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Passing the time at Changi Airport in Singapore

PartyBingo.comIt happens. You get to the airport and your flight is delayed or you are in Singapore for a connecting flight but you have couple of more hours to wait.

You’re stuck at Changi Airport in Singapore. Now, what are you going to do while you wait? Good thing you are in a place where there is no shortage of things to do.

changi airport orchid garden
Orchid Garden in Singapore Airport

In fact, you are lucky because this is one of the most interesting airports in the world so there is no reason to be bored or bummed out as you wait. For those with work to do, Changi offers full service business centers, free WiFi and more than 550 free Internet terminals.

duty free shopping airport
Transit Duty Free Shopping in Changi Airport

If you’d prefer to relax and watch some television, you will find lounges with multiple TV stations including Bloomberg, CNN, and Sports. Free of charge.

Entertainment Deck
Entertainment Deck

If your cellphone battery is running low, don’t worry – there are free mobile charging stations throughout the airport. That’s not all though. The airport also offers free gaming. You can play Xbox, PS3, or LAN games for free.

Rooftop Swimming Pool
Rooftop Swimming Pool

Maybe you want to watch a film. Changi has movie theaters! One of these is the 3D Experience Zone! Awesome. But, if you are more interested in the arts, there is an art gallery too. This is less like an airport than a resort. Remember back when you were happy with plastic seats and a snack bar?

Play area
Play area

And, of course there is plenty of shopping. Don’t worry, there are many more options than just the duty free. In fact, Changi has more entertainment options than most cities do. A rooftop swimming pool, butterfly and sunflower gardens, orchid gardens, and a specialized viewing gallery for watching planes land and take off.

It just gets better and better. You can take a nap in specialized snooze chairs or even get a massage! The ladies can get hair and body treatments while the kids have fun in the play-zones or the woodblock rubbing stations and Dad can have a drink in the lounges with his own bottle and the cocktails made by a professional.

airport Sunflower Garden
Sunflower Garden

Of course, all that fun might make you hungry or thirsty. Don’t worry, more than a hundred and thirty food and drink venues await you. Live music rounds out the fun.

Never mind the flight. Singapore is my next vacation destination.

Written by Melo Villareal

Melo Villareal is the Online Publisher of He is an Accountant by profession who left the corporate world at the age of 23 to explore his beautiful country and the rest of the world. Today, Melo works as a part-time Social Media Manager for local and international clients. His full-time work focuses on discovering interesting culture, explore different cuisines and take memorable photos from local and international destinations he's visiting.

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