140. Changi, Singapore

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Why

Changi is the name of the town in which the Singapore Changi airport is located. Most people just go directly into the city, forgetting about this very sleepy, but charming town. And there’s actually quite a lot to do here and also eat. Try it on your next visit.

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Where

Changi is located at the very tip of Singapore on the eastern side of the small country, just across the border from Malaysia. Matter of fact, there are ferries from Malaysia to Changi.

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How To Get Here

The best way to get to Changi is to take a taxi from the Changi Airport. You can always take a bus as well, but it requires a change. It’s typically very hot in Singapore, so you have to be prepared for this option.

By Train

There is no train service to the town of Changi. There is the SMRT which has service in Singapore itself and there is also service provided by the Singapore LTA. If you want a bit of luxury, you can take the Oriental Express from Bangkok to Singapore.

By Plane

The closest commercial airport to Changi is Singapore Changi Airport (SIN), the home of Singapore Airlines, Scoot and SilkAir. As a matter of fact, the airport is in the town of Changi.

Changi, Singapore - Changi Airport (SIN)

Changi, Singapore – Changi Airport (SIN)

The following airlines has service to Singapore Changi International Airport (SIN):

All Nippon Airlines (NH), Air France (AF), Air Niugini (PX), Air Mauritius (MK), Air India (AI), Air India Express (IX), Air Asia Zest (Z2), Air China (CA), Air New Zealand (NZ), British Airways (BA), Batik Air (ID), Bangkok Airways (PG), Biman Bangladesh Airlines (BS), Cebu Pacific Air (5J), China Eastern Airlines (MU), China Southern Airlines (CZ), Cathay Pacific Airways (CX), Emirates (EK), EVA Airways (BR), Etihad Airways (EY), Ethiopian Airlines (ET), Fiji Airways (FJ), Firefly (FY), Finnair (AY), Garuda Indonesia (GA), Indonesia Air Asia (QZ), IndiGo Airlines (6E), Jetstar Asia (3K), Japan Airlines (JL), Jet Airways (9W), Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), Myanmar Airways International (8M), Korean Airlines (KE), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), Lion Air (JT), Oman Air (WY), Philippine Airlines (PR), Qantas (QF), Regent Airways (RX), Royal Brunei Airlines (BI), Scoot (TZ), Saudi Arabian Airlines (SV), Swiss Airlines (LX), Sichuan Airlines (3U), Singapore Airlines (SQ), Shenzhen Airlines (ZH), SriLankan (UL), SilkAir (MI), TOR Air (OD), Tiger Airways (TR), Turkish Airlines (TK), Thai Lion Air (SL), Thai Asia Airways (FD), United Airlines (UA), Uzbekistan Airways (HY), Vietnam Airlines (VN), Vietjet Air (VX) and Xiamen Air (MF).

By Bus

You can take the following buses from say Malaysia to Singapore, then take a combination of two to three public buses to get to Changi. You can book directly with some of the bus services below or book online at an online agency called Bus Online Ticket:

By Car

If you are already in the region you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.

By Ferry

You can take a ferry from nearby Tanjung Belungkor, Malaysia to Changi, Singapore. You may book on Direct Ferries or directly with the Ferry carrier, Limbongan Maju Ferry Services.

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Where To Stay

There are a few hotels in the area, including the Village Hotel Changi, The Treehouse Villa, The Seaview Resort, The Aloha Changi, The Changi Cove and the Aloha Resort to name a few. You may also, stay at the airport hotels including the Crowne Plaza that is actually on the airport property.

Changi, Singapore - Seaview Resort

Changi, Singapore – Seaview Resort

 

Changi, Singapore- Village Hotel Changi

Changi, Singapore- Village Hotel Changi

==>> You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.

==>> Try Airbnb.

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Where To Eat

The place to eat here are very local places and have really great food. The Hawkers Market has a wide variety of food prepared the way the locals like to eat. There are also several restaurants such as: Charlie’s Corner, Changi Village Seafood, Little Island Brewing, Tang Teahouse and Jacob’s Cafe. There are many places to eat here.

Changi, Singapore - Hawkers Market

Changi, Singapore – Hawkers Market

 

Changi, Singapore - Changi Village Hawker Center

Changi, Singapore – Changi Village Hawker Center

 

Changi, Singapore - Bam Booze

Changi, Singapore – Bam Booze

 

Changi, Singapore - Tong Kampong by the Sea

Changi, Singapore – Tong Kampong by the Sea

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What To Do

Changi is a very local area, so the thing to do here is to go to the beach and the park at the Changi Beach Park, watch airplanes and go to the Changi Hawkers Market where you can eat a lot of local foods. You should also try to visit the Changi World War II Museum.

You may also rent bicycles are ride around the area and if you like golf, there’s the Changi Gold Club in the area.

Changi, Singapore - Golf Course

Changi, Singapore – Golf Course

 

Changi, Singapore - Bike Rentals

Changi, Singapore – Bike Rentals

==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.

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Additional Information

Language: English, Malay

Currency: Singapore Dollar (SGD)

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