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Smile, you can get to Bhutan faster now with twice-weekly flights

Published on Aug 30, 2012 6:00 AM
 
A young monk runs across the longest suspension bridge in Bhutan over the Amochu river. Travellers from Singapore will soon have a faster way to get to the "happiest place in the world", Bhutan. -- PHOTO: GO-FAR/IVAN TAN

Travellers from Singapore will soon have a faster way to get to the "happiest place in the world", Bhutan.

Drukair, the national carrier of Bhutan, will start twice-weekly flights from Singapore to the Bhutanese city of Paro from next month.

The one-way trip, which includes a 45-minute stopover in Kolkata, India, takes about six hours - less than half the time it now takes to get to Bhutan.

At present, passengers headed to Bhutan from Singapore have to stay overnight in either Bangkok or an Indian city.

 
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