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Melaka

Melaka (a.k.a. Malacca) is the capital of the Malaysian state of Malacca.
Traditionally, the spot where Melaka stands today was the center of Malaccan history. It was the capital of the Malaccan Sultanate and the center of the Malay world in the 15th and the 16th century before it fell to the Portuguese in 1511. Centuries of colonization by the Portuguese, Dutch and the British have shaped the architecture of the town.

Fraser’s Hill

Hill resort spread along 7 peaks at 1,200 - 1,500 meters above sea-level on the Titiwangsa mountain range, about 100km north of Kuala Lumpur. Originally it was set up as a tin mine in the 1890s by Louis James Fraser (hence the name) until the tin ran out in 1913. A few years later the area was rediscovered as British-colonial hill resort. The cooler temperatures made it popular getaway destination from the hot and humid weather for the British. To this day Fraser’s Hill still retains its colonial charm. The area is recognized destination for bird watching with over 250 species recorded. Other activities include jungle trekking, golf, horse riding, archery, boating and mountain biking.

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Changi Airport

address: Singapore Changi Airport, PO Box 168, Singapore 918146 - Tel: (65) 6595 6868
Terminal-3-Changi-Airport-Singapore2.jpg, Singapore's main airport, in the eastern part of the island, was voted the world's best airport in 2012 and handles international long-distance flights from regular and budget airlines.
Terminal 3
Singapore's main airport, in the eastern part of the island, was voted the world's best airport in 2012 and handles international long-distance flights from regular and budget airlines.

How to get to & away from Changi Airport

MRT
The airport has an underground MRT station below Terminal 2 and 3 as a extention of the East West Line. You need to interchange at the Tanah Merah station which is 2 stations from the airport (with the EXPO station inbetween). The train ride to the city center takes about 30min and the train operates from 5:31am to 11.18pm

Taxi
A taxi to the city center costs between S$18 - S$38 (the taxi is metered) and takes about 30min. There is a 50% surcharge between midnight and 6am.

Shuttle
The airport shuttle service offers transport to hotels in the city for S$9 (S$6 child). It runs from 6am - 2am.
24 hour Service Hotline - Tel: (65) 6241 3818

Bus
There are bus terminals in the basements of the terminals for the bus lines 24, 27, 34, 36, 53 and 858.


Tanah Merah MRT interchange, Singapore
Tanah Merah MRT interchange

Links:

official website


Getting around within Changi Aiport
Terminal 1, 2 and 3 are connected via Sky Train (5am - 2.30am) and shuttle bus (2.30am - 5am). The terminal are also physically connected so you can also walk between time if you have enough time.

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Things to do at Changi Airport
The airport offers plenty of things to do while in transit like a Butterfly Garden (Terminal 3), free internet, free foot massage and other massages, free video games or music listing at the Entertainment Deck (Level 3, Terminal 2), free movie theatres (Terminal 2 and 3) and others.
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Free Singapore Tour
If your transit is more than 5 hours, Singapore offers a free seight-seeing tour! Check in at the Singapore Visitor Centre in any terminal.
The Heritage Tour (2 hours, starts at 9am, 11.30am, 2.30pm, 4pm) covers The Singapore Flyer, Gardens by the Bay, Marina Bay Sands, The Esplanade, The Merlion Park, Colonial District, Chinatown, Little Indian and the Central Business District.
The City Lights Tour (2 hours, starts at 6.30pm) covers Marina Bay Waterfront, Marina Bay Financial Centre, Bugis Village and Raffles Hotel.
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sky trains Changi Airport Singapore
sky trains connecting the terminals


Terminal 1 Changi Airport Singapore
Terminal 1


Terminal 2 Changi Airport Singapore
Terminal 2


Terminal 3
Terminal 3


 



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