Singapore’s Changi Airport, renowned as the world’s best airport, has recently completed a significant makeover, enhancing its already impressive facilities.
Changi Airport scooped several awards at the Skytrax World Airport Awards 2023, including world’s best airport overall, best airport dining and best airport leisure facilities.
The terminal the focus for the upgrade was Terminal 2, and the enhancements have expanded its capacity, enabling it to handle an additional five million passengers annually, bringing total capacity to 90 million passengers.
One of the notable features in Terminal 2 is the stunning 46-foot tall digital waterfall known as ‘Wonderful’. This huge digital screen, located within a vertical garden in the departure hall, displays mesmerizing views of falling water, providing passengers with a pleasant and immersive experience while waiting for their flights.
The terminal also features a remarkable garden called Dreamscape, which contains over 20,000 plants representing approximately 100 species. Under a ‘digital sky’ that changes colors to simulate different times of the day, the garden offers an immersive environment accompanied by the sounds of Singapore’s local wildlife.
For those who want to relax with a refreshing drink, Tony, the robot bartender at the Lotte Duty Free Wine & Spirits Store, offers complimentary cocktails. The store itself is equipped with a giant LED ring that displays serene moonlight scenes, providing a spectacular and immersive shopping experience.
Additionally, Terminal 2’s Gourmet Garden dining area not only serves delicious cuisine but also offers panoramic views of the airport. Diners can enjoy a variety of culinary delights including cocktail fusion, chicken rice and fresh pastries while viewing 16 different airplanes from floor-to-ceiling windows.
Families traveling with children can make use of ‘2 Bear Hideout’, a dedicated space for play and entertainment. Here, children can enjoy a variety of interactive activities in a unique and relaxing environment.
The expansion and renovation of Terminal 2 added more than 21,000 square meters of space to accommodate new systems and retail areas.
This includes the Fast and Seamless Travel (FAST) zone, which now offers double the number of automated check-in kiosks and bag-drop machines. The terminal also features automated special assistance lanes for small children and disabled passengers.
The renovation project was completed ahead of schedule, which is a significant achievement, considering that the work took place amid the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Changi Airport Group’s commitment to enhancing the airport’s facilities has further strengthened its reputation as one of the world’s leading airports.