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Student flights from the UK to Singapore
If you want to visit a truly cutting-edge city in Asia, Singapore could be the destination for you. Famous for its fusion of Western and Eastern culture, incredible cuisine, world-class shopping and stunning natural sights, The Lion City, as it’s fondly known to its cosmopolitan population, is hugely popular with students and young people from the UK.
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What are the main Singapore airport hubs?
Singapore has two public airports. The main one is Changi, which is where almost every international visitor will touch down. The other is called Seletar, though unless you’re flying domestically or lucky enough to be on a private plane, it’s unlikely you’ll find yourself at that one.
Changi Airport (SIN): Changi Airport is practically an attraction in its own right, having been voted the World’s Best Airport for the last six years in a row. It’s located about 24 kilometers to the east of Singapore’s city centre, and is served 24/7 with both public transport. The Mass Rapid Transport (MRT) Train takes around an hour and costs 2 S$ (£1.20) or you can hop in a metered taxi, which takes around 20 minutes and costs around 25 S$ (£15).
How to fly from the UK to Singapore
The UK is really well connected to Singapore, with over 60 flights departing every week (many of them direct). The three main airlines that fly directly from the UK to Singapore are Singapore Airlines (from London Heathrow and Manchester), British Airways (from London Heathrow) and Qantas (also from London Heathrow). If you don’t mind making a connection en route, more airlines and airports become available (for example, both Emirates and Qatar fly from London Gatwick, with a changeover in Dubai and Doha respectively).
When is the cheapest time to book a flight from the UK to Singapore?"
Prices based on bookings made 60-91 days prior to departure.
Singapore universities and campuses
The two major international universities in Singapore (out of a total of 34) are the National University of Singapore, and Nanyang Technological University. Both establishments welcome students from the UK, so if you manage to get yourself a place, you’ll find fellow Brits (and people from all over the world). Other universities in Singapore open to international students include the Singapore Institute of Management, the Singapore Institute of Technology and Singapore Management University. Check in with your home uni to see if there are any placements they recommend.
Singapore lifestyle and culture
For UK students and travellers, Singapore is a relaxed, friendly and tolerant place to live, study or simply explore. The island nation is a melting pot of different cultures, ethnicities and languages, so wherever you’re from, you’ll find a little slice of home in Singapore. As a whole, the city is safe, clean and green, with a high quality of life. There are, however, strict laws to keep the order: drugs are a big no-no (excluding alcohol, which is widely accessible), and there are heavy penalties for things like littering.
Exploring Singapore on a student budget
Though not the cheapest city in Asia, it’s perfectly possible to explore the best of Singapore on a student budget. Some of the top things to do, including marvelling at the futuristic skyscrapers and enjoying the many beautiful greenspaces (check out the Singapore Botanic Gardens!), are free. The Changi Point Coastal Walk is a must-do free attraction, as is grabbing some cheap eats at one of the numerous street food stalls dotted around the city.