Information about Singapore: Singapore from the air

View Singapore from the air with the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)'s Hidden Journeys

The Hidden Journeys Project aims to enliven the flying experience by providing interactive guides to air travellers about the parts of the world they fly over from departure to arrival.

The latest guide to be released covers the flight path from Singapore to Sydney, exploring some of the world's most remote and spectacular landscapes in Southeast Asia and Australia.

From the isolated reefs of the Timor Sea, to the horizontal waterfalls of Australia's Buccaneer Archipelago, to the red sand dunes of the Simpson Desert the interactive guide covers an amazing diversity of people, places and landscapes.

Vast stretches of this flight path have seen no human influence at all; however, others have been adapted and altered by the human inhabitants. Land reclamation in Singapore, rice terraces in Bali and the farmland in the Murray-Darling Basin are but a few examples. Every country along this route also has its own colonial history: from the British in Singapore and Australia to the Dutch in Indonesia, each nation has left its mark on the landscape along the way.

We are also currently working towards incorporating the Hidden Journeys geo-entertainment onto moving maps on aircraft: in the future, thousands of people could learn about the fascinating parts of the Earth that they fly over in real time!

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MacDonnell Ranges from the air C Andrew Mitchell - The MacDonnell Ranges, which stretch for 220km across Australia, and Alice Springs in the distance from the air
Paddy fields in Bali C Riza Nugraha - Terraces make the most of the hilly landscape and rice thrives in the volcanic soil
Singapore - courtesy of NASA - A satellite image of Singapore notice the green areas, mostly reservoirs, and the geometric reclaimed coast to the bottom left
Singapore at night C Andy Leo - The financial district silhouetted against the setting sun on Singapore Island