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The Coolest Airport Ever

14 hour layover in Singapore, all at the airport


I landed in Singapore around 2am, local time, and having slept for the majority of the flight from Tokyo decided to wander the terminals. That early in the morning, there is not a whole lot going on in most airports. People wise, the same was true here. A few people wandering around but most were sleeping using a variety of chairs, benches, and sleeping positions. Luckily, the Singapore airport has a plethora of attractions.

In terminal 2, I found the Enchanted Garden and the Orchid Garden, each with their own Koi pond. They were both located in the middle of the concourse and it was nice being able to wander them without any other people. Attached to terminal 2 is the Sunflower Garden, where I got my first dose of heat and humidity. Walking outside, it instantly reminded me of when I arrived in India two summers ago. Hot and humid. Oh yeah, I also found life size M&Ms.

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Terminal 1 also has an outdoor garden that I wandered in the dark. The entire thing was full of cacti. Thankfully I stayed on the path and avoided all of the prickly plants.


Following a nap, it was finally light outside so I I went to check out the Butterfly Garden in terminal 3. Yes, you read that correctly, there is a butterfly sanctuary in the airport.

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I also came across the Social Tree. I didn't take the time to find out what it's function is, but it looked cool.


Following some breakfast and coffee, it was a little after 10. Six hours until my flight. So I paid 10 bucks and headed to the pool to read for a few hours.

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Its about time for the last leg of my trip to Bali. Hopefully from here on I won't be posting quiet as often because I'll be out adventuring instead of sitting in airports.

Posted by tylerwein 00:22 Archived in Singapore Tagged singapore changi layover

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