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Australia Travel Guide: What to Do During Singapore Layover


Are you travelling to Australia for the holidays?

With an area approximately 2.97 million square miles, Australia has so many sights, cultures, and experiences to offer to tourists who want to relax or have an adventure.

However, on your way to see the “Land Down Under,” you might find yourself spending a few hours in Singapore. Many tourists take a connecting flight at Changi Airport as an affordable alternative to direct flights.

While you are still far from the beaches, the cities, the outback of Australia, Singapore is also a great place to explore during your layover. Here are the things you can do in Singapore while waiting for your flight to Australia.

World’s Best Airport

There is nothing better than stopping in Singapore’s Changi Airport between a long flight from your home country to Australia. Changi has been dubbed as the world’s best airport, and it deserves the title for a myriad of reasons.

Sit Back and Relax

There are hotels near Changi Airport if you want to relax. Some will allow you to nap for a few hours until you are ready to hop onto the next plane. They have flexible check-in and check out options for those who cannot or do not want to stay for the night.

But, you do not have to go out of the airport to find a place to sit down. If you are a little strapped for cash, there are lounges, complete with comfortable seating, where you can stretch your tired feet. There are several of these facilities throughout the airport, so you would not have to run very far if you oversleep.

However, hopefully, you still have time to explore Changi Airport. The place has everything that you would need in your brief stay in Singapore.

Trip Across Asia for Your Taste Buds

Did you know that there are over a hundred restaurants within Changi Airport? You would not just find Singaporean food (although, the country’s cuisine is delicious and something you must try while there). If you are craving Chinese, Japanese, South Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Malaysian, or Filipino food, Changi Airport has you covered.

Anything that you would want, you can probably find within the primary aviation hub. It also has American and European chains if you are looking for a bit of comfort from home.

Entertain Yourself

Only have a few hours before you take off? You can spend two or three hours of your layover in Changi Airport’s Entertainment Deck. Yes, the aviation hub has its movie theatre and gaming units.

The movie theatre is open 24/7. Meanwhile, if you are into gaming, the airport has Xbox Kinect, PlayStations, and arcade machines. It is not a bad way to spend your few hours in Singapore.

Marvel at Art and Nature

Changi Airport is a tourist destination in its own right. It is primarily an aviation hub and a shopping centre, but there are more activities to do and sights to see within site.

It has its own parks and gardens where you can be one with nature in the middle of a bustling airport located in one of the busiest cities in the world. There is a butterfly garden with over 1,000 butterflies, a cactus garden with over 100 species of dry plants, and the Canopy Park that has mazes and bouncing nets — perfect for the kids and kids at heart.

If you are into art, Changi Airport is host to several art installations.

airplane in the sky

In Changi Airport, you will never be bored. There is always something to do and sights to see. If you are heading to Australia, you may want to drop by Singapore on your way. It is going to be one of the highlights of your trip.

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