Thursday, 19 December 2013
Faced with a 10 hour daytime layover in Singapore, we'd usually head in to town and explore a bit. However, we had a perfectly good time just enjoying the free theme park that is Changi International Airport.
On the one hand, Singapore Airlines cheaps out a bit by proving a cushy lounge for their Real business class passengers, and shunts all the Star Alliance Gold frequent fliers into a second-rate holding pen that satisfies their contractual obligations to the scheme. It doesn't even have toilets, let alone showers. But it does have lots of free food and self-service drink. So the essentials are covered...
On the other hand there's lots of free goodies for everyone in the terminal. There's dedicated darkened sleeping areas with comfy recliners. There's a free movie theatre showing a non-stop schedule of the latest films. There's even a huge multi-level butterfly garden to explore. Not bad.