Consistently ranked among the world’s top airports, there are good reasons why Changi Airport is known to be “a destination in itself”. While the transit areas offer a wide array of leisure activities for travellers, Changi’s public areas are no less attractive. It’s okay if you’re not flying because there’s an experience for every visitor in the airport’s public areas. 

1. For families with little ones

Wood block rubbing stations at Terminals 1 and 3

Encourage colourful self-expression with wood block rubbing stations at Terminals 1 and 3. Kids will relish in creating their own masterpieces, choosing from a variety of Singapore icons and a rainbow of colours with the crayons provided.

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Let your little artists colour and create at the wood block rubbing stations.

Playgrounds at Terminals 1 and 3

From easy puzzles to twist-and-turn slides, Changi’s playgrounds are time-tested favourites among children. Let the little ones explore and run about in air-conditioned comfort, all while making a new friend or two! For budding flight enthusiasts, the playground at Terminal 1 is located at the viewing gallery, so the whole family can delight in plane-spotting as well.

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Energetic kids will enjoy running around and exploring the playgrounds.

The Slide at Terminal 3

For the older and more adventurous kids, it’s thrills without spills at one of the tallest indoor slides in an airport– The Slide @ T3, Level 1. Measuring 12-metres-tall (that’s four-storeys-high!), this enclosed slide allows riders to whizz down at a speed of six metres per second. For the younger children, a smaller version of The Slide is available at Basement 1.

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Zoom down one of the tallest slides in an airport!

2. For those with an eye for beauty

Appreciate art around Changi Airport

Go on an adventure around all four of our terminals and treat your visual senses to an eclectic mix of art pieces around Changi.

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Kinetic Rain at Terminal 1.

A Million Times at Changi at T2 A Million Times at Changi at T2

A Million Times at Changi at Terminal 2.

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Daisy by Christian Moeller at Terminal 3.

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Petalclouds at Terminal 4.

Be mesmerised by the synchronicity of Terminal 1’s Kinetic Rain or Terminal 2’s A Million Times at Changi, a functional clock that has motifs ‘playing’ on its clock face! Inspired by the transportive nature of Changi, Terminal 3’s Daisy by Christian Moeller moves in unpredictable patterns as it responds to human movement. More art pieces abound in Terminal 4, with Petalclouds, a grand-scale kinetic installation evoking the impression of clouds.

Picture-perfect Changi for the shutterbugs

Get your cameras (or your smartphones) ready – you’ll discover that just about any corner of the airport is a perfect spot for an amazing snapshot.

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How about trying a different perspective the next time you take photos at Changi Airport?

Here are a few suggestions to put a gleam in your discerning eye: the viewing galleries at Terminals 1, 2 and 3, the flight departure boards at Terminals 1 and 3, and, of course the many exquisite art installations around Changi.

3. For savvy shopaholics and foodies

Save 7% GST with the Changi Rewards Card

If retail therapy is the name of your game, arm yourself with a Changi Rewards membership (it’s free!). Not only do you get exclusive savings and rewards at over 60 participating outlets in Changi Airport, you get to rack up points with every dollar you spend. Best part? You don’t have to fly to enjoy these perks.

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Rack up exclusive savings and rewards while shopping at Changi Airport.

There’s so much that you can purchase at Changi Airport. From the latest gadgets to daily essentials for your home, there is something for everyone. You can even spice up your wardrobe with the huge range of fashion retailers here.

Multiple food options at Terminal 4

With Singapore’s reputation as a “food paradise”, foodies will be spoiled for choice at Changi too! Boasting a generous 140 F&B offerings, Terminal 4 has the widest range of eating options in its public area. From casual and affordable (Andes by Aston), to family favourites (London Fat Duck), you won’t be short of new places to dine at. 

Japan Gourmet Hall SORA at Terminals 1 and 2

Pamper your taste buds at the largest restaurant across Changi’s four terminals. SORA at Terminal 2 houses six Japanese restaurant brands and a dessert bar, including the renowned okonomiyaki chain, Tsuruhashi Fugetsu, and Italian-Japanese fusion Japoli Kitchen which are new to Singapore. With the opening of SORA at Terminal 1, dishes from three prefectures - Fukuoka, Hokkaido, and Kanagawa, can now be found at Changi!

The 116-seater at Terminal 1 will feature classic favourites and exclusive dishes from three renowned Japanese restaurants: Ikkousha (ramen), Yoshimi (tonkatsu and curry) and Megumi Maru (maze don). Ikkousha's Yatai (food cart) style ramen is also exclusive to SORA at Terminal 1. For desserts, you can choose from soft-serve ice cream, fluffy pancakes and more!

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Mix Modan from Fugetsu (SORA Terminal 2).

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Pork Loin Katsu from Yoshimi (SORA Terminal 1).

Mentaiko pizza from Japoli Kitchen Mentaiko pizza from Japoli Kitchen

Mentaiko pizza from Japoli Kitchen (SORA Terminal 2).

Maguru Mentai Roll Maguru Mentai Roll

Maguru Mentai Roll from Megumi Maru (SORA Terminal 1).

SORA at Terminal 2 has a dedicated kids corner called SORA KIDS to entertain the little ones while parents indulge in authentic Japanese cuisine. Educational games and activities are available on a huge interactive touch screen for kids to explore, and popular kid-friendly shows are also being played on an LCD screen to keep them pre-occupied.

SORA KIDS area at Changi Airport’s SORA restaurant. SORA KIDS area at Changi Airport’s SORA restaurant.

Kids will be kept entertained with educational games and activities at SORA KIDS.

4. Where it all comes together

The unique gem that is Jewel Changi Airport

While the terminals may seem to have all there is to offer, there’s more at Jewel! As Singapore’s newest lifestyle destination, it offers a multi-dimensional experience integrating nature, play and retail elements. Connected to Terminals 1, 2 and 3 via futuristic-looking link bridges, Jewel is sure to bring about new experiences for all!

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The Link Bridge is one of the key photo spots on your way to Jewel!

Upon entering Jewel, step into the lush greenery of the Forest Valley which was inspired by the popular movie, Avatar, by director James Cameron. Walk through the various trails and experience the rocky falls and mysterious mists which will bring you to the Canopy Park at the top-most level where more fun and adventure await you for the rest of the day

Or if you're looking to deepen your knowledge, experience the exciting virtual world of Changi Airport at the Changi Experience Studio, located just one level below the Canopy Park. Learn about the history of Changi Airport and have a go at various tasks performed by the airport community. Before you go, don't forget to take a selfie against the Rain Vortex, the world's tallest indoor waterfall.


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Get lost amidst the greenery in the Forest Valley.

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Snap a photo or two with our friends at the Topiary Walk!

Whatever your definition of leisure is, you’ll find that Changi Airport’s public areas has many offerings to delight all your senses. Flying or not, do explore these great experiences the next time you’re here!


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