Changi Airport shows off Singapore’s iconic sights
Fret not on a long layover at Singapore: Changi Airport offers refreshed tour programs for passengers with at least five hours in transit.
In a news release, the Singapore Changi Airport announced a rejuvenated programme for its popular Free Singapore Tour. Launched in partnership with Singapore Airlines, the new tour provides passengers transiting at Changi Airport an opportunity to enjoy some of Singapore’s iconic sights.
The Free Singapore Tour, introduced in 1987, is part of Changi Airport’s efforts to better serve passengers who are at Changi for long layover periods, enhancing Changi’s appeal as a transfer hub. More than one million passengers, particularly those from Australia, China, India, the United Kingdom and the United States of America, have enjoyed this free service over the years.
The refreshed tourist programme has two new itineraries, each offering a different glimpse of Singapore’s heritage and ever-changing cityscape. The day itinerary, known as the Heritage Tour, is available four times a day and includes a visit to the Colonial District, Merlion Park and traditional favourites – Chinatown or Little India. For the first time, an evening itinerary – the City Lights Tour – is available. It introduces passengers to Singapore’s vibrant nightlife where they will also get to view the panoramic views from the Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade. Both itineraries include Singapore’s newest attractions – Gardens by the Bay, Marina Bay Sands and the Singapore Flyer.
Mr Peh Ke-Wei, Vice President, Passenger Development, Changi Airport Group, said, “We are very excited about the new tour itineraries which have been developed following a request for proposals from the in-bound travel sector. We have received very positive feedback from our passengers about the tour through the years, but with the changing tourism landscape in Singapore, it is an opportune time to refresh the programme. At Changi, we believe very much in providing our passengers with the best experience, and we hope that those who have gone on the tour will want to return to Singapore for a longer stay soon.”
The Free Singapore Tour is available for free to passengers transiting at Changi Airport travelling on any airline. Passengers should have at least five hours in transit.