You also do not need a visa, if you have a ticket to a final destination and you have to travel through China, for example, transiting through Shanghai Hongqiao Airport or Pudong Airport and leaving the country within 24 hours.(Moi, I would rather stay at the airport and buy some duty-free stuff there.) That means that you can go through China, if you hold a valid passport and a visa for these following onward countries. You also need your final destination tickets to Iceland, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Greece, Sweden, Italy, Austria, Portugal, Spain, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Belgium, Greece, New Zealand, Australia, France, Republic of Korea, Canada and the USA (whoooof! Try writing down all these names in one go…)
The best thing about visiting China from Singapore, is that thanks to budget airlines, it is cheaper for Singaporean businessmen to get the raw material from China, than from Singapore itself :-) that is the reason I look at the best deals from budget airlines, which can get them into China from Singapore. These budget airlines are not restricted to Singapore itself, they can be caught to and from Thailand, Malaysia, and Austria to China too. In fact, I do not mind hopping over to Shenzhen for shopping and sightseeing, because speaking of Peking and shopping there is a comparatively expensive proposition. Besides, Hong Kong lies duly south of Shenzhen. So all those who find things rather expensive in Hong Kong can come straight to Shenzhen and buy really high quality stuff at bargain basement prices. In fact, if you are in Hong Kong, all you have to do is catch a train going to Shenzhen from the Kowloon station. So thanks to budget airlines, the shopping hub is a treat for confirmed shopaholics.
Go to the Dragon through the Tiger
Tiger Airways is a Singapore-based airline company, which has cut costs drastically by offering cost-effective pricing to travellers going from Singapore to China. That means it is offering really tough competition to all those other huge airlines in Singapore today. So, if you happen to be living anywhere in Southeast Asia, look for the really good offers given to you by Tiger Airways and fly to the land of the Dragon. By the way, you are going to get these offers at Changi Airport, Singapore up to Shenzhen.
Enjoy getting from Singapore to China, especially now that the Shanghai exposition 2010 is expected to bring about 70 million visitors. In fact, it is going to be a very sensible proposition to book right now!