On any given Sunday, Singaporean families make a beeline for Changi Airport. Their bags aren’t packed, they haven’t got their passports and they don’t have boarding passes. They don’t need them; they aren’t going anywhere. They’re at the airport because it’s just that good – so good that it’s been rated the best in the world by Skytrax for four years running. There are so many things to keep travellers – and locals – entertained that it’s impossible to explore them all in one visit. Changi is one of the world’s busiest airports and it’s a strategic stopover between continents. If you’ve ever flown between Australia and the northern hemisphere, you’ve probably spent some time at Changi.
(Note: Some attractions or facilities are closed until further notice)
- The Slide@T3
RIDE THE WORLD’S TALLEST SLIDE IN AN AIRPORT. Zoom down four storeys on Singapore’s tallest slide. The slide, located in Terminal 3, is 12 metres high and thrillingly vertiginous. The Slide@T3 is easily the highlight of any adventure at Changi Airport. Kids and adults can hop into the tubular slide from Level 1 and take an exhilarating ride down to Basement 3.
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How do I redeem?
- Present your Changi Rewards e-Card at Terminal 3 Information Counter (Arrival Hall) to redeem 10 Slide Rides.
- Limited to a maximum of 10 rides per member per day.
- Participants have to be at least 1.3m tall.
- Maximum height allowed is 2m tall.
- Movie Theatres
CATCH THE LATEST BLOCKBUSTERS ON THE BIG SCREEN. If you have time to spare while waiting for your flight, why not head to the movie theatres in Terminals 2 Level 3, Departure Transit Hall (near the Sunflower Garden) and Terminal 3 Level 3, Departure Transit Hall North (near the Ambassador Transit Lounge)? You’ll be able to enjoy the latest movies and different genres in comfort. Movie theatres in terminals 2 and 3 screen new releases, kids’ films and classics on an ever-changing schedule free of charge, 24 hours a day.
- Changi Gardens
LET CHEERY BLOOMS BRIGHTEN YOUR DAY.
Changi Airport proudly proclaims the Butterfly Garden to be the world’s first butterfly habitat in an airport. We would add that it has to be the world’s only butterfly habitat in an airport (prove us wrong). The steamy tropical garden is full of lush flowering plants, a six-metre waterfall and about 1000 beautiful butterflies.
Roam through a field of sunflowers atop the Transit Hall. The vitamin D can help ward off jet lag and, if nothing else, the sight of a cheery yellow sunflower makes everything seem a bit brighter.
Motion sensors trigger the Enchanted Garden so that it becomes a magical living, breathing world as visitors wander past. There are lighting displays underfoot, sounds and four giant glass sculptures filled with fresh flowers and ferns.
Orchids are rare and precious, though you wouldn’t know it at Changi, where there are more than 700 of the beauties on display. The exotic flowers are arranged to reflect the four elements of nature: earth, water, fire and air.
- Nap time
POWER NAP BEFORE YOUR FLIGHT. Changi has free-to-use rest areas all over its three terminals. Stretch out full length for a snooze between flights.
- Entertainment Deck
An Xbox Kinect room, MTV booth and PlayStation consoles can be found on the Entertainment Deck. And for anyone not game for gaming, there’s a cafeteria in which to while away the time.
- Jewel Rain Vortex
Spectacular by day, stunning by night. HSBC is the proud sponsor of the HSBC Rain Vortex, the world’s tallest indoor waterfall. Come marvel at the stunning display of water cascading down 7 storeys at the heart of Jewel.
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