November 1, 2008
Singapore International Airport rocks.
The shopping and restaurant center in the international corridor is bigger than the main commercial zone of many so-called international airports.
For 5 euros, you can grab a delightful hot shower, sheer nirvana after 10 hours of flying. For 15 euros you can enjoy a day in the ambassador lounge, complete with complimentary refreshments, a complimentary bed to nap, complimentary gym, complimentary showers, and free internet access.
Oh, yeah, the internet access. Get this. Free broadband wifi internet access for the whole airport. Yes, you read that right: airport; wifi; broadband; free. All in the same sentence. Until now I thought airports were a “pick three of these four” deals, but it does appear that at least one airport in the world does get it.
I’m only here for six hours or so until my flight on to Zurich, but I will long remember Singapore International Airport as the first airport that was not only bearable to dwell in for 6 hours, but actually pleasant. And that’s just the international corridor, I dare not imagine the awesomeness of the rest of the place. Whoever runs this joint, bravo.