Clarification about WSSS airport chart

With reference to the above picture, does the arrows indicate how the arriving aircraft should fly to their destination airport which is WSSS and the arrows forming an oval indicate holding patterns?

This method only applies for rwy 02, right?

ARAMA and REKOP are the transition fixes. If you’re coming from the north, this would be the last set of waypoints on the airway you travelled on. From either of those points, you proceed to BOBAG on the headings noted.

Once reaching BOBAG at or above 10,000ft and at 250kts, proceed direct to BOKIP and SAMKO. After SAMKO, you will receive radar vectors to your desired runways (02L, 02C).

If necessary, once reaching BOBAG, you can do a holding pattern if you’re aircraft is too high or there’s a lot of traffic in the area. Once you complete the holding pattern, proceed with the approach as published. The same goes for the SAMKO waypoint.

This chart, along with many others, have the instructions of how to preform the approach/departure. Just take a look at those. They’re pretty easy to comprehend. I also suggest watching video tutorials posted on the forum about how to read them, or simply use YouTube.

Happy flying.


What you have there is a STAR (Standard Approach Routing) chart for both available runways 02 at Changi. (note that 02R has a notice that it is available only for the military)

As Nathan has stated above it shows the transitions from the airway approach points to the ILS. You have 2 holding points, one based on BOBAG and the other on a bearing/dme from the Sinjon (SJ) beacon. The arrows denote the hold direction and the inbound course. Standard holding legs are 1 minute outbound legs unless there is a note on the plate denoting otherwise normally flown in a heavy at 220kts unless stated otherwise or after a SLP (speed limiting point).

Once past the bearing/dme point from SJ you will receive radar vectors to the FAF (final approach fix) for either runway 02L or 02C from ATC. This will be on the next plate in the stack, the ILS plate for the appropriate runway.

In real life the FMC will be coded with the appropriate STAR, it’s waypoints and any associated vertical and speed constraints. If you are cleared the STAR then you can fly the lateral and vertical profile and the speed profile to the final fix on the STAR and await ATC vectors.



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