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Old 14th January 2007, 12:38 AM   #1
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Default SIN Airport Guide

Arriving

SIA Passengers only Singapore Airlines is currently operating out of both Terminals 2 and 3. The arrival Terminal will only be made known 2 hours before the Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA). All other airlines will continue to operate from the respective Terminals.

For information of flight arrivals, please call 6542 4422. As arrival terminal will only be confirmed 2 hours prior to flight's ETA, the automated system will reflect the Terminal for unconfirmed flights as "Terminal Zero". For flights shorter than two hours, the terminal will be reflected 2 hours before the Standard Time of Arrival (STA).


Customs and Immigration formalities.

Do I need to fill out any forms?

You will need to fill up the disembarkation/embarkation (Immigration) form. You will also need to fill in the form for any infants travelling on the parent's passport. Proceed to the "For All Passports" lane. Do not go to the lane for citizens and PR as you will be asked to rejoin another queue regardless of the reason and length of the queue.

For SIN work permit holders, APEC Travel card users, PRs and citizens of Singapore, you can clear using any lanes. Singapore passport holders ablve age 15 can also use the EIACS to clear Immigration.

Visa Requirments
Countries which require visa to enter Singapore:
  • Afghanistan
  • Algeria
  • Bangladesh (Except Diplomatic/Official passport holders)
  • Commonwealth of Independent States* (Except Diplomatic/Official/Service passport holders for a stay of up to 30 days )
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Georgia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Moldova
  • Russia
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Ukraine
  • Uzbekistan
  • Egypt
  • India (Except Diplomatic/Official passport holders)
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Jordan (Except Diplomatic/Official passport holders)
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Myanmar (Except Diplomatic/Official passport holders)
  • People's Republic of China (Except Diplomatic/Service/Public Affairs passport holders for a stay of up to 30 days)
  • Pakistan
  • Saudi Arabia (Except Diplomatic passport holders)
  • Somalia
  • Sudan
  • Syria
  • Tunisia (Except Diplomatic/Official passport holders)
  • Yemen
  • Pls refer to SIN ICA website http://app.ica.gov.sg/travellers/ent...quirements.asp
Notes:
No visa upon arrival service in Singapore. All visas must be applied and approved before arrival in Singapore. For passengers holding a Taiwan (ROC) passport, you will need to fill up a special card with your name and passport number. This card will be given to you at the immigration counter. All entry/exit stamps will be on the card and not on the ROC passport.

For Singapore citizens, permanent residents, employment pass holders, you can also apply for the IACS card from ICA. This card is available for S$30 and is valid for three years. It is recommended for quicker clerance, and can save you some passport space too!

There is a counter at the public arrival hall opposite Belt 32. You can approach the counter or click http://app.ica.gov.sg/serv_pr/oth_serv/iacs.asp for more information and enquiry.

Luggagge reclaim
In Sequence:

Priority Bags with F and J tags
Crew bags
Economy class bags

Many of the SQTalkers have tried and failed to be at the baggage claim belt before their bags! All passengers should be able to retrieve their bags in 35mins after the plane stop at the gate.

Custom clearance
Generally quick as the customs officers carefully watches the arriving passengers. Pls declare any cigars and cigarettes as there are taxes levied on them. A carton of cigatettes will be S$68.50 (subjected to changes). Only 1 litre of liquor, 1 litre of wine or champagne and 1 litre of beer is allowed to be brought into Singapore tax free. Passengers arriving from Malaysia can check with the DFS shop for eligibity for purchase due to restrictions

Services
Left Baggage service located near the MRT station at Arrival Hall in Terminal 2 after Belt 31 and Swensens Restaurant. The Terminal 3 Left Baggage service is found at Basement 2 in Terminal 3 near the Food Court (close to Popeyes Chicken). The Terminal 1 left baggage service is located at Basement 2.

Singapore Visitors Center

Hotel Reservations

Meeting Services

Money Exchange

Transportation to city
Normal taxi: Join the taxi queue at the Arrival Hall. All taxis in Singapore run by meter and are generally honest. There is a surcharge of S$3 - S$5 from the airport and 50% midnight charges apply (There is no 50% on the surcharge).

MRT: Easiest mode of budget transport for easy to get lost travellers. Go to the MRT station located at the end of Terminal 2 and Terminal 3. Grab a MRT map from the station or the Singapore Visitor's Centre at the Arrival Halls. Best to check which MRT station is nearest to your destinations before leaving the airport. Look for the yellow sign "City Train" around the airport

Airport Shuttle: A taxi pool service best recommended for individual travellers not in rush for time, but don't want the hassle of taking public transport and don't want to pay extra money for the normal taxis. Airport Shuttle has a counter located in each Terminal and will depart at fixed times displayed on the counter. You will need to pay S$9 in cash directly to the driver. Tell the counter staff where you are going for them to consolidate the list to the drivers. The shuttle will bring you to the hotels in the city area except those in Sentosa Island.

Maxicabs: Same counter as Airport Shuttle. You can book the whole shuttle cab at S$45 and it seats 7 people inside. Note that there are extra charges for every stop along the way to the final destination

Limousine Taxis: At another counter beside the Airport Shuttle. The taxis are the Mercedes type
The cost and operation is like the maxicabs and also cost S$45.

Public Bus: Proceed to the basement of the terminals and you will find the public bus stop. Not recommended unless following a local or have done it before.

Car Rentals: Drive and follow the signs. Counters at the Arrival Halls.

Other Tips
Be aware of touts. Yes they do appear occasionally and will normally target a certain group of people. Some of these people are from the airport shuttle and limousine counters trying to get business.

Airport hotels. Only 2 hotels provide free shuttle service to/fro the hotel. They are the Changi Village Hotel and the Mercure Roxy Square. Pls approach the hotel reservations counter for the representative pick up. The new Crowne Plaza near Terminal 3 will be ready mid 2008.

Skytrain: The people mover system runs between Terminals 1, 2 and 3 from 5am to 2.30am daily. There will be a free bus service linking the three terminals. There is also an open air walkway linking terminals 1 and 2. You have to follow the directional signs. For passengers walking between Terminals 2 and 3, you can walk via the Mezzanine level at out MRT station between the Terminals. The route between Terminals 1 and 3 is not ready.

Restaurants: McDonalds, Polar Cafe, Pacific Coffee, Burger King, Starbucks and Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Tong Shui Cafe, Breeks Cafe and the Food Court operates 24hrs.

Airport Staff canteen: Our little gem of local food at hawker prices! Lots of locals know about this place where the most famous satay stall (Rex Satay) in Singapore is now located. I think it doesn't taste as nice now...since we cannot use the charcoal stove here. It gets jam packed, but pls be considerate to the airport staff and refrain from eating during peak lunch / dinner hours. The staff only have limited hours for their meals and they can't exactly afford restaurant prices every day! Staff gets discounted prices and the list is shown at all the stalls.


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