2019 has been a most exciting year for Singapore as we celebrated the 200th anniversary of Sir Stamford Raffles’ arrival to our island city state. It also marked 100 years since the very first flight landed in Singapore and we commemorated Singapore’s aviation growth and development. 

At Changi Airport, we also had our fair share of exciting events and milestones. In March, we were voted the World’s Best Airport for the seventh consecutive year by Skytrax, and we had the pleasure of bringing new travel experiences to our passengers and visitors with the opening of Jewel Changi Airport in April. As the year comes to a close, we share some of the most popular things about Changi by summarising the hottest topics of interest on Now Boarding. Here are our top 10 articles for 2019.

10. Your guide to Instagram-worthy photos at Jewel Changi Airport

View of the Rain Vortex from Cloud9 Piazza. View of the Rain Vortex from Cloud9 Piazza.

Experience Jewel from the highest point at Cloud9 Piazza.

The opening of Jewel Changi Airport is undoubtedly one of the most memorable milestones in Changi Airport’s history. Since its opening in April this year, more than 50 million people have visited this new pride and gem of Singapore. With remarkable architecture boasting awe-inspiring installations and inimitable leisure offerings, Jewel is made for the gram. For our tips on the best photo spots in Jewel, read the full article here.

9. A guide to snooze spots in Changi to get some shut-eye

Man sleeping on an arm chair. Man sleeping on an arm chair.

Head to this secluded spot at Terminal 3 for a satisfying snooze after a hearty meal at the nearby Singapore Food Street.

While Changi has many amenities, entertainment and shopping and dining options, transit passengers really appreciate the free snooze spots and lounges scattered around the airport. Whether it’s for a power nap or a deep slumber, Changi has plenty of snooze spots in every terminal to cater to their needs. For our recommendations on some of the best spots to snooze before your flight, read the full article here.

8. Changi’s Terminal 3 Basement 2: Your next family fun over the weekend

Woman doing Yoga at ST3PS. Woman doing Yoga at ST3PS.

For the fitspos, there are weekly fitness activities held at ST3PS just for you!

Changi’s Terminal 3 Basement 2 (T3B2) went through a facelift recently and it now offers a wide array of experiences suitable for the whole family. Its new events area, ST3PS, is lined up with free movie and football match screenings everyday, as well as live performances and even fitness classes on the weekends. There are also new, mouth-watering dining options for the family to bond over a delicious meal. For more tips on what to do at T3B2, read the full article here.

7. The Changi Airport Arrival Guide: Where to find everything you need for a great start to your holiday in Singapore

City shuttle buses parked at the bus bay. City shuttle buses parked at the bus bay.

The City Shuttle operates on a 15-minute frequency and will take you to most hotels in Singapore.

As you touch down in Singapore for the much-anticipated holiday, you would, ideally, like to skip past all of the hustle and bustle of arrival at the airport, and teleport straight to your hotel. But in reality, teleportation doesn’t exist (yet) and there are just some things you need to do before leaving for the hotel. Getting a local SIM card, money exchange, and figuring out transport options to the city - just to name some. We have curated an arrival guide to help you get around Changi with ease. Read the full article here

6. How to spend a day at the new Jewel Changi Airport

Walking net at the Canopy Park in Jewel. Walking net at the Canopy Park in Jewel.

The Walking Net that stretches across the Canopy Park that takes youe on a balancing adventure at 10-storeys high.

With more than 280 shops and F&B outlets in Jewel, there’s much to see and do at this iconic 10-storey complex. Go on a scenic walking trail at the Forest Valley, marvel at the majestic Rain Vortex or savour a hearty meal at one of the first-in-Singapore F&B concepts. For more tips on how you can spend a day at Jewel, read the full article here

5. All you need to know about how to get the most of A Frozen Wonderland at Changi

A boy having fun in the Air Zone of the Enchanted Forest. A boy having fun in the Air Zone of the Enchanted Forest.

Go on an adventure through the Enchanted Forest.

For fans of the Disney movie, Frozen, A Frozen Wonderland at Changi is the closest you can get to immerse yourselves in the magical land of Arendelle. From 21 November 2019 to 5 January 2020, you can journey through the Enchanted Forest, meet and greet your favourite Frozen characters, and experience a little bit of winter through the daily Light and Snow show. Read the full article here for everything you need to know about A Frozen Wonderland at Changi.

4. 7 tips to make the most of duty-free shopping in Singapore

A person surfing iShopchangi.com. A person surfing iShopchangi.com.

With iShopChangi, you can shop anytime from 30 days and up to 18 hours before your flight.

One of the perks of travelling overseas is duty-free shopping. Who doesn’t love shopping for the best buys and extracting the greatest bargains during a shopping spree? For the beauty junkies, you will be happy to know that many beauty products are up to 40 per cent  cheaper than those in the city. Or if you enjoy hassle-free shopping, you can shop online on iShopChangi up to 18 hours before your flight. For more tips to maximise your duty-free shopping in Singapore, read the full article here.

3. 33 eateries in Jewel Changi Airport that open past midnight

Two Acai bowls on a table. Two Acai bowls on a table.

The Acai bowls are probably one of the most Instagrammable healthy food. Photo credit: An Acai Affair.

Ah.. food glorious food - something that is enjoyed by anyone and everyone. But for some people, three meals are not enough because why stop at three if you can have more? For the night owls looking for supper options and for those flying in to Singapore after the typical business hours, it is probably good news to you that out of the 100 plus restaurants and eateries in Jewel, 33 of them open past midnight. Read the full article here for a directory of where you can find them! 

2. 5 unique activities you can do at Changi Airport for free when you travel

A man pouring tea into a teacup. A man pouring tea into a teacup.

Indulge in tea and sweets at TWG.

Besides efficiency, Changi’s focus on the passenger experience and service excellence also set it apart from other airports. There are numerous entertainment passengers travelling through Changi can enjoy, but for those looking for something different or unique, there’s complimentary cocktail tastings and flash makeovers. For other free activities you can do when you travel through Changi, read the full article here.

1. Visiting Jewel Changi Airport before your flight: All you need to know to have a delightful visit

A lady looking for information at the interactive information boards in Jewel. A lady looking for information at the interactive information boards in Jewel.

You can check for your flight information conveniently at these interactive information boards in Jewel.

And the top, most-read article on Now Boarding is… (another) one on Jewel. Can’t say we are surprised! This story, however, takes on a practical spin to visiting Jewel. When Jewel first opened, there were quite a handful of passengers who thought that Jewel was situated in the transit area (it’s not, by the way). This article provides both transit passengers and passengers departing from Singapore an ‘All you need to know’ guide to help them navigate Jewel for a pleasant and stress-free visit. Read here for the full article

2019 was indeed an amazing year for Changi Airport. Thank you for journeying with us and we can’t wait to bring you more in 2020!


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