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Infomration on Singapore

Sutton Coldfield...
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Infomration on Singapore

Can anyone help we are thinking of going to Singapore next September for 3 nights and then onto Bali for 7 nights and perhaps to go Hong Kong for 3 nights. can anyone advise where to stay inthese places. We are a couple in our 60's also we want to fly from Birmingham or Manchester. Also dos anyone know a good travel agent for this type of holdday.

Cincinnati, Ohio
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1. Re: Infomration on Singapore

i hope these lists can help u make a decision :

tripadvisor.com/GoListDetail-i8205-Singapore…

tripadvisor.com/GoListDetail-i8282-Suggested…

tripadvisor.com/GoListDetail-i8229-Hong_Kong…

PS. I prefer HK island to Kowloon but if u r in the city just for shopping and a more local experience (noise, crowds, atmosphere, etc), definitely go with Kowloon side. Oasis flies direct to HK (cheaper flight out of UK). U dont need a travel agent for these cities, u can easily manage it yourself, from SIN, u can fly cheaply with budget airlines like valuair.com

Good Luck

Boston, United...
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2. Re: Infomration on Singapore

Cliolady,

We've been to the far east many times over the last 15 years and our local Thomas Cook branch have always given us the best deals.

Personally I think Bali is over-rated We much prefer Thai or Malaysian beach resorts. These days there are lots of choices to fly from your chosen airports,Singapore,Malaysian,Emirates and Etihad airlines to name a few,fly from Manchester and Emirates fly from Birmingham.

It's difficult to advise on where to stay(hotel wise) without an idea on budget.

Singapore, Singapore
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3. Re: Infomration on Singapore

From Birmingham, You probably have to fly by KLM transit via Amsterdam into SG. I think SIA do have a flight from Manchester, but not sure they still continue that flight. Fly time ~12-13 hours

Just to bring to your attention, Sept is peak season travelling to UK, I believe due to universities semester resumption as many Asian students will be going back for their study term. So hope you do consider your date especially going nback to UK so as not to classh with these students. Air-ticket will be equally expensive then. Better check with your agent.... for best advice.

Cambridge, United...
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4. Re: Infomration on Singapore

The student rush back to the UK from Singapore was always towards the end of September (when I was doing it). The Uni term currently starts last week September. Early September you can often still get reasonable deals, or delay a few weeks into October for things to settle down again.

We usually end up using Kuoni for these sort of trips, various family members shop around and they often come up top especially if you coincide with some of their special offers. They excel if you plan to do trips or tours in the destination. The other agent I would suggest for the Far East (well anything really) would be Trailfinders - particularly if you essentially want flight/hotel/transfer and little more. Both these agents have staff that are good at the routine and thus far also able to sort things out when they go wrong - a feature Ive found laking in other agents. They also provide the most consistently accurate information if you get to their location specialists (in my experience).

Having said that - these days of internet selling do mean that sometimes going direct to the airline and taking their location specific deals and offers can work nicely - although whic airline could accomodate the 2/3 centre you mention Im not quite sure.

Petts Wood, United...
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5. Re: Infomration on Singapore

Being based in Birmingham Emirates should be your best airline for this. For a travel agent - try your local independant travel agent - the co-ops are always good. Independants are better as they are unbiased and will check every tour operator for the best price for you.

LON-SIN
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6. Re: Infomration on Singapore

For flghts and hotels to the the Far East, I have always found it cheaper to buy your tickets and hotel separately. Flight either direct from the airlines site or the usual online agencies. Hotels using a reseller like Asibesthotels or Hotelclub etc.. Also you get a much wider choice of hotels. Taxis are cheap and plentiful at the airports- don't pay for a 'private transfer'. If you purchasing a tour package (escorted or organised) then its esier to go with travel agent.

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