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Soar to Singapore's shores with nonstop service from SFO

By Bob Cooper, February 04, 2016

Singapore is quickly becoming known for its cuisine, architecture, culture, and as an international event capital. Long known as one of the safest destinations for travelers, lately its reputation has blossomed like its renowned gardens.

Singapore Nicknamed The Garden City

The Garden City's magnificent architecture

Any visit to Singapore, nicknamed “The Garden City," should begin with a trip to one of its many gardens. The Singapore Botanic Gardens is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Gardens by the Bay features two massive glasshouse conservatories and three waterfront gardens. A little further out is the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, a rainforest laced with hiking trails. Singapore is one of only two cities in the world with a significant rainforest within its boundaries.

Scattered among the city's many parks and gardens is architecture that seesaws between new and old. The stately buildings of the Civic District convey Singapore's British colonial past, notably the old City Hall and Supreme Court. Both structures were repurposed and reborn in November 2015 to become the National Gallery Singapore, showcasing the world's largest public collection of Singaporean and Southeast Asian art. Not far away on the marina are iconic contemporary landmarks including the bowl-shaped ArtScience Museum, the honeycomb-like Esplanade-Theatres on the Bay and the $8-billion Marina Bay Sands casino-resort.

Find Fine Dining Twists Throughout Singapore

A taste of Singaporean culture

Singaporean food specialties are enjoyed citywide at open-air street markets, while some of the same local dishes — such as chili crab and nasi biranyi — are given a fine-dining twist in restaurants in Modern Singapore. Foodies are also looking forward to several upcoming food festivals including Savour in March, the World Street Food Congress and World Gourmet Summit in April, and the Singapore Food Festival later this year. Major upcoming events also include the Dragon Boat Festival in July, and the International Festival of Arts in August and September.

About the same size as New York City, but with fewer people — the island of Singapore is Asia's second-smallest country, bursting with color and activity.

United flights to Singapore

SFO to SIN will be the only nonstop flight from the U.S. to Singapore. The route will cover 8,446 miles and time in the air will total 16 hours and 20 minutes. United's 787-9 Dreamliner will fly this route, which is set to take off on June 1, 2016. Come see for yourself. Visit united.com or use the United app to plan your adventure.

United cargo-only flights transport critical goods

By The Hub team

When the pandemic began, United Cargo knew it would be critical to utilize its fleet, network and industry-leading pharmaceutical handling processes to transport a COVID-19 vaccine when the time came.

Connecting vaccines to the world: United responds to mass distribution effort

December 22, 2020

On November 27, United Airlines became the first commercial airline to safely deliver the first batch of Pfizer and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine into the U.S. thanks to a coordinated effort between United's cargo, safety, technical operations, flight operations, regulatory and legal teams.

Now as the entire shipping and logistics industry bands together to widely distribute vaccines, United is leveraging all of its flights, including cargo-only and those carrying passengers, to transport millions of vaccines to destinations throughout our network, including Honolulu, Guam and Saipan – the first of any carrier to do so.

United Raises Miles for Dozens of Non-Profits that Rely on Travel

Airline and its customers use crowdsourcing platform - Miles on a Mission - to donate more than 11 million miles for charities like the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, College to Congress and Compass to Care
By United Newsroom, December 01, 2020

CHICAGO, Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- United is inviting MileagePlus members to give back on Giving Tuesday and throughout the holiday season by donating miles to nearly 40 non-profits through United Airlines' crowdsourcing platform, Miles on a Mission. Non-profits like Thurgood Marshall College Fund, College to Congress and Compass to Care are attempting to raise a total of more than 11 million miles to be used for travel for life-saving health care, continued education, humanitarian aid and more. United will match the first 125,000 miles raised for each of these organizations to help ensure they meet their goals.

United Raises Miles for Dozens of Non-Profits that Rely on Travel

Why we fly

By The Hub team, November 27, 2020

In October 2019, we launched a first-of-its-kind airline miles donation platform, Miles on a Mission. In the inaugural year, MileagePlus members donated over 70 million miles, with United matching over 20 million miles, to 51 organizations. These miles have allowed for these organizations to do important, life-changing, life-saving work in the communities we serve around the globe.

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