Best airports in the world
The first impression we have of every city we visit, would be its airport.
Airports have come a long way from the past - previously simply seen as a space for tourists to land at or wait at, airports all over the globe have transformed into comfortable and luxurious hubs filled with retail stores and exclusive attractions. To those airports which offer world-class facilities and services, they have even achieved the status of being a must-see tourist attraction themselves.
Read on and explore with us the 7 best airports in the world.
This Little Red Dot has certainly outdone itself - with attractions and facilities for every visitor who arrives or transits in Singapore. From a beautiful butterfly garden, indoor slides, a Peranakan Gallery and even cinemas, you will definitely be spoilt for choice.
Plus, with the recent opening of Jewel where you can lose yourself in Singapore's largest hedge maze, bounce atop a thrilling suspended trampoline or marvel at the world's tallet indoor waterfall. With Changi Airport succesfully giving every tourist a reason to stop by Singapore, it has truly deserved the name of being a world-class airport.
At Tokyo's Haneda Airport, visitors are promised one last walk down memory lane of their trip in Japan. Similiar to the streets of Japan, Haneda Airport has many vending machines selling unique items like smoked squid and ice cream sandwiches - grab one last taste of Tokyo before you leave. You can also roam along Edo-koj, a section of the airport filled with traditional shop architecture and aesthics, otherwise dedicated in showcasing the nostalgic era of the Japanese Edo period.
Incheon International Airport is no doubt one of the busiest airports in the world and time certainly passes by quickly here as visitors indulge in the facilities and attractions Incheon Aiport has to offer. With daily traditional cultural performances, a skating rink, sauna and spa to choose from, you almost wish you had to stay longer at the airport.
Hamad International Airport is known for its various unique art installations, with the most popular of all being the 7 metre high yellow teddy bear in the passenger terminal - so why not snap a photo or two with it before you leave? For those who enjoy luxury, head on to Le Grand Comptoir for delicious french cuisine and fine dining indulgence.
A familiar sight to fans of local Hong Kong dramas, Hong Kong International Airport spares no effort in ensuring that all who arrive or transit at the airport would have an enjoyable time. With numerous facilities to choose from, you can either hit the greens at GreenLive Air, which offers captivating golf simulation games - perfect for both kids and adults alike. Next, step into the Aviation Discovery Centre that showcases the development of aviation in Hong Kong and boasts a flight simulator, where you can find out if you have what it takes to be a pilot.
Germany is Europe's top automotive producer - and they do not let visitors forget about that. Munich Airport is home to an Audi showroom within its terminal, a place in which Audi fans and car buffs cannot miss. Also, if you happen to be at Munich Airport during the Christmas festivities, you are in for a treat. Browse through a winter market like no other, filled with over 400 Christmas trees and stalls selling traditional European Christmas treats like mulled wine and gingerbread.
The one thing not to miss at Centrair Airport would be its very own Centrair Sky Deck. This attraction prides itself as the closest observation point to airplanes in Japan and is visited by both locals and tourists alike. For those seeking comfort, pamper yourself with a relaxing soak at Fu No Yu - a bathhouse that promises a view of airplanes taking off and landing, wow indeed.