Singapore airport has to be one of the most kid friendly airports in the world. There is so much to do! They have a Butterfly Sanctuary, Olympic sized swimming pool, waterfalls and orchard gardens, Movie theatre and family zone. One taxi driver told me that the Prime Ministers son is responsible for the beautification of the airport terminals and making them a destination rather than just a transit lounge. He has certainly achieved this – the airport is more like a high class shopping centre and entertainment complex rather than an airport.
The only issue i have is that it’s quite difficult to get your 4 year old on a flight particularly when Spongebob Squarepants has arrived in time to celebrate Christmas. My biggest adventurer was very excited and ran off plenty of times to explore Spongebob’s pineapple house. As he was running into the distance shouting “SPONGEBOBBBBB!!!!” I thanked my lucky stars that I’d decided to dress him in bright orange t-shirt and shorts to stand out from the crowd. And that is my biggest tip for visiting airports with kids: make them stand out from the crowd. Changi airport is a very very busy airport and it is easy to lose track of the kids if you’re not paying attention. I have also used these infobands before and think they are great (also good for theme parks, shopping centres, shows etc):
All you need to do is write your telephone number on them and secure to your child’s wrist. You can get these at http://www.coolkidz.net.au/?PCID=12626