WITH a butterfly garden, rooftop swimming pool and a free 24-hour cinema, Singapores Changi is more akin to a luxury resort than an airport.
A record 58.7 million passengers were lucky enough to pass through the awe-inspiring terminal last year, new figures have revealed.
The airport, which has taken the top gong at the last four World Airport Awards, witnessed a growth of 5.9 per cent in 2016, compared with the previous year, according to a statement released on Monday.
Changis busiest day was recorded as December 23, 2016 when 202,359 travellers passed through the gates.
Changi has dazzled jetsetters with its array of leisure amenities, stunning floral gardens and free activities.
Terminal 1 boasts a rooftop swimming pool and Jacuzzi from which weary travellers can watch planes taking off.
There is also a relaxing cactus garden featuring 40 species, a cocktail bar and a water lily garden.
A beautiful Kinetic Rain installation takes pride of place in the terminal and features 1,216 polished copper raindrops.
In Terminal 2 travellers can pass the time before boarding by gazing at the collection of rare orchids, 500 bright yellow sunflowers and the decorative mosaic sculptures.
There is also an Entertainment Deck that houses a free 24-hour cinema and Xbox 360s.
Meanwhile, in Terminal 3 there is a beautiful butterfly garden, which boasts 1,000 critters, a six-metre waterfall and a Koi Carp pond.
Kids and the young at heart can also whizz down the 12-metre high slide.
There is also a selfie tree where passengers can upload holiday shots.
All travellers enjoy free Wi-Fi and those waiting for a connecting flight can book onto a free city tour.
Not resting on its laurels, Changi is building a fourth terminal that will boast the worlds tallest indoor waterfall and a huge park when it opens in 2018.
Changi handles 7,000 flights per week and serves 380 destinations.
Brits can fly directly there with Singapore Airlines, Eva Air or British Airways.
Changis most popular route is to Jakarta, followed by Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok.
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