If you are a visitor coming to Singapore through Changi Airport, or transiting through the city to another destination, be sure not to miss out on all the shopping, dining and entertainment options available before you leave the airport. Having recently won the World’s Best Airport category at the 2013 World Airport Awards, Changi Airport is an all-encompassing venue with over 350 retail and service outlets located across three terminals. Shopping is made even easier, as these terminals are easily accessible via the sky train.
Be it local food products, electronic gadgets, watches, beauty products, luxury brands, or mid-priced fashion, there is truly something for everyone. And whether you’re a fan of luxury fashion brands such as Hermes and Bottega Veneta, or local footwear specialist Charles & Keith, there’s bound to be a boutique to meet your needs with the best bargains to be found. Passengers departing from Singapore can also enjoy tax-free shopping at the airport without having to queue for their Goods & Services Tax (GST) refund. Customers who are not satisfied with their purchases at Changi Airport can return the product within 30 days for a full refund or exchange. Additionally, tourists can enjoy tax and duty-free shopping without having to rush and worry about missing their flight with Changi Airport’s online shopping portal (www.iShopChangi.com). Offering a good range of popular duty-free products from Changi Airport’s retail stores, tourists can purchase items from multiple retailers across different terminals online, and enjoy the convenience of collecting them at a single stop – the iShopChangi Collection Centre, which can be found in the Departure Transit Mall of each terminal.
To keep you going while you’re indulging in some much-needed retail therapy, choose from dozens of dining establishments offering a wide variety of cuisines reflective of the cultural diversity of Singapore. Be it mouth-watering Chinese fare at Peach Garden, fast food at McDonald’s, a sandwich at Subway or local culinary favourites at Universal Dining, you will be spoilt for choice with the variety of options available. There are even several bars to have a cold pint of local Tiger beer or relax with a refreshing glass of vino from the Tiger Signature Bar or La Cave Wine Bar.
Souvenir hunters can also select from a wide array of popular local products available at the airport, from Risis’ luxurious orchid motifs to Bengawan Solo’s famous pandan cakes and kuehs (traditional sweet pastries). Local brands such as Eu Yan Sang (Traditional Chinese Medicine and health supplements), OSIM (massagers, health and lifestyle products) and Bee Cheng Hiang (barbequed sweet meat) can also be found.
Jetsetters looking to rejuvenate after a long flight can look forward to indulging in a full body massage or foot reflexology at the Wellness Spa, My Foot Reflexology or The Fish Spa & Reflexology. Alternatively, Changi Airport also has numerous foot and calf massage stations available for those in need of a quick pick-me-up.