Changi Airport's Terminal 4 is a reflection of Singapore's culture and heritage

Changi Airport's Terminal 4
The boarding corridor in Changi Terminal 4


How will the highly anticipated new terminal match up to Singapore Changi Airport's reputation of being the world's best airport? Here's the first look!

Efficient systems, state-of-the-art installations and a luxurious spread of dining and retail options — touted as World's Best Airport at the 2017 World Airport Awards, there are many wonderful things to be said about our country's famed Changi Airport. After years of waiting and speculation, the cat's finally out of the bag. Changi Airport's Terminal 4 (T4) is finally set to open its doors by the end of this year. Nine airlines will operate at T4 — four airlines from the Air Asia Group, Cathay Pacific, Cebu Pacific, Korean Air, Spring Airlines, and Vietnam Airlines.

Changi Airport's Terminal 4
The foliage entrance of Changi Airport's Terminal 4

Now the burning question that we're all thinking: Will T4 measure up to or surpass its present top-notch standing? Our verdict? Yes and yes. While the brand-new terminal is only half the size of Changi Airport's Terminal 3, it bodes a great example of why size doesn't always matter. 

First up, the new and improved FAST (Fast and Seamless Travel) system is perfect for departing passengers, who will enjoy the flexibility of checking in at their own convenience without having to wait for counters to open (especially in the wee hours of the night). T4's slew of mobile counters include facial recognition software, self-check in and better efficiency. In a nutshell, a redefined traveler experience.

Changi Airport's Terminal 4
The arrival area at Changi Terminal 4

Changi Airport's Terminal 4
The kinetic sculpture, 'Petal Clouds'. The petal move gracefully to a specially composed classical piece by BAFTA award-winning composer, Loafer Arnalds

Aesthetically, T4's design is centered around a symmetrical petal design, inspired by our national flower. The contemporary motif appears ubiquitously in various locations — such as within the skylights, installations, and carpets. You'll also be surprised to find a surprising sense of space even with a floor area of only 225,000 sqm, all thanks to the brilliance of high ceilings and glass walls. An ode to our famed nickname, 'garden city', the terminal is also home to 186 large trees, adding a delightful touch of greenery within its urban walls.

Changi Airport's Terminal 4
The overview of Terminal 4 departure hall

Changi Airport's Terminal 4
An installation featuring the majestic birds. These birds are made entirely out of stainless steel.

Changi Airport's Terminal 4
An immersive wall that showcases compelling imagery of Singapore's skyline and ASEAN landmarks

Changi Airport's Terminal 4
The FAST check-in counter

That's not all, T4 is also the first terminal to unveil a rich tapestry of Singapore's cultural and heritage scene through the use of smart technology. Be amazed by the Heritage zone, which features a colourful row of shophouses while incorporating a digital theatre stage that screens a six-minute theatre show. Here's where foreign visitors can take away a uniquely Singaporean slice of our rich cultural background while waiting to board. Consider us thoroughly impressed, and now eagerly awaiting its opening for our future voyages. 

Changi Airport's Terminal 4
A row of Peranakan shophouses at the Heritage zone

Changi Airport's Terminal 4
'Travelling Family' by Swiss sculptor Kurt Laurenz Metzler

Changi Airport's Terminal 4
A themed bathroom at the Heritage zone

Changi Airport's Terminal 4
The transit seating area in T4





51 LOVES AND COMMENTS:

  1. I meant to write this earlier, but I was delayed. This report on the Changi airport in Singapore is simply amazing! I love how you captured the artistic elements. I would love to see this in person. Simply amazing!

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    1. Thank you Noel!

      Every travel is an adventure, and the airport is the first door :)

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  2. I always love changi airport. Many things to explore even this is just airport.

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    1. I know right!

      Its like a different country :)

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  3. Wow changi airport is so pretty and looks classy! Never been there before!

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  4. I have never been to Singapore but it is definitely on my bucket list. I hope to get there soon!

