Singapore airport is the hub for Singapore Airlines which offers creative routes for flights all over. It came as a little surprise to find a 29 hour layover there, but delightful. In any case, having seen the airport and experience the public transportation, a layover of any length at any hours would be fine at this airport.
The body’s senses were accommodated nicely here. Eyestrain could be relieving focusing on the exotic flowering orchids, cactus garden, or butterfly garden. The sounds of the waterfalls could easily lull a person to sleep as they relaxing in the napping area of the airport containing lounges and tables hidden behind a lush corner of plants reaching toward the light shining in from the windows. It’s even possible to get a bite to eat with a 24 hour eatery.
Have more time to spare? For about $5.00 you can check you bag up to 24 hours and go into the city via the rapid transit that has a stop at the arrival hall. The open hours from 5:30am to midnight give you plenty of time to spend in Singapore.
If you have evening hours, a stop a Bugis station puts you in walking distance to Arab Street and Little India where night markets allow you to haggle for souvenirs or dine on ethnic foods. You could also take in the Ferris wheel by the gardens for an excellent panoramic view.
Early morning and daylight enable taking in the sights of Gardens by the Bay where you could spend countless hours along the waterfront, visit the enclosed gardens or do some shopping on the Louis Vuitton Island and huge Marina Bay Sands Shopping Center. And if you are still there at 8pm watch the water and light show.
Whether you stay at the airport and make use of the pool, spas, gardens, free movies or head in town, there’s no better place for layover.