To be honest, 9 hours transit in an airport sounded like a nightmare for me. Before boarding on the airplane, I was thinking to sleep through the long hours or explore around the World’s Best Airport. Here’s my experience of having 9 hours long transit in Changi Airport of Singapore.
Flying from Kuala Lumpur to Changi Airport only took an hour. Luckily I didn’t have to bring my huge backpack to walk around. It’s transit after all.
Upon arriving at the airport, the first thing I did was ask for a map at the information center. That’s when I realized there are so many to explore in where I was standing.
There are 3 terminals at the time, instead of 4 right now. Every terminal has a unique garden and a huge space to explore around. So I went from one terminal to another by using the free train.
Well, to be honest, I didn’t expect that much from the airport even though it’s world-leading. But it definitely impressed me in every way. There were even free cinemas, games, massage machines and lots of comfortable seats through the airport.
Free Wi-Fi was available throughout the whole day when I was there. But when I was there again in September 2018, the Wi-Fi was just available for an hour. Which suck.
Wondering how it looks like inside? Here are some photos for ya. I’m not sure whether there are major changes in the decorations since these were taken back in 2016.
Free Singapore City Tour
The amazing part of this airport is that it offered a free Singapore city tour for those who had a transit of over 5 hours. I registered almost without hesitations.
The whole tour took around 3 hours, taking you around the city. Tourists were dropped off at Merlion Statue and Masjid Sultan for 30 minutes each for photos.
Along the way, a tour guide explained whatever we saw on the streets.
I hadn’t been to many airports around the world but Changi Airport is by far the most impressive I’ve ever seen. So if you’re having a transit for long hours there, be sure to make full use of your time there! You’ll thank yourself.
Til next week.
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