A visit to this far corner of SG is worth it (and not just to go to the airport!).
Located in the island’s easternmost area, Changi allegedly got its name from the tall Chengal Pasir or Chengal Mata Kuching tree that used to grow in this district. Changi was also known for its coconut plantations in the 1800s, and as a trendy resort area from 1845, with government- and private-owned bungalows available for recreational use.
It’s home to Changi Airport, which recently added the super-luxe Terminal 4. Bonus: This terminal is completely eco-friendly, with greenwall facades of 16,000 plants, lots of natural lighting and more.
Called “Prata Corner” by locals for its crispy-yet-fluffy flatbread, this 24-hour resto offers a prata buffet ($7.90 per person) with 16 options, including classics like cheese and mushroom prata, and egg prata as well as creative options like pineapple, pepper or ikan bilis (anchovy).
NEXT: Changi Point Coastal Walk →
The tranquil ambience without the sight of high-rise buildings is what makes this 3.3-kilometre-long stretch a winner. Rent a BBQ pit, pack a picnic or stroll over to nearby Changi Village Road to drink or eat at Little Island Brewing Co or Changi Village Hawker Centre.
NEXT: Changi Beach Club →
Looking for 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 from Changi Point Ferry Terminal. Catch your own seabass or snapper and have it cooked on the spot (from $35).
NEXT: The Changi Museum →
Laid out into five zones, the museum is dedicated to SG’s history during World War II and the Japanese occupation. Take an audio tour (from $3) or sign up for the Changi Museum War Trails tour (from $30), which covers sites such as the Selarang Barracks and Johore Battery. Alternatively, fill up a form on the museum website to book a customised tour (price on request).
NEXT: Al-Jasra Restaurant →
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