Destination: Changi Airport

Aug 1, 2010
2010 / August 2010

About every two minutes, an aircraft takes off or lands at Singapore Changi Airport.

The world’s seventh busiest international airport, Changi serves more than 80 airlines, connecting Singapore to about 200 cities in 60 countries and territories. Besides its strong connectivity with Asia and the Southwest Pacific, Changi promises an experience that makes the airport a destination in itself.

Redefining the Airport Experience

At the heart of the airport is what is known as the Changi Experience. Besides speedy and hassle-free immigration clearance, a myriad of facilities, entertainment, shopping and dining options are available, promising an exciting time for passengers.

Those looking for fresh air can take a breather in Changi’s themed gardens, such as the cheery, outdoor Sunflower Garden, or be in close proximity with 1,000 roaming butterflies at the Butterfly Garden. Travelers who need to recharge can go for relaxing spa treatments or catch 40 winks at the transit hotels. There is even a rooftop swimming pool with a gorgeous view of the tarmac.

An array of free entertainment is available ’round the clock. Fancy catching a blockbuster? Visit the movie theatres in Terminals 2 and 3.What about getting thrilled and relaxing at the Entertainment Deck, which offers facilities such as LAN gaming, Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and cozy music corners? Passengers in need of connectivity can enjoy airport-wide free WiFi or surf at one of 500 free Internet terminals.

At Changi, there is always something exciting taking place. It could be the opportunity to get up close with celebrities, such as Lady Gaga or renowned golfer Colin Montgomerie, during one of Changi’s regular meet-and-greet sessions. Or it could be a shopping promotion with the possibility of winning $1 million! Those in transit for more than five hours can sign up for free sightseeing tours to catch a glimpse of Singapore’s vibrant garden city.

For shopaholics and gourmet lovers, Changi Airport is the place to be. The retail scene boasts more than 200 shops, offering leading luxury brands, duty-free liquor and cosmetics, electronics and jewelery. Gastronomic delights are aplenty with more than 100 dining establishments serving a variety of local and international cuisines, including Hard Rock Café, the first Guylian Chocolate Café outside Belgium and The Green Market, catering to health conscious travelers.

Embracing Innovation

Changi Airport’s unparalleled airport experience has been recognized with more than 350 Best Airport accolades, including Skytrax’s “Best Airport in The World 2010” award. Terminal 1, the oldest terminal, is being upgraded and will feature a “Tropical City” to provide a warm, familiar and welcoming ambience for visitors.

Changi Airport is constantly innovating to meet the changing needs of travelers. Changi will continue to focus on serving an unforgettable fun and exciting experience that encompasses seamless, efficient operations; friendly, personalized service; and cutting-edge terminal facilities that augment the entire airport experience.

Visit changiairport.com for more information

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