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What to do in a few hours stopover

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What to do in a few hours stopover

We have a four hour stopover in the afternoon on one leg of our trip and then have from mid day to midnight on our return. Any ideas so we feel we have had a break from sitting on the plane. Is there anything at the airport or very nearby for the brief stop? Where would you explore for the half day and night stop. We love hawker food and satays but fear the areas we knew in the 80's are gone. Would appreciate any recent reccomendations and local knowledge. Thanks.

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1. Re: What to do in a few hours stopover

You can go on a Duck & Hippo tour (http://www.ducktours.com.sg/contactus.html)

Over at Suntec City, you can shop and have a meal too

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2. Re: What to do in a few hours stopover

Hi,

There's a free shuttle service that runs from Airport to various parts of town/tourist attractions for transit passengers. You might want to check out with the information counters at the airport upon arrival.

If you're feeling lazy and do not want to get out of the airport, have a walk in Terminal 2 and 3 as there's lots of shops there and movie areas to keep you occupied... Even an area for massage if i'm not wrong.

THere's an hawker place near airport - near the East Coast Lagoon - it's just a 10 min cab ride away. You might want to check it out as well though some of the stalls there open in the evening... satays, roast pork noodles, muslim food etc etc all there. Have fun!

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3. Re: What to do in a few hours stopover

Thank you so much for those wonderful suggestions. The free transport into town sounds good and we could return to the hawker area to have dinner before we fly out at midnight!

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4. Re: What to do in a few hours stopover

use the mrt, shop in singapore's many malls, and try their hawker stalls for interesting food. you can also try the singapore flyer, touted as "the world's biggest ferris wheel", as it's relatively new.

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5. Re: What to do in a few hours stopover

If you don't want to leave the airport then you can get a massage and you could go for a swim in the rooftop pool. Very relaxing!

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6. Re: What to do in a few hours stopover

So many possibilities!! Is the rooftop pool part of a hotel or a public one?

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7. Re: What to do in a few hours stopover

Hi Annie, yes there are lots of possibilities in Singapore. For your 4hours stopover, it's best that you go somewhere nearby and not too far away lest you miss your flight. The Airport can be a little boring in an hour time ableit there are some shops.

For some satays or local food, you could take a taxi and go to the Changi Village. It's just a 10mins ride. It offers some good local food; Chinese, Muslim or Indian. However, please note that it is not a shopping area.

Alternatively, you could venture to the town of Tampines commonly known as the Tampines Mall. It has quite a good selection of shops for you to shop and restaurants for you to eat. It's about 20minutes ride to reach the mall from the Airport. Or you could take the MRT to reach Tampines.

As for your Mid-Day to Midnight Stopover, you could do a variety of things:

1) An interesting place for you to visit will be our Chinatown. There is a Chinatown Heritage Centre which showcases the beginnings/history of Singapore... very interesting as their props look very real.

Opening hours: 9.00am - 8.00pm (Daily including Public holidays)

Admission: SGD 9.80 (Adult), SGD 6.30 (Child)

Approximate Touring Time: 1.5 hours

Location: 48 Pagoda Street Singapore 059207

Tel: (65) 6325 2878

2)After touring the ChinaTown, you could take a trip to Orchard Road in Singapore for some shoppings and see the christmas decorations albeit it will be prettier at night with the lightings. Or you could take a trip to Bugis for shopping and some sightseeings of Singapore Chinese and Indian temples.

3) Singapore Flyers - Though it is a new tourist spot, I wouldn't recommend it as it doesnt let you see much... quite a waste of time and $$$. I would rather recommend that you take the Singapore Cable Car... where you will get to see more of singapore from a bird's eye view and have a good lunch from the Jewel Box Restaurant at Mount Faber.

4) If you are an animal lover, you could take a trip to Singapore's Zoo!

5) You could venture to Sentosa, a big tourist spot in Singapore... where there is the famous Fort Siloso Museum showcasing the fort of Singapore during Japan/British war... and the defeat of Singapore. And also you can have lunch and dinner by the beach, watch musical fountains etc. But do bear in mind that visiting the Sentosa is a whole day event.

Enjoy your trip!

Cheers,

Suying

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8. Re: What to do in a few hours stopover

That is wonderful advice Suying. Thank you for your reply. I am looking forward to visiting Singapore even if briefly!

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9. Re: What to do in a few hours stopover

Hi Annie,

I've posted a review on Fort Siloso and some pictures of it. Feel free to catch a preview of it for your consideration!

tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g294264-d324…

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