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    1. Hello Tara,

      You'll gonna love Singapore! It's one of the top progressive country in Asia that you should never miss.

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  5. wow. I didn't know Changi Airport was the Best airport in 2017 also. Thanks for blogging this. It's nice to know this!

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    1. You're welcome dear. You can visit Changi anytime and enjoy shopping and dining :)

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  6. THIS IS AN AIRPORT TERMINAL?! Wow. It puts ours to shame haha. It looks beautiful (and practical)!

    Christie's Take on Life. xx

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    1. Absolutely! Hope you can visit Singapore soon :)

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  7. The birds featured out of stainless steel looks absolutely fab. Wonderful airport it seems to be!

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    1. Changi is not just an airport. A transit here is already a major experience.

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  8. Changi airport is beautiful, shot after shot! My favourite has got to be the terminal 4 departure hall.gorgeous

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  9. Difficult to say it's a ultra luxuries shopping mall or an airport :)

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  10. It looks huge and expensive. Its always nice to have some entertainment while in the airport but I don't know how much is really appreciated.

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    1. You'll gonna have a final judgment once you've visited the place.

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  11. Wow, what an impressive airport. I love it. There's so much to look at. I am so impressed.

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    1. Changi is an airport + entertainment + shopping and dining + art gallery in one :)

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  12. Literally the most beautiful airport in the world. I'm not sure what terminal I went to but it was still just as beautful as this one. I love the Peranakan shops.

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    1. Oh maybe you've visited the other Changi Terminals. They are also extraordinary.

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  13. Thanks for sharing your experience of terminal 4. This is such a pretty airport terminal.

    -Alethea

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  14. I cannot get enough of this Airport. We always make sure we get stopovers here so we can enjoy a high quality place! The heritage zone looks awesome full of colour!

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  15. Oh wow! What a gorgeous terminal!!! That would be a great place for a layover

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    1. I know! I think I can bear staying here for longer hours :)

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  16. Wow, I would think you were in a hotel. Luxurious and beautiful this airport is!
    www.marieavenue.com

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    1. Exactly. And if you are looking for luxury accommodation, you should try staying at Raffles Singapore.

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  17. I've been to this airport once before and was already impressed by how beautiful it was but this is amazing! What a cool way to keep the airport interesting for the people who come and go everyday! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You are welcome!

      When you will be visiting Singapore again?

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  18. The Travelling couple sculpture is really awesome.The colorful transit seating, the heritage zone, FAST service, everything is special here and we too are impressed by it.

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  19. Changi Airport is a really gorgeous one. I especially love the majestic birds in stainless steel and the wall showcasing the beautiful skyline of Singapore. One could easily spend hours there. Cheers!!

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    1. And the wifi service is free and so fast! Its crazy :)

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  20. so canggih and those pretty deco really amazed me. cannot wait till end of the year for the launching =)

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  21. OMG! Who can think an airport can be that beautiful. We are traveling soon to Singapore and we hope we can see T4 while we travel there. Thank you so much for sharing this.

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  22. Changi Airport is impressive. I've only used it once because living in Ipoh, it is so convenient to take the overnight coach. One nees to spend a lot of time there to really enjoy the space.

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    1. That's great Emily! Oh I will be there on its opening hehehe I wont miss it.

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  23. I've heard so many people rave about Changi Airport! I have quite a few friends and relatives in Singapore who have been inviting me there! I think I should go check it myself!

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    1. Yes you must! and I'll read your Singapore adventure!

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  24. It's been awhile since I visit Singapore. Guess I should revisit again anytime soon.

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  25. This is absolutely gorgeous. I love immaculately designed airports. I hate traveling to ones with low ceilings that look dingy. It's a major travel buzzkill. I certainly wouldn't mind having a layover here.

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    1. Hahaha I find it funny because here in the Philippines, we have airport ceilings that is not nice :D

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  26. This airport looks amazing. I love going to a nice clean airport. That can be easy to make it around.

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