The Ultimate Guide to Long Layover in Singapore

Long layovers – we’ve all been there. Alighting from one plane, only to have to wait hours upon hours for your next flight. You’re grimy, sleepy, hungry, and bored, and honestly, too tired to even think about what to do with your spare time. Read on to find out some ways to make the most of your long layover in Singapore!

Dream on! Dream on!
You’ve just stumbled out of a red-eye flight. You would do anything for some zzz’s! Don’t collapse on that looks-comfy-but-is-actually-really-hard carpeted floor just yet!

Wouldn’t you prefer a bed?

With the first YOTELAIR in Asia conveniently located at Jewel Changi Airport, it doesn’t take much to climb into a comfy bed to get some much-needed sleep. YOTELAIR’s cabins are bookable in four-hour blocks and two hour blocks thereafter, so those awkward airport floor naps are now a thing of the past. Plus, with flexible check-in and check-out times (which you can get done in a snap by yourself at our self-check kiosks, by the way), you can climb in and out of one of YOTELAIR Serta SmartBeds any time you need to!

STOP. Shower time!
In addition to that bed, I bet you could really use a bath. You could pay to access one of the airport’s many lounges just to use the showers but why pay for amenities you don’t even have the time to use?

Enter: YOTELAIR’s shower cabins.

That’s right. You go in, you shower, you get out. Before you know it, it’s time for your next flight, and trust us – it’s always better to fly clean. And at only S$20++ for an hour’s use, including access to YOTELAIR 24/7 gym if you want to pump yourself up even further, YOTELAIR’s shower cabins are practically a steal. A squeaky, clean steal!

Food! Glorious food!
Now that you’re refreshed after some sleep and a nice hot shower, what’s next? Did anyone tell you Singapore’s the food capital of the world? But you don’t need to look too far off to satisfy your cravings! Changi Airport’s got you covered.

Need something a little more wallet-friendly? Changi Airport got food courts galore. Craving an all-American cheeseburger? Hi there – Shake Shack is now open for service. Just need a coffee or a snack? Head on over to Toast Box or Ya Kun Kaya Toast for a ‘kopi’, along with some kaya butter toast and soft boiled eggs – the quintessential Singaporean breakfast experience right there at the airport.

Shine bright like a Jewel (Changi Airport)
If you’ve got a bit more time on your hands after eating your fill and getting clean, fret not! You’re in the airport awarded world’s best for seven years running. There’s no way you’ll be bored here. All you need is the Jewel in Changi Airport’s crown – a mixed use development filled with amazing shopping and entertainment options, including the first Pokémon Center outside of Japan and the world’s tallest indoor waterfall.

For a more unique type of fun, head on up to the Canopy Park which is filled with mazes, slides, bouncing nets, and more, this is an airport experience like no other. You might not even want to get back on the plane!

Take me down to the Singapore city.
Lucky you! You have enough time to get out of the airport! Grab a train out of Changi Airport, and paint the town red! If you’re after world class shopping and dining, you can’t beat a trip down Orchard Road. We recommend Ion Orchard – with shopping options for every budget, and a multitude of food choices to satisfy even the most discerning of palates, there’s something for everyone at Ion.

If you’re after something with a little more local flavor, may we suggest Newton Circus or Serangoon Gardens Food Centre? Yes, they may be tourist traps but they’re tourist traps for a reason – the amazing food! Plus, you’ll get to tell your friends and family back home that you gorged on the best satay, sambal stingray, and more in Singapore.

Jewel Changi
78 Airport Boulevard #04-280