We’ve all been there. While family vacations are wonderful, there is that moment on route where you are just not positive the entire family will make it there in one piece. Whether it is because one sibling seems intent on torture, one child has gotten hungry o worst of all, a parent has forgotten a critical document – family airport time is evil.
In honour of parents who have to travel around the world in search of a fantastic holiday, here is all you need to know about Singapore Changi’s kid-friendly airport.
Butterfly Garden – This is the world's first Butterfly Garden in an airport. It is a tropical butterfly habitat with a profusion of flowering plants, lush greenery and a 6 metre grotto-waterfall. Your kids can go on an educational journey discovery with 1,000 species of butterflies.
Children's Playground – Escape from the heat and check out the indoor air conditioned playgrounds, where your kids can run around in comfort, there is even a three-story slide for the older kids!
Entertainment Deck – From LAN gaming and jamming studios to the MTV booth and various game console stations, your young ones will be spoilt for choice on the many entertainment choices the airport has to offer.
Entertainment Lounge – Enjoy a well-deserved break at the comfortable plush seats in the Entertainment lounge. Favourite television shows for all ages are available here. Your kids can also surf their favourite websites at the internet terminals located beside the TV area.
Family Zone – Families can relax and make use of the various facilities available including diaper changing rooms and nursing rooms. Children can occupy themselves watching cartoons on the televisions or having a go at the playground.
Enchanted Garden – An interactive experience, the Enchanted Garden "magically" comes to life with sight and sound, captivating visitors as they weave through the garden. Motion sensors trigger sounds of nature and blooming flowers while fibre-optic and LED lighting, embedded in the undulating pathways, form a fascinating carpet of sparkling lights.
Free Singapore Tours – Bring the family on an educational tour of Singapore during your transit. Choose between a Colonial and Culture tour.
Interactive Art – Let your kids get creative with woodblock rubbing, a popular Singapore art form from the 50s and 60s as they learn about South East Asia's culture and history.
Internet Terminals – With over 500 free internet terminals located in the airport, children can easy access their favourite websites and online games in just one click.
Koi Pond – Children can pick up pockets of knowledge on Koi and admire the beautiful fish as they swim around leisurely. Let your kids have a go at feeding the Koi at feeding time.
Movie Theatre – Catch the latest blockbusters for free at the 24-hour movie theatres. They have movies suitable for all ages that will provide family entertainment for hours.
Sunflower Garden – Families are greeted warmly by the beautiful blooming sunflowers and a fantastic view of the tarmac. At night, it transform into a light-themed garden with lighting effects and illuminating fixtures.
Swimming Pool – Find a cool oasis at the Balinese-themed swimming pool. While your kids have a splashing good time, you can relax with a good book and work up a tan by the pool side.
TV Lounges – Families can take a break and catch up on their favourite TV shows on the comfy couches.
Food – Pamper your kids with delicious burgers, chocolates, donuts, chicken and so much more from a wide variety of food joints.
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