A cultural melting pot
With longstanding Chinese, Malay and Indian communities, Singapore is a cultural melting pot, and its neighbourhoods reflect this heady mix. In Chinatown, street vendors jostle for business with first-rate dim sum restaurants, while ornate temples grab the eye. In Little India, colourful 1920s buildings and Deepavali Market seem to teleport you to modern Mumbai.
Shop till you drop
For a dose of retail therapy visit Orchard Road, one of Asia’s most famous shopping streets. It is home to iconic shopping malls, upmarket restaurants, art galleries and late-night entertainment for every taste and budget. When you make the most of cheap flights to Singapore, you’ll be spoilt for choice of activities and entertainment.
When to go
Only just north of the equator, Singapore is warm all year round so Singapore flights are always in demand. The tropical climate means it doesn’t have seasons in the traditional sense. Temperature-wise, February to April is quite pleasant, while May and June sees things get quite hot and sticky with an average of 27 degrees Celsius. The tropical showers of the North Monsoon arrive in November and stay until January.
In terms of travel, peak season for flights to Singapore is December to June, with especially high demand from mid-December to January or February, culminating in the Chinese New Year, which is a colourful spectacle you won’t forget in a hurry.
July can be a fun time to book direct flights to Singapore as the Great Singapore Sale and the Singapore Food Festival both take place, and there also are plenty of events going on outdoors. In 2018, the third weekend of September sees Formula One roll into town. Return flights to Singapore won’t break the bank, with great bargains to be had year-round.
Airports and airlines
Singapore Changi Airport
One of Asia’s largest airports, your destination for Singapore flights is Changi Airport, located 11 miles northeast of Marina Bay. It has four modern terminal buildings arranged in a U-shape and is an international hub for Singapore Airlines. Air France, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Etihad, KLM, Qatar Airways and Qantas, as well as a number of other airlines, offer last minute flights to Singapore Changi Airport from UK airports including Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, London Heathrow, London Gatwick and Manchester. Direct flights to Singapore are offered by Norwegian Air, Singapore Airlines and Virgin Atlantic. View more flights to Singapore Changi Airport.
Getting Around the Airport
Singapore Changi offers transport options to help you get around the airport with ease. These include a Skytrain system connecting passengers within the terminals (T1, T2, T3) and a complimentary shuttle bus (for T2 and T4). It is also easy to travel between terminals on foot. Departures Transit Halls (within the transit areas of T1, T2 and T3) are connected via inter-terminal travellators.
Getting to the city from the airport
Singapore Changi offers travellers a variety of options to get to the city centre and around the city-island. These include high-speed train, a variety of bus services, as well as car hire, taxis and limousines.
Don’t forget before you fly
UK passport holders do not require a visa to enter Singapore for visits of up to 90 days for tourism, business meetings or social visits. However, your passport needs to be valid for a minimum of six months from your date of entry.