Love traveling but hate tedious long transits? SKYSCANNER has good news for you – 7 amazing new destinations from Mauritius to London can now be reached direct from Singapore Changi Airport.
Though we live on a island, bustling Singapore is not exactly one’s idea of tropical paradise perfection. But if Hawaii is too far away and Bali too bourgeoisie, you might want to consider a trip to Mauritius, the little island gem hidden in the Indian Ocean. With Air Mauritius now offering direct flights to Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, Mauritius is but 7 hours away from Changi Airport. Make the short hop over to enjoy the bountiful attractions of this little spit of land, from beautiful sand and pebble beaches, idyllic little villages and tranquil lagoons of emerald to dramatic, jagged sea cliffs.
2. San Francisco, USA
United Airlines has suffered a bout of bad press recently, but they did do one thing right – beginning a new non-stop service from Singapore Changi Airport to the United States’ City on the Bay. Gorgeous San Francisco, with its rolling hills, Victorian architecture and world-famous Fisherman’s Wharf used to only be accessible via a transit through Hong Kong or Tokyo. But now, the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Cable Car is that much closer to you.
3. Amritsar, India
Most famed as the birthplace of Sikhism, India’s Amritsar is revered by millions as the world’s most sacred city and is home to the spectacular Golden Temple, which sits amidst a reflective pool of clear water. Today Amritsar is but a mere 5 hours away, thanks to Scoot beginning a thrice-weekly direct flight to the city known as the Holy Pool of Nectar. Don’t miss a visit to this pilgrimage destination even if you’re not religious – a trip to Amritsar to admire stunning architecture like the Golden Temple and Jallianwala Bagh is well-worth the 5 hours of flight it takes to get there.
4. Düsseldorf, Germany
Feel like a little taste of Europe? How about some tender pork knuckles and a frosty pint of Altbier in the place where this delicious beer was born, Düsseldorf? Located in western Germany, Düsseldorf is not just one of the country’s most economically successful business hubs but also a fashion and arts hub. Sitting astride the Rhine River, Düsseldorf is also home to the ‘longest bar in the world’ – Altstadt Düsseldorf.
5. Nadi, Fiji
If there was heaven on Earth, it would most likely take the form of the Fiji islands. An archipelago of more than 300 islets in the South Pacific Ocean, the Fiji islands are well-renowned for their unbelievable, ethereal beauty, from the clearest of blue seawaters to the most golden of sandy beaches, accented with lush greenery, palm trees and numerous luxury resorts. You can now access all this perfection is just 10 hours, with Fiji Airways’ new direct flight from Singapore Changi Airport to the town of Nadi on Viti Levu island.
6. Canberra, Australia
Canberra may not get the tourist hype of sister cities Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, but Australia’s capital city has much to offer travellers as well. It is rare for a whole city to be entirely planned, much less by winners of a design competition – but Canberra is one such place. As a result, the city is incredibly neat and organized, with buildings arranged in clean hexagons, circles and triangles.
7. London, United Kingdom
Yes, you can now take a budget flight to London. Norwegian Airlines is beginning a new non-stop service from Singapore Changi Airport to London Gatwick Airport that will hold the record for the longest long-haul budget flight ever operated, with about 13 hours of flight time at a fare of only about S$630 (return). Your dream of strolling along Westminster Abbey, shopping at the West End and sailing down the River Thames at dusk may be much closer than you imagined.