Best Airports for a Long Layover

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Changi International Airport, Singapore

Singapore's hub channels a childlike sense of play with a butterfly garden, free movie theaters, a 40-foot slide and a Balinese-themed rooftop pool in the airport's flagship Terminal 1. Art lovers will also appreciate the Kinetic Rain sculpture made up of 1,216 bronze “droplets” that take different shapes. In Terminal 2, you can also look forward to an entertainment area (think Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and more). But serious business services are far from neglected. By the numbers, there are 200 iPad-wielding agents; 550 free Internet terminals, plus airport-wide free Wi-Fi; 856 free USB ports and power sockets; multiple business centers; a Bloomberg lounge in T2 and the Departure Transit lounge; two hotels (the 320-room Crowne Plaza off T3 and the more functional, by-the-hour Ambassador Transit Hotel); and the VIP JetQuay CIP Terminal, which offers personal check-in and a ride to your gate. As if that weren't enough, a fourth terminal is scheduled to open in 2017. Tip: If you have a five-hour or longer layover, sign up for one of the airport's free, two-hour city tours, which are conducted in English (sign up in T2 and T3).

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