Spending hours stranded in an airport doesn’t sound like a ton of fun — unless that airport is Singapore’s Changi International Airport. Here are five reasons why we love it. ⬇️
Lush Flora and Fauna
Changi International Airport is a haven for nature lovers with its expansive gardens and 580,000-plus species of plants. The rooftop Cactus garden, which boasts more than 100 kinds of cacti, is the perfect place to unwind. The Orchard and Sunflower Gardens are also worth noting, as is the interactive Enchanted Garden. We’d also be remiss not to mention the majestic, 1,000-plus-species butterfly garden.
Endless Entertainment Offerings
With 24-hour spas, movie theaters, and world-class entertainment, It’s pretty much impossible to be bored in this airport. The on-site entertainment deck offers everything from Xbox stations and bowling to old-school arcade games and target shooting. Don’t miss the rooftop pool and the nation’s tallest indoor slide, either.
Shopping and Dining Options Galore
Indulge in some retail therapy at over 400 boutiques, including Zara, Hermes, and Adidas. And, when it comes time to refuel, you can take your pick of more than 200 eateries. Take some time to wander through the nostalgia-inducing, ‘60s-inspired food court in Terminal 3, which offers some of the best street food in Singapore.
Awe-Inspiring Art Installations and Exhibits
Art enthusiasts will appreciate the airport’s impressive works. The Petalclouds installation is designed to mimic the clouds, which is why its appearance is constantly moving and changing shape. Meanwhile, The Immersive Wall, also in Terminal 4, is most notable for its staggering LED displays. Terminal 1 is home to Kinetick Rain, which is comprised of over 1,200 bronze droplets.
A Massive, New(ish) Complex with Seemingly Endless Activities.
The airport encompasses two mazes, a playground, a giant trampoline, several restaurants, a viewing area, a hotel, and an indoor forest that just so happens to be home to the world’s tallest indoor waterfall. The 7-story HSBC Rain Vortex is housed in a sun-drenched glass complex surrounded by landscaped gardens and a rainforest.