Things I Love about Changi Airport Terminal 4

Singapore’s Changi Airport is known as the “World’s Best Airport”.  According to Steve Meacham of Traveller.com,  it has won more than 500 awards since it opened. And it is the leading international air hub in Asia, it serves more than 100 airlines, with connections to 380 cities in 90 countries around the world.

The world’s best airport has just become even bigger, and better. Terminal 4 opened October this year and they are planning to expand again. Currently, the Terminal 5 (Changi East) is on under construction and will possibly open in 2020s. Can’t wait to go back again!

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It is the smallest of Changi’s terminals. There is no train station inside the airport, so you need to take a bus that is going to/from Terminal 3.

Our flight is around 4am, going back to the Philippines and got to the airport around 10pm, the night before para we have time to explore the newly airport. Unfortunately, most of the shops are already closed. Anyway, I still love it and the following are the things that you will surely love too:

Self-Service Kiosk

Sobrang bet, ang techy! You can skip the long queue with self-service check-in, bag-drop counters, immigration clearance and boarding. With the use of Biometric technology it makes your travel experience even faster. Do not fret if you do not how to use it, you will be guided by an airport staff through the process. I haven’t taken photos of the machine. Natakot ako! Baka magalit sila. Gusto ko pa rin naman umuwi at magtake ng final exam. Imagine, there’s no hassle, even in the immigration.  You don’t need to talk to the person in the immigration kaso yun nga, mas lalo akong nawalan ng pag-asa na mahanap ang ka-forever ko. Chos! Hahaha! And for those people who loves to collect stamps in your passport, you’ll be kinda disappointed since everything you use is through computer. No one will stamp on your passport, because you will just tap it and go.

Shops

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Although some shops are already closed I still had a great shopping experience. My very first stop shop is the WHSmith. Luckily, it is still open.  I love collecting pens and notebooks. My dad told me that Singapore is one of the best places to buy pens. (Not so sure about it ah, sisihin niyo tatay ko kung mali. Hahaha) As of my experience, everytime I go to the souvenir shops I always find pens, I buy to try it out and in fairness, it is very smooth and light to use, totally perfect! Back to the WHSmith, their store offers everything i love, including stationeries and I find it cheap, so I bought a moleskine’s classic collection plain notebook. For the perfumes and other pasalubong, they have many promos na pasok sa budget. You may check them out!

 

Food Places

There is no problem when it comes to filling you up before you fly. They have a lot of different choices of food and even a bar-like eatery opened by Tiger Beer. If you missed the opportunity to check out the Food Emporium, the transit area has another food court, the International Food Hall.

Coziness and Ambiance

The terminal feels relaxing it is mostly carpeted, filled with real trees and comfortable chairs. The garden even has an indoor pond with fish. So kewl, right? *wink*

Look how’s my sister enjoying her stay at the petal-shaped bed.

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You can also enjoy a live theatre production, Peranakan Love Story, one thing you can do while waiting for boarding. The short musical takes you back to 1930s, a love story between musicians living next to each other.

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Free Use of Desktop

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This is a free use for one hour which is very helpful for some people that might want to check their social media accounts or email because the Wifi is not so easy to use. At some airports, passengers simply log-in by supplying a name and contact info, but at Changi’s Terminal 4, passengers are asked to scan their passport into a kiosk and then receive a code that entitles them to one hour of Wi-Fi. Pero yung balak ko talaga that time eh mag-aral para sa final exam. May yellow pad pa ako diyan at calculator ah, kaso nauwi rin sa Facebook. Hahaha

Techy Cleaners

The Changi Airport Group (CAG) embraces automated cleaning robots at the terminal to keep its place clean. Housekeepers are trained to programme the robot to mop, clean and pick up small items, among others. It really feels like you are living in the future! Sayang, I wasn’t able to take a photo of it. HUHUHU

Toilets

The toilets are themed accordingly with a British colonial-style design. I love how it looks so elegant. Another thing that I super love about their toilet is that there are tissues and hand sanitizer in every cubicle.

And I have a memorable experience in this place…. Keep on reading. Hahaha

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*This photo is not mine* Photo Source: thesmartlocal.com 

REMINDER: This is kinda rated SPG……. JUST KIDDING. Kung maselan kayo, itigil niyo na ang pagbabasa pero kung gusto niyo namang tumawa nang tumawa. Ituloy na!

Since our flight is around 4am and the arrival in the Philippines is around 7am. Then, I have class at 10am and final exam ng 1pm. #LakasMakaArtista Imagine, pagkadating pa lang ng Pinas diretso na sa school. Syempre I want to take a bath naman. Even though, there is no shower room, keri yan! Dahil wais tayong mga Pinoy. Ginawa ko yan lahat sa comfort room. Uyyy, you want to know kung paano. Dahil wala namang tao, the first thing that I do is maglabas ng sama ng loob (‘ya know what I’m sayin’) isabay mo na ang pagchange ng undies. Second, toothbrush time. Third, tingnan muna ulit kung wala paring tao. That time is around 2:30am, safe na safe na. Isahod na ang braso sa sink and even your legs (Sorry, may background ata ako sa gymnast hahaha) Keri yan! magsabon-sabon kana. FYI, may damit pa ako niyan. Okay lang yan, basta makaligo ang ibang parte ng katawan mo. Make sure na bilisan mo lang ang kilos mo. Lastly for your hair, uso naman ang dry shampoo. Try Bench’s Shampoo & Dash Dry Shampoo for only PHP175. (YES NAMERN). FINALLY, DONE! All of a sudden, nakita pala ako ni atey (yung taga linis ng toilet). Tinitigan niya talaga ako, yung feeling na weirdong-weirdo siya sa akin. Para akong jinudge! Pero what’s important naman ay your freshness and readiness for school! HAHAHAHA. Deadma lang. But why I’m sharing this kind of…. sa mga reader. huhuhu

 

A year-end blog post. Thank you for your time reading this post. Hope you liked it. Happy New Year!

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