Flying to Japan and Transit at Singapore

Normally, I select the direct flight flying from Thailand to Japan. This was the first time I selected indirect flight flying to Japan and transit at Singapore. I chose Singapore Airlines because of the price and quality. The ticket price is around 14,xxx baht (almost 50,000 yen) for round trip. The departure time was the night time and the arrival time at Japan was the morning around 8 a.m. 

The plane between Bangkok and Singapore is quite new and modern. I had pleasant flight. The meal was ok. The earphone was in front of gate. You can get it before going to your seat.

Singapore Changi Airport has 4 terminals building so I must check the terminal number carefully. You can check the arrival terminal number and terminal map on the screen in front of the seat on airplane. Beware of the transit time. My transit time was 2 hours approximately. I always check the gate number on screen but the trip flying back to Bangkok and transit at Singapore, the gate number was changed for 2 times so I run and run. 

There is luggage check in front of the gate so please arrive earlier otherwise has long queue. Actually, there will be a notification message sends to your email when the gate is changed.

I just look around the shops. Each terminal is large. I went to Singapore for twice but many years ago, arrived at Terminal 1. This time I arrived Terminal 2 and 3. 

I got free coupon from Changi Transit Coupon for S$20. The information about the coupon reward is below.

Free wi-fi is available but you must go to wi-fi register area and insert the passport for acquiring the wifi password.

You can use travel between terminals by walking or free skytrain service.
For more information, click here.

If you have enough time, you can explore the gardens on the rooftop.

Changi Transit Programme

The benefit for the traveler who has a transit flight (by Singapore Airlines, SilkAir or Air New Zealand) at Changi Airport, receive reward valued S$20. The coupon can be used at shopping area at the airport. The reward is available until 31st March 2019. You can check it again on website if the reward has an extension period. The coupon can be collected at terminal 2 and 3. Although you have transit flight both flying to or from Japan, you will get only 1 coupon. I picked up the voucher first and used the voucher when flied back to Thailand.

Passengers travelling on Singapore Airlines (SQ) and/or SilkAir (MI) ticketed and operated flights into and out of Singapore, that means, passengers' e-ticket numbers must begin with 618, 629 or 086. Codeshare flights must be operated by Singapore Airlines (SQ) and/or SilkAir (MI), and the 4-digits flight numbers must start with SQ or MI.

Any connecting flight into or out of Singapore that is not operated by Singapore Airlines or SilkAir must be operated by Air New Zealand (specifically flight numbers SQ4281, SQ4282, SQ4283, SQ4284, NZ281, NZ282,  NZ283 or NZ284) or Scoot (specifically flight numbers TR596 or TR597).

Transit means a layover at Changi Airport of not more than 24 hours. This is calculated from the Scheduled Time of Arrival (STA) of the arriving flight into Changi Airport to the Scheduled Time of Departure (STD) of the connecting departure flight out of Changi Airport. 

For more information, click this link.

Free Singapore Tour

The tourists can enjoy the free tour when transit at Changi Airport. There are Heritage Tour and City Sights Tour. You may book the longer transit time and enjoy sightseeing in Singapore. Just present your passport, boarding passes and valid entry visas (if applicable) at the Free Singapore Tours booths at Terminal 2 or 3. The registration is close 1 hour before tour starts. Click here for more information.

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