Located in Eastern Singapore, the area is often the first stop in the country for everyone arriving at its eponymous airport. But Changi has more to offer than just a buffer, in fact, its airport itself can serve as an attraction. Here are some suggestions of what to do in Changi.

  1. Explore Changi Airport

If you aren’t familiar with Changi Airport, it’s easy to continue living life just thinking that all airports will ever be is a transit point–a buffer between two places. Changi Airport–and its newest extension, Jewel Changi Airport–makes this nothing more than a misconception. 

The place itself is an attraction in its own right, with modern architecture mixing in with nature as the epitome of an urban oasis. Changi Airport offers a range of local and international cuisine and a place where shopaholics can indulge.

Address: Airport Blvd., Changi, Singapore

Business Hours: 24 hours daily

  1. Eat and Shop at Changi Village Hawker Centre

For a taste of local cuisine, look no further than Changi Village Hawker Centre. The hawker centre is clean and spacious, and his home to many food stalls, all with must-try dishes, and draws in locals from all over the country–take that as a sign that you should do it too.

Address: 2 Changi Village Road, Singapore 500002

Business Hours: 6am to 2am (Monday to Thursday); 6am to 12am (Friday); 24 hours (Saturday & Sunday)

Changi Coastal Walk

  1. Walk or Workout by the Sea at Changi Coastal Walk

If you’re in for a nice stroll along the coast (especially after a good meal at Changi Village Hawker Centre), then Changi Coastal walk is the path for you. It goes along Singapore Strait and gives you that relaxing formula of sand, sea, breeze, and view. 

If you’re into a workout, Constant Wind Sea Sports Centre is an establishment located along the walk, and offers activities like kayaking, windsurfing, and sailing.

Address: 11 Changi Coast Walk, Singapore 499740.

Business Hours: 9:30am to 6pm daily

  1. Dine at Smith Marine Floating Restaurant

After a 10-minute boat ride, you can live the tasty (and buoyant) experience provided by Singapore’s first kelong (offshore platform) restaurant, Smith Marine Floating Restaurant. Try out their seafood dishes as you enjoy the sea breeze and view, just don’t forget to reserve 3 days prior to your visit.

Address: 51 Lorong Bekukong, Singapore 499172 (Pick-up location at Changi Point Ferry Terminal)

Business Hours: 10am to 7pm daily

  1. Take a Trip to Pulau Ubin

No Singapore experience is complete without a visit to somewhere you can admire nature. From Changi Point Ferry Terminal, you can take a bumboat to the tropical paradise Pulau Ubin. It’s lush place home to different flora and fauna, worth a visit from any nature junkie.

Address: 51 Lorong Bekukong, Singapore 499172 (Changi Point Ferry Terminal)

If you’re visiting Changi, make sure you’re prepared for a fun time. That means you have to ready not just your enjoyment but also your wallet. Raffles Credit is a licensed moneylender that can offer you an affordable personal loan near Changi, so you can make the most of your experience without worry.