From the sunflower garden at Changi Airport, there is a breathtaking view of the tarmac ... (Singapore, July 2010)
From the sunflower garden at Changi Airport, there is a breathtaking view of the tarmac ... (Singapore, July 2010)

In transit in Singapore

  Indonesia: Sulawesi - July 2010

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Here I am between two planes, at theSingapore Changi Airport. The top of the top, airport question.

Changi: the No. 1 airport

My flight to Manado (Sulawesi, Indonesia) leaves in two hours. I spent the night here, at the Transit Hotel of the Singapore airport.

In all, I will have taken three planes, to reach Sulawesi. Paris-Dubai, then Dubai-Singapore, on Emirates Airlines. Then Singapore-Manado on SilkAir, affiliate Singapore Airlines. I know, it's still too much, but I optimized as best I could...

My favorite seat? Side porthole, always ... (July 2010)
My favorite seat? Window side, always... (July 2010)

Singapore Changi Airport remains number 1 in my little personal top airports. (And I prefer not to dwell on the poor services offered, in comparison, that of Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle ...)

It's quite simple, at the Singapore airport, there is everything. Lounges, restaurants and stores everywhere, games for children, currency exchange, hotels, movie theaters, swimming pools, gardens and mini-jungles inside, TV to watch the world cup, free internet, wifi connection, etc. etc. In short, everything you can imagine for the comfort of the traveler.

And above all, we welcome you with a smile at the information points when you need information, we help you and guide you with kindness.

At night, from the sunflower garden, there is a spectacular view of the tarmac and the comings and goings of the aircraft.

From the sunflower garden at Changi Airport, there is a breathtaking view of the tarmac ... (Singapore, July 2010)
From the sunflower garden at Changi airport, you have a breathtaking view of the tarmac... (Singapore, July 2010)
If, yes, this is an airport ... (Changi Airport, Singapore, July 2010)
If, yes, this is an airport ... (Changi Airport, Singapore, July 2010)

So I leave you just this little word before I fly to Indonesia, because I will probably not give any news before a few days... There is no internet, I think, at the resort Murex of Bangka Islandwhere I will settle.

But as soon as I can log on again, you'll be in for a real treat, I promise!!! See you soon!


  Indonesia: Sulawesi - July 2010

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  1. At the airport of Shangui of Singapore there is a place where we can see full of pavilion. Very zen place 🙂
    We can even lie down and spend several days at this airport 🙂 The top, really!
    Good Sulawesi

  2. That reminds us of something (see )
    There's no doubt about it, this airport is a source of inspiration. I can't wait to go back, as we haven't tried out the lounge, where you can stay and enjoy all the services on offer for just a few euros. I've also heard there's a spa. Fortunately, we stayed for 7 hours between 2 flights... Can't wait to see you in Bangka. Bring us back some great photos!
    isaetmarco 🙄

  3. they are real sunflowers? not plastic stems stuck in a tray as often in our halls and rooms of not lost? 😉

  4. I know Singapore airport...Indeed, very well, but, I don't remember sunflowers...on the other hand, goldfish yes!!!Biz!

  5. Waouhh I must say that it gives envy all these services ... the European airports have work to do!!! All in all enjoy and bring back lots of nice pictures and stories 😀

  6. Hello Corinne,

    and above all have a good trip, enjoy the wonderful and unforgettable moments you can spend underwater and in the company of the locals who are all the most adorable... 🙂
    As I've given up diving and, by the same token, sub photography, I'm taking the opportunity to travel a bit and get a good view of sub globetrotters like you. 😉
    For us, this year, it will be Crete. We stay in Europe, we think about our local economy, we are not going to give our currencies to Asians, we... 😆
    Go, meanwhile, have a good trip and lots of beautiful things!


  7. Hello,
    amazing to see you left in Sulawesi ... again I'm excited that I just discovered your blog and I just read your story 2007!

    Do you think a trip to Sulawesi in late October or November is too late for the season? The weather, roughly speaking?

    In any case, I can confirm that Singapore airport feels like home... the number of times I've slept there!!!!

  8. Hello Corinne,

    Have a good trip and enjoy.
    And thank you for all your advice.


  9. @sundance: Didn't see the butterflies... I'll try to find them on my return stop!!!!

    @isaetmarco: Your post captures the mood perfectly... I tried to leave a comment on your blog, but an error page popped up. Too bad. Just to let you know: to use the wifi at Singapore airport, you have to ask for a login + password at the "information" points. It's free.

    @Lydie: Not at all. A real garden, with real sunflowers, constantly watered by misters, all just above the runways for the planes. This is also the "smoking area" in this part of the airport.

    @ Helen: Just follow the "smoking area" signs to find the sunflowers... But maybe only in one terminal? In this case, it was terminal 2 or 3, I can't remember.

    @Amandine: Yes, Paris airports would do well to take inspiration from Asian terminals... Photos and stories coming very soon, now that I have an internet connection again!

    @@ lain: Gee, no more diving? 😕
    I'll try to make you dive a little by proxy, then... I've got a whole bunch of sub images from Bangka, which I'm going to post very soon, now that I've got a great connection (for a couple of days off), before I fly off to Toraja country.

    @PEPS: Yes, I wanted to come back to Sulawesi!!!! Three years later, here I am again. Great welcome, as always... As for the weather, I don't really know. I'd have to check. In fact, the island is so vast that it is subject to different climatic influences. In my opinion, you can travel here all year round, but depending on the month, there are bound to be places that get more rain than others. I think that for North Sulawesi, it's not ideal to be there in December-January-February-March, because the weather is bad. But until October-November it must be good. For the other regions of the island, I'm not sure. You'd have to search the web, or maybe look in the Lonely Planet. I'll ask around... the thing is, nobody says exactly the same thing, depending on which part of Sulawesi they're from.

    @Delphine: Thank you !!! New tickets are coming soon.

    @auxBulles: It's coming, it's coming ... The holidays have started very well. I'll be right back to tell you that.