By the time you read this we may well be in Singapore Airport on our stop over! We have just over 7 hours to fill in Singapore Airport and although I have been through the airport quite a few times I still love getting out and about and exploring what is on offer.
The first thing I plan for us to do is to collect our Changi dollars vouchers. As we are flying with Singapore Airlines (I am not sure if other airlines get the same deal) we will be each gifted $40 Singapore dollars to spend in the airport. This is perfect for stocking up on the duty free essentials and I think you can use it towards food and other bits as well. When I get to the terminal where we are leaving from I will find the desk to collect my vouchers.
The next thing I will do is obtain the wifi code from one of the Information desks. This is good because it means we can let people know we have landed safely. I will also try and swap my sim card over to my UK card so we are ready to go when we land in the UK.
After those bits have been taken care of I hope we can take a walk around and find the Christmas tree / displays which are usually beautiful. I am excited to see what they have planned for this Christmas.
Once the “essentials” have been taken care of it is time to get exploring. There are lots of attractions on offer in addition to dining and shopping opportunities, depending which Terminal you are transiting through or flying from.
Singapore Airport has lots of beautiful floral displays which are worth checking out. In Terminal 1 there are the piazza, cactus and water lily gardens. In terminal 2 there are the orchid, sunflower and enchanted gardens and in Terminal 3 there is a butterfly garden. You always find they are surrounded by people taking or having their photos in front of the displays.
There is also a koi fish pond in Terminal 3 which is nice to sit beside and watch the world pass by.
If you have time and fancy a swim you can visit the swimming pool and jacuzzi in Terminal 1 which would be lovely for rejuvenating you before your next flight.
In Terminal 2 you will find a movie theatre which is open 24 hours a day and shows movies for free which is great for killing some time. There is also an entertainment centre which has gaming consoles as well as a movie theatre for entertainment purposes.
Terminal 4 also has an Entertainment Corner which is full of games which you can play and fill those transit hours.
If you want to check out some art then you can visit Birds in Flight, Coming Home, Daisy and Floral Inspiration amongst others at Terminal 3. Terminal 2 houses A Million Times Changi, Terminal 1 has Kinetic Rain which looks like it will be lovely to spend time and you can find Les Oiseaux in Terminal 4.
I/we have also stayed in one of the transit hotels at the airport when we have had a longer stopover. This has actually been perfect because you can have a sleep if needed, a shower so you are fresh for the next flight, charge your phone and devices and also just use it as a base so you can leave your bags, wander around without lugging around the hand luggage.
Also if you have enough time, the Airport offers a free city tour around Singapore. Once day we will manage to get out on the tour but I don’t think it will be this year!
You might have seen that Singapore Airport has been transformed into Harry Potter world so as you read this I will be dragging the Aussie around the magical world of Harry Potter
So whilst it seems like 7 hours is a long time to spend in transit at the airport, I think we will be able to fill our time and be ready for the flight to London Heathrow. To plan your trip you can always check out the Things to Do page.