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With more than 400 accolades under its belt, Changi Airport has come a long way since its humble beginnings in 1981, when Terminal 1 first opened.
For the past 30 years, Changi Airport Group has established Changi Airport as the world’s most awarded “Best Airport”. In a short span of seven years since Changi's opening, Terminal 1 received its first recognition as the world's best airport from Business Traveller (UK) in 1988. Two years later, Terminal 2 was unveiled to cope with Terminal 1's overwhelming success. Constantly integrating itself to the ever-changing aviation landscape, Budget Terminal was opened in 2006 providing a no-frills Changi Experience aimed at passengers of low cost carriers. More recently, the state-of-the art Terminal 3 opened in 2008.
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Changi Airport is a world-class airport and the place speaks for itself, both through the interior design and exterior landscape planning.
Meant to welcome foreign visitors into our garden city, or simply welcome Singaporeans back home, the roads to and fro the airport are lined with extensive and lush greenery, which gives an instant feel of a fresh, clean and green city.
The interior of Changi airport is large and spacious and signboards are situated regularly such that it is easy to navigate despite the size of the place. The temperature is adjusted rather low so it can get quite cold inside, which I have always believed to be to accommodate those arriving from colder countries as people from the tropics always appreciate a little air conditioning either way.
There are not only retail shops but countless competent food and beverage outlets that lead people to visit to the airport just for gatherings or to have a meal, even if they are not travelling out of the country! With an MRT station dedicated to it, going to the airport is as convenient as it can get.
Overall, I think it is clear that Changi Airport has extremely high standards, being award-winning as well. I personally am proud of our country’s airport, especially when I go overseas and observe other airports in the world.
No other airport can beat Changi Airport
Changi airport is known as one of the best airports in the world that provides top-notch service. And there is nothing to disagree with on that. Once you step out of the plane and touched down in Changi Airport, or when you are there to take a plane to other countries, you will be greeted by friendly and warm service of the people at the airport. The cliche saying, ' There is no place better than home' is indeed true. I always have this warm fuzzy feeling when I am at the Changi Airport. At that moment, I feel proud to be a Singaporean, proud of the fact that it provides one of the best airline services in the world.
So why is it that Changi Airport is well-known to be one of the best airports around? Firstly, it is super spacious. Even though there are many people at the airport, be it waiting for flights or sending their family and friends off, you will not feel that there is a lack of space at all. Ample seats are provided everywhere and sometimes some travellers can be spotted sleeping on these chairs before their next flight. Secondly, it is sparkling clean! I have been to airports of other countries and they do not seem as clean as Singapore's somehow. Thirdly, there are many eateries and restaurants around. A hungry stomach can always be satisfied given the wide variety of choices of food at Changi Airport. You have the usual fast food restaurants, high end restaurants and food courts too. Stores selling groceries and clothes can also be found at Changi Airport. So shoppers can actually make great purchases here too.
Furthermore, the service provided by the staff working at Changi Airport is very commendable. They always greet you with a friendly smile and are extremely polite. After a long and tiring flight, it is very soothing to be greeted by such sincere staffs. Thus, I think that there is no other airports like Changi Airport. Excellent service, clean and welcoming surroundings, lots of stores and eateries around... One can definitely spend a whole day at Changi Airport even if he or she is not travelling without feeling bored.
Changi Airport is undoubtedly one of the best airports in the world.
Given that Singapore is a relatively small country in terms of land area, I feel kind of proud that it is able to manage and create one of the best airline services in the world, making passengers and tourists feel like they are really given world class treatment and would nonetheless return for more.
Its whole structure is nicely designed such that Singapore's landmarks are not being forgotten. Things like the Merlion has also made its way to the newer terminal addition, Terminal 3, whereby a large Merlion sculpture made from artificial grass can be found. Apart from that, the sky train services offered to travel between the different terminals have also been one of the features of Changi Airport.
In recent years, there have been various additions of retail stores around as well, whereby tourists can further shop after they have come out of the belts and duty stores. What's cool is that there is no Goods and Service Tax(GST) when shopping at the airport, and this hence brings alot of locals to do their casual shopping there as well.
