TORCHWOOD TRAVEL

DESTINATION - SINGAPORE

Planning on visiting Singapore for a stopover or for a short holiday.

Contact Torchwood Travel we will  assist you with all your plans on visiting this amazing country that has so much to offer.

 

CONTACT US for the SINGAPORE STOPOVER PROGRAMMES OFFERED BY SINGAPORE AIRLINES 

The flag carrier of Singapore, Singapore Airlines  is one of the world's largest airlines. The hub is Singapore Changi Airport.

Singapore Airlines flies to more than 60 destinations in 35 countries on six continents and is a member of the Star Alliance, which also has codeshare agreements with about 10 other airlines.

Singapore flies all wide body jets configured with four classes of service: Singapore Airlines Suites, First Class, Business Class and Economy Class.

The airline operates three lounges for premium passengers. The SilverKris Lounge has locations at 15 airports. Additionally, Changi Airport is home to The Private Room and KrisFlyer Gold Lounge.

Torchwood Travel recommends flying with Singapore Airlines - we have personally experienced Economy and Business class and flying Business Class with Singapore Airlines is amazing.

SINGAPORES AIRPORT is known as  CHANGI AIRPORT. 

 

On arrival you may need to transfer terminals in order to clear immigration if you are making a stopover in Singapore.

  

Changi Airport’s terminals are connected by a free Skytrain service, which operates from 5.00am to 2.30am, at both the transit and public areas.

It takes approximately four minutes to travel between terminals by Skytrain, with an average waiting time of two minutes. So its really fast.

Should you be  TRANSITING Singapore ONLY  you can travel by foot via the inter-terminal travellators located throughout the Departure Transit areas.

Whilst in TRANSIT you may want to consider leaving the airport

so let Singapore’s sights and sounds, its amazing colours and beats, energy and electricity enthrall you on the FREE SINGAPORE CITY SIGHTS TOUR.

If you have at least 5.5 hours (or at least 6 hours for City Sights Tour) to spare till your connecting flight, join one of our free 2.5 hours guided tours with 2 short stopovers. The Heritage Tour runs 4 times daily and the City Sights Tour runs 2 times daily.  Ask us for more information.

TRANSPORT AROUND SINGAPORE

AIRPORT TO CITY - You can transfer to the  westbound train at Tanah Merah station. The last train that connects to the last westbound train at Tanah Merah station leaves Changi Airport station at 11.18pm. 

 

CITY TO AIRPORT 

To get to Changi, transfer to the eastbound train at Tanah Merah station. The first train arrives at Changi Airport station at 5.26am from Monday to Saturday, and at 5.54am on Sundays and public holidays. 

A single ride ticket can be purchased at train stations.  We would suggest you obtain a A stored-value EZ-Link card for multiple rides it is really worth it, and  can also be purchased from all the  train stations.  We experienced all the train service and can

highly recommend them. 

PUBLIC BUSES stop at Terminals 1, 2 and 3. A single fare from the city via public bus service 36 is estimated to cost around $2.50 and the ride takes about an hour.

You do need to have the exact fare as no change will be given. Alternatively, a stored-value EZ-Link card for multiple rides works well.

LOOKING FOR HOTEL ACCOMMODATION IN SINGAPORE ?

contact TORCHWOOD TRAVEL and we will advise you where to stay and book you on a Singapore Airlines Stopover Programme or at

other hotels.

One of the Hotels that we do highly recommend is the

OASIA HOTEL NOVENA - we found this hotel comfortable, the staff were extremely helpful and friendly, and went out of their way to make our stay a memorable experience. The OASIA  is located in NOVENA and the basement of the hotel  leads to the MRT and its just so easy to connect from NOVENA to LITTLE INDIA and CHINA TOWN and other destinations you want to explore. 

THE MANDARIN ORCHARD HOTEL makes for an ideal base to explore the city’s shopping and entertainment district. ​

Right on the doorstep of Mandarin Orchard Singapore is the high-end shopping destination, Mandarin Gallery, making for an all-encompassing retail and hospitality experience for guests of the hotel.  This hotel is within walking distance to Somerset and Orchard MRT stations.  The Meritus Club offers exclusive privileges for guests and the panoramic view is amazing

This hotel is ideal for the businessman

CHATTERBOX  is an award winning restaurant at the hotel.

Activities to do in Singapore 

A CITY TOUR is a good idea to book so that you can get an idea

of your surroundings . TORCHWOOD TRAVEL can arrange this Tour  for you  to be picked up at your Hotel.

