Singapore Changi Airport Reviews
Singapore Changi Reviews
Singapore Changi Airport (IATA: SIN, ICAO: WSSS), Changi International Airport, or simply Changi Airport, is the main airport in Singapore. A major aviation hub in Southeast Asia, it is about 17.2 km (10.7 mi) north-east from the commercial centre in Changi, on a 13 square kilometres (3,200 acres) site.
The airport, operated by the Changi Airport Group, is the home base of Singapore Airlines, Singapore Airlines Cargo, SilkAir, Scoot, Tigerair, Jetstar Asia Airways, and Valuair. As of May 2013, Changi Airport serves more than 100 airlines operating 6,400 weekly flights connecting Singapore to over 250 cities in about 60 countries and territories worldwide. Until 30 March 2013, the airport served as a secondary hub for Qantas, which used Singapore as the main stopover point for flights on the Kangaroo Route between Australia and Europe. Qantas was the largest foreign airline to operate from the airport, with over two million passengers annually. An important contributor to the economy of Singapore, more than 28,000 people are employed at the airport, which accounts for over S$4.5 billion in output.
Changi Airport has three passenger terminals with a total annual handling capacity of 66 million passengers. Terminal 1 opened in 1981, followed by Terminal 2 in 1990 and Terminal 3 in 2008. The Budget Terminal, opened on 26 March 2006 and closed on 25 September 2012, will make way for Terminal 4 which will be ready by 2017.
The airport has won over 430 awards since 1981, including 30 ‘Best’ awards in 2012. Changi Airport’s efforts to counter the onset of age include periodic physical upgrades to its existing terminals and building new facilities.
ATMs – There are ATMs located airside and landside in all terminals. Open 24 hours.
BAGGAGE storage / Lockers – Hours: 24 hours. Rates: from $ 1.07 – 8.56 (first 24 hours) | $2.14 – 10.70 (subsequent 24 hours)
Terminal 1 – Airside: Transit Lounge East (Level 2) and Transit Lounge West (Level 2). Landside: Arrival Hall Central (Level 1) and Departures Check-in Hall (Check-in row 8, Level 1)
Terminal 2 – Airside: Transit Lounge North (Level 2) and Transit Lounge South (Level 2). Landside: Arrival Hall Central (Level 1)
Terminal 3 – Airside: Transit Lounge North (Level 2), Transit Lounge South (Level 2) and Transit Lounge Central (Level 2). Landside: Departure Check-in Hall Central (Level 2) and Arrivals Hall Central (Level 1)
Budget Terminal – Changi Airport Information and Departure CSO Information Counter at Departure Check-in Hall. Landside: Arrivals CSO Information Counter
City Tour of Singapore – If you are in transit and have 5 hours before your connecting flight, book a free 2-hour city tour of Singapore. Check to see if you will require a Visa to leave the transit area. Tours depart: 0900a, 1100a,1300p, 1500p, 1600p. The Free Singapore Tour booths are located at:
>>Terminal 2 – near the escalators, North Arrival Immigration and skytrain station at Transit Mall North, Level 2, Hours: 0700-1500.
>>Terminal 3 – next to Transfer Lounge B, Travel Mall North, Level 2
Currency Exchange – There are 24 hour foreign exchange counters located airside and landside in Terminals 1, 2, 3 and the Budget Terminal.
Customer Service / Information Desks – Available airside and landside in all terminals
FOOD / DINING – There following convenience stores and food concessions are open 24 hours per day:
Terminal 1: 7-Eleven (Departure Transit Lounge West, Level 2) • Cheers (Carpark Link Tunnel, Public Area)
Terminal 2: 7-Eleven (Departure Transit Lounge South, Level 3) • Cheers (Departure Check-in Hall, Public Area)
Terminal 3: Cheers (Arrival Hall, Level 1, Public Area) • Cheers (Departure Transit Lounge North, Level 3)
Budget Terminal: 7-Eleven (Departure Transit Lounge South, Level 3)
Entertainment – Asian Icon Interactive Art Station – Explore, touch and smell mystery objects and have your photo taken with a larger than life Asian culture porcelain. Location: Terminal 2, Departure Transit Lounge, Level 2, next to the Skytrain.
Canopy Playground – The Canopy playground is the first forest-themed indoor playground in the airport. Ages: 18 months to 12 years. Location: Terminal 1, Viewing Mall, Level 3. Hours: 10am – 1030pm. Rate: $6 for every 30 minutes.
The Entertainment Deck – offers people in transit the opportunity to: spin songs and create mixes at the Jam Studio, play free video games at the XBox Kinect and XBox360/Playstation rooms, listen to relaxing music while sitting in a comfortable seat with built in speakers, watch music videos at the MTV Booth, watch great movies in the Movie Theater. All for free!
3D Experience Zone – Check out the latest 3D content and games. There are large format display screens, 3D TV, free Internet surfing kiosks, 3D gaming stations, custom built-in speaker seats, and more.
