Changi Airport, Singapore
Budget Terminal in Changi Airport is not as big as the main terminal. They use this terminal for cheap flights from other countries. Cebu Pacific from the Philippines is one of them. It's still very nice and clean. You can roam around their duty free shops and use the free internet provided by the airport. You can also have a quick bite while waiting for your flight.
We board Cebu Pacific on our round trip to Singapore from the Philippines. Cebu Pacific offers cheap fares around USD30 excluding the taxes and airport fees. It's a special fare not offered the whole year round. Just register your email address to get info on their promos. Log in to their website www.cebupacificair.com.
I think I know an important number of airports, maybe not so many in Asia and the USA, but I'm pretty suire Changi is hardly overcome by any one else. So many things to do, so many details making the passenger visit worth the time one is spending, so many beautiful shops, so many free Internet access (why is that in Europe those are disappeared??? Don't tell me it's because of "security" reason because that would also apply to so many other places), so peaceful arrangements, so many great ideas as the outside cactus and sunflower gardens....
Opinions are divided, with some preferring Hong Kong's airport to Changi, but I must say I've never been to a better airport than Changi. Short walking distances to the gates, plenty of seating areas, food&beverage outlets on every corner with a large variety are the main selling points for this airport.
Adding to this, the efficieny of the airport, you can be in a cab to town within thirty minutes of disembarkation from your aircraft. Customs are quick and baggage service is incredible; your luggage is usually on the belt before you pass customs. Free internet&gaming services in the departure hall only add to the high service level.
There's a great transit hotel where you can sleep, get a massage or freshen up with a nice shower, or, if you'd like, you can take a dip in the rooftop pool. And if you're into shopping, there's plenty of shops to keep you occupied.
Changi has it all!
All major airlines are flying to Singapore. On the way to Singapore I flew Swiss from Zurich via Bangkok and on the way back I flew SAS via Bangkok and Copenhagen to Zurich. I have to say that I wasn't satisfied with both flights and therefore would choose SIA next time.
Upon arriving at the airport, you can either catch a shuttle service for S$7.00 per person, but since it seemed that we bought all of Bangkok, they wanted us to pay for an entire shuttle just for us, if you get into this dilema just hire a private taxi....a nice and comfortable merdces-benz for S$35 up to 3 people....we needed the front seat for bags. The drive from the airport into the city was one of the most plesant drives into any city I have ever taken anywhere in the world !!!!! Oh and the taxi took credit cards which was a nice touch since we hadn't exchanged any money yet !!!!! well worth it !!!!! ARRIVE IN COMFORT AND SYTLE !!!!!!
A huge, efficient airport with plenty to do.
I had to go thru on 3 occasions, but didnt feel the drag.
Changi has often been voted as the best airport in the world, by different travel magazines and other associations.
Work started on this airport way back in 1975, and it commenced operations in 1981. Its been several phases of additions and upgradations to what constitutes the structure that stands now...
Its nice arriving Singapore without having worries of getting a transport from the airport to hotel. With Singapore Airlines they have a bus -- dropping you off to your hotel. One warning: just make sure you can carry your bags coz the driver is quite hesitant in assisting you bringing in your stuffs.
Definitely the most friendly and welcoming airport I visited on my trip was Changi. That says alot, seeing that I arrived at 2 AM. The MRT doesn't start working until 5:30, so I had some time to kill in the airport. Equiped with free internet and video games inside the passenger terminal and a Starbucks outside... lets just say if you give me coffee and video games and I am a happy man. The immigration personel reminded me of meeting a long lost friend they were so nice and happy.
The shopping is excellent, and the airport itself follows the route of Singapore in being about as cleanas you can get.
Changi Airport lived up to its reputation as modern and efficient, especially its link to the MRT subway system. Definitely one of the best airports in the world.
If you have an early morning flight like I did, you can sleep at the airport---the chairs are uncomfortable though, try the floor or a booth at one of the airport eateries.
Flying to Singapore is the best way to discover how sufficient is the airport is. Indeed flying by Singapore airline, should be enjoyable as this airline is known well and rated at the highest rank among all airline.
Honestly, i like the airline compare Malaysia Airline because i was treated the same good service with other caucasian passengers.
And you'll find that the duty free shop is in the huge ranges. One of the best airport i have ever experienced.
The Orchid Garden is situated in Terminal 2. Here you'll find a selection of orchids displayed in a tropical landscape.
It is very easy to travel from Shangi airport into the city centre of Singapore. There are both trains, buses, (bus number 36) and airport shuttle services available.
When I went to Australia for a holiday, I was fly via Singapore. At the airport they had these great orchids.