Get Inspired / Asia / Singapore From the South Island to Singapore Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Asia / Singapore From the South Island to Singapore story by: Mike Williams While it is popularly known as the ‘Gateway to Asia’, Singapore is certainly a tantalising destination in itself, whether it is for an exotic Asia holiday, a stopover on the way to Europe or even a recharging long weekend. Singapore Airlines has added extra flights to Singapore from Christchurch Airport using multi-million dollar re-fitted aircrafts. With daily direct flights, not to mention the chance to try out Christchurch’s innovative new terminal, South Islanders must be more tempted than ever to book their tickets to Singapore. A smooth start to the trip as well as a stress-free trip home can play a big part in how relaxing a holiday is. With an integrated terminal that combines a check-in hall for both domestic and international flights, SmartGates and some pretty spectacular views on take-off and landing, Christchurch Airport is certainly stating its case when travellers are deciding on which airport to use on their next holiday. The convenience of travelling through the terminal makes Christchurch a great connection point for travellers coming from Wellington too. The recent upgrade to Singapore Airline’s fleet out of Christchurch, including the 777-200ER, features upgraded seats and cabin interiors offering travellers additional space and comfort. The distance between Christchurch and Singapore is actually the shortest route out of New Zealand; factoring in the ease of travelling through a single integrated terminal, the reduction in travel time begins to add up. Once in Singapore, there are so many fantastic things to see and do. Be sure to jump aboard a traditional Singapore ‘Bumboat’ at Marina Bay and go for a sightseeing ride along the river. Sentosa Island, reachable by a bridge or a 1.6 km cable car ride from Singapore City, is also a must-visit. Resorts World Sentosa boasts an amazing number of attractions, from a Universal Studios theme park to spa treatments and pumping nightclubs. > READ MORE ABOUT SINGAPORE HERE > VIEW HOT DEALS TO SINGAPORE HERE Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wakatipu: Queenstown Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist The Best Places to Eat and Drink in Singapore Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Club Med: Have the Ultimate Holiday at the Original All-Inclusive Resort Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.