Changi Airport Terminal 2 has fully reopened after three and a half years of extensive renovations. The terminal, which closed back in January 2020, completed its upgrades ahead of scheduled opening date in 2024.
The revamped terminal, exhibits more than 21,000 new square metres, and encompasses new dining and retail offerings as well as majestic new digital installations, including a 4-storey tall digital waterfall, an immersive garden blurring the lines between art and technology, and other refreshed amenities. Here’s what we know:
The all-new Changi Airport Terminal 2
The new Terminal 2 boasts a nature-inspired theme. From digital ceilings to wall murals mirroring natural landforms, breathtaking carpet patterns, hybrid nature and technology digital gardens, horticulture displays, and other nature elements…you’ll be transported to another world at the airport.
The showstopper is a 4-storey tall digital waterfall display, The Wonderfall, situated at the Terminal 2 Departure Hall. The new attraction captures the essence of nature’s raw beauty with soothing water cascading over megalithic boulders – in a vertical garden setting.
Meanwhile, Dreamscape is another signature new installation inside the departure transit zone. It features an enchanting garden, with a range of plants from over 100 species and hanging upstand rocks amid a flawless landscape backdrop with a transparent pond you can walk across, alongside a mesmerising digital sky where clouds can be seen dancing on the ceiling. Interestingly, the digital sky changes hues depending on the time of day.
Overall, the new Terminal 2 is a truly immersive experience for both passengers and public visitors. The space’s nature elements incorporated throughout the terminal fosters tranquility, relaxation, and serenity.
In fact, the highly-anticipated Chaos Lab, where children can meet mad scientists and step into a world of chaos in a lab-themed playground, is opening at this new terminal this November. Learn more on Chaos Lab.
Other new Changi Airport Terminal 2 features
Terminal 2 effortlessly redefines travellers expectations with its remarkable makeover. And, it doesn’t end with the digital displays mentioned above.
Additionally, there are new retail offerings, new systems like the first automated Special Assistance Lanes for persons with disabilities and young children at both arrival and departure immigration, early baggage storage systems, while the immigration hall has been expanded, among other enhanced facilities.
Likewise, visitors can wander a refreshed mix of unique restaurants in the Gourmet Garden, homegrown shops, new novel concepts such as Southeast Asia’s first Funko pop-up store, cocktails bars, Changi Airport’s first duplex café – Jones the Grocer – featuring a bar, restaurant, show kitchen, and bakery. Plus, there are children’s play zones to keep the kids entertained.
Meanwhile, Lotte Duty Free Wines & Spirits is hiding the first-in-airport robot bartender Toni, as well as whisky sampling at Lotte’s luxurious lounge, alongside ig-worthy photo displays with famous K-pop artists in smart selfie mirrors, to name a few.
Wonderfully, the T2 expansion has added five million passengers per annum to Changi’s capacity. This means that the airport is now capable of handling 90 million passengers per annum. Terminal 2 has flight connections to 40 cities globally and caters to 16 airlines.