Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital and the largest city of Malaysia. Being a young city (founded only in 1857) it developed fast into a bustling metropolis of 1.5 million people (6 million including the satellite cities in the Klang Valley). Kuala Lumpur, or simply KL (as it is it called by Malaysians), literally means “muddy estuary” in Bahasa Malaysia. With good and cheap accommodation, great shopping and even better food in this multi-cultural melting pot, increasing numbers of travellers are discovering this little gem of a city.
Having been in the shadow of other big cities in the region like Bangkok and Singapore, KL was put back on the map for good with the opening the Petronas Twin Towers in 1997, until 2004 the highest and still one of the most impressive buildings in the world. Though, the sights are not what makes this city unique, it’s KL itself and it’s mixture of people and visitors.

Ipoh

Ipoh is the apital of the state of Perak and the fourth largest city of peninsular Malaysia with a population of 760,000 (Metro area: 1.4 Mil). It is scenically located amoung karst limestone hills in the Kinta Valley, about 2 1/2 hours north of Kuala Lumpur. The city is somehow forgotten by most travellers in Malaysia, however it has a lot to offer with many colonial buildings and shophouses (it used to be a very rich city around the turn of the 19th century due to tin mining) and the nature (hills, caves) around. Among Malaysians it is known for good food like the popular Ipoh Chicken Rice.

Singapore, Malaysia

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.

map Changi Airport Singapore
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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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