For those who want to take time to rest on a long layover, Changi Airport has the Aerotel Airport Transit Hotel in Terminal 1 and the Ambassador Transit Hotel in Terminals 2 and 3. Both hotels can be booked by the day or the hour. The Aerotel, located on Level 3 near Gate D41, has a fitness center, a pool, and a jacuzzi. The Ambassador has regular and budget options for travelers, with locations on Level 3 above the Orchid Garden in Terminal 2 and on Level 3 next to the movie theater in Terminal 3.
Not every passenger has the status that allows them free access to airline lounges. For those who don’t, Changi Airport has paid lounges in each of its terminals. The 7,000 square-foot Plaza Premium Lounge, located in Terminal 1 on Level 3 above Gate C-1, offers full dining with local delicacies like Singapore’s famous Chicken Rice. There are also three private resting suites, six fully stocked shower rooms, two VIP rooms, massage and nail care services, plenty of comfortable seating, free Wi-Fi and charging stations. The Ambassador Transit Lounge, located in Terminal 2 above Orchid Garden, offers amenities such as business services, meeting rooms, a gym, shower facilities including amenities, beauty and massage services and nap suites. The same lounge is also located in Terminal 3 on Level 3 next to the movie theater.
Travelers at Changi’s Terminal 1 can go swimming in the rooftop pool located at Aerotel Airport Transit Hotel for a fee. If you don’t feel like swimming, there’s a relaxing jacuzzi, a poolside bar, and shower facilities. The pool is located on Level 3 in the Transit Area near D Gates.
Changi Airport is home to the first airport-based butterfly garden in the world. This tropical butterfly habitat has flowering plants, lush greenery, and a 6-meter grotto-waterfall. Visitors can see nearly 1,000 tropical butterflies from 40 species and watch the breeding and feeding of butterflies at close range. The garden is located at the Departure Transit Lounge on levels 2 and 3 in Terminal 3.
Travelers can catch global movies for free at theaters located in Terminals 2 and 3. One is located in the Departure Transit Lounge, near the Sunflower Garden on Level 3 at Terminal 2. The other is located in the Departure Transit Lounge North near the Ambassador Transit Lounge on Level 3 in Terminal 3.
Adult and kids alike will enjoy this play area located in Terminal 2. Check out Xbox Kinect Sports and play interactive games, including table tennis, beach volleyball, track and field events, bowling, boxing, or soccer. Watch music videos in the MTV booth or play your favorite games on Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 game consoles. The deck is located at the Departure Transit Lounge next to the Sunflower Garden on Level 3.
Changi Airport offers many green spaces in its terminals, including the Cactus, Water Lily, Orchid, and Sunflower gardens. Located in Terminal 1 near the Departure Transit Lounge on Level 3, the roof-based Cactus Garden is home to more than 100 species of cacti and arid plants from around the world.
Also in Terminal 1 on Level 2 is the Water Lily Garden, shaped like a water lily leaf. It features tiled walkways that are home to a variety of lilies. Located in Terminal 2 at the Departure Transit Lounge on Level 2, travelers can see more than 700 orchids at the Orchid Garden. The Sunflower Garden, located in Terminal 2 at the Departure Transit Lounge on Level 3, features different varieties of the flowers grown in the Airport's own nursery. It’s also a great place to do some plane spotting.
Changi Airport is home to art installations in all four terminals. One highlight is the two 3-D Kinetic Rain sculptures in Terminal 1’s Departure Check-in Hall. The sculptures can form into 16 different shapes that also show the movement of flight through slow, fluid movements. Located in the center of Terminal 4, the kinetic sculpture Petalclouds hangs over the Central Galleria, where its movement is synchronized to animated lighting and music. And travelers can create their own art in Terminals 1, 2, and 3 by making imprint rubbings of Singaporean icons.
Jewel Changi Airport
Jewel Changi Airport (Jewel) is a mixed-use development at Changi Airport. It includes gardens and attractions, a hotel, aviation facilities and 300 retail and dining facilities. The complex covers a total gross floor area of 135,700 m2, spanning 10 storeys – five storeys above-ground and five basement storeys. Attractions include the HSBC Rain Vortex, the world's largest indoor waterfall at 40m tall; the Forest Valley, an indoor garden spanning five storeys; and Canopy Park at the topmost level, featuring gardens and leisure facilities.