If you feel the need to get back to nature after a heinously long flight, then head to the Butterfly Garden in Terminal 3. This brilliant idea is the first of its kind in the world and features 200 tropical plants, a 6 metre tall grotto and plenty of viewing opportunities for butterflies right from the cocoon stage right up to the magnificent matured butterflies.
Sit by the water
Right next to the Butterfly Garden is the Koi Pond (Terminal 3). Think indoor water feature with the added bonus of HUGE orange and white fish. It may only be a small feature but when you’re travelling long distances it’s always nice to take a moment and feel like you are outdoors.
If you haven’t watched enough film on the thirteen hour flight between London and Singapore, then you can spend your stopover in Changi Airport’s Movie Theatre, located in Terminal 3. There are a variety of genres shown and it’s free to watch.
A short Skytrain ride from Terminal 3, is Terminal 2 and their Sunflower Garden. The rooftop garden features 500 of the beautiful sunny flowers and also has great views of the runway and planes taking off and landing.
Terminal 2 is pumping with gardens, with other including the ‘Enchanted Garden’ and ‘Orchid Garden’, oh and another Koi fish pond. The Singaporeans sure do love their gardens! Orchids are the national flower of Singapore and a large variety in every shade of colour are on display at the airport. In the Enchanted Garden, motion sensors trigger sounds of nature and LED light displays.
Usually airport food is all a bit blah, but Singapore has some great food and this is reflected at Changi Airport with the ‘Singapore Food Street’ in Terminal 3. The area is 1960s themed and features a variety of Singapore favourites served to you from little food carts and stalls reminiscent of the good old days of Singapore. It’s a must visit for any avid foodies out there wanting to get a taste of Singapore.
Who doesn’t crave a little massage after a long haul flight? The good news is that Singapore Changi Airport has spas in all 3 Terminals. Visit the airport website for details- but all I can say is that I’ve had a massage in Singapore before and it was out of this world.
Fancy visiting a rooftop swimming pool to help kick the jetlag…. Yes I thought you would. For a little $13.91 you can enjoy a swim, Jacuzzi, use shower facilities (towel provided) and enjoy a complimentary non-alcoholic drink from the bar. Darling, that’s how you travel.
Nobody likes to sit next to a smelly person on the plane, so if you stop at Changi Airport after a long haul flight I strongly recommend you take a shower. On my recent trip I made use of the Ambassador Transit Lounge in Terminal 3 and enjoyed a lovely shower for under $20. Shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, towel, moisturiser and hair dryer and all provided and you’ll come out feeling a million dollars and ready to explore all the great things Changi Airport has to offer.
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I visited Changi Airport in March and April on my way to and from Australia. Images marked with the Changi Airport logo are downloaded from their press page and are their property.
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