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Old December 16th, 2005, 03:39 PM   #61
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By the time you get to Tokyo, it would be about 2 hours later......that would be hard to explore it in a day....And one should never explore Tokyo or Hong Kong in a day. But Singapore, a day trip is certainly possible.
That's what I'm saying about Narita. The airport is far from the city! Chek Lap Kok is only 20 minutes from HK but I still favor of a free trip even just looking at the skyline
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Old December 22nd, 2005, 06:49 PM   #62
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wow. why the runway so far away? that seems like a ******* commute just to get planes over there. it would take so much time....
It's because of the noise! By using this runway the planes don't have to fly above Amsterdam. That runway is mostly in use by night.

The current runway use of Schiphol can be viewed online. On this screenshot you can see the usage of three runways and the noise values around the airport.
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Old December 22nd, 2005, 08:38 PM   #63
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schiphol 4sho!
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Old December 31st, 2005, 05:53 AM   #64
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"But Singapore, a day trip is certainly possible. "

I dont think so. There are lots of things that we have that many have not explored before. Chinatown, Little India. Kampong Glam. Botanic Gardens. Zoo. Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. MacRitche Reservoirs. Boat tours at singapore river. Sentosa. All these take one day meh? Hmm...now I know why singapore tourism is not good. We have not enough attractions right. Haha never mind, we still have casinos and universal studios coming up in 2009!
And btw trip from airport to the city for singapore is only 11 minutes and we can even see our skyline Wanch.
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Old December 31st, 2005, 06:08 AM   #65
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^ 11 mins?? wah you speeding ah??

Usually take 20 mins by cab/car....
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Old December 31st, 2005, 10:41 AM   #66
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The shortest train ride from the airport to the city I've ever had was 6 minutes in Geneva, Switzerland. I wonder how many cities can beat that?
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Old December 31st, 2005, 10:47 AM   #67
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It depends what you define city, Singapore's curren't airport is like a bigger, more modern version of HK's old airport which is in the city, so would that make the time 0 mins?
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Old December 31st, 2005, 10:49 AM   #68
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Kai Tak wasn't near the CBD, but to get from Geneva International to the main city centre railway hub only takes 6 minutes.
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Old January 29th, 2006, 06:24 AM   #69
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MSP International

Very underrated!!! I think MSP International is one of the best for a city its size in the USA.

I was in Hong Kong over New Year's and loved that airport. Beautiful cantilevered roof and open floor plan. Plus they have a Popeye's Chicken!!!

Been to Changhi, Schipol & Narita a few times too. Changhi is very efficient and clean. I like the cactus garden too.
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Old January 29th, 2006, 10:04 AM   #70
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I haven't been to many airports.

Baltimore-Washington / Shanghai / HK (Kai Tak & Chep Lap Kok) / Seoul / Toronto / Vancouver / Edmonton / San Francisco / Los Angeles / Orlando / Anchorage and probably a few others.

Best: HK
Worst: LAX

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Old February 3rd, 2006, 07:28 AM   #71
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LAX isn't that bad! I've been to worst airports than that!

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1) Chek Lap Kok (HK)
2) Changi (Singapore)
3) Incheon
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Old February 3rd, 2006, 03:25 PM   #72
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^ 11 mins?? wah you speeding ah??

Usually take 20 mins by cab/car....
OOps sorry it is 11 km ...and i agree that our airport is in our city already, as Changi is also considered the city of singapore...so travelling time is 0 min unless u count going to the CBD.
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Old February 3rd, 2006, 03:27 PM   #73
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I love INcheon Airport, it is very futuristic and modern yet simple, but really give me an airport feel to it. Hong Kong looks a bit like when you are in an office, but it is very nice too...singapore should still improve on its image...its getting old. There is going to be another control tower soon.
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Old February 4th, 2006, 06:00 AM   #74
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Old February 5th, 2006, 11:39 PM   #75
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Best: Schiphol
Worst: Okecie (Warsaw)- it's too small!!
But I have seen only a few airports: Schiphol, Okecie, Dusseldorf, Baltimore, Raleigh-Durham, and... Reykiavik int. Airport :P
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Old February 14th, 2006, 08:05 AM   #76
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Incheon(seoul), Changi(singapore), Chek Lap Kok(HK)
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Old February 18th, 2006, 04:08 PM   #77
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Madrid-Barajas is already 4th airport in number of passengers in Europe
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Old February 24th, 2006, 05:05 AM   #78
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Old March 3rd, 2006, 08:28 PM   #79
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Barajas, Changi, JFK.
Big and too close to city. Also they have metro.
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Old March 7th, 2006, 06:26 AM   #80
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#1: HK
#2: Singapore
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No one else comes close.

Paris Charles de Gaulle was pathetic - Chicago's is very nice and huge, but nothing compared to the top 2. Heathrow likewise - impressive but not impressive enough I'm afraid.
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