If you haven’t been to the Singapore Changi Airport for a long, long while, a lot of changes have taken place.
Terminal 1, 2, 3 & Budget Terminal
Notably, there are now three international terminals and in addition, there is also the Budget Airport. The Changi Airport is not just a place for travel or transit. It is also a place to study (yes, students come here to study for exams), relax, eat and shop.
If taking bus here, the bus will first head to Terminal 3, then Terminal 1 and lastly Terminal 2. The bus stop for the Budget Terminal is on the main road. At each terminal, the bus will stop for a while for security inspection. Have patience. Currently, part of Terminal 1 is undergoing renovations so I didn’t take much pictures here. This is also the oldest terminal and due for some rejuvenation. Terminal 1 and 2 seem to be busiest as most airplanes land here. Hopping from terminal to terminal is easy due to the network of the Skytrain. Just follow the signs.
By Taxi and Trains
There is a taxi stand at every terminals. To save cost, you can always take the train or MRT as we call it here.
In terms of design and architecture, my favourite vote goes to Terminal 3. The open glass concept, from walls to ceiling, makes it look brighter and bigger. Looking down from the higher level, the viewing gallery is a great place for people watching. From the 4th level viewing gallery, watch the SQ airplanes land and takeoff. There is also an eating place and for fancier palate, go to Swensen. For more choices on eating, head to 3rd level or Basement 4 Foodcourt.
At Terminal 2, I adore the roof architecture! Watching the people go by, that itch to travel and explore start coming back.
I wish I am away now, heading off on a grand adventure!