Changi Airport Singapore

I’m on the final leg of the journey home, back at T3 at Changi for the flight home to Oz. The checkin was a T3 but the plane actually departs from gate C1 which is technically in T1. Plenty of time to walk or take the skytrain. You can walk all the way around through T1, T2 and T3 but will take some time as the airport is massive.

Checkin area is massive. No queues.

Coffee was at Hudson’s, for an airport coffee not too bad. Better than the one I had here just over 5 weeks ago on my way to London. Apparently it’s the only Hudson’s store outside Australia. It’s pretty much standard chain based coffee, I certainly wouldn’t seek it out at home.

On the skytrain between Terminal 3 and Terminal 1

Lots of things here at Changi to keep weary travellers entertained between flights and waiting for departure. All of these are on the “air side” of the airport after passing through emigration.

The Lilly Pond garden.

Interesting display

Carp pond

Cactus garden

Butterfly garden. Unfortunately only thing active at this time of the morning was a moth.

You can watch the planes go as you go !

And the plane is here, with a little rain outside

Travelling with Tech

I think everyone knows I travel with a few kg of tech. To be honest the only two things that were indispensable apart from my mobile phone were a rechargeable battery pack and a SIM card with near unlimited European roaming (this one works in Asia too)

The battery pack meant I never had to worry about my phone running out, I think this one will charge my phone 6 or 7 times itself. It kept 3 of us juiced up the entire day and the SIM card meant I could use the phone anywhere without having to worry about finding free wifi or waiting till back in the hotel or apartment (which often had dodgy wifi anyway).

This particular SIM card had 12gig data on it per recharge. It has some fair use policies that would impact you if you used it like I did over a 4 month period outside the UK, but for a month it’s effectively unlimited, and hey, a £20 recharge costs the same as a brand new sim, so just buy 2 or three sims if going for a few months.