The City Tour takes you around the City. The starting point is in China Town  where you meet your Tour Leader. You are taken on a 30 minute walk around and visit the Merlion . The Merlion is the national personification of Singapore. Its name combines "mer" meaning the sea and "lion". The fish body represents Singapore's origin as a fishing village when it was called Temasek, which means "sea town" in Javanese.

The City Tour  takes you also to the Botanical Gardens and the amazing National Orchid Gardens - what a show of the most amazing Orchards all in bloom. It is well worth the visit.

The City Tour ends in Little India.  Its so colourful.  We had been fortunate to be there during Devali  Festival so all the streets have been decorated.  Little India once had a racecourse which some people dont know - In the 1840s Europeans lived in Little India just for the racecourse. Afterwards cattle trading took root and it became mostly Indian trade and traders.

Today Little India is one of Singapore’s most vibrant districts. Take a walk down  Serangoon Road and the neighbouring streets and get to explore their mix of Hindu and Chinese temples, mosques and churches.

The 24-hour shopping mall  at the Mustafa Centre offers everything from electronics to groceries, or take your pick from open-air Tekka Centre, goldsmith shops and sari stores.  So much to see 

When visiting Singapore you must visit the GARDENS BY THE BAY.

When entering the Flower Dome you enter a world of perpetual Spring. THE FLOWER DOME showcases exotic plants from five different continents including Africa. There are thousands of years old olive trees and the unusual Baobabs.  Then there is the CLOUD FOREST containing the 35 metre indoor waterfall, its just totally amazing. Dont  forget the TREETOP WALK .  A superb view of the Cloud Forest can be seen.

At night you just cannot miss the Gardens by the Bay light show. 

We have a video below to give you an idea  of how beautiful it is however being there and experiencing it takes you just to another world as the trees dance to the music.

There is a Tour called NIGHT OUT IN CHINATOWN in which you explore the Night Markets of CHINA TOWN , and included in this tour you have a chinese meal at a local restaurant  and in our case we went to YUM CHA.  After dinner you take a fabulous  TRISHAW RIDE  which is such a must to do and such amazing fun, end  the Tour with a cruise around the Singapore River in a traditional Bumboat.

                                    What a fabulous evening.

If you  are a  Bird Lover  and enjoy a  nature and birds then a visit to the JURONG BIRD PARK is a nice outing.  

Jurong Bird Park is one of the most renowned bird sanctuaries with some of the largest free-flying aviaries in the world.

​The  habitats mirror their naturalistic environments, Jurong Bird Park is home to the colors of the world, as Asia’s largest bird park with a collection of more than 5,000 birds across 400 species.

Hike into the wondrous and largest walk-in aviary, it houses over 600 birds as well as a 30-metre high waterfall. 

Jurong Bird Park’s bird shows are a must-see for both young and old. The shows are a time to marvel at the incredible beauty and abilities of their birds and appreciate the special bond between them and their trainers.

SANDS SKYPARK OBSERVATION DECK

You have just not  seen Singapore until you’ve seen it from the SANDS SKY PARK OBSERVATION DECK soaring 57 levels above the heart of the city.

Drink in the panoramic vistas of stunning Marina Bay, the world-class cityscape, the architectural wonders of Supertree Grove, and the vibrant colours of Gardens by the Bay.  Its stunning and wonderful for photographers to capture that once in a lifetime picture.  The elevator travels up the 57 levels in 

From Marina South Pier all the way out to the Singapore Strait, observe the bustling shipping lanes that have built Singapore’s rich multicultural history.

SINGAPORE FLYER

When visiting Singapore its a great idea to take a ride on the Ferris Wheel called the  SINGAPORE FLYER  be it during the day or in the evening. You can book your own private capsule and you can also have a dinner on board whilst you slowly enjoy the moving experience and views of Singapore 

Ask us for more details about this super activity.

 RESTAURANT choices in SINGAPORE.

There are just so many restaurants and choices in Singapore  to make

and not to mention the Food Stalls in the markets where you can just discover the local food..  

Here are a few of the suggested restaurants that we choose to visit and that we  recommend.

THE BLACK SWAN 

The Black Swan is set in a 1930s Art Deco-style restaurant. The Black swan injets fresh glamour and life into the CBD.  The restuarant offers

all day dining, happy hour culminating in cocktails with jazz on the side.

 A restuarant with really great food,  amazing service and their speciality sweet dish is a just superb. We recommend you try it.