Zonex – Arcade games for children of all ages.
The Slide at T3 – The world’s tallest slide is located at Changi airport. Location: Terminal 3, Arrival Hall (Level 1), Public Area. Hours: 12pm – 10:30pm
Movie Theater – Catch a movie in between flights. All movies are free. The theaters in terminals 2 and 3 are said to be the best places to relax. Open 24 hours.
>Terminal 1 – next to food gallery, Transit Mall East, Level 3
>Terminal 2 – near the Sunflower Garden, Transit Mall South, Level 3
>Terminal 3 – near the Ambassador Transit Lounge, Transit Mall North, Level 3
Live Music – Live acoustic performances are held at the O’Leary Sportsbar & Grill (Terminal 2, Departure Transit Lounge – Central, Level 2, Hours: 7.00pm to 10.00pm) and Singapore Straits Bar (Terminal 3, Departure Transit Lounge (North), Level 2, Hours: 6.00pm to 9.00pm.
Social Tree – In 2013, Changi introduced the “Social Tree”, a new interactive attraction that gives travelers the opportunity to share their photo and video memories instantly and then retrieve them on future visits to the airport.
Wood Block Rubbing Station – Woodblock rubbing was a popular Singapore art form in the 50s and 60s. Make your own print. Locations: Terminal 3, Basement and Transit Area.
Gardens : Terminal 1 – Cactus Garden – rooftop garden has over 40 species of cacti. (Transit Mall, Level 3), Terminal 2 – Bamboo Garden / Strip (Transit Mall, Level 2), Terminal 2 – Fern Garden & Koi Pond (Transit Mall, Level 2), Terminal 2 – Orchid Garden & Koi Pond – this garden exhibits rare orchids and their hybrids. (Transit Mall, Level 2), Terminal 2 – Sunflower & Light Garden – you will find over 500 bright yellow flowers on this rooftop garden. (Transit Mall, Level 3), Terminal 2 – Enchanted Garden – an interactive garden that comes to life with light and sound. (Transit Mall, Level 2), Terminal 3 – Butterfly Garden – gain insight into the life cycle of a butterfly in this popular garden. (Transit Mall, Level 2).
Prayer Rooms – Terminal 1 – Airside (Below Gate Holdroom C1 at Arrival Hall West), Terminal 2 – Airside (Departure Transit Lounge North, Level 2, near Gate E, behind Aldo), Terminal 3 – Airside (Departure Transit Lounge South, Level 2, behind Mont Blanc), Budget Terminal – Airside (Departure Transit Lounge, behind the money changer).
Rest Areas – If you are just passing through the airport for a few hours and don’t need to get a room at the transit hotel for quick nap there are 6 rest and relaxation areas that offer offer special snooze chairs.
Showers – Terminal 1 – Rainforest Lounge (Transit Mall West, Level 3), Terminal 1 – Fish Spa & Reflexology (Gate 41, behind Starbucks), Terminal 1 – Swimming Pool (Transit Mall East, Level 3), Terminal 2 – Plaza Premium Lounge (Transit Mall South, Level 3), Terminal 3 – Ambassador Transit Lounge (Transit Mall, Level 3).
Swimming Pool – Travelers staying at the Ambassador Hotel have free access to the pool. Non-guests can use the swimming pool, Jacuzzi, and shower facilities for a fee of S$14. Located at Terminal 1, near the Transit Hotel (Transit Mall East, Level 3). Hours of operation: 0700-2300 Daily.
Smoking Areas – Terminal 1 – Airside: Departure Transit Lounge West (Level 3 – Cactus Garden and Level 2 – Outdoor Deck). Departure Transit Lounge East (Level 2 – near Gate D36 and Level 2 – near Gate C16), Terminal 2 – Airside: Departure Transit Lounge North (2 locations on Level 2 – one next to Harry’s Bar opposite the Children’s Play Area and the other is behind the Sunglass Hut. On Level 3, the smoking area is located in the Sunflower Garden), Terminal 3 – Airside: Departure Transit Lounge North (Level 2, next to Singapore Straits Bar), Departure Transit Lounge South (two locations on Level 2, one next to Tiger Signature Lounge and the other is in the Outdoor Garden Terrace), Departure Transit Lounge (Level 2, Outdoor Smoking Area, opposite gate B10 and Level 2, Outdoor Smoking Area, opposite gate B10. On Level 3, there is an Outdoor Smoking Area, next to Silver Kris Lounge), Budget Terminal – Airside: Departure Lounge, Outdoor Smoking Terrace and Departure/Arrival Kerbside, Smoking Zones.
Internet – Free WiFi is available at the Singapore Changi airport. To access the free WiFi (up to 1Mbps) connect to the “Wireless@SG” network. A faster WiFi connection (up to 2Mbps) is available through Starhub Premium WiFi Services. Connect to the “Starhub” network and dial *9434 (*WIFI) to get your password. There are more than 500 internet stations available throughout the airport.
Airport opening hours:
Open 24 hours
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