Whether you’re leaving or arriving on a jet plane (to cop a line from the late, great John Denver), you definitely shouldn’t miss your dose of retail therapy at Changi Airport.

Indisputably one of the best airports in the world, Changi Airport is a destination in its own right, with experiences ranging from indoor playgrounds and entertainment decks to lush gardens of orchids and butterflies.

The airport also offers up a multitude of retail experiences for individuals looking to express themselves through their idiosyncratic purchases, and indulge in a bout of duty free shopping. Be sure to save yourself a buck and check out how to claim your GST refund here.

Dabao (take away) some traditional snacks for your loved ones, add to your collection of travel accessories, or peruse the global fashion on offer. Our key recommendations are listed below:

Shopfront of Wines & Spirits Duty Free Singapore at Changi Airport

Travel solutions and essentials
Entrance of The Planet Traveller at Changi Airport Terminal 3

The Planet Traveller

The largest lifestyle travel store in the world, The Planet Traveller checks in at a sprawling 13,000 square feet with 16 distinct sections. Wanderlusters looking to get the most out of their travels (and to do it with style!) should certainly check out the offerings at this establishment—there’s a jaw-dropping range of travel gadgets, accessories and essentials to suit your needs.

Changi Airport Terminal 3 (Public). 65 Airport Boulevard Level 3, Singapore 819663. +65 6543 9618.
Daily 10am-10pm.


Gadget Plus

From Bluetooth headsets to power banks, Gadget Plus is the one-stop shop for all the tech you’ll need while on the road. After all, you wouldn’t want your phone to run low on battery before you’ve taken a selfie at Changi Airport’s beautiful Orchid Garden and Koi Pond. Pro-tip: The store also offers tablet and smartphone repair, should you happen to need the service.

Changi Airport Terminal 2 (Public). 60 Airport Boulevard Level 2, Singapore 819643. +65 6584 9454.
Daily 7am-11pm.


Shopfront of MUJI to Go at Changi Airport Terminal 2

MUJI to Go

With products that embody a Japanese sense of minimalism, Muji is a world-famous retailer that pares design down to its essential functions. MUJI to Go—its travel-themed spin off—stocks an impressive selection of specially curated products for the avid globetrotter and has its first-ever outlet at Changi Airport. Inspire your sense of exploration and rediscover your sense of ease with the store’s various travel essentials.

Changi Airport Terminal 2 (Public). 60 Airport Boulevard Level 2, Singapore 819643. +65 6546 6421.
Daily 7am-11pm.


Fashion and accessories
Shop front store façade of Charles & Keith at Changi Airport Terminal 2

CHARLES & KEITH

Founded in 1996, CHARLES & KEITH designs and sells a range of classy footwear, accessories and handbags. The pair of brothers who gave the shoe label its name first learnt the ropes of managing a shoe business from their parents’ shop store in Ang Mo Kio. The local label now boasts a global presence, with stores in Europe, Latin America, Africa and The Middle East.

CHARLES & KEITH at Changi Airport Terminal 1 (Transit). 80 Airport Boulevard Level 2, Singapore 819642. +65 6214 8044.
Daily 6-1am.

Also available in other terminals, visit here for more information.


Luvenus

With a name that combines the words ‘luminous’ and ‘venus’, this jewellery brand specialises in gorgeous gold trinkets, necklaces and accessories. Luvenus’ founder, Parthiban Murugaiyan, founded the establishment in 2012, after spending 21 years learning the ins and outs of the industry at his family’s jewellery store.

Luvenus at Changi Airport Terminal 3 (Transit). 65 Airport Boulevard Level 2, Singapore 819663.
Daily 24-hours.

Luvenus at Changi Airport Terminal 4 (Transit). 10 Airport Boulevard Level 2, Singapore 819665. +65 9449 3100.
Daily 24-hours.


Jon Louis

Exemplify both impeccable taste and an appreciation for fine leather products at Jon Louis. Established in Singapore in 2000, the brand has become synonymous with excellent leather wares, and stocks a range of handbags, wallets, belts and accessories.

Changi Airport Terminal 3 (Public). 65 Airport Boulevard Basement 2, Singapore 819663.
Mon-Thu 10am-10pm; Fri-Sun 10am-11pm.


Chomel

Make a fashion statement with the range of beautiful accessories on offer at Chomel. The store stocks a variety of jewellery pieces made from crystals, pearls and rhodium, as well as a smattering of timepieces and handbags.

Changi Airport Terminal 2 (Public). 60 Airport Boulevard Level 2, Singapore 819643. +65 6542 7351.
Daily 7am-11pm.


Snackable souvenirs
The Golden Duck snacks flat lay

The Golden Duck Company

If you’re hankering for a taste of Singapore to bring home, you should certainly check out The Golden Duck Company. This maker of delectable snacks is famous for offering up some uniquely Asian flavours; their salted egg yolk fish skins are the perfect gift to bring back to fellow foodies at home. Make sure not to eat ‘em all while you’re jetting off!

The Golden Duck Company at Changi Airport Terminal 2 (Public). 60 Airport Boulevard Level 2, Singapore 819643.
Daily 7am-11pm.

The Golden Duck Company at Changi Airport Terminal 3 (Public). 65 Airport Boulevard Basement 2, Singapore 819663.
Daily 10am-10pm.


Shop front of Bengawan Solo store display at Changi Airport Terminal 3

Bengawan Solo

Shopping for your loved ones with a sweet tooth? Drop by Bengawan Solo, a bakery that’s become a household name in Singapore, which serves up a delectable range of traditional cakes and kueh (bite-sized snacks or desserts). Many of these local delicacies can be purchased in airtight containers, so you don’t have to fret about keeping them fresh on the plane ride home.

Bengawan Solo at Changi Airport Terminal 3 (Public). 65 Airport Boulevard Level 2, Singapore 819663. +65 6543 5012.
Daily 7am-midnight.

Bengawan Solo at Changi Airport Terminal 4 (Transit). 10 Airport Boulevard Level 2, Singapore 819665. +65 6542 1021.
Daily 6am-midnight.

Also available in other terminals, visit here for more information.