The airport is well equipped with stores like Watsons, bookstores that sell magazines, retail stores like Cotton On and Giordano, as well as numerous food chains around such as Ya Kun Toast, Popeye's Chicken, Aston's Grill, and also food from all over the world like Sushi and Swensen's. I mean, Singapore is well known as a food haven, so the tourists would be well greeted with the array and large selection of food here in Singapore, which is another plus point of the airport itself.
What I personally do not like about the airport is that the fast food chains are always packed and occupied by students who choose to study and do their assignments there. Airport is a rather comfortable place to do so, I understand, but something more should be done to avoid overcrowding of students at these restaurants again.
A proud icon of Singapore
Singapore's Changi Airport is world-known as a top icon and one of the "Best Airport" in the world! Not only is it the grounds for exiting the small island to many choice destination in the world, the Singapore Changi Airport also houses many well-known food fares throughout the span of 4 terminals, made easily accessible and well-linked by the Skytrain and shuttle buses. It not only serves its purpose as an air hub, allowing for travelers an entrant into Singapore, it has also gained popularity as a chill-out spot for many locals and families.
There are an uncountable number of eateries and restaurants available in all 4 terminals of Changi Airport. Afterall, Singapore is known for its variety of cuisines and delicacies from all around the world! From fast food to food courts to high-end restaurants, you are guaranteed to find something you love hidden in some part of the airport somewhere.
Other than the food, many Singaporeans enjoy bringing their families to Changi Airport just to soak in the atmosphere of the place. Despite it being the seventh busiest international airport in the world today, there never seems to be a lack of space within the airport itself! In Terminal 2, families can choose to visit the newly upgraded viewing gallery and simply spend a few hours watching the planes land and take off into the sky. I used to enjoy watching the planes take off at the gallery. There is just something really peaceful and serene about sitting there, just wathcing the planes jetting off one by one. There are also ample amenities to satisfy all ages. Recently, there has been an addition of The Slide @ T3. It boasts of the world's tallest slide in the airport and the taller of the two slides stands at a height of twelve metres high! Simply spend a minimum of $10 in a single receipt to redeem a ride. The smaller ride is free.
The Changi Airport is also open 24/7 a week, and there are quite a few eateries like Swensens and Starbucks that are opened throughout the night as well, so it is also a great location to hang-out for the insomniacs!
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Singapore's Best 'Face'
Literally the first place that welcomes me home everytime I return to Singapore, it's hard not to feel a great sense of belonging whenever I step on Changi Airport's carpeted floor. The familiar accent and awesome thumbprint scanning system never fail to make me feel proud holding a Singapore passport.
You would think most airports and duty-free shops around the world should pretty much be the same. However, my travelling experiences has made me realise how Changi Airport has set rocket high standards that many other airports I've been to can hardly match up to. One distinct difference that stood out for me is that in many other cities, the airport is merely a place you go to when you have a plane to catch or people to send-off or pick-up. Changi Airport, on the other hand, serves much more purposes than that; it caters to our shopping, eating and entertainment needs so well that many Singaporeans would take a casual trip down to the airport just for these reasons.
From affordable food courts selling typical local dishes, to familiar shops like Cotton On and NTUC that are found in heartland neighbourhoods, our airport clearly focuses on more than just the needs of tourists. Needless to say, Changi Airport has got to be the best 'face' for Singapore to show to the rest of the world. Can't be any more proud!
Practically a shopping mall that never closes
When I was younger, I was frequently brought to Changi Airport, mainly to send people off. I remember how I used to marvel at the place, at how big, grand and magnificent it was.
Now, I still visit Changi Airport for its many shops and attractions. I have found out that it is actually quite an awesome place to study or to just relax. Furthermore, being open 24 hours a day, Changi Airport functions quite like a shopping mall that never seems to close. I used to come here to study overnight, and because there were so many shops in the airport, I ended up exploring the place.
Changi Airport has everything from clothing stores to eateries. There is also this awesome viewing gallery, which put me in a trance the first time I saw it. Changi Airport is a good place to visit, and not just for tourists.
