I walked past an empty lounge and internet stations. The place was bigger especially that I arrived past midnight. And even though I was looking for Transfer E lounge, I was not not in a hurry. I cannot go anywhere at this time of the day.
Changi Airport as I remember it in 2009 was lined with luxurious shops and perfumed with sweet expensive scent. It had been improved, beautified and it was nothing short of amazing. I looked around and saw airport courtesy transports moving slowly around carpeted floors. Few meters from the gates I saw a well arranged garden, massage chairs, and few open shops.
At the transfer desk the airline staff scanned my passport, looked at me briefly and smiled. She’s Filipina, she told I can sleep and wait for the free Singapore Tour to open in the morning. She then pasted a sticker at the cover of my passport I smiled back and said thank you.
I made my way at the telephone booth, dialed my friend’s number told her I am on a 21-hour layover and she agreed to meet me at lunch.
The free Singapore tour is a first come first served basis. If you have at least 6 hours between flights I would highly recommend it.
I registered at the podium, presented my passport and was asked to wait and not to go anywhere. A few minutes later the guy at the booth called me, he sounded mad. I wasn’t paying attention. In my head I needed a shower and a good cup of coffee.