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Postby HCAFC » Thu, 24 Feb 2011 3:39 am

Hi, could anyone who is familiar with transferring between terminals at Singapore please offer some advice.

We are arriving into terminal 1 at 16:15 hrs and then connect to a flight from the budget terminal at 18:30 hrs. Bearing in mind that we will have to wait for our luggage and then check in again for the second flight, are we cutting it fine in terms of the time in between or should we be ok?

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 24 Feb 2011 4:32 am

Assuming the inbound flight is on time you should be fine. I expect there is a transfer bus from T1 to the Budget Terminal, but frankly for the short distance involved I'd hop in a cab.

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Postby Plavt » Thu, 24 Feb 2011 6:56 am

Should things be as efficient as when I lasted visited (I have no reason to believe otherwise) your luggage will be waiting for you or won't be very long to say the least.

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 24 Feb 2011 7:03 am

Plavt wrote:Should things be as efficient as when I lasted visited (I have no reason to believe otherwise) your luggage will be waiting for you or won't be very long to say the least.


Yep agreed.

p.s. Did you know last time I visited SG (Oct/09) there were no F&B outlets in any of the terminals (street-side) that served alcohol!

Call that a 1st world airport!?

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Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 24 Feb 2011 7:40 am

JR8 wrote:
Plavt wrote:Should things be as efficient as when I lasted visited (I have no reason to believe otherwise) your luggage will be waiting for you or won't be very long to say the least.


Yep agreed.

p.s. Did you know last time I visited SG (Oct/09) there were no F&B outlets in any of the terminals (street-side) that served alcohol!

Call that a 1st world airport!?


You can buy beer in the minimart.

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 24 Feb 2011 7:48 am

Strong Eagle wrote:
JR8 wrote:
Plavt wrote:Should things be as efficient as when I lasted visited (I have no reason to believe otherwise) your luggage will be waiting for you or won't be very long to say the least.


Yep agreed.

p.s. Did you know last time I visited SG (Oct/09) there were no F&B outlets in any of the terminals (street-side) that served alcohol!

Call that a 1st world airport!?


You can buy beer in the minimart.


Sorry read: Oct/10.

Yes Cheers convenience store sells Stella which is a lovely beer. But... the wonder is SG hasn't one single street-side bar.


p.s. blimey even Cairo airport has one.

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Postby x9200 » Thu, 24 Feb 2011 8:11 am

There was a downsized Coldstorage in T1 or T2 so I guess it should be a bit more than Stella.

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Postby nakatago » Thu, 24 Feb 2011 8:16 am

@op, there is a monorail service between terminals and it's a very short trip. You can check the airport website for details

Edit: I just read budget terminal. There is a regularly timed, free bus service between terminal 2 and the budget terminal. The monorail is for terminals 1-3. As long as you don't dawdle, you'll be fine. There is a danger of running out of time, though so just try to be efficient.

There's a san miguel beer kiosk in the budget departure terminal. I don't really check it out since I'm headed for the source country when I use the budget terminal.
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Postby JR8 » Thu, 24 Feb 2011 8:19 am

x9200 wrote:There was a downsized Coldstorage in T1 or T2 so I guess it should be a bit more than Stella.


I'm not a tramp! :) I wanna go to a bar and have a glass of wine and food. Is that too much to ask from a 1st world country?

Look at it like this. You arrive in SG and are en route to another SE Asian destination with a transfer in a few hours.

Your flights and luggage are point to point, so you cannot linger air-side. Then street-side you have a few hours and time for dinner.... and what do you find, Killiney Coffee and a few stale buns or fried rice and tea? I maintain that that is really quite amazingly poor service for an airport that rates itself so highly.

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 24 Feb 2011 8:23 am

nakatago wrote:@op, there is a monorail service between terminals and it's a very short trip. You can check the airport website for details


But not to the budget terminal...
http://www.changiairport.com/getting-ar ... l-transfer

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Postby nakatago » Thu, 24 Feb 2011 8:25 am

JR8 wrote:
nakatago wrote:@op, there is a monorail service between terminals and it's a very short trip. You can check the airport website for details


But not to the budget terminal...
http://www.changiairport.com/getting-ar ... l-transfer


Corrected above. Typing on a phone's a pain.

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Postby x9200 » Thu, 24 Feb 2011 8:28 am

JR8 wrote:
x9200 wrote:There was a downsized Coldstorage in T1 or T2 so I guess it should be a bit more than Stella.


I'm not a tramp! :) I wanna go to a bar and have a glass of wine and food. Is that too much to ask from a 1st world country?

Ok, ok, easy :)

Look at it like this. You arrive in SG and are en route to another SE Asian destination with a transfer in a few hours.

Your flights and luggage are point to point, so you cannot linger air-side. Then street-side you have a few hours and time for dinner.... and what do you find, Killiney Coffee and a few stale buns or fried rice and tea? I maintain that that is really quite amazingly poor service for an airport that rates itself so highly.

Changi Village is not far away and not bad at all :)
I am curious what would they do if you bought the wine in CS and tried to drink it in one of this street side bars. Would it be the matter or airport security or a bit smaller caliber.

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 24 Feb 2011 8:38 am

x9200 wrote:
JR8 wrote:
x9200 wrote:There was a downsized Coldstorage in T1 or T2 so I guess it should be a bit more than Stella.


I'm not a tramp! :) I wanna go to a bar and have a glass of wine and food. Is that too much to ask from a 1st world country?

Ok, ok, easy :)

Look at it like this. You arrive in SG and are en route to another SE Asian destination with a transfer in a few hours.

Your flights and luggage are point to point, so you cannot linger air-side. Then street-side you have a few hours and time for dinner.... and what do you find, Killiney Coffee and a few stale buns or fried rice and tea? I maintain that that is really quite amazingly poor service for an airport that rates itself so highly.

Changi Village is not far away and not bad at all :)
I am curious what would they do if you bought the wine in CS and tried to drink it in one of this street side bars. Would it be the matter or airport security or a bit smaller caliber.


Ok I'm running with a theme now :) But note all the smilies... yah?

I reckon if your are an ang-mo/mat salleh, they wouldn't touch you if you did a take in. Why would they, they're kids on $3 an hour, what the hell do they care.

Point is though, it's not exactly high class is it?

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Postby HCAFC » Thu, 24 Feb 2011 9:04 am

Erm, thanks for all of your input, much appreciated and also, if I do find myself stranded I know about buying beers at the airport :D

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Postby Saint » Thu, 24 Feb 2011 9:44 am

http://www.changiairport.com/getting-ar ... l-transfer

If you take a taxi the driver will definitely not be a happy chap!


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