From Luxury Shopping to Indoor Waterfalls: Why Changi Airport is a Destination in Itself

From Luxury Shopping to Indoor Waterfalls: Why Changi Airport is a Destination in Itself

Changi Airport is one of the busiest and most awarded airports in the world, located in Singapore. It is known for its exceptional customer service and world-class facilities, making it a destination in itself for many travelers. In fact, it has been named the world's best airport for eight consecutive years by Skytrax.

One of the reasons why Changi Airport is so popular is because of the wide range of activities available. There are numerous gardens and art installations, including the world's tallest indoor waterfall, the Rain Vortex, and the world's largest indoor garden, the Jewel Canopy Park. Visitors can also enjoy a 24-hour cinema, a rooftop swimming pool, and a wide selection of restaurants and shops.

In addition to its entertainment offerings, Changi Airport is also recognized for its efficient and seamless operations. It has four terminals that are all connected by a free skytrain service, making it easy for travelers to navigate the airport. There are also many self-check-in kiosks and automated bag drop machines, which help to speed up the check-in process.

Changi Airport is also known for its commitment to sustainability. The airport has implemented a number of green initiatives, such as harvesting rainwater for use in its gardens and using solar panels to power its operations. It has also been recognized for its efforts in waste management, with over 60% of its waste being recycled.

Another reason why Changi Airport is a destination in itself is because of its extensive duty-free shopping options. It boasts over 400 stores, including high-end luxury brands, local souvenirs, and electronics. The airport also has a tax refund scheme that allows tourists to claim back the GST paid on their purchases.

Changi Airport's commitment to safety and security is also noteworthy. It has state-of-the-art security systems in place, including facial recognition technology and a comprehensive CCTV network. It also has a dedicated team of airport emergency services personnel who are available 24/7 to respond to any emergencies.

Finally, Changi Airport's location in Singapore makes it an ideal gateway to Southeast Asia and beyond. The airport has direct flights to over 200 destinations worldwide, including major cities such as London, New York, Tokyo, and Sydney. Singapore itself is a vibrant and multicultural city that is known for its food, shopping, and attractions.

In conclusion, Changi Airport is much more than just a transit point for travelers. It is a destination in itself, offering a wide range of activities, efficient operations, sustainability initiatives, duty-free shopping, safety and security measures, and access to many global destinations. It is no wonder why it has been consistently named the world's best airport.


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Akhyari Hananto

I began my career in the banking industry in 1997, and stayed approx 6 years in it. This industry boost his knowledge about the economic condition in Indonesia, both macro and micro, and how to More understand it. My banking career continued in Yogyakarta when I joined in a program funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB),as the coordinator for a program aimed to help improve the quality of learning and teaching process in private universities in Yogyakarta. When the earthquake stroke Yogyakarta, I chose to join an international NGO working in the area of ?disaster response and management, which allows me to help rebuild the city, as well as other disaster-stricken area in Indonesia. I went on to become the coordinator for emergency response in the Asia Pacific region. Then I was assigned for 1 year in Cambodia, as a country coordinator mostly to deliver developmental programs (water and sanitation, education, livelihood). In 2009, he continued his career as a protocol and HR officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Surabaya, and two years later I joined the Political and Economic Section until now, where i have to deal with extensive range of people and government officials, as well as private and government institution troughout eastern Indonesia. I am the founder and Editor-in-Chief in Good News From Indonesia (GNFI), a growing and influential social media movement, and was selected as one of The Most Influential Netizen 2011 by The Marketeers magazine. I also wrote a book on "Fundamentals of Disaster Management in 2007"?, "Good News From Indonesia : Beragam Prestasi Anak Bangsa di dunia"? which was luanched in August 2013, and "Indonesia Bersyukur"? which is launched in Sept 2013. In 2014, 3 books were released in which i was one of the writer; "Indonesia Pelangi Dunia"?, "Indonesia The Untold Stories"? and "Growing! Meretas Jalan Kejayaan" I give lectures to students in lectures nationwide, sharing on full range of issues, from economy, to diplomacy Less
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