Category Archives: Singapore

New budget carrier from Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines has just launched its own affordable airline, called Scott, which will fly to destinations in Australasia and China, in direct competition with the already-established AirAsia. The flights are scheduled to begin in mid-2012, with bookings available starting early next year.

Scoot plans to initially focus on destinations that are five to 10 hours from its base at Singapore’s Changi International Airport. The company then expects to expand flights to India, Europe and other markets, possibly including Africa and the Middle East.

Read more here.

Pod hostels becoming more popular

The pod hostel, a short walk from Chinatown and a 20-minute drive from Changi Airport, accommodates 34 people in a women’s-only dormitory (named Flamingo) or an 18-bed mixed dormitory including what it says are two world-first couples’ beds (named Spring Mist).

Matchbox The Concept Hostel  on 39 Ann Siang Road

It provides different pillows for back, side and front sleepers and there’s free wi-fi, iPod docks and hair straighteners.

It costs from $S45 ($35) a night, which includes all-day breakfast.

Here is another pod hostel:
The Boutique Flashpackers Hostel
133 Devonshire Road

Have just been informed that this hostel is closed.

More pod hostels here.

24 hours in Singapore

If you have 24 hours in Singapore and you wish to experience it all, then below you find a picture gallery of things to do.

Singapore Airlines will take on AirAsia and Tiger Airways

Singapore Airlines is creating its own low-cost carrier to take on the likes of Jetstar, Air Asia and Tiger Airways for medium and long-haul routes in the Asia-Pacific region. The new airline – whose name is yet to be announced – will be a wholly owned subsidiary and be based out of Singapore, it was announced late last night.

”As we have observed on short-haul routes within Asia, low-fare airlines help stimulate demand for travel, and we expect this will also prove true for longer flights,” said Singapore Airline chief executive Goh Choon Phong.

Read more here.