If you have been toying with the idea of visiting Mongolia, you will be thrilled to know that MIAT Mongolian Airlines will operate a twice-weekly service between Ulaanbaatar and Singapore via Beijing. The route will utilise a 174-seat Boeing 737-800 aircraft in a two-class configuration. MIAT Mongolian Airlines is the fourth new carrier for Changi Airport this year, following Uzbekistan Airways and Spring Airways that launched flights in April and VietJet in May, while Ulaanbaatar becomes the third new city link this year, following Tashkent and Lanzhou.
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Holiday-makers in Singapore will now be able to add another exotic destination to their “to-travel” list. Travellers will be drawn by Mongolia’s vast scenery and unspoilt wilderness, accented by snow-capped mountains and complemented by the renowned hospitable, nomadic culture of its people. Mongolia is also home to three UNESCO heritage sites and history-enthusiasts can relive the story of the legendary Genghis Khan, experiencing how the Mongols built the biggest medieval empire in the world.
MIAT Mongolian Airlines will operate at Changi Airport’s Terminal 3 on Wednesdays and Saturdays. If you are in need of a layover hotel in Changi Airport, be sure to check out my review of the Pool Suite at the Crowne Plaza Changi Airport.
Awarded the World's Best Airport Hotel by the Skytrax World Airport Awards in 2015 and 2016, the Crowne Plaza Changi Airport in Singapore has announced the opening of a new 10-storey extension which adds 243 new Business Rooms to the property. Developed using Prefabricated Prefinished Volumetric Construction (PPVC) techniques (the very first private-sector commercial project in Singapore), the brand new extension has been designed by the award-winning Singapore-based architectural firm WOHA.
For the fourth year in a row, Singapore Changi Airport has been voted as the World's Best Airport by air travellers at the 2016 World Airport Awards that was held at Passenger Terminal EXPO in Cologne, Germany. This is also Singapore Changi Airport's 7th time clinching the top title at the World Airport Awards.
Last month, I wrote about the unique opportunity to go onboard the ANA R2-D2 Jet for an afternoon of Star Wars extravaganza. If you weren't one of the lucky winners, fret now because all Changi Airport visitors can now (13 November 2015 to 05 January 2016) embark on an intergalactic adventure in the Departure Hall of Terminal 3 (T3) where a life-sized X-wing™ fighter has landed. Dress up in Star Wars costume and go onboard the cockpit of the X-wing™ for the ultimate photo opportunity. Photo memorabilia will be made available for visitors to bring home for free.
Starting 05 April 2016, fly directly from Singapore to the romantic islands in the South Pacific, Fiji! This is the first direct link between Singapore to the tropical islands where Fiji Airways will operate a twice-weekly service between Singapore and Nadi on a Airbus 330 (two-class configuration).
The world's leading luxury travel retailer opens its flagship duplex flagship store in Singapore's Changi Airport Terminal 3. With a floor size of 11,400 square feet across both floors, the one of the kind wines and spirit store is DFS Group’s largest single retail space for wines, spirits and tobacco.
Transiting in Singapore or got to the Airport early for your night flight? Check out Crowne Plaza Changi Airport's latest Hi Tea set menu which features both sweet and savoury canapes with Dilmah t-series fine tea on the side. Spend a lazy afternoon at the Crowne Plaza Changi Airport from just S$33++ for two!
Haven't made plans for Valentine's Day next weekend yet? Fret no more! You will thrilled to know that the Crowne Plaza Changi Airport's Azur Restuarant is offering an affordable and memorable dinner at just S$130++ per couple! Forget fancy and expensive restaurants and save the money for a staycation instead!
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) today announces their latest signing in Singapore with the OUE Group, a leading diversified real estate owner, developer and operator, for a new 243-room extension to Crowne Plaza Changi Airport. The management agreement increases the business hotel's room count by more than 75 percent and propels IHG's development pipeline in the country past the 1,000-room mark, cementing its position as one of the largest international hotel operators in Singapore. Having stayed in the amazing Suite and Club Rooms before, I am personally very excited to see how this new wing will look!
If you are going to be in Changi Airport for a long layover from 22 December 2014 to 11 January 2015, listen very closely. From now until 10 January, you will receive an additional 15% off total room rate at the Crowne Plaza Changi Airport when you quote The Shutterwhale. This 15% is even applicable to Advance Purchase rates (and you will still accrue points the normal way)!
The Emirates Lounge is located in Terminal 1 of Singapore Changi Airport on level 3 in the Departure Transit Lounge. The lounge accepts passengers from Emirates First / Business Class and EK Gold Skywards members. Find out more about this lounge and the delicious food offerings it has.