Savvy jetsetters know just where to transit for a
memorable and rewarding experience – Singapore Changi
Airport. Even with just a few hours to spare, families and
solo travellers alike can expect to be captivated by some
of the world’s most unique airport attractions.
Among these are Changi Airport’s four distinctive
gardens that will revitalise your senses. A world’s
first in an airport, the enchanting Butterfly Garden
that features a beautiful waterfall lets you wander
among a thousand free-fluttering butterflies. You can
also admire 40 fascinating species of cacti and
succulents including the cycads from the dinosaur era at
the Cactus Garden, or be cheered up by the sight of 500
bright sunflowers at the rooftop Sunflower Garden.
For an interactive experience, visit the Enchanted
Garden that magically comes to life through motion
sensors, fibre-optics and LED lighting. The Orchid
Garden & Koi Pond boasts a large collection of orchids
including rare hybrids such as the seasonal display of
Singapore's national flower - the Vanda Miss Joaquim.
Enjoy tax-free shopping at the airport without having to
queue up to get a GST refund. Choose from over 350
retail outlets that offer beauty products, electronics,
designer labels and souvenirs. A wide variety of
sumptuous dining options also promise to satisfy your
appetite. Be sure to get the best value for money with
Duty Free shopping at Changi Airport.
For a real thrill, take a
plunge with The Slide@T3, the world's tallest slide in
an airport. Shriek your way down from 12 metres high or
four storeys tall, reaching top speeds of up to 6 metres
per second. For the less adventurous, the Entertainment
Deck is a one-stop integrated, multi-media entertainment
centre that offers free gaming at the Xbox Kinect Room,
LAN gaming computer terminals as well as Xbox 360 and
If you prefer to relax indoors, catch the latest
blockbusters at any of Changi Airport’s Movie Theatres
located at Terminals 2 and 3. Open 24 hours a day, these
screenings are available absolutely free-of-charge.
For those with children, discover Woodblock Rub – an art
form popular in Singapore in the 1950s and 1960s,
originating from the Peranakan (Straights-born Chinese)
culture. Make your own woodblock print with icons
inspired by pop culture, then enjoy popular children’s
shows at the Family Zone. A quick 30 to 40-minute train
ride into town also lets you take advantage of your
transit at Changi Airport to get a taste of Singapore.
Taxis at affordable rates are another convenient way of
getting to local attractions and hotels located
Alternatively, if you have
at least five hours between transits, go on Changi’s
Free Singapore Tour to visit some of the famous
local landmarks in the city.