Changi Airport is known for its exciting line-up of shopping and dining options that offers passengers one of the world’s best airport retail and F&B experiences. Key to this is a carefully curated list of “must-haves” shops, services and F&B outlets. To ensure a personalised, stress-free and positively-surprising Changi Experience for all passengers, one of the most important ingredients is to first really know the traveller’s needs.
To start, understand that most travellers begin their time at the airport looking for food. With Changi Airport handling almost 180,000 passenger movements each day, there is an extensive range of dining options available at the airport – 140 to be exact. There is a variety of food kiosks, cafes and sit-down restaurants offering a spread of cuisines from local classics to international delights. On top of that, each terminal comes with fast food outlets, at least one food court, both local and western coffee brews, as well as halal and vegetarian options.
After food comes shopping. Besides the popular duty-free boutiques, there is a group of “retail staples” found across Changi Airport. This includes book stores, where passengers can shop for the latest hardcover best-sellers and magazines for reading on their flight, to souvenir shops, to pick up that last-minute but important gift. Travellers can also find convenience stores and pharmacies for snacks, drinks, travel-size toiletries, over-the-counter medications, and other travel essentials they might have missed packing for their trip.