Singapore, with its beautiful countryside and intriguing culture, is becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination. More and more people are making the decision to visit this great island and air travel is the most popular and convenient way to get here. At the moment there are approximately nine airports in Singapore – each of which have a paved runway. These are Changi, Paya Lebar, Seletar, Sembawang and Tengah. Each of these are classified as civilian airports and Changi International Airport has the longest runway with a length of 13,000 ft. Seletar is somewhat smaller with only 5,300 ft of paved runway. Changi, Seletar, Paya Lebar and Tengah have a customs service and the latter two require prior notification before arrival – something worth keeping in mind if you are chartering your own flight.
Changi International Airport is the most popular since it enjoys state of the art facilities and is also the largest in the country. Changi has over 160 different retail outlets and over 80 different restaurants and diners where you can satisfy your hunger after doing some great shopping. You can even shop online at the airport by visiting their official website! Changi has all the usual facilities such as restrooms, waiting benches and rest areas but also enjoys nappy-changing facilities, showers, fitness and spa service, bar lounges with enjoyable music and even a swimming pool should you feel the need to unwind. Businessmen will be happy to know that it has Internet services and a CIP Terminal, while those looking for a way to unwind or an introduction to the country’s natural beauty should consider taking a walk through one of the airport’s main themed gardens.
Not every airport in Singapore is as well designed and has as many facilities as what Changi does. However, most of the larger airports are clean and neat and even the smaller ones are perfectly adequate.