Perhentian Islands

The Perhentian Islands (Pulau Perhentian in Bahasa Malaysia) lie approximately 10 nautical miles (19 km) offshore the coast of northeastern Malaysia in the state of Terengganu, approximately 40 miles (64 km) south of the Thai border. The two main islands are Perhentian Besar (“Big Perhentian”) and Perhentian Kecil (“Small Perhentian”). Popular for it’s beaches, snorkeling and driving. Like a real postcard.

Cherating

Cherating is the only real backpacker hub at the east coast of the peninsula on the mainland. Offering plenty of affordable chalets and a relaxed atmosphere, it is good place to stop for a night or two on the way up or down the east coast. The beach itself is not that spectacular and misses the palm directly at the beach. But it has a good vibe and few things you can do like taking a tour or renting a kayak up the river into the mangroves. There is also an active surfer scene when the waves are right. Cherating is located about 30km or 1h by local bus north of Kuantan.

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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.

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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