Changi Airport, Singapore
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...
If you have a lot of time to wait around at Chang Airport, have a look on Changi Airport's website. They have designated napping areas per the link below and load of suggestions for other things to do to fill in your time:
Changi is a modern airport and is the most busiest transfer spot. We were going to enter Singapore. It's interesting to see custom staff are from various nations and the custom check was quite strict....
The baggage converying traces are low and it's convenient to take your baggages.
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.
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.
This Ultra Modern Hub of Singapore was the former Largest Airport in Asia but is now Overtaken by the Modern Beijing Airport and the Dubai International Airport in Sheer Size that it is the third largest Airport in the World. The Airport is located about 20km (13 miles) northeast of the Downtown Singapore. Besides being the Main Hub of Flag carrier Singapore Airlines, it is also the maind hubs of Singapore Airlines Cargo, SilkAir, Tiger Airways, Jetstar Asia Airways, Valuair, and Jett8 Airlines Cargo. It is a hub for Garuda Indonesia and a secondary hub for Qantas, which uses Singapore as the main stopover point for flights on the Kangaroo Route between Australia and Europe. Changi Airport currently has five terminals. Terminals 1, 2 and 3 are directly connected with a common transit area and has it's own budget air carrier Terminal for Budget Carriers. Inside the terminal are expansive areas for dining, duty free shopping, shops, spas and other modern conveniences.
I only spent a hour here each way on my flight to and from Bali. What little time I did have here was relaxing and a welcome break in the flight. The airport design is stunning and the place is so clean and spacious. I don't normally enjoy my time in airports, but I wouldn't have minded a bit longer here to explore it.
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it's a great airport, enjoy yourself, have a local snack in the food court before leaving.
- - it was my answer to a Misc Forum Question.
I've been through Changi airport six times, but only visited Singapore once. It's a major transport hub. It might not be as busy as Dubai or Heathrow, but it's the fifth busiest airport in the world and if you've traveled between Europe and Australia enough times, it's not very likely you haven't passed through this airport at least once. It's the perfect base for exploring South East Asia, and even many cities in Australia, India and East Asia are only a few hours away. The competition is also fierce, and drives down prices, especially with budget airlines.
The airport itself is one of the best in the world. It has a lot of top class facilities, and some unexpected surprises like an indoor tropical rain forest. The playground is so amazing my son didn't stop talking about it for weeks - three floors of slides with an helicopter cabin at the top of it.
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....
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.
When I went to Australia for a holiday, I was fly via Singapore. At the airport they had these great orchids.
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.
The Orchid Garden is situated in Terminal 2. Here you'll find a selection of orchids displayed in a tropical landscape.