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Singapore Sling

November 9th 2015
We flew to Singapore with Air Asia; the flight left on time at 9.50 am and took about 1 hour 20 mins. The time change meant we landed at Changi Airport at lunchtime. Changi is consistently voted in the top three airports in the world, often in first place, and I can see why. It is super-efficient with plenty of people to get you through Immigration with no stress or queuing, there's plenty of ever ... read more
Asia » Singapore

Singapore Flag Singapore was founded as a British trading colony in 1819. It joined the Malaysian Federation in 1963 but separated two years later and became independent. It subsequently became one of the world's most prosperous countries with strong international ... ... read more
22nd November 2015

Really enjoyed your comments about Singapore and it definitely sounds like somewhere I'd like to go. I was interested to read about them using the dual carriageways as emergency runways as they do something similar in Jordan. Because it's in an earthquake zone, certain stretches of the highways have been widened and marked out to use as emergency runways in case any of the airports (there are only 3 in the whole of the country) are damaged in an earthquake. We had our first snow here yesterday - only a sprinkling thank goodness! Mxx
25th November 2015

I'd certainly recommend Singapore Margaret. Interesting what you say about Jordan also forward planning to use the roads as runways. Bet we didn't consider it when building the M25 and that wasn't so long ago! Jx

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