These days, travelling abroad and meeting loved ones who are returning home are not the only reasons one has to drop by Changi Airport. With the addition of mega mall Jewel earlier this year, the air hub has evolved to a popular shopping destination with a gamut of offerings that you might not even be able to find anywhere else on the island. Apart from the usual items available for purchase in the duty free aisles though, you might be surprised that there are some pretty unusual finds that you'd never expect an airport to have. Here are some quirky items you might want to consider checking out on your next trip out of town - they might even make great gifts! CROCODILE OIL Worried about cabin air drying out your skin? Instead of the typical drugstore moisturisers, would you consider crocodile oil? Harvested from fatty tissues of a croc, the eyebrow-raising product is rich in amino acids, collagen proteins, taurine, unsaturated fatty acids and minerals. People who used it have reported … [Read more...] about 8 most surprising things you can buy at Changi Airport
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I noticed in social media while I was in Singapore that there had been quite a buzz about Sangley and Duterte’s order to move domestic flights there before December. The President wasn’t happy about NAIA congestion and has started asking questions about relief plans. Of course, the President was told about “a basket of solutions” and the most immediately viable is moving the general aviation flights to Sangley. This is an old plan from the past administration that got nowhere even if the DOTC Secretary then was a former congressman from Cavite. The plan to move general aviation to Sangley actually started with Mar Roxas during his short and uneventful stint as DOTC Secretary. It was one of the solutions Mar offered. The other was the construction of quick exit taxiways at NAIA. Unfortunately, Mar was extremely poor in implementation. So was his successor, Jun Abaya. The current administration completed the construction of the quick exit taxiways so an aircraft … [Read more...] about Airports
Singaporeans love travelling to Johor Bahru for a short getaway or grocery shopping, thanks to the favourable exchange rates. There are multiple ways of travelling to JB from Singapore, but which is the cheapest way to get there? We compare 4 common modes of transport: train, bus, car, and taxi. COST OF TRAVELLING TO JOHOR BAHRU BY TRAIN For those who are in a hurry to get to JB and want to avoid the traffic jams on the Johor-Singapore Causeway, taking the train may be your preferred route. While travelling via the Causeway can take up to 6 hours during peak periods, going by train will take merely 5 minutes. The trains are operated by Malaysia's KTM Berhad and runs daily on regular timings. You can opt to purchase train tickets on KTM's official website before your trip, or buy tickets on the spot at Woodlands Train Checkpoint. It is slightly cheaper for you to buy your tickets at the KTM counter itself, but there is a risk that tickets have been all sold out by then. Train Ticket … [Read more...] about Cheapest way to travel to JB: Train, bus, car or taxi?
I'm horrified by weekend movie ticket prices and unfortunately have no time on weekdays to head to the cinema. Plus, I feel a little regret whenever I spend on movie tickets and throughout the movie, all I hear are the sounds of a baby crying or children shouting at characters on the screen (no hate on toddlers and babies, I just like to enjoy my movies in silence). Sure, there might not be any air-conditioning or comfy seats but free movie screenings may just save my wallet this month after watching Avengers Endgame (on a weekend) thrice. FREE MOVIE SCREENINGS 1. MOVIEMOB MovieMob screens movies for free monthly! Want to watch under the stars? Sure. Want to laze on bean bags for free? Sure. Free drinks and popcorn are also given out during public screenings. Some screenings are also special with a drive-in concept just like the good ol' days. When: Varies. Check here Where: Varies. Check here 2. JCC CINEMA FILM SERIES If you're a fan of Studio Ghibli or newer Japanese films like Your … [Read more...] about Free movie screenings that you can watch on the weekends
Singaporeans love to hang out at the airport.” I was told this by a number of staff members at Changi Airport, when they explained that they cater to locals as much as they do transient guests. They claim that Singaporeans enjoy the airport because of the air-conditioning, the shops and the restaurants. In fact, I was so dubious that I confirmed this with a Singaporean friend when we had dinner that same day. Was it true, or simply a clever marketing strategy? “Oh, yes,” my friend says before biting into her chicken satay. “Singaporeans really do that. I know people who go to the airport just to people- and plane-watch.” A pay-per-use lounge is available at Jewel Changi Airport for air and sea passengers. You see, as someone who has grown familiar with the inner workings of our own NAIA, I find it incredible — borderline ridiculous — to imagine myself putting on pants, getting in my car, and spending the day at the airport. Quite frankly, it … [Read more...] about Why Jewel Changi Airport is the best in the world