Changi Airport in Singapore is one of Southeast Asia’s largest air travel hubs. Anyone who travels around Southeast Asia will eventually have a layover there. This is a good thing. Unless you’re in some kind of crazy hurry, I always recommend turning a few hours of layover into a full day, so you can explore a place. (I recommend doing this when booking, of course. Don’t just blow off your flight). Singapore is easy to think of as just a layover. It’s a giant city-state, which is very cool, but even with its unusual political status, Singapore often seems like just another Asian megalopolis that most people would rather miss then venture away from the airport to experience for just a day. This is wrong. If I’m flying a long distance, I always like to get some exercise to stay loose and tire me out so I can fall asleep on the next leg of my journey. Singapore is perfect for this. It's got great nature, and it's easy to find hostels in Singapore
You don’t even have to go far from Changi Airport to find the great outdoors. The eastern part of Singapore, which is where the airport is, is home to miles and miles of tropical beaches. Changi beach is right next to the airport, and is a great walk. If you have a whole day, take a trip out to Pulau Ubin. This is a tiny island to the North of Singapore populated with fishing villages. There are bike trails throughout the Ketam Mountain Bike Park, and rentals go for a few dollars a day.
So go out and see the beautiful nature just outside of one of the busiest airports in the world. Who would’ve guessed?