Square. Mr Frias, who arrived in Singapore on June 20, first went to other malls but found that they were sold out He then went to Sim Lim Square around 4pm on June 25. He was, at first, delighted to find out that the 64GB iPad 2 at Mobile Evolution LLP cost $890, before taxes. The same model is priced at $928 at the online Apple Store. The salesman, Eric, then charged Mr Frias another $68 for taxes, and asked $958 for the device. Mr Frias agreed to pay another $28.90 for a warranty which came with a free case and screen protector. Eric then left the shop and returned 10 minutes later with a $1,148 bill that shocked Mr Frias. Apparently, the huge bill was for coverage for two years and the $28.90 quoted was the monthly premium. That added up to a total of $693.60, still $454.40 short of the $1,148 charged. The shop did not state what the additional $454.40 was charged to at that point. They also refused to reduce the warranty period when Mr Frias asked for it. In shock and not wanting to cause any trouble, Mr Frias just signed for it. He ended up paying a total of $2,106.
  19. bensdad

    Flights With Singapore Airlines

    Hi Just thought i'd share this, was originally planning to fly 6th Dec however we are now booked on 28th Nov and saved £500!!! Details as follows: Manchester - Singapore with 1 hour layover in Munich 2 hours stop over Singapore - Perth Also preferred seating booked for an additional £32 each Grand Total £1292 Well happy with that!
  20. The Pom Queen

    Singapore Transit Hotel

    Does anyone know if you have to be in transit to use them. We have to be out of our room at 12 pm the day we fly home but we don't fly until midnight and check in isn't until 8pm, so we are going to be exhausted and have the luggage.
  21. Hi guys, I'm not sure if any one would be able to help me. My CO recently contacted me and told me to get my documents ready for my the processing of my 485 visa. I was really happy and thought wow end of visa nightmare and I can apply for my 885 soon! Little did I know that 1) the finger prints that I needed for my Singaporean Police clearance expired a while ago and 2)Fingerprints can no longer be done at my local police station and has to be booked through a central hotline!! So anyways to cut a long story short, the next appointment is in a months time in Ballarat and it takes a month on the Singaporean end to get my police clearance sorted. I was just wondering if anyone has been through a situation like that and how it was resolved with the Singaporean police! Im so lost and desperate! Pls advise! ljwalvin
  22. Hiya, we are flying with SIA into Sydney and then have a ticket booked to Hobart with Virgin blue - it was bought in conjunction with the SIA ticket so is a through fare. Just wondering though does anyone know what the policy for transferring from the international to domestic terminal is? I've flown with Qantas before and transferred through and they put you on their own free shuttle service but wasn't sure if Singapore and Virgin have this type of thing in place and I can't seem to find it no matter how much I google! I'm just starting to panic and want to be as prepared as I can be because of course we will have loads of luggage with us, a bike and also my 18 month old and pram! Thanks so much for your help in advance! xx
  23. i have a spouses visa and read that I was entitled to 40 K Luggage allowance travelling from Heathrow to Perth I received this reply to an email asking for confirmation This is a courtesy email to advise you of the migrant baggage policy for Australia Kindly be advised, if you hold an unused/unstamped/not validated migrant visa that specifically states that you are permitted to remain in Australia indefinitely / permanently, you will then be entitled to additional baggage allowance of 20 kilos, per passenger (adult & child from London/Manchester only). This additional baggage allowance is only granted on your first use of the visa hence our requirement for it to be unstamped, the visa will be verified by our check-in staff on your day of departure. You can have as many items of checked luggage as you wish provided: The total combined weight of all the items put together does not exceed your total checked allowances No single item of baggage exceeds 32 kilos in weight, as a health and safety requirement If you are not holding the correct visa mentioned above at check-in, then you will be entitled to the standard free checked baggage allowance of 20 kilos per passenger. The excess baggage charge London/Manchester to Australia is SGD80.00 per kilo equivalent to GBP40.00 approximately. We hope the above information helps with your enquiry. Thank you for your interest in flying Singapore Airlines. My husband and children who also emigrated to OZ with me only had a 20K allowance as they had Australian passports and not a permanent visa, I took my visa and the email as shown above and wasnt asked to provide proof as the computer showed that I had the visa. My family all had approx 23K in the suitcases the check in pointed out we were over but let us through with no extra charge. The cases we took as personal luggage weighed about 10K and should have b een 7K no one weighed or measured the size of these cases at Heathrow or Singapore. We were very lucky as a guy in the next check in was told to take out 4K that he was over or pay the excess.One unfortunate passenger got the weight allocation wrong and ended up paying 300 pounds for her second suitcase, Be careful and be prepared to pay if you go over.Good luck
  24. Guest

    Singapore Airlines ticket

    I've just been checking the details on our electronic ticket receipt and all our forenames and middle names have been put together. Does anyone know if this is normal or will cause us any problems? Thanks
  25. JoandJon

    Singapore online check-in????

    OK, I'm stumped.. Got an email last night to tell me online checkin is open for my flight (SQ321 Sunday night from LHR, then SQ227 from SIN) It's supposed to be open 48hrs before flying - yep it's less than that, for the first leg anyway! But it won't let me check in yet - despite getting the email.... It is because the 2nd leg isn't open for checkin yet and I've got to do the two together? Or is there a bug in the website atm?