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The World's Best Airport (28 pics)

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  • 18 Apr, 2013  |
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Singapore's Changi Airport is a major hub for international transport, with more than 135,000 passengers passing through every day. One guy took photos of the airport and explained why no one mind to wait for their flights there.

The airport is an architectural marvel. The newest terminal, Terminal 3, was designed by CPG Consultants, in collaboration with Woodhead, Tierra Design and SOM, Bartenbach LichtLabor and Hugh Dutton & Associates

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Most passengers enter the airport at Terminal 3, the newest and largest terminal at Changi, which is where Singapore Airlines is based. At 380,000 sq. m., the terminal is spacious, with high ceilings and an open, airy feel


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There's also a lush vertical garden here called the "Green Wall." It has over 20 varieties of plants, vines, and flowers growing on it


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It's easy to get between terminals on the Skytrain


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One of the best things about Changi airport is its Balinese-themed outdoor rooftop pool, located in Terminal 1. Passengers can pay to use this pool for about $14. (It's free for guests who are staying in the Ambassador Transit Hotel)


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You can watch planes take off and land directly from the pool garden




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The pool also has its own Tiki bar


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And its own fitness center (along with locker rooms, where you can shower after)


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Each terminal has an Ambassador Transit Hotel, where passengers can rent hotel rooms for a minimum of six hours — perfect if you're exhausted and have a long layover. Room rates start at $76 for a 6-hour block and are charged hourly after that


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Rooms here look like normal hotel rooms, with two twin or one double bed, bathrooms, TVs, and desks. Some rooms have windows that look out onto the tarmac


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The airport has a nature trail, which encourages passengers to go outdoors and breathe in fresh air while at the airport. There are five gardens in the airport, including a rooftop sunflower garden


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There's even an enclosed butterfly garden — the first such garden in an airport — which is home to butterflies, flowers, lush greenery, and a 6-meter (20-ft.) waterfall


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There's lots of greenery inside the airport too


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There are free internet terminals scattered throughout the airport, making it easy to stay in touch


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And free charging stations, where you can lock up your phone while it charges


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Everything here is technologically savvy—even the bathrooms. Each bathroom has an electronic monitoring system where passengers can rate the cleanliness of the bathroom. If you're not happy with the service, simply tap the frowny face on the touchscreen monitor


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Then tap the reason why you're unhappy with the bathroom, and a message will immediately be sent to the bathroom supervisor alerting them to the issue


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High-end designer shops, like Gucci, Burberry, and Hermes, keep shoppers occupied while they wait for their flights


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But there are also some more affordable shops, and lots of duty free stores


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There are tons of dining and drinking options. The airport even has an outpost of Singapore's famous Harry's Bar


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But I chose to eat at the sumptuous buffet in the first class lounge


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Where I ate fresh sushi


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And had some dainty petit fours for dessert


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When you're tired of eating, drinking and shopping, you can watch a movie. There are two movie theaters in the airport, which show a rotating roster of current movies, like the Bourne Legacy


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Kids will love the awesome four-story, 40-ft. slide


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As will adults. If you spend $10 at any airport venue, you're eligible to ride the slide


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The whole airport is designed to help people relax and to make the flying experience less stressful. You'll find seating areas scattered throughout the airport with cushy chairs for napping, reading, or TV watching. The chairs were really comfortable


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Even the art exhibits are supposed to be soothing. This Kinetic Rain sculptural installation in Terminal 1 changes shape in a hypnotic dancing motion


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№1 Author: No1 (18 Apr 2013 04:45) Total user comments: 1341


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Wow...
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№2 Author: mahedi (18 Apr 2013 08:49) Total user comments: 10772


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Just amazing
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№3 Author: MWarrior (18 Apr 2013 12:38) Total user comments: 994


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Our airport has a Dunkin' Donuts...
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№4 Author: Shalaba (18 Apr 2013 14:01) Total user comments: 381


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Looking very beautiful. Hopefully one day I'll visit. :01:
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№5 Author: thughugger (18 Apr 2013 14:18) Total user comments: 1015


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Cool.....Going there in a few months looking forward to it even more now :04:
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№6 Author: Lu (18 Apr 2013 18:08) Total user comments: 15082


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User friendly.
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№7 Author: adzhoe (20 Apr 2013 05:37) Total user comments: 14959


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pretty slick...
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