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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 operates more than 11,000 cargo-only flights in one year

By The Hub team, March 19, 2021

On March 19, 2020, United operated its first flight carrying cargo without passengers on board. While the passenger cabin was empty, its cargo hold was completely full, carrying more than 29,000 pounds of commodities from Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) to Frankfurt Airport (FRA).

A year later, United Cargo has operated more than 11,000 cargo-only flights carrying more than 570 million pounds of freight. To support the COVID-19 pandemic recovery efforts, United Cargo has also transported more than 113 million pounds of medical and pharmaceutical products on both cargo-only and passenger flights as well as approximately 10 million COVID-19 vaccines, providing global communities access to the items they have needed most.

10 tips for spring travel

By The Hub team, February 24, 2021

Whether you haven't flown with us for a while or just need a quick refresher before your spring trip, read this list of tips to know before your flight and arrive at the airport travel-ready:

1. Download the United app for contactless bag check, travel assistance and more

Before your flight, download the United app to view your flight status, check in, sign up for flight notifications, locate departure gates, access our free personal device entertainment when available and more. We've also updated our app with new features that can make your trip a little safer, including contactless bag check.

Don't forget to use Agent on Demand for help with any and all questions you may have before your flight. This new capability is available at all our U.S. hub airports and allows you to use your own mobile device to contact a customer service agent via phone, video or chat to help with day-of-travel questions while you're at the airport. Learn more about Agent on Demand here.

United joins UNICEF COVAX initiative

By The Hub team, February 19, 2021

This week, we were honored to become the first U.S. airline to join the UNICEF Humanitarian Airfreight Initiative to combat the COVID-19 pandemic by transporting the vaccine and other critically needed supplies to underserved areas of the globe.

"We are committed to helping the global community in any way we can, and we all must work together to do our part to bring this health and humanitarian crisis to an end," said Director of Cargo Specialty Products Manu Jacobs.

We will leverage our expertise to transport these critical pharmaceutical and healthcare shipments around the world safely, efficiently and expediently. We are proud to partner with the United Nations to support this global effort and provide equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.

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