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Changi International Airport is the main airport in Singapore approximately 10 miles from the centre of Changi. The airport was one of the largest and complicated building and construction projects ever developed on the island, canals had to be built to drain water away from the site and rivers had to be diverted.

Changi Airport was constructed with the help of sand from the seabed and partially built on swamp land. It is the home of Singapore Airlines and Valuair and Tiger Airways who are part of the 100 or more airlines that use Changi to fly to more than 60 countries and territories worldwide. Singapore is the main stopover point for passengers flying between Australia and Europe and is a secondary hub for Qantas. The airport is one of the main places of work for the people of Singapore, almost 28,000 people.

Your booking confirmation will give you details of when and where to collect your hire car. The airport arrivals area is a great place for car rental Changi, the arrivals desks are easy to find and the pick up should be quick and effecient. Your Changi car rental will normaly have a road map and list of tourist destinations to help you make the most of your rental car.

About Changi Airport

More than 42million passengers use Singapore Airport and it is the fifth busiest of all the airports in Asia by passenger traffic; it is also one of the busy airports in the world for handling cargo. The airport has 3 terminals; Terminal 3 was opened in 2008 with plans to update Terminal 1 to match the facilities at Terminal 2. Terminal 3 allows for the increase in passenger levels to 70 million.

Tourist Info

Changi, the site of the main international airport in Singapore is located at the eastern end of Singapore. During WWII it was also the location for Changi Prison a former Japanese Prisoner of War. Allied prisoners who were unfortunate enough to be captured in Singapore and Malaysia were sent there and witnessed great hardship at the hand of their captors. Many inmates went on to document their time there and James Clavell based his novel King Rat on his experiences as a prisoner.

Changi has also been known as Franklin Point after Captain Franklin an early surveyor of Singapore Island. The Boardwalk area of Changi was part of an urban regeneration project to be included in as part of the Singapore Green Plan 2012 to enhance Changi point. The first phase was completed in 2003; the second phase was completed in 2006. Located on the western part of Changi Point the boardwalk connects Changi Beach Club in the western end to the Changi Sailing Club and the Changi Point Ferry Terminal. The boardwalk is has wide footpaths which lead from the road towards the coast and with the romantic night-lights, offers visitors a chance to enjoy the coastline and picturesque scenery along the way including fabulous trees such as the giant Damar Gajah Hitam and Tampines tree. There are jogging and cycling tracks and fitness areas.

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