My favourite place
Singapore Changi Airport has always been my favourite place since young. Since primary school starts, my parents would bring me to Changi Airport on my birthdays, until I graduated from primary school. There wasn't terminal 3 at that time when I was young. To me, Changi Airport is a pleasant and peacful place, seeing the aeroplanes taking off and landing, seeing the air stewardess pulling their luggage, and the pilots are so smart in their uniform.
I remember sending my brother off with his friends for their study trip, my younger sister cried even though he promised that he will be back a week later. Thus, it changed my opinion on the airport, it's not only a pleasant place, it is also a place for parting, which is kinda sad?
I'm so proud that Singapore Changi Airport has won so many best awards, it is also one of the busiest airport.
Even though it is a little far, distance wise for me, I always like visiting Changi Airport.
I usually jump at the opportunity to visit the airport, to pick someone up or to send someone off. The airport’s clean environment and classy atmosphere seems to be the best place to be before you leave or the first place you go to when you land in Singapore.
Let us start with the one thing Singaporeans love the most, Food! The food selection at the airport is great. When I feel like having some local food, there are food courts available. When I feel like having some other types of cuisines, I visit the restaurants available. I usually frequent the Fish and Co. and Sakae Sushi. It gets quite disappointing when some offers do not pertain to that particular outlet though, even if it is circulating through the country.
Besides the food, I love visiting the viewing gallery. Somehow, it inspires me to work hard and to reward myself with the money to take a short trip overseas. Studying there also makes me feel calm and somehow focused.
To wrap it up, the airport is a great place to spend your day at.
Feel the Change, at Changi airport!
So you have finally sent off your friend on his or her flight. What do you do? Go home? I wouldn’t do that if I were you!
To be voted as one of the best preferred airports internationally, Changi Airport deserves your time to explore the variety of shops available-or simply its places to hang out. Being an avid reader, my eye caught sight of Times, a bookstore that had a range of books, from travel guides to inspirational books, such as “kiss the frog’ which was a good read on life-perspectives for me. Also, there is the viewing gallery where you get to observe the plane-flights, which also serves as a good place for students to sit at a corner an do their own studying. Quite the conducive place if I may say so.
As for answering your stomach’s call for food, there are restaurants such as Popeyes, food court or the 24 hour Swensens. Initially I went to the food court but it was simply too packed and seats were taken up fast, so much so I could not get any at all. When I went to Popeyes, it also had long queues with its already small space- so it just turned me off. Finally I went to Swensens which had quite a line waiting but I endured it as the line seemed to move quite fast. Nonetheless, it took me 20 minutes before I finally got my seat and ordered immediately with glee.
Done with eating, I proceeded to the taxi stand to go home, and to my relief, the taxi arrival times were very timely and the intervals of waiting were short too. Soon enough, I was on my way back, feeling quite the satisfied guy. And that wraps up a good Saturday night!
Feel good, eat well
I love going to the airport. It’s like a place of connection with people from other parts of the world, even though there isn’t any actual contact. People arrive and people depart. It’s alive all day every day. I love it.
Other than the feeling, I also like it that there is no lack of food or the choice thereof. When I need to do my readings and writings, I go to a café like Starbucks or Bakerzin. My need for a quick bite gives me a headache from having to choose one of so many places like Ya Kun Kaya Toast and Killiney etc.
I once studied at the viewing gallery and from time to time, I watched the airplanes touch down and take off. Studying makes me extra hungry but I have no worries, for just a few minutes’ walk away is an array of food stores, each enticing me to patronize them.
For dining places, there are Hard Rock, Breeks, Souperlicious, Ramen Champion and many more. I love going to the airport to eat because each time there is something new for me to try. I love the feeling of being at such an important place. The airport is also clean and quiet. It’s orderly and carries a sense of busyness. It’s kind of calming also, maybe it’s because of their classical music they play in the background.
World class airport!
Singapore boasts probably the best airport in the world given our population size with Changi Airport. The airport is known to be a shopping and food haven for almost everyone. Be it foreigners, locals or people in transit.
