When the sun goes down, the fun still goes on at Changi Airport!
Home to a wide variety of activities, amazing brands and delicious food outlets, there are plenty of options for passengers transiting in the wee hours.
Come share in our experience, as we pin down the best places to while away the time during these twilight hours – with style.
Light it up!
Sunflowers are best viewed by their namesake, the Sun, and passengers visit this rooftop garden for a sense of respite as well as to catch some sun.
Unknown to the twilight crowd, the Sunflower Garden thrives in the moonlight as well. Step into the lush rooftop, now transformed with an illuminating display, as planes make their way on to the runway, and take off into the dark night skies.
It’s the perfect space for a late night date or picnic under the stars as you catch the blinking lights of departing planes slowly fading into the night.
Location: Terminal 2 (Transit), Level 3
A lively scene with plenty of screens
Missed out on date night with your love? The (free) Movie Theatres at Changi Airport screen blockbusters across different genres, so you never have to worry about constant repeats.
As for sports fanatics, catch live screenings of some of the world’s best games, from football to tennis, right here in Changi Airport at the Xperience Zone. Places like O’Leary’s and Harry’s pride themselves for telecasting the most exciting matches live, giving you a chance to get comfortable and cheer along with like-minded travellers.
If sports and movies are not really your thing, a spot of shopping is sure to keep you up all night. From gifts for family to a little treat for yourself, outlets such as Shilla Duty Free, The Cocoa Trees and Times Travel, are open 24-hours a day, so there’s always an excuse to look for something to buy.
• Movie Theatres – Terminals 2 & 3 (Transit), Level 3
• Xperience Zone – Terminal 2 (Transit), Level 2
Foodies, prowl the airport and be amazed by the number of cuisines that will tantalise your taste buds, even after the sun has gone down. Take the Skytrain to expand your foodie horizons, and check those dishes off your list.
You could start with a whirlwind tasting trail around South-East Asian flavours, by visiting Straits Food Village, and Pho Street. Have a pit-stop and load up on some caffeine at Killiney Kopitiam or Ya Kun Kaya Toast, Hudsons Coffee or Starbucks, before continuing on your food tour. There is also a selection of famous global dining establishments like The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck and Pret A Mange, just to name a few.
Find out where these stalls are located here.
Art after dark
An appreciation of culture and the arts is often tied to daytime museum visits, but in Changi Airport, art transcends all time zones. Adding colour and vibrancy to the vast spaces within the terminals, these art installations are understated yet beautiful.
Each installation and exhibit is representative of Changi Airport’s dedication to the arts, from the shiny bronze droplets of Kinetic Rain, to the super-sized bronze-casted saga seed, a childhood favourite among many locals, there’s so much to explore and learn at any time of the day or night.
The giant Daisy by Christian Moeller is another exhibit to look out for. Standing at 13-metres tall, it is ever present yet often overlooked. Just like the travel-centric nature of all things Changi, this work of art, with built-in sensors, captures the presence and movements of travellers, as its propeller moves in unpredictable patterns, in response to those within its vicinity.
• Kinetic Rain – Terminals 1 (Public), Departure Check-in Hall
• Daisy – Terminal 3 (Public), Departure Check-in Hall
At Changi Airport, the night is always young, with a flurry of activities to do, and sights and sounds to immerse yourself in, there’s really never a dull moment.
Although, if you do want to get some shut-eye or a good relaxing massage, do pay a visit to some of the 24-hour beauty and wellness amenities, including Airport Wellness Oasis, Ambassador Transit Hotel and Aerotel.
You can also find free snooze lounges and massage chairs in well-placed locations throughout the terminals, because everyone deserves a good break before their next flight.