It Has Several Gardens
One garden at an airport would be fairly surprising, but Changi Airport has several spread around the terminals. There’s a butterfly garden with around 1,000 butterflies from around 40 species and a waterfall, a rooftop cactus garden with an open-air bar and occasional live music, plus an outdoor garden full of sunflowers.
There’s also an indoor orchid garden with a Koi fish pond, another with sculpted trees which can be enjoyed from raised walkways, plus a water-lily garden. Don’t forget the Enchanted Garden which is a little different – sounds of nature are triggered as you wander through the giant glass bouquets which are dressed with freshly-cut flowers and ferns.
It Has the Biggest Slide in Any Airport, and the Highest in Singapore
Changi’s slide is 12 metres high, allowing riders to reach up to six metres per second! You get a free go for every $10 you spend at the airport (with some exclusions), or you can simply pay and slide. Alternatively, you can try out the smaller slide (one and a half storeys high) free of charge.
You Can Go on a City Sightseeing Tour Free of Charge
If you’ve got at least 5.5 hours to spare at Changi airport, you can join a free 2.5 hour guided tour of Singapore. The Heritage Tour runs five times a day and includes Chinatown, Little India, Kampong Glam and the Merlion Park, while the City Sights Tour leaves twice each day and takes in Marina Bay Sands, Singapore Flyer, Garden by the Bay and more.
It’s Got a Swimming Pool and Jacuzzi
You don’t have to be staying in a hotel to enjoy a refreshing dip while you wait for your flight. Any airport user can pay a fixed fee to use the rooftop pool at Aerotel Transit Hotel in Terminal 1 which is open from 06 am until midnight! It also offers a poolside bar, jacuzzi and shower facilities.
You Can Save your Picture to the Social Tree
Almost 9 metres tall, the Social Tree is surrounded by eight touch-screen booths which allow you to upload your photos and videos to share onto 64 giant screens – and even retrieve them next time you visit.