Oh Changi… Tired and sad but Happy at the end..

There was one day, last week, I and my kids went to Changi airport to pick up my mom. Kids were very happy when they learned that they will go to Changi. Kids… they love air plane.

I planned to bring kids lunch there and spend sometime to play there too. I love Changi terminal 3, very nice and there are some places for kids to play. We went there a bit late for lunch time and I knew that kids started to get hungry. Very hungry, I should say 😀

Once we reached there, first thing that kids said was “I want to eat, I am hungry” They wanted to eat Swensen but I can’t found it. So I decided to eat at one restaurant and they ate a lot. They love noodle, so to made things easier for me, we ordered noodle. They were very happy eating their noodle and played with the waitress there.

Once we finished our lunch, I planned to bring them walk around there. They run here and there happily. Suddenly they stopped at one place which is like playground but we have to pay if we want to play there. They insisted wanted to play there. I cannot decided it yet because it was almost time for my mom to boarding. Until I got a phone call from my mom that the air plane was broken and will be delay for 45 mins. I let my kids to play there and I was very tired. It was almost 40 mins and I didn’t get any news from my mom. I called her and was very upset when she told me that the air plane cannot flew over and had to wait some more time. They even cannot confirmed the timing.

I was surprised and I knew I can’t did anything. Honestly, I was very upset. How about my kids? JJ still asked me, when his grand mom will arrive. I told him that the air plane was broken and delayed. I was afraid that they will be bored and cranky. I was wrong, I saw they played happily and didn’t care what happened. They really enjoyed. I started to think that it is useless for me to be upset. Nobody can do anything, so I started to play with them. It was fun 😀

Finished from the playground, they wanted to take the monorail. They wanted to eat Mc Donald for dinner. Well, I forgot the Mc Donald is at Terminal 1 or 2. So we were trial and error. Finally we found it. It was very crowded but it was not crowded by the passengers or people who wanted to pick up. It was full of students who had study group there.

There was a lady came to us with her 9 months old baby. She started asking me about some questions regarding kids (food, behavior, etc.). I shared with her my experiences and my kids tried to make a friend with the baby 😀 I asked her if she wanted to pick up someone. Surprisingly, she told me that she and her husband and son, went to Changi just for a stroll.

Surprising me but give me another place idea to stroll with family, may be one day we wanted to go there only for a stroll. Sounds funny, but indeed Changi is a very nice place to go. Thank you to Changi, I was happy there though it was very tiring. At the end, I and kids went back home without my mom. My husband who picked her up because it was very late. They reached home around 11.30 pm.

I will never forget this experience, spend lunch and dinner at Changi airport with my kids. They ate very well too, it was also make me happy and satisfied. They were happy and wasn’t cranky at all while they were there.

We arrived home around 7.30pm. Home sweet Home 😀

You might want to spend your day at Changi airport 😀 I can say that Terminal 3 is very nice place to go 😀 I went there before but always only for a while.

It was a very precious experience for me with kids.

There is one thing I learned from my children:

“By being happy, we could forget all the sadness and tiredness.”

How about you? Any experiences like mine? Would you like to share?


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8 comments

  1. That’s gorgeous and funny too. An airport is the last place I would think of to take the kids. Our airports are not so child-friendly.

    Yes, you are right. There’s no point worrying about things you have no control over.

  2. Good thing the airport had enough entertainment for the kids and you got home safely and happy… This could have been scary if the amenities were not child friendly… 🙂

    1. Hi Tilly, yes, lucky kids enjoyed playing at the airport, so I also enjoyed with them.
      I think your husband will enjoy spend all day in Changi airport 🙂 Especially inside. Early check in and enjoy the airport inside. It is a very nice place 🙂

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