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Old 8th Nov 2017, 14:04   #1 (permalink)


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Looks like I've got a night in Singapore

So... my flight to NZ will likely have a looooong stopover in Singapore. I don't want to sit around the airport, so can someone recommend a nice bar/restaurant somewhat close to the main airport?
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The main airport as you quaintly put it is a city with runways.
There are four Terminals offering restaurants, pubs, free cinemas, swimming pools and outside gardens.
No need to go anywhere else, it is navigable by train and on foot and will keep you entertained for the longest transit stop.
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Its easy to get to the city, 20 mins by taxi or 40 by rail. Go and see it and marvel at the sights of a spectacular and well run city. If you go down the side streets or eat into the food courts its not so expensive either.
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Hawkers market for some alfresco dining,great seafood and a cold one by the sea.
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So... my flight to NZ will likely have a looooong stopover in Singapore. I don't want to sit around the airport, so can someone recommend a nice bar/restaurant somewhat close to the main airport?
Define Long? I've queued for 45 mins for a taxi at the airport.

The airport is not that bad for a few hours as others have stated.
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Old 11th Nov 2017, 04:43   #6 (permalink)
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Define Long? I've queued for 45 mins for a taxi at the airport.

That can happen around shift-change but certainly isn't normal, most times the taxis are waiting for you! Another possibility would be a heavy rain storm, taxis tend to hide then to avoid possibility of collisions that will put them off the road and cost them their only means of income.
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That can happen around shift-change but certainly isn't normal, most times the taxis are waiting for you! Another possibility would be a heavy rain storm, taxis tend to hide then to avoid possibility of collisions that will put them off the road and cost them their only means of income.
Seems to happen a lot at around 6 - 8pm when my flights typically arrive (T1) so for me, unfortunately quite normal.
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Sounds like you have long enough to do the free city tour, look for the desk before the immigration hall. I think a minimum of 5 hours in transit is required.

Don't waste you money on a taxi, take the SkyTrain to T2 and use the MRT into the city. Quicker and cheaper. The bus from the station in T2 basement will get you into the city for a couple of dollars as well.
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Seems to happen a lot at around 6 - 8pm when my flights typically arrive (T1) so for me, unfortunately quite normal.

Yes ZFT, that would be it, shifts change at 0600 and 18.00! The only taxis in Singapore that were driver owned were the ones with a black body and yellow roof, think they are all gone now. The drivers work for companies and have to be ultra careful not to cut into their opposite numbers shift, which can easily happen if they join the queue at the airport, hence no taxis around shift change!
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if u really have a lot of time you might wanna try the michelin star hawker liao fan
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