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Get outdoors at Singapore's Changi airport

How one airport makes long layovers a little more bearable

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Plane watchers will love the tarmac views from Changi’s outdoor Sunflower Garden, which also features bamboo paths and at night, firefly lights.

Changi Airport

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Guests at the Ambassador Transit hotel can watch planes takeoff and touchdown while poolside. Short layover? Anyone can take a swim for a small fee: $14 SGD, includes towel and non-alcoholic drink.

Changi Airport

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Step out of the airport air conditioning and into the humid Butterfly Garden. A mesh wall keeps the butterflies from taking off with the jumbo jets parked next door.

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The Lily Pad outdoor deck is a tropical lounge that overlooks the tarmac.

Changi Airport

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