We’re not going to lie. Changi Village can be quite a nightmare to get to via public transport, especially if you’re not coming from the east.
But is it worth it to visit this far-flung corner of Singapore? Absolutely, and here’s why.
Also known as the Changi East Boardwalk, this 2.2 kilometre-long easy trail has six sections with scenic views A great place for a stroll as you watch the sunset.
The entrance to the boardwalk beside Changi Point Ferry Terminal is currently closed until the end of September. Check out the alterative access route here.
NEXT: Staycation heaven →
It’s not hard to see why this area is a good alternative for a staycation away from the city. You get easy access to nature, the beach, good food and even an offshore island! Here are some hotel and resort options to choose from like Village Hotel Changi, Changi Cove and Raintr33 Hotel.
NEXT: Recreation options →
You can’t talk about Changi Village without mentioning food. The Changi Village Hawker Centre (Block 2 Changi Village Road) is famed for its yummy Nasi Lemak (pictured) and fried Hokkien noodles in particular, while you’ll also find cosy cafes and ice cream parlours like Crepes & Puffs, Bunny and Pony, A Spoonful of Sugar and The Coastal Settlement. (And check out other East side cafes here!)
NEXT: Changi Point Ferry Terminal →
Formerly known as Changi Jetty, this is where you go to get to Pulau Ubin via bumboats ($2 per trip with a $3 surcharge for bicycles). Do note the boats (pictured) will only leave when there are 12 occupants in each boat.
You can also travel to Pengerang, Malaysia from here.
NEXT: An alternative dining experience →
After a dining experience off the beaten track? This seafood restaurant isn’t even on a track – it’s literally in the middle of the sea, accessible only via bumboat (they’ve got chartered bumboats to take you there from Changi Point Ferry Terminal).
At Smith Marine, catch your own fish and have them cooked on the spot any way you’d like, along with other seafood options like crustaceans and more. Take the rest of the evening to enjoy the sunset and the cooling sea breeze!
NEXT: Changi Beach Park →
The tranquil ambience without the sight of super high-rise buildings that sets this waterfront park apart from others in Singapore. Or perhaps it’s the sound of airplanes making their way to Changi Airport and seeing them upclose that take me back to the time when I briefly lived on a Japanese island which is home to a military airbase.
NEXT: Entertainment for the kids →
You’ll find massive playgrounds and open space for the little ones at Changi Beach Park as well – perfect for a day out with the fam!
NEXT: Changi Point Coastal Walk →
By Muneerah Bee, last updated September 2017
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