With four terminals and the iconic multi-dimensional lifestyle destination, Jewel Changi Airport, there are plenty of things to do when you visit Changi Airport. But time may not be on your side – especially if you are only here for a short layover.

There’s likely a long list of items on your Changi Airport bucket list – shopping for duty-free items, exploring new facilities and gardens, participating in the latest activities within Changi Airport, dining at your favourite restaurants, and more. If you are visiting Changi Airport and Jewel without travelling out of Singapore, the list of things to do, eat and shop in the public areas of the airport is endless as well.

Enter the Changi App with its recent refresh, and you'll find yourself effortlessly navigating the vast expanse of the airport, curating personalised itineraries, and unlocking exclusive deals tailored to your interests.

Here’s our guide on how to fully maximise your time at Changi Airport and Jewel with key features on the Changi App, whether you are travelling, picking up a friend or simply planning a day out!

1. Reserve your table at popular restaurants to save time

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Whether you intend to dine at Jewel or any one of the airport's terminals, you can easily make your reservations for selected restaurants via the Changi App, saving you queuing time and the need to ring the restaurant in advance.

With over 200 restaurants across Changi Airport and Jewel, you would be spoilt for choice when deciding where to eat. To save time and possibly disappointment if the restaurant is too busy or crowded, you can reserve a table at your restaurant of choice on the Changi App.

Simply view the full list of restaurants on the Changi App, select a restaurant that appeals to you and reserve!

Psst – did you know that you can also collect Changi Rewards when you shop or dine at the airport terminals and Jewel? Collect enough Changi Rewards Points and redeem them later!

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Browse dining deals, restaurants, and make reservations, all on Changi App.

Pro tip: To enjoy greater savings, browse for dining promos on the “Dine” page of the Changi App! Whether you’re looking for a teatime spot to sip on a cup of tea while soaking in the view of the HSBC Rain Vortex in Jewel, or a place to grab something to eat before your flight, simply scroll through the wide variety of restaurants, cafes and quick bites on the “Dine” page within the app. With limited time to spare at the airport, make every meal like your last and find the best place to dine! 

2. Skip the queues and pre-book useful airport facilities and tours and explore Jewel’s popular attractions

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Pre-book attractions, tours or facilities at Changi Airport and the precinct via the Changi App, and choose to pay via Changi Pay or another preferred method.

Transiting through Changi Airport with time to spare? Or simply spending a day out at Changi Precinct with your family and friends? Did you know that you can pre-book activities and attractions tickets on the Changi App to explore cool and new areas that you normally wouldn’t visit?

On the top of our list of recommendations is the East Coast Guided Bike Tour, which takes you across the Changi Precinct, where you will be able to discover the lesser-known charms of the eastern part of Singapore.

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Need a shower after a few hours of sweating it out? Book a shower pass at Hub & Spoke and get the much-needed refreshment and rejuvenation.

After which, book a shower pass at Hub & Spoke, where you can take a refreshing shower to freshen up before your flight! 

Apart from Changi attractions, don’t miss the best views in Jewel! You can catch one of these - the spectacular HSBC Rain Vortex – on the Canopy Bridge, one of the highest vantage points in Jewel. Plus, check out the Canopy Park, where you can immerse yourself in the lush garden filled with greenery and thrilling activities to try out. A key attraction here is the Bouncing Nets, which allows you to bounce high above the ground while offering a unique view that extends all the way from the highest level of Jewel to its basement. Let's not forget the Changi Experience Studio too!

Book these activities directly on the app so you can skip the queue and head right to the attractions! Simply scroll to the “Explore Changi” section on the “Explore” tab and search for your activity of choice!

3. Find the best parking spots, calculate your parking fees and redeem parking promos

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Redeem parking promos at Changi Airport and calculate fees ahead of time. Plus, you can also find your car easily, in case your memory doesn't always serve you well when it comes to car parks. We feel you.

Convenience is key, especially when you might be rushing from one place to another. At a place like Changi Airport where there are so many different parking locations, it can be a little confusing, given how big it is.

Before your trip to Changi Airport or Jewel, try out this hack which will help you save time and effort looking for where to park!

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An incredibly special feature, the parking info tab on the Changi App lets you find parking availability, find your parked car and redeem eCoupons to enjoy exclusive parking deals whether you're flying or not.

Under “Airport” > “Parking info” on the “Fly” Tab of Changi App, you will be able to find three useful features. First, you can get real-time updates on parking lot availability in the various car parks across Changi’s four terminals and Changi, enabling you to choose the most ideal parking location. Second, you can calculate parking rates easily based on the amount of time you would be spending at the airport.

Third, for those of you who find yourself taking a picture of the car park spot where you parked, for fear of not being able to find your car later on, the “Find my car” feature will help you to locate your car easily! With this, you don’t have to worry about forgetting where you’ve parked!

Lastly, you can also redeem parking promos and purchase long-term parking eCoupons on the Changi App effortlessly! Simply tap on “Enjoy Parking Promos” on the app, and you will be able to check out ongoing free parking promos happening at Changi Airport and Jewel. You can input your IU information, redeem your complimentary parking directly on the app, and exit the car park with parking promos applied to your parking fees. If you plan to park your vehicle in the airport while you fly off to your destination, you can also purchase ‘Park & Fly’ parking eCoupons on the Changi App and save up to 70%. Simply redeem the eCoupon on the app before you exit the car park to activate it. Perfect for frequent travellers!

4. Track your baggage before you arrive so you can shop duty-free with ease

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With the real-time statuses of your baggage movements via the Changi App, you can shop or rest with ease knowing they're all in good hands.

Landing at Changi Airport may signify the end of your trip, but it definitely isn’t the end of your Changi experience. You can still make the most of your last moments at Changi Airport, by squeezing in time to enjoy some last-minute duty-free shopping.

If you often find yourself worrying about picking up your baggage, finding time to shop duty-free and wanting to make it home quickly, you can reduce the anxiety of wondering where your baggage is with the Personal Baggage Experience on Changi App. Track your baggage on the Changi App, and you will be able to receive real-time updates on your baggage status (available for selected flights only) – whether it has reached the baggage carousel or is still on its way there.

Now, you’ll have more time to shop to your heart's content, knowing exactly when to saunter over to collect your luggage.

5. Purchase travel essentials like currency exchange and eSIM in advance, so you can explore the airport before your flight

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Via the Changi App, you can shop for all the essentials you need and pick them up from the departure terminal before you fly off. Easily change currencies too!

Preparing for a vacation can be quite a task, with a long checklist of things to tick off before you depart. How about a single place where you can get all your travel essentials? The Changi App is your one-stop shop. From exchanging foreign currency to purchasing SIM cards or eSIM, and travel insurance, we’ve got it covered. With all your travel essentials settled way in advance, now you have more time to enjoy what Changi Airport has to offer. Plus, if you’re intending to rent a Wi-Fi router from Changi Recommends, you can search for a counter nearest to you before you place your booking.

For Singaporeans travelling to China, you’re in luck because you can now use Changi Pay in China! Changi Pay users can simply scan Alipay+ QR codes to pay in China with no transaction fees and charges, all done within the Changi App.

Navigate your way to all the travel essentials on the “Explore” page of the Changi App and collect your travel essentials, if required, at Changi Airport before you fly off!

Scan the QR code to download the Changi App now! Scan the QR code to download the Changi App now!

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Don’t miss out on the opportunity to explore all that Changi Airport has to offer – from our lush green spaces at Jewel to under-the-hood areas like movie theatres and swimming pools in transit! To ensure you make the most of your time when you visit, download the Changi App for a more seamless experience and greater convenience!


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