In recent times, with the expansion of Changi Airport with Terminal 3 there has been a variety of restaurants for people to choose from that you’ll be spoilt for choice. My recent trip to the airport was last week when I met up with my sister on transit for a meal. Since she was craving Asian, we settled for Thai express. They have many fast food options like Popeyes, Macdonalds as well restaurants like Astons, Sakae Sushi and Swensen’s.
With regards to shopping, Changi Airport boasts different shops appealing to both genders and also, for all age groups. For instance, ALDO, accessorize, Charles & Keith & M.A.C for the ladies. Shops like Billabong, Adidas and Nike for guys. Also, the DFS boasts a wide variety of items from chocolates to wine and spirits for people touching down in Singapore. All other shoppers can save 7% GST when shopping at Changi Airport. This is awesome especially for people living in the east side of Singapore. Changi Airport can be one of your regular hang outs for meals and some shopping thereafter.
For the tourists
If you are not sure of what to do in the transit area/ lounge of Changi Airport, You would like to explore their Cactus Garden, Sunflower Garden, Butterfly Garden, Cinemas or even their tax-free shopping!
The Cactus Garden is located in Terminal 1, while the Sunflower Garden is located in Terminal 2, and Butterfly Garden is located in Terminal 3. When you enter the Gardens, you would expect to find and see lots and many different kinds of Cactus/ Sunflowers and Butterflies. However, during rainy days, you might want to avoid going to the Cactus Garden and Sunflower Garden as they are not sheltered. But if you do get a chance to explore the Cactus and Sunflower Gardens, you would be able to take beautiful pictures of plants with the aircrafts and runway in the background.
But if you are not a garden person, you might want to rest or even watch free movies in their cinema! I had seen some tourists who sat in the cinema and fell asleep as the seats are really comfortable. Also, if you need an internet access or wireless, you could either approach the friendly customer service staffs or even use the internet kiosks being provided around the transit lounge. If you would like to rest in some quiet areas, every terminal has napping areas for you to rest on. You can enjoy a peaceful sleep while listening to soothing sounds/music in the area.
A great place to relax, shop, dine and study
Changi Airport is the best place to relax, do some shopping, dine and revision, due to its quiet and peaceful atmosphere in the several terminals.
The airport is also known for being a shopping paradise, and it can be seen to have many locals (even those who are not boarding a flight) to flock there and shop as there is No GST charge on all items! In addition, it is a great experience to have a mini shopping spree there, as the airport is fully air-conditioned and huge, with many varieties of shops.
Compared to the past, presently, there are many vareity of food dining spots in the airport for you to choose from. From fast food (Popeyes, Macdonal's, KFC etc.), different food courts, to restaurants (Sakae Sushi etc), the airport offers all sorts of food variety to choose from. You name it, they've got it! In addition, once again, there is no GST for your purchases!
The best part is, the airport is a great place to study or do revision for students! Ask any student in Singapore where would they study, majority would mention Changi Airport as one of the best choices. This could be due to its quiet environment, availabilty of tables, chairs and food, along with access to free wireless internet ([email protected]) in the airport.
The most commendable part about spending time in the airport would be, the service of the staffs or staffs of the outlets, are always excellent. This is assured by the management of the airport, to ensure that all customers are treated fairly and equally well, making the airport as one of the most customer oriented attraction in Singapore!
A place like home
Changi Airport is the best place to stay back for a cup of tea with friends after a long flight. There are dining place for travelers to rest their feet and fill up their stomach. The air-conditioned environment makes you feel comfortable like home. The peaceful and quiet environment make it a wonderful place for studying or reading. Fast food restaurants and cafes will be my rest station whenever I feel like having a drink or a bite. Sometimes I will go there occasionally just to rest on the aisle and look at the flights taking off.
Usually after my trip from overseas, I will stay behind with my family or friends for a meal or tea break. Time past really fast when you are flipping through the photos taken during the trip and happily chatting about all the happenings. You will be reluctant to leave the airport as you already feels like at home. For shoppers, you won't be disappointed as there will be enough shops to bring souvenirs home. After my flight, apparels, alcoholic drinks and snacks are the usual stuffs I will purchase before leaving the check-out point. No tax is really attractive as it is so much cheaper than the usual price in Singapore. I bet I'm not the only Singaporean being attracted with all the no tax products.