The Best Things To Do At Changi Airport Layover

Spice up your time in Changi Airport with this blog to fun and enthralling experiences, whether it is a nature trail to different gardens, a quick shopping, a quick nap, foot relaxing, or a free Singapore tour; you can enjoy your to and fro at the layover time.

 

Memories of my first International experience of this airport are still very fresh, as it was my first solo trip to Sydney, via Changi Airport and I still feel the Goosebumps of this trip. I landed 3 hours early as I did not have idea how big and wonderful the airport which was just impossible to cover within 3 hours. As there are so many things to experience – from gardens to pond, movie theater to social trees, bars to shopping areas, play zone to snooze zones. Almost 400 shopping stores and service spread over the 4 terminals, there are many facilities can avail by non passengers beside the transit passengers.  I had amused by the services, the facilities and the huge areas only for roam around and almost forgot that I was in an airport not to any city.  Trust me I was literally praying if my flight got delayed so that I could spend more time in the airport.

Arrival Hall

Changi Airport has a mini world in it.

Yes, you read it right as 3 hours or 4 hours are not enough to explore the airport from breadth and depth. It is much more than just an airport where you come to board a flight or deplane. It has got so many thrilling attractions inside it that it becomes a significant attraction itself for which you have to at least dedicate half a day in your travel plans!

 

Go and get refreshed with Duty free shopping or get a spa

 

Changi has a pretty wide-ranging collection of Makeup, perfumes, skincare, jewelry and alcohol which actually a hot preference of most of the people. If you must drop by a duty-free store (it’s ok, I too love walking around in duty free even if I’m not buying anything), then go big to check better options. May I suggest hitting the best one (in my view) – the one in Terminal 3’s Transit Area?

Free or paid services – almost every terminal is out to coddle you. You can even get a manicure and pedicure or a facial and feel refreshed. There is also free foot and calf massage stations parked everywhere or you can see machines for foot relaxation if you want a quick break while you are roaming around.

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Life is all about experience a new day, a new place, a new culture and take risk to go ahead. My first solo international trip took me the place where I have not only gained new experience but also rediscovered my inner strength. I understood as a woman I have no particular country as my home but every corner of the world is my journey, my place to stay. Visiting Changi Airport was the fascinating experience for me as I have seen a mini world in it. The people who have time they can easily explore each and every area of the airport. It is not only occupied by shopping hubs and good courts but also movie theatre, spa, free gardens, snooze zone and foot relaxation chairs… I was roaming around the airport like a kid and when was feeling tired I took a foot relaxing therapy there. You can easily find many chairs as like as the picture. Next time don't forget to explore Changi in a new way 😎😎😍 . . . . . . . . Follow me @everycornerofworld to experience a virtual tour of every corner of the World. . . . . . . . #changi #Changiairport #singaporeairlines #FlySQ #visitsydney #visitsingapore #australia #airport #sponsoredtravel #win #foot #footreflexologymassage #footrelax #freeservice #visitchangi #travelgram #travelblogger #instatraveler #solotrip #solointernational #lovelife #jwt #novoteldarlingharbour

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Feel Green and natural with Gardens

 

Changi is famous for its different types of gardens and greenery which you hardly seen any airport areas. Singapore named The Garden City and for me Changi represents well with it. I was trying to wrap up as much area as possible still I missed a few areas and not even got a chance to sit and relax a while. Next time I will definitely give a try to visit and take rest at every garden and cherish my wander lust.

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Those bright colours, those flowers and the fragrance… I still remembering the beautiful view of the place. I could not take off myvetes while seeing the garden and not only one there were plenty of places and gardens there at the airport. My lay over was wonderful and I so want to visit #singapore and the #airport Do you know which airport is this?? 👧 One of the most beautiful and my favourite airport #Changiairport .. make a plan soon to explore the place and yes, at least take 3 to 4 hours to visit complete airport… #contest #changi #visitsingapore #visitsydney #singaporeairlines #FlySQ #sponsored #passport #garden #colorful #flowers #solotravel #travelblogger #travelblog #singaporefood #airportstyle #architecturalphotography #dslr #australiavisit

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Explore the rooftop Cactus Garden ( Terminal 1 – Departure Transit Hall, Level 3) and the Orchid Garden (Terminal 2 – Transit Hall, Level 2)

Cactus garden

The rooftop Cactus Garden features more than 100 species of cacti and arid plants from the desert and dry areas of Asia, Africa and America. This roof garden is a popular place for visitors to stretch out in the sun. With a bar within the garden, you can enjoy a drink or two as you relax.

So, if you are an orchid lover too like me definitely go and explore more than 30 species of orchids  with different colors of 700 orchids and surely get a walk around the nook and corner.

 

Seasonal Tree visit at Piazza Garden and Sculptural Garden (Terminal 1 Departure Hall, Level 2, Transit Hall)

Piazza Garden

Selfie 😉 

Piazza garden I found most vibrant and fascinating displays seasonal and thematic plants. Specially cultural and theme based plants are beautifully showcase there.

Sculpture Garden

Another beautiful garden is Sculptural garden where you can easily take a stroll and view the most three tall tree-like sculptures clad with an interesting collage of shrubbery.

 

Get Some Instagram Click at Sunflower garden (Terminal 2- Departure Hall, Level 3, and Transit Hall)

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When I was in my international trip to Sydney, I got the opportunity for 2 hours to explore Changi Airport and I was wondering that a mini world in it. The airport has everything one can expect to see. From Movie theatre to Garden, from play ground to shopping hub, from WiFi social chat room to amusement area, from sleeping room to food hubs, from spa centre to free relaxion9area and much more……that very moment I was thinking why 2 hours???? Why not some more hours to explore the world's beautiful and huge airport from A to Z. If I would have planned my trip that way I even could visit Singapore free trip (yes you are right) from Changi Airport. So , again I am planning for my next international trip and thus time I will spend as much time as possible to Changi. I had fallen in love while visiting the most gorgeous and beautiful Sunflower garden in Changi. Most fascinating and utmost beautiful place where one can easily lost for 2 to 3 hours. If you are still in a planning mode to visit Singapore or take Singapore airlines ….just book the ticket and explore the mini world in Changi Airport.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Follow @everycornerofworld to be a part of the virtual trip of @changiairport . . . .. . #sunflowergarden #park #garden #Changiairport #changi #singaporeairlines #visitsingapore #visitsydney #transit #movie #airport #explorechangi #travelblog #travelblogger #sponsoredtravel #passionpassport #internationaltrip #wanderlust #changiairport #singapore #australia #FlySQ #travelgram #instapicture #picoftheday #terminalt2internationalairport

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This rooftop sunflower garden housing 500 varieties of sun flowers offers insta-click picture perfect place and a breath-taking view of the runway and aircraft nearby.

 

Become a Kid with colorful Butterflies at Butterfly Garden (Terminal 3 Departure Transit Hall, Level 2 & 3)

Butterfly Garden

The World’s first tropical butterfly garden with a profusion of flowering plants, lush green meadows and water cascades where 40 species of butterfly easily survive. Visitors can learn more about the life cycle of different butterflies at educational corners. The freaking crazy garden where you easily find the extrovert butterflies who are always ready to pose.

 

If you are a movie freak like me, watch one for free or take a nap

 

I am a crazy movie freak and always try to watch something new or old. Changi has the large collection of movies. Want to kill some extra time?? Go and watch one for free.

Message chairs for snooze 😉

Feeling tired? No worries, Changi has a lot of Snooze zones. Go and sleep for a while to get refreshed.

 

Grab a Extreme Hot Coffee for coffee Lover; if you are 😉

 

Yes! You read it right. I tried different kind of coffees like cappuccino, latte, espresso , mocha in different places and trust me each has different fragrance and different taste but Singaporean coffees are really very delicious and I liked the flavor 🙂

 

Singapore Tour (Absolutely Free)

 

If you have at least 5.5 hours in your hand so you can easily go out for 2.5 hours Visit Singapore trip. (I skipped that L ) There is the Heritage Tour, which will take you on a brief trip through the lively cultural districts of ChinatownLittle India and Kampong Glam. Or be dazzled by the City Sights Tour, which showcases the island’s ultra-modern cityscape in all its night-time glory, with stopovers at Gardens by the Bay and the Merlion Park.

Each guided tour lasts for 2.5 hours, ensuring you will be back at the airport with time to spare before catching flight—and bounty of memoirs and happiness.

 

A big fan of Art and Sculptures??

 

Changi Airport is one of the beautiful airport and the hub of art and sculptural showcases. I was wondering how beautifully they keep these so visible and so prominent. I have witnessed to see “Kinetic Rain” made of 1216 bronze droplets which are as beautiful as amazing. The rain droplets are perfectly go with the theme of Terminal 1 which is “Tropical City”.

Kinetic Rain

Apart from this there are so many new sculptures are created as per the décor at Terminal 4 which opened in December 2017. I wish I will visit the sculptures on my next visit.

 

Social Network freak?? Must check Social Tree

 

The Social Tree is a new and innovative lure that uses interactive technology for travelers to share their photos instantly and to reclaim them on subsequent visits to the airport.

Located at Terminal 1, this giant tree is made up of 64 giant 42-inch high-definition screens where travelers can ‘attach’ their photo onto the colorful and animated crown of the structure.

 

There are few important facilities are available at the Airport

  • Baby Care Room
  • Baggage Storage
  • Business Centre
  • Charging Points
  • Clinics
  • Local Internet Connection
  • Money Changers
  • Prayer Rooms
  • Smoking Areas
  • Transit Hotels
  • Wheelchair rental

 

These are just some of the possible reasons why Changi was awarded the Best Airport for Leisure Amenities and World’s Best Airport many times.

 

I had a very limited time so could not fulfill my wanderlust last time but I will make sure on my next visit I will spend at least 8 to 9 hours in Changi to rejuvenate my last memories.

 

Comments

  1. Mohit

    Seriously, Changi Airport is not an airport in a city but a city in an airport. I’ll definitely try to extend a day to completely explore this airport cum city.

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      Pamela

      I completely agree with you. Changi Airport is just like a city and many more places to explore. A best place to visit.

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      Pamela

      Yes, it was amazing trip 🙂 Free Singapore trip is just an add on bonus and next time I will make sure to avail this 😛 😀

  2. Shakshi Ahuja

    Such an elaborate post with amazing pictures. I love the way you detailing each and everything. Specially free trip and social tree and the gardens. I would love to visit the place soon.

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  3. Mayuri Patel

    so beautifully written.There are so many things to do at one place and so many experiences
    It sounds amazing, All the information you shared is very helpful
    looks like you had amazing time there 🙂

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      Pamela

      Thanks so much darling. Indeed, it was a great trip and I wish to visit again to cherish my memories 🙂

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  4. Abrar Ul Haq

    Changi… World’s best airport…. indeed.

    Very well described about what are the places within Changi to explore and enjoy.

    Pictures speaks for itself…👌

    Worth to dedicate time to visit this amazing place…

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      Pamela

      Thanks so much Abrar for your comment. I am glad that you liked the pictures 🙂 and yes, the airport is amazing and a lot of places to visit in it.

  5. Pooja Kumar

    Beautiful Post with all necessary details. Especially the movie room, gardens, message chairs and social tree. Loved the pictures and the way you described these. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  6. Damyanti

    Changi is a city in itself— glad you enjoyed the airport in the city I live in 🙂

    Came here to read your We Are the World Blogfest, which you’re signed up for. Let us know if you intend to participate.

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