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Amazing things to do at Singapore Changi Airport

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

By Graham Turner and Michelle Ng |
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Jewel Changi Airport
Photo: Jewel Changi Airport

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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Jewel Changi Airport
Photo: Jewel Changi Airport

JEWEL

If you haven’t noticed, Changi Airport has a brand new terminal. The state of the art terminal has rightfully earned its name, Jewel. Housing an abundance of shopping options attractions and even the world's largest indoor waterfall, Jewel Changi Airport has something for both locals and tourists. From suspended trampolines to navigating your way through shops and boutiques, Jewel harmoniously mixes nature, fun and retail therapy all under one roof. 

Changi Experience Studio
Photo: Jewel Changi Airport

Changi experience studio

Experience Changi Airport in a whole new way at the Changi Experience Studio. Get involved in the number of interactive games that illustrates the work it takes to get Changi Airport working like clockwork. Race with a Boeing 747 or play instruments by moving your arms, the experience studio has activities fit for the young and the young at heart. 

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Changi Airport T4

Marvel at Art

While aviation, retail therapy, and engaging leisure pursuits come to mind at the fast-paced lifestyle haven of Changi, there’s also the activity of art appreciation that is best indulged in when you take your own time. From illustrious wall murals to metamorphosing ceiling pieces, our airport is speckled with arresting art displays that demand a second glance. Located at T1’s Departure Hall is perhaps the airport’s most popular Kinetic Rain, made up of more than 1000 bronze droplets that cohesively contorts into abstract patterns and other recognisable shapes, while T2 boasts a kinetic art installation called A Million Times at Changi, where the hands of over 500 clock faces spell out greetings and form other mesmerising cadences. Elsewhere, wired-formed birds hover over T4’s Departure and Arrival hall and the scene of Singapore’s hawker past is immortalised as wall murals along the underpass of T4.

Singapore Changi Airport

See you on the other slide

Those four words should realistically have any sane person sprinting towards T3 (even if they're not in the airport). Changi's giant slide holds the title of being 'the world's tallest slide inside an airport' – not that we imagine there's a lot of competition. For a mere $10, you can ride this incredible feat of randomness. It's an absolute bargain if you ask us, plus all adults are allowed as well. 

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