HIGH TEA at  THE RAFFELS  HOTEL is taken in the TIFFIN ROOM.  High Tea is served in the afternoons and you must book a table,  High tea is  really such an amazing experience and the Raffels Hotel sure makes it a wonderful experience

There are savories and you are served some delicious cakes to eat.

The year was 1887 when the doors to the Raffles Hotel Singapore first opened. Since then, this luxury five star hotel in Singapore has become an icon that epitomizes the romance of the Far East – an intoxicating blend of luxury, history and colonial design. Its fabulous.

Situated in the heart of the business and civic district, Raffles Singapore is a veritable oasis in the city. Its classic colonial architecture has been perfectly preserved and provides a stark but lively contrast against its modern-skyscraper neighbors.

Raffels  Hotel also offers local favorites to English classics and even a North Indian curry buffet, the culinary spread at Raffles Singapore is extensive and enticing. Make a reservation at the 14 restaurants and bars at our hotel, where each offers a unique menu prepared using only the freshest of ingredients. Among the most well-loved include the fine dining establishment Raffles Grill; Long Bar, where the famous Singapore Sling was created and you must try one.


 

QUAYSIDE SEAFOOD - this is an award winning restaurant at Clark Quay , the food was excellent - Try the Chilly Crab it has such a medley of flavours 

SHOPPING IN SINGAPORE

SINGAPORE is a MEGA for SHOPPING - ORCHARD STREET and all the Top Designer Shops to the 

Markets of Bugis to the biggest Shopping Mall  - Singapore has it all 

SENTOSA ISLAND

SENTOSA  is one place you must visit when visiting Singapore.

 Its really a journey of fun.  

TORCHWOOD TRAVEL can organize all your attractions and your accommodation. We can give you advice on where to stay.  

Just have a look at some of the amazing things to do whilst visiting

Sentosa Island.  Its incredible for children they would love it !

Located right in front of the iconic Merlion and just a few steps away from Imbiah Station on the Sentosa Express, Le Méridien Singapore, Sentosa is the only hotel on Sentosa Island with a monorail station right at its doorstep. We would recommend you stay at the Le Méridien  its so close to Universal

Studios 

Le Méridien  is an upscale lifestyle hotel, the hotel providing  luxury creature comforts for the modern traveler along with a taste of Singapore’s colonial history 

A visit to Adventure Cove is a  must especially for the children - Thrilling slides and encounters with marine life –  well all in one place.
At Adventure Cove Waterpark you can take high-speed water slides, laze the day away drifting on a lazy river, and I enjoyed it immensely snorkel with 20,000 tropical fish over a colorful reef, wade among rays and even come face to face with sharks!

Its fantastic.

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS SINGAPORE Southeast Asia's first Hollywood movie theme park and it features an amazing selection of attractions, rides and entertainment for families and thrill seekers.  Did you know that  18 out of the 24 movie-themed rides  were designed just for the Singapore park.

There are 7 movie themed zones, and each is uniquely designed.  There is the  Hollywood Walk of Fame at the Hollywood zone, and as you venture into New York, the landscape evolves into impressive city skylines, including a mock-up of a subway entrance. You feel as if you are there.

 

INCREDIBLE RIDES TO EXPERIENCE

Sci-Fi City features the famous TRANSFORMERS The Ride: The Ultimate 3D Battle ride where you fight evil forces in heart-pounding 3D combat.  Later move on to Ancient Egypt and face mummies and scarab beetles on an indoor roller coaster in total darkness  this is such an incredible ride but not for the faint hearted. Having a passion for Africa of couse we loved  Madagascar and almost got drenched with water such a thrill.

Performances are brilliant for children  they will love the Shrek 4-D Adventure at Far Far Away.  You feel the action of the movie .

There is also  The Lost World, witness death-defying stunts and explosions in WaterWorld™, a live performance.

What a wonderful day was spent visiting Universal Studios.

HARD ROCK CAFE

This is a must visit!!!
 CANDYLICIOUS was founded in 2010. A Singapore-based, international award-winning candy brand, Candylicious is a treasure trove of world-famous candy brands, premium chocolates and selected gourmet treats from all over the world.

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SILOSA BEACH RESORT - what a fabulous place located along Siloso Beach on the island of Sentosa.

Siloso Beach Resort is very tranquil and rustic and its a few steps away from the beach front.  When on Silosa Beach try out the Coconut Ice Cream from Co NUT INK