Changi Chapel and Museum

When people bring up Changi Village, the only thing that comes to mind is the chalets during our school years.

Let’s be real, there’s not much reasons to travel to the far east of Singapore, where Changi Village is located at.

But turns out, after much digging, we found tons of interesting things to do and eat at Changi Village — some of them free, most of them are affordable.

Hence, if you’re planning for a fun and less unorthodox weekend, here are 11 good reasons to visit Changi Village.

What to do in Changi Village

Changi Village attractions
1. Changi Point Coastal Walk (Intertidal Walk)
2. Pulau Ubin
3. Changi Chapel and Museum
4. Singapore Navy Museum
5. Changi Experience Studio
6. Jewel Changi Airport

Changi Village food
7. Changi Village Hawker Center
8. Chock Full of Beans
9. The Coastal Settlement
10. Atelier by the Bay
11. SG Food Court

Best things to do in Changi Village

1. Changi Point Coastal Walk (Intertidal Walk)

Sunset at Changi Village Changi Point Coastal Walk
Photo: @moumita2010 / Instagram

Enjoy a scenic promenade stretching along the northeastern coast of Singapore. But don’t worry, this isn’t just some lame scenