Changi Airport's Terminal 2 has been closed for a good while. It's been 3.5 years since it last opened in May 2020. From then onwards, it has undergone major changes, and we're excited to see what's in store for the new and improved Terminal 2!
PS: Part of the Terminal (Northern Wing) is open, but it's official re-opening will be at the end of October!
PS: Transiting at Changi Airport? Check out our guide here!
At present, 12 airlines are currently operating at Terminal 2. They are:
- Air India and Air India Express
- Ethiopia AIrlines
- Malaysia Airlines
- Royal Brunei
- Sichuan Airlines
- Singapore Airlines - Flights to Southeast Asia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka
- United Airlines
However, there are now 4 new airlines being added to the line-up, taking the total to 16 airlines.
- Air Japan
- Nippon Airways
- Etihad Airways
- Singapore Airlines - Flights to the Maldives and Nepal
The Singapore Airline's First-class check-in reception will be at Terminal 2 as well.
The large check-in hall has now been expanded and holds more automated immigration lanes. There are also Fast and Seamless Travel zones which will have a higher number of automated check-in kiosks and bag-drop machines. Its immigration halls have also been expanded to hold more automated immigration lanes.
Retail - Transit
As usual, there are many shopping opportunities for those who need to grab last-minute packing items, or to splurge on the latest goodies.
1. Luxury brands
These brands are no strangers to most of us and they have taken up shop in Changi Airport's Terminal 2 Transit.
If you're looking for fashionable bags or accessories to bring home or gift: Balenciaga, Coach, Gucci and Fendi are right there for you to visit. If watches are more your style: Rolex, Piaget, and Tudor could be next on your list. There are also brands that focus on jewellery such as Tiffany & Co. where you can grab a beautiful piece for your loved one.
2. Personal Shopper
There's a unique experience that you can take part in if you aren't able to make up your mind on which brands to look at or would just like a more luxurious shopping experience. Personal shoppers are available to help you! There is a team of personal concierge experts who will bring you around and provide access to limited inventory, front-row access to product launches as well as being involved in bespoke experiences.
Food and Beverages
There are a ton of food options and shops for you to peruse while at Terminal 2!
There are quite a few places to eat at but we'll highlight the new ones that have arrived! For more places to patron in Changi Airport,check out our halal airport food guide here!
1. The Salad Fork
The Salad Fork has a variety of different add-ons and toppings which allows you to customise and play around with different salad combinations. They have over 40 protein, carbs, fibre and even handmade dressing options to choose from. Be adventurous and make the wildest combination possible or stick to your favourites!
Halal status: Halal-certified
Opening hours: 11AM - 9PM
Address: Level 1, Arrival Meeting Hall (South)
Other eateries available:
- McDonald's (Level 1, Arrival Meeting Hall (South); Open daily, 6AM-11.30PM)
- Heavenly Wang (Level 1, Arrival Meeting Hall (South); Open daily, 24 hours)
- Wang Nasi Lemak Kukus (Level 1, Arrival Meeting Hall (South); Open daily, 24 hours)
- Pappa Rich (Level 3, Viewing Mall (South); Opens daily, 12PM - 9.30PM)
1. Hudson's Coffee
Hudson's Coffee is a household favourite in Australia. With an establishment in almost all of Australia's airports, they have started to branch out and establish one right here at Changi Airport Singapore! Their coffee has a rich, creamy feel that is balanced at the same time. Enjoy our coffee hot, or cold with a selection of refreshing snacks such as sandwiches and fresh fruit pots.
Halal status: Halal-certified
Opening hours: Open daily, 6AM - 10PM
Address: Terminal 2, Transit, Level 2, Departure Lounge (Central)
2. Straits Food Village
Straits Food Village is a kopitiam with a variety of cuisines available, from nasi lemak to chicken rice, and even a Subway. There are many stalls that you can frequent whilst waiting for your flight. There is also a drinks stall, so you won't have to get out of the area to find a drink to quench your thirst.
Do note that not all the stalls are halal and it would be best to either enquire!
Opening hours: For opening hours check here!
Address: Level 3, Departure Lounge (Central)
Other eateries available:
- Subway (Level 2, Departure Lounge (Central); Open daily, 24 hours)
- Mcdonalds (Level 3, Departure Lounge (Central); Open daily; 6AM - 11PM)
What's a Singapore airport without activities to do to keep you occupied? There's some new areas and activities for you to explore!
1. Flap Pix
Do you remember the iconic Flight Information Board in Terminal 2? It has been a crucial centrepiece of the terminal for travellers to find flight information. The iconic clicking sound of the flipboard's many letters is now being transformed into the Flap Pix. This board repurposes the 1080 spit-flaps and re-tells the story of the board, literally. It creates images out of letters and gives you an up-close view of the board in action. It is also open 24 hours so you can drop by anytime!
1. 2 Bears Hideout
Those of you with young kids in tow can let your kids run around the newly built 2 Bears Hideout playground. It's an adorable playground that is an artistic interpretation of a forest with a Mother Bear and a Baby Bear. The playground is designed for 6 to 12 years old. The main attraction is the slide built into one of the bears, which your child can easily slide down. It's placed right in front of the window facing the aeroplanes, so your children will be thoroughly enthralled by the playground and the planes scooting about outside. It's open 24 hours too!
2. TV Lounge
Need some rest and relaxation? There's a TV Lounge available for you to relax in front of. It's more akin to a huge screen that feels like a movie theatre. It's a great place to unwind after a long flight or before your journey ahead.
3. Gourmet Garden
If you want some greenery to bask in, there's a Gourmet Garden available that you can visit. There are plants draped across the spaces and many food stalls where you can grab snacks or drinks. It's right next to the floor-to-ceiling windows that give you a great view of the planes scooting around.
Terminal 2's revamp will be an exciting venture for both visitors and locals alike.