Singapore Taxi/Tour from Airport

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#1
MA
436 Posts
Joined Sep 2003
We are arriving in Singapore at (the too early hour of) approx 6am after traveling for 2 days.
The cruise does not allow boarding until approx 1pm.

I understand that we can store our luggage at the cruise terminal in Singapore if needed.

Here's my questions-
1. Has anyone used/can recommend a taxi/tour company at the airport?
2. Do you recommend leaving your bags in the cab or dropping them at the terminal before exploring Singapore?
3. Any suggestions for a tour that can be tolerated by people suffering possible jet-lag? Suggestions for lunch?

Thanks!
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#2
Calgary
251 Posts
Joined Jan 2009
Singapore offers free tours at the airport, unfortunately do know whether they operate so early in the morning. They do have shower facilities there. What I would try to do is to clean up have breakfast at the airport where you can store your luggage and then take advantage of the free tour offered before returning to the airport to retrieve the luggage and head to the cruise terminal. You might want to check the facilities on the web on Changi Airport.
Anyways there wont be too much to see or anything open at 06.00 in town. Hope this helps.
Have a nice trip.
#4
MA
436 Posts
Joined Sep 2003
Thanks for the suggestion. I'll look into that.

The airport web site is loaded with great information. I notice they also have a link to the taxi-tour service. We'll look over everything and then decide how we want to approach the day.

I'm assuming it will take about an hour to get off the plane, get our luggage, and go through customs.
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1999 NCL Majesty (Boston-Bermuda) Sept
2001 NCL Norway (Eastern Carribean) April
2002 NCL Sky (Pacific Coastal) April, Sea Dream 1 (Transatlantic Inaugaral Lisbon-FLL) October
2003 NCL Majesty (Boston-Bermuda) June, NCL Dawn (RT NYC - Bahamas) December
2004 Celebrity Millenium (Panamal Canal San Diego-FLL) April
2005 Island Princess (RT LA - Hawaii) February, NCL Majesty (Boston-Bermuda) Sept
2006 Regal Princess (Santiago Chile-FLL) March , HAL Noordam (Eastern Carribean -RT NYC) October
2007 Tahitian Princess (Marquesas, RT Papeete) January, HAL Noordam (Carribean, RT NYC) November
2008 HAL Rotterdam (Rio - Valpariaso) March
2009 NCL Spirit (Boston -Bermuda) August
2010 Azamara Quest (Singapore-Hong Kong) February
2011 Hal Noordam (Carribean) March, Regent Navigator (Tropics) November
2013 Regent Mariner (Athens-Istanbul) July

2014 HAL Noordam Carribean November
2015 Blue Lagoon cruises, Fiji Princess March; HAL Nieuw Amsterdam (Barcelona-Ft. Lauderdale crossing) November