With plenty of hidden gems, exciting attractions, and new openings to check out, there’s no reason not to play tourist in Singapore. Cue Changi Airport’s latest attraction – Changi Airport Connector. The newly opened 3.5-kilometre stretch allows you to cycle, skate, run, jog, and walk to Jewel Changi Airport and the terminals from East Coast Park or any of the Park Connector Network (PCN), and vice versa. It’s also home to Changi Jurassic Mile, the city’s largest permanent outdoor display of life-sized dinosaurs.
Live your Jurassic Park dreams with over 20 different prehistoric creatures including the towering Tyrannosaurus Rex, Velociraptors, and Parasaurolophus. Look out for the gigantic dinosaur eggs while you’re at it. See if you can spot all nine species of dinosaurs along the one-kilometre cycling and jogging path. Changi Jurassic Mile is open for 24 hours daily with free entry, but if you wish to visit between Friday and Sunday from 9am to midnight, you’ll have to make a booking via its website or the iChangi app in advance.
Need a two-wheeler to soak up Singapore’s natural beauty? Make your way to the new pit stop facility Hub & Spoke where you can rent bicycles from GoCycling, cool off with a pay-per-use shower after a sweat session, and dine under the stars at Hub & Spoke Café which offers a menu that captures a colourful, multi-cultural variety – from toast and kopi to eggs Benedict and bubble tea. Besides complimentary bicycle parking, the space also offers bicycle lockers for rental, which is ideal for backpackers who wish to “bike and fly”.
Not only for families – and dino lovers – in Singapore, the new park connector also makes a great tourist attraction when travel resumes. The Changi Airport Connector, Changi Jurassic Mile, and Hub & Spoke are accessible via Changi Coastal Park Connector Extension from East Coast Park, and via public transport where the on-ground signages are available in the direction of Terminal 2. If you’re driving there, you can park at the Hub & Spoke Car Park. For more information, visit changiairport.com/en/discover/changi-airport-connector.