Most people dread long layovers. Eating sub-par airport food and sitting in uncomfortable gate seats for hours is not appealing to many. However, if you get the chance, take a long layover of Singapore Changi Airport. You won’t regret it.
Since the 1990s Singapore Changi Airport has put millions of dollars into renovations and additions to the airport. Due to its high class selection of food and multitude of amenities and entertainment, Singapore Changi Airport has been voted “World’s Best Airport” multiple times over.No matter what terminal you land in, the amount of things to do in this airport is endless.
Terminal 1 was recently upgraded and connects you with the outdoors, while remaining in the terminal. If you enjoy art, check out one of the latest additions to the terminal, the kinetic rain sculptures. The sculptures are made of made of 1,216 bronze droplets and are created into 16 different shapes. If you would like to get a breath of fresh air, visit the Water Lily or Cactus Garden. Finally, if you are just looking to relax, take a dip in the rooftop pool or jacuzzi. At the pool, there is also a bar and shower facilities.
Terminal 2 is a travel and nature lovers paradise. Terminal 2 boasts 3 amazing gardens, the Orchid Garden, Sunflower Garden, and Enchanted Garden. Full of brilliant colors all gardens will certainly brighten up your day. Also located in Terminal 2 is the Entertainment Deck. The deck is the perfect place to keep you occupied while waiting for your next flight. The deck features a Xbox kinetic room, movie theater, MTV booth and more!
Terminal 3 is also the perfect place to keep you and your whole family occupied for several hours. This terminal has a 24-hour movie theater and the tallest slide in any airport. However, nature is also not forgotten, in this terminal, with a Koi Pond and Butterfly Garden.
Last, but not least, is Terminal 4. Terminal 4 was recently added to the airport in 2017, and it is a shoppers’ paradise. Shop in the heritage zone to “experience Singapore’s heritage via cultural shopfronts featuring multi-coloured facades of old Peranakan houses,” or check out the Double Volume Shopfronts located in the departure transit lounge.
Best of all, if you rather not stay inside and enjoy one of these many fabulous amenities, Singapore Changi Airport offers free city tours of Singapore, to those who have a 6 hour or more layover! The airport offers 2 free tours: a Heritage Tour and a City Sights Tour. The Heritage tour showcases the city’s current and past rich history with visits to Chinatown, Little India and Kampong Glam. The City Sites tour showcases modern Singapore with visits to Merlion Park, Gardens by the Bay, and other attractions. There are 2 city sights tours and 2 heritage tours offered a day. Registration is located in Transfer Lounge F or Transfer Lounge A (before immigration), and tickets are first-come, first-serve.