50 things to do at Singapore Changi Airport
More than a standard stopover, the world-class Singapore Changi Airport offers travellers a range of ways to entertain and unwind. From the rooftop pool and unique butterfly garden to the spacious movie threatre, there’s sure to be something for everyone.
Rest and relaxation
- Soak up the sun and enjoy a dip at the rooftop swimming pool and jacuzzi. For a small fee you can enjoy the area, a collection of books, shower facilities and complimentary non-alcoholic beverages at the bar.
- Take a break in a snooze chair, comfortable couches and quiet nap areas are scattered around to help you get some shut eye.
- Pamper away your travel aches with a foot massage at one of the free foot-and-calf massage stations throughout the airport.
- Unwind in the airport’s Rainforest or Ambassador Transit lounges with a range of spa facilities and beauty services.
- The Fish Spa & Reflexology offerings will give you a unique aqua foot treatment.
- Stick to your fitness regime and revitalise your muscles at the 24-hour gym.
- Restore balance with a therapeutic full-body massage, manicure or pedicure at The Ultimate Spa (and also enjoy their shower and rest facilities while you’re there).
- For complete relaxation, book a room at the Ambassador Transit Hotel – which doesn’t require you to clear immigration. You can enjoy a bed, television, ensuite bathroom and wake-up call service to best conquer your jet lag.
- Stroll through the world’s first butterfly garden in an airport – complete with state-of-the-art landscaping and a garden designed over two levels with a six-metre ‘grotto waterfall’.
- See one of Asia’s most prized fish, the koi, with a visit to the koi pond. Feeding times are 9am and 4pm.
- Grab a drink at the Cactus Garden
- Escape to the tropical Orchid Garden and stand beneath towering Foxtail Palms, surrounded by butterflies, moths and spider orchids. Between July and August you’ll also see the national flower, the Vanda Miss Joaquim.
- Visit the Sunflower Garden and watch it transform into a light-themed oasis when night falls. Featuring firefly lights, an illuminated bamboo walkway and custom-designed lit seats, the garden is sure to impress.
- Take a happy-snap in front of the Horticultural Display designed by the airport’s own horticultural team responsible for all of Changi’s 420,000 plants.
- Stretch out and catch the latest blockbuster for free at one of the airport’s two movie theatres.
- Get up-to-date news or catch a new-to-DVD movie in the TV Lounge.
- Get in touch with friends and loved ones with the free, 24-hour internet kiosks (more than 550 throughout the terminals).
- Surf the internet, update your status or load a pic on Instagram with free Wi-Fi access, mobile and laptop charge spots and work stations.
- Get creative and the interactive e-Postcard booth and create a keepsake to send home.
- Immerse yourself in art with the airport’s resident sculptural installations. The minimalist Birds in Flight by Baet Yeok Kuan, or Mother and Child by Han Meilin which is a sculptural series on the purity of mother-child love, are two such examples.
- Tune out on the comfortable chairs at the private music booth featuring a selection of Jazz, New Age, Classical or Lounge tracks.
- Feeling lost? Changi’s Customer Experience Agents (CEAs) share their local recommendations in more than 20 languages and dialects. They can be found roaming around throughout the airport.
- Parents with babies should acquaint themselves with the baby care facilities, well-equipped with private nursing rooms and nappy-changing and feeding spaces, as well as nappy vending machines and hot water.
- The Family Zone will entertain little ones with popular children’s shows while mum and dad relax.
- Ride the world’s tallest slide, The Slide@T3. Standing 12 metres high, its the equivalent of four storeys high and reaches speeds of 6 metres per second.
- Restless rascals can unleash in the air-conditioned play area, complete with playground, slide, climbing apparatus and a small cubby house.
- Let your hair down in the one-stop integrated multimedia gaming centre. You can box, dance or car-race your way through a stopover with free access to a PlayStation 3, LAN gaming and Xbox Kinect.
- Try your hand at the Peranakan Woodblock Rub – an art form popular in Singapore in the ’50s and ’60s. You can make your own woodblock print with icons inspired by pop culture.
- Sign up for a free, two-hour Singapore Tour – perfect for stopovers 5 hours or longer.
- Save on beauty products and fragrances at the Perfumes and Cosmetic stores across all terminals. Brands include SKII, Chanel, Lancome and Dior – with 40 per cent off downtown-Singapore prices.
- Find cameras, electronics and computers at the airport-wide electronic stores.
- Visit Harrods Singapore for branded accessories, food and drinks, all packaged in the iconic green bag.
- Pamper yourself on your travels with designer stores including Hermes, Burberry, Gucci, Miu Miu and Prada.
- Replenish the cosmetics cupboard with a visit to the MAC store.
- Planet Toy is the place to fill all children’s dreams, brimming with toys, hobby games and character items from Thomas the Tank Engine, Power Rangers and more.
- Bring home a piece of the zoo from the Singapore Zoo Store.
- Pick up some traditional Singapore souvenirs, from the luxurious Orchid motifs at Risis to Tiger Balm from Discover Singapore.
- Take home a little blue box from Tiffany & Co.
- Shop til you drop with popular brands such as Witchery, Victoria’s Secret and Lacoste.
- Discover the world of chocolate with the M&Ms concept store. The 256-square-metre flagship outlet offers photo opportunities, novelty toys and souvenirs, and plenty of chocolate!
- Sample Singapore’s famous chilli crab at Seafood Paradise or Prima Taste.
- Dine on another local favourite, Chicken Rice, at either Prima Taste or Universal Dining.
- Chill out with a glass of wine at one of the airport’s bars. Find a selection of beers, wines, cocktails and light meals at establishments like Le Cave Wine Bar, Harry’s Bar or Bistro & Bar.
- Grab a healthy light meal. From the sushi train at Sake Sushi to a wide selection of greens from Sumo Salad.
- Keep up with the footy at the Tiger Signature Bar. It’s affiliated with renowned football clubs Barcelona F.C. and Arsenal F.C. and is themed around Tiger Bear, Singapore’s first locally brewed beer.
- Sweet-toothed travellers can get a sugar fix at Honeymoon Dessert, enjoy delectable macaroons and cupcakes at the Butter Studio, or pick up some chocolate to go at The Cocoa Trees confectionery shop.
- Grab a midnight snack at the 24-hour food gallery, which offering Singapore’s most popular dishes all day long.
- Soak up live music while enjoying finger food and a drink at the Music Bar Lounges throughout the airport.
- Fast food offerings are available including Burger King, Texas Chicken, Subway and McDonalds.
- Try a traditional Singapore breakfast staple, kaya toast, at Wang Cafe, Kaffe and Toast, Toastbox or Yakun. It is fresh bread that is soaked in eggs, sugar and coconut milk, then toasted.