Travelling by Skytrain at Changi Airport, Singapore can be a memorable experience if you have some time to spend at the airport and enjoy its variety of flavours. These trains take you free of cost across various airport terminals at the Changi airport.
If you are are not sure which Skytrain to board, various displays are available at various parts of the airport to help you to decide. However, for people who find it hard to grasp maps in one go, like me, the easiest way is to ask any airport staff, which I found a helpful way. One thing that is worth mentioning about Changi Airport is the help desks, distributed throughout the airport.
The staff are generally quite helpful and offer free lozenges, just feel free to grab few. Staff at these help kiosks provide help to travellers in the airport, to get access to the free internet available at the airport. They scan the passport and generate tokens for this purpose and one may receive more than one token on request, for using internet on multiple devices. However, one can also follow some of the guidelines found on the airport displays and learn how to connect the free wifi through mobile. It’s simple, all that one needs to do is to follow the prompts.
Coming back to the Skytrains, these trains are amazing primarily because they are not manned i.e. driverless and fully automatic. Its something like unmanned drones, although it doesn’t shell or spy anyone, rather carry passengers safely across airport terminals.
Finally, let me add few more sentences about the wonderful airport. First, is its aesthetic part. The floor of almost the entire airport area accessible to travellers is carpeted. Since the airport is quite large and if you are looking for a calm place to sit and relax it don’t seem to be difficult to find one. Some chairs are fitted with appliances to charge electronic gadgets like mobiles and laptops.
If you are fond of shopping at the airports, there is a huge range of choices throughout the airport. Some people probably utilise it as a mean to kill the boredom of waiting for long hours for catching their next connecting flight. You may find electronic leg massaging chairs spreading out at various corners of the airport premises. Interestingly, it was free when I travelled and hope it will remain so in future too.
If you like to be around people of various parts of the globe, this airport may serve the purpose to some extent. At certain times of the day, you may find people from various countries speaking different languages under one roof.
Furthermore, there are facilities in the airport to send your extra luggage by postal or courier system. Although the service seemed expensive to my wallet’s expenditure limits, giant airport shoppers with weighty financial capacities might find it helpful.
Besides that, the airport takes care of both smokers and non-smokers. For smokers, there are enclosed smoking areas which help non-smokers to refrain from inhaling passive smoke.
Lastly, before wrapping this post, I must mention about the airport’s pre-departure security check, a concern probably for most passengers. Based on my experience and understanding, the staff responsible for this task take their work seriously and sincerely, which obviously makes the airport one of my favourite.
P.S.: Descriptions here are based on this author’s individual travel experiences which are not necessarily free of errors and things might change with time too. Therefore, please cross-check information from authentic resources.