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13 amazing things to do at Singapore Changi Airport

A rooftop pool, cool art installations and free movies for all – there's loads of fun things to do at Singapore Changi Airport

Changi airport
By Graham Turner and Michelle Ng |

Missed your flight? Departure been delayed? Or are you just the type of person who likes to show up three hours ahead of schedule? Whatever the reason, if you’ve got a couple of hours to kill, there's no airport in the world that's better to be in than Singapore's Changi Airport. After all, there's a reason why it's the best airport in the world.

There might be all the good stuff like nice buildings and great food waiting for you on the outside there's also plenty to do at the airport. Here's how to make yourself comfortable and right at home at Changi Airport. 

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Best things to do at Singapore Changi Airport

changi sleep lounge

Have a snooze

Airports, flying and everything associated with it are generally a pile of crap for anyone that fancies a sleep. Our hero Changi however has risen above sleep mediocrity with its Snooze Lounges. It's actually comfortable and you can legitimately sleep there, instantly making it amazing. Fully reclining, butt-hugging chairs await throughout T1, T2 and T3's transit areas. We haven't even started on the leg massages yet... 

changi massage chairs

Get a free massage

Okay, massage chairs are usually absolute junk that feel more like they're violating you than easing any stress. Not these puppies though. Found in T3, these are the Rolls Royce of massage chairs, they'll touch you like you've never been touched before. And they're free. Go ahead, bliss out but just don't miss your flight. 

changi social tree

Do social media stuff

We don't just mean the humdrum of tagging yourself at the airport on your phone. No, Changi has the absolutely bonkers, but very cool 'Social Tree' in T1. A nine-foot interactive behemoth of touch screens, webcams and other technological sorcery. The idea is that you can use one of the eight touch screen photo booths to take and share your own snaps or video on the big screen then share with friends and family through email or social media. You can even save a copy of your image in the tree to reopen the next time you’re at Changi.

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