Business in Asia: four stopover ideas

Singapore Airlines can connect you with the major cities in Asia, wherever your work takes you

Bangkok
With modern megamalls, hotels and conferencing facilities just minutes from golden-spired temples and bustling markets, Bangkok is a place that wears its contradictions proudly. Just two hours 25 minutes by air from Singapore, the city benefits from a huge range, many of which offer outstanding value.

Kuala Lumpur
Less than an hour’s flight from Singapore, Malaysia’s space-age capital is a tasty proposition for business — and not just because of its spectacular food scene. An easy 40-minute transfer by taxi from the international airport, KLCC (Kuala Lumpur City Centre), the city’s main business hub, is home to a number of international hotels and Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

Jakarta
Indonesia’s vibrant capital is the economic motor that powers the rest of the nation — a dynamic metropolis with a lively bar, restaurant and retail scene. Much of the action is centred on the Senayan area, home to the Indonesian stock exchange, conference venues and new hotels, and just a 30-minute ride from the city’s Soekarno Hatta International Airport.

Hong Kong
Outstanding venues, easy international connections (including six Singapore Airlines flights to and from Singapore per day) and a stunning location makes Hong Kong a favoured choice for business. Another string to its bow is its nightlife, which offers a dizzying array of choice.

Singapore Airlines — the world’s most awarded airline — and its regional wing SilkAir, operate flights to 99 destinations in 34 countries. Fly Business Class to Bangkok from £1,970pp, Kuala Lumpur £2,065pp, Jakarta £2,060pp and Hong Kong £2,315pp. Promotional fares are available until 30 November 2016 for travel from London Heathrow until 30 June 2017. Subject to availability. Fares shown may differ due to currency and fuel surcharge fluctuations. Full fare conditions are available on singaporeair.com

For more Singapore Airlines destinations, read the travel section of The Evening Standard and The Independent.

A version of this article first appeared on standard.co.uk and independent.co.uk.

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