While there's a lot to look forward to when travelling, navigating the airport is the least interesting part. Long check-in queues, processes that can be drawn for hours, thick crowds, and overpriced snacks are scenes of a typical airport. But not when you are in Singapore. The Changi Airport, voted numerous times to be the world's best, is like going to a massive adventure park, from where you can also board a flight. And no, we're definitely not exaggerating. Ask any traveller which airport they would not mind spending a ten-hour layover, and they will confidently name Changi Airport. Spread over 70,000 sq. metres and three terminals the airport has several entertainment options, art exhibits, gaming options, and shopping venues. Here's a list of the coolest things you can do
Jewel Changi Airport
The crown jewel of Changi Airport, Jewel, is an architectural marvel that seamlessly combines nature and entertainment. Marvel at the Rain Vortex, the world's tallest indoor waterfall, and immerse yourself in a tranquil oasis as you explore the lush indoor Forest Valley. Challenge yourself at the Canopy Park, where you can wander through mazes, bounce on nets, and walk across suspended bridges, all amidst a stunning garden setting.
Escape the bustling airport environment and step into a realm of natural beauty at Changi Airport's various gardens. Wander through the Butterfly Garden in Terminal 3, where vibrant butterflies dance around tropical flora. Ascend to the rooftop and enjoy panoramic views at the Cactus Garden in Terminal 1 or bask in the sunny serenity of the Sunflower Garden in Terminal 2.
Free Movie Theaters
Take a break from your journey and catch the latest blockbusters at Changi Airport's movie theaters. With comfortable seating and a wide selection of films, you can relax and unwind before your next flight, all at no cost. Terminal 2 and Terminal 3 both offer this unique amenity.
Rooftop Swimming Pool
Indulge in a refreshing swim or soak in a jacuzzi at the rooftop swimming pool, exclusively available to transit hotel guests at Terminal 1. As you enjoy the invigorating waters, marvel at the planes taking off and landing in the distance&mdasha truly unforgettable experience.
Changi Experience Studio
Immerse yourself in a world of interactive technology and aviation wonder at the Changi Experience Studio. Engage in captivating exhibits, virtual reality experiences, and interactive games that showcase the past, present, and future of air travel. Discover the thrill of flying and the intricacies behind operating an airport.
Changi Airport is a gallery of awe-inspiring art installations. Witness the Kinetic Rain sculpture in Terminal 1, a mesmerizing display of moving droplets that form intricate patterns. Admire the stunning array of Peranakan tiles in Terminal 4 or marvel at the Flight Path installation in Terminal 2, which showcases miniature planes suspended mid-flight.
Shopping and Dining Extravaganza
Retail therapy and culinary delights await at Changi Airport's vast array of shops and dining establishments. From luxury brands like Balenciaga and Bvlgari to local boutiques, you can find the perfect gift or indulge in personal shopping across all the terminals. At the vintage-themed Singapore Food Street in Terminal 3, savour diverse cuisines, from Singaporean street food to international gourmet delights, ensuring a delightful culinary journey.
Whether you're a gaming enthusiast or seeking a quiet relaxing space, Changi Airport's entertainment zones have you covered. Engage in friendly competition at the Xbox and PlayStation gaming stations, or immerse yourself in a world of melodies at the music corners. Families travelling with children can enjoy dedicated play areas with interactive toys and engaging activities.
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