At 10am on November 4, 2011, our plane landed at the Budget Terminal of the Changi Airport (this is because we flew to Singapore aboard Cebu Pacific Air). Though I was hoping to see the Changi Airport, which I’ve heard is one of the best airports in the world; I found the Budget Terminal to be relatively less impressive as well and probably better than any terminal we have here.
Upon arrival, I walked along with other passengers and lined up before the Immigration Booth and handed our passports, tickets and the arrival cards which we’ve accomplished during our flight. The Immigration Officer then stamped our passports after a quick check without asking any questions.
After passing through Immigration, I proceeded to the Arrival lobby where I was met by my friend and his brother who worked there.
Getting Out of the Singapore Changi Airport Terminal
Since the Budget Terminal is, in a way, isolated from the other three Changi terminals, you have to take a taxi or avail of the free bus service that takes passengers from the Budget Terminal to Terminal 2. From Terminal 2, it is now easy to get to the city. You may take another bus or the MRT.
Finding an affordable place to stay in Singapore can be ridiculously difficult. Luckily, I no longer have to worry with this since I’ll be staying at my friend’s brother (thanks Queeny!).
We’ve had a quick stop at Orchard to exchange currencies (it’s a whole lot cheaper here than at the airport), and for a quick lunch at a Filipino restaurant before heading home. I’ve deposited my luggage, and got ready to head out again for the first part of our Singapore adventure. (Below is the drafted itinerary that we wish to follow).
**Stay tuned for more posts! 🙂