The Changi Airport in Singapore is a busy hub that has over 135,000 travellers passing through it, each day. One guy took these pictures of the airport to show why passengers actually enjoy spending time here.
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.
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.
It's easy to get between terminals on the Skytrain.
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.)
You can watch planes take off and land directly from the pool garden.
The pool also has its own Tiki bar.
And its own fitness center (along with locker rooms, where you can shower after).
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.
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.
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.
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.
There's lots of greenery inside the airport too.
There are free internet terminals scattered throughout the airport, making it easy to stay in touch.
And free charging stations, where you can lock up your phone while it charges.