Inside the “best airport in the world” with amusement park, slides and trampoline nets
Changi Airport has been named the best airport in the world, and with facilities like an amusement park, rainbow waterfall, trampolines, and an indoor forest, it’s not hard to see why
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Airports aren’t the most exciting places when you take away the excitement of moving on public holidays. When a flight is delayed by a few hours, choosing between shops or restaurants or just sitting at the gate can quickly become boring.
However, one airport has just been named the best in the world and has so many amazing features that you’ll probably want to be stuck there for an extra hour or two.
Changi Airport in Singapore offers some very cool attractions for families and travelers. We’re talking amusement parks, indoor forests, playgrounds for children and even trampoline nets suspended high above the terminal for a pre-holiday adrenaline rush.
The airport is also home to the world’s tallest indoor waterfall; This so-called Rain Vortex sits in the center of its terminal and has special lighting effects that can turn it into a very cool rainbow-colored feature.
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There is plenty to see and do for those who just want to stroll around and stretch their legs before a flight.
First off, there are tons of art installations, but there are also plenty of fun attractions like an indoor maze, a huge indoor forest filled with exotic plants and topiary including animal surprises for kids, and a canopy bridge run over the terminal so you can see the Enjoy the sights.
By now any parent knows that trying to keep the kids entertained on longer trips can be a bit of a challenge, but there’s plenty of family fun in Changi, including playgrounds, slides and even a butterfly garden. (Oh, and big kids will also love the Discovery Slide, a giant sculpture that adults and kids can slide down!).
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There’s even a “Heritage Zone” where shops have vintage facades so you feel like you’ve stepped into 1930s Singapore, complete with live theater performances – although it’s worth noting that this is currently on hiatus due to Covid are.
Learn more at Changiaairport.com.
Changi topped the list of the world’s best airports for passengers in the latest study Money.co.ukwhich compared some of the world’s busiest airports based on a range of factors including parking costs, punctuality, connection times and the facilities offered such as restaurants and shops.
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No UK airport made the top 10, although London Heathrow took 34th place in the global rankings.
US airports proved a hit, however, as five of the top 10 airports are in the states, including popular destinations like Orlando and Los Angeles.
You can see the full ranking below…
The 10 best airports in the world
- Changi Airport, Singapore
- Tokyo Haneda, Japan
- Mexico City International, Mexico
- Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, USA
- Frankfurt Airport, Germany
Charlotte Douglas International, USA
Orlando International, USA
Dallas/Fort Worth International, USA
Miami International, USA
Los Angeles International
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