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Discussion in 'SIN | Singapore Changi Airport' started by TrueBlueFlyer, Feb 11, 2011.
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Please share ideas for killing time at Changi, especially after hours...
I watched Avitar at the free movie theatre last week.
If it is a long stopover the transit hotel is not a bad idea. I like the one in T3, the rooms are not very large but clean and a good shower.
There will be a few times when I arrive after midnight and depart the next morning around six... makes taking the taxi to the city, looking for a hotel and then a taxi back to the airport very expensive since I'm traveling on a shoestring budget. I understand that the last MRT train is 11:18pm and the first one in the morning is something like 5:30am
The transit hotels in T1 and T2 have been updated and are no longer mildewy.
T3, newest, is a little nicer, but the difference is not worth the trek. They're
not cheap, and there are quiet areas in the public area designated for napping.
I might be inclined to check my e-mail, snooze a bit in the quiet area, get a
bite at the SQ lounge (if you have access) or one of the 24-hour concessions,
and then go on my way.
In addition to what violist said, there are 24/7 contract lounges that you can enter for a fee, although officially your stay is limited to several hours. Up until about 11 pm, you can use the pool, including showers, towel, and a nonalcoholic beverage. Check out the movie theater, the koi ponds, the butterfly cage and the sunflower garden; all are free and open 24/7. IIRC there's also a cactus garden. Some of these places are pretty good for plane spotting.
The airport has free standup computer terminals with internet access or if you have a laptop, ask for a wifi code at one of the information desks. (You do not need to have a Singapore cell phone contract.)
Even if just for amusement, check out the sleeping in airports website.
There is a 4 storey slide in T3. I think it is free if you are transitting.
Familiarity breeds contempt. So I have never gone there, and cannot give any reviews.
IIRC there's a landside slide in T2 and it's free for those who have made purchases in the shops at SIN.
wonder how many slides will it take to keep me un-bored between the hours of 12:50am and 5:18am?
Get lost and find your way back?
There's an outdoor smoking lounge in T3 adjacent to the SKL.
A taxi to Changi Village for some food might be a good idea. It's no more than 10 mins away, and the foodcourts should be open reasonably late. Why not munch on some local cuisine? I've not done this before though, so this is pure speculation , but worth a try
Oh, and I'm not sure about timings, but the Kopitiam (food court) in the basement of T3 has some great food.
Would it make sense to head to Changi Village or East Coast?