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 Playstation® terminals.
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 downtown.