Singapore Changi International Airport has long been consider one of the top airports in the world. Winning several awards including airport of the year several times. I’dd heard great things about this place. And as someone whom spends a great deal of time in airports I was curious about the hype. There is no way for me to prepare for what I was about to experience. I intentionally booked a late flight from Bangkok so we would arrive at 1am. This would force us to stay in the airport overnight. One of my best decisions.

Changi is full of wonderful art, cool green spaces, excellent shopping, and revolutionary technology. You’ll be hard pressed to find something you don’t like here. Unfortunately I didn’t eat much here as most things were closed between the 8 hours we were there. There are however plenty of 24 hour fast food and traditional places to choose from.

Coming Home by Han Meilin in Changi Airport Singapore

Coming Home by Han Meilin in Changi Airport Singapore

Changi has enlisted some world class artist to create stunning sculptures and interactive art throughout the airport. You can’t move far without see a stunning piece of work. I especially like this piece depicting a family returning from a long trip.

Koi Pond at Changi Airport Singapore

Koi Pond at Changi Airport Singapore

The Koi Pond is located in the Orchard Garden. Terminal 2, Departure/ Transit Mall South, Level 2. They have hundreds of these little guys covering the floor. You can also feed them if you want.

International money at Changi Airport Singapore

International money at Changi Airport Singapore

 

Garden at Changi Airport Singapore

Garden at Changi Airport Singapore

Luxury stores Gucci and Tiffany's at Changi Airport Singapore

Luxury stores Gucci and Tiffany’s at Changi Airport Singapore

Changi International is definitely a luxury shopping experience. You can find major brands from Prada to Gucci throughout the airport. I will say that if you’re not inclined to spend that much money their are several cheaper options for clothes and electronics available.

Hard Rock Cafe at Changi Airport Singapore

Hard Rock Cafe at Changi Airport Singapore

 

Free massage chairs at Changi Airport Singapore

Free massage chairs at Changi Airport Singapore

You’ll find free massage chairs everywhere. Nothing like getting a nice massage after that long flight. One of the only places I’ve ever seen this.

Free movie theatre at Changi Airport Singapore

Free movie theatre at Changi Airport Singapore

This has to be my favorite feature in the airport. A 24/7 movie theater. FREE. And they show relatively new films. Maybe a few months old. You can’t beat that. I noticed a few people sleeping in here. Near the Sunflower Garden at Departure Transit Lounge South, Level 3

Inside movie theatre at Changi Airport Singapore

Inside movie theater at Changi Airport Singapore

Gaming consoles at Changi Airport Singapore

Gaming consoles at Changi Airport Singapore

Gaming computers at Changi Airport Singapore

Gaming computers at Changi Airport Singapore

Changi Airport doesn’t have a shortage of video gaming locations. From PC games to console, any gamer will find something to entertain themselves. The PC selection was quite impressive. Again, free of charge. You’ll find these at Departure Transit Lounge, Level 3 of Terminal 2

Plenty of free internet access at Changi Airport Singapore

Plenty of free internet access at Changi Airport Singapore

ePostcards at Changi Airport Singapore

ePostcards at Changi Airport Singapore

You can easily find a computer to send emails back home or check your itinerary. Although Changi has free wifi throughout, they provide computers as well. I liked this ePoscard kiosk. You can take a picture of yourself, write a message, and email it to your friends and family. Even post it too Facebook.

Tv and epostcards at Changi Airport Singapore

Tv and epostcards at Changi Airport Singapore

Snooze Lounge at Changi Airport Singapore

Snooze Lounge at Changi Airport Singapore

I was under the impression you could sleep in Changi Airport. A gun totting policeman informed me I was wrong. Something may have been lost in translation but they were basically saying we couldn’t stay there until the morning. Our flight arrived at 1am and we decided to stay until 7am for safety reasons. I talked them into letting us stay but be aware. These lounges are for those who have morning flights and connections. And they fill up fast.

Security will wake everyone up around 3am to check their boarding passes. They were relatively nice though. If you can, I recommend getting one of the massage chairs below. YOU ARE NOT supposed to sleep in them but clearly some people don’t care about that. lol

Sleeeping massage chair at Changi Airport Singapore

Sleeeping massage chair at Changi Airport Singapore

Snooze Lounge sign at Changi Airport Singapore

Snooze Lounge sign at Changi Airport Singapore

Ambassador Transit Lounge at Changi Airport Singapore

Ambassador Transit Lounge at Changi Airport Singapore

If you want to avoid the police hassle you may want to just stay at the Ambassador Transit Lounge or Hotel. Basically a lounge and hotel insode the airport. They have an interesting model. Rooms are booked in 6 hour blocks. A standard is 76 and budget 48 Singapore dollars. This is largely for privacy and if you want to take a shower. Personally, I don’t see the point. Pay 58 for the lounge and you get a gym, shower, and nap suite.

Ambassador Transit Lounge Pricelist at Changi Airport Singapore

Ambassador Transit Lounge Pricelist at Changi Airport Singapore

Outstanding Customer Service at Changi Airport Singapore

Outstanding Customer Service at Changi Airport Singapore

Changi has outstanding customer service. They all speak several languages and go above and beyond to help customers. And for me, this is what makes Changi Airport the best airport in the world. You can have the best facilities and fewest delays but the people working there provide the heart and soul. Singaporeans make visitors feel welcome.

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