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From the South Island to Singapore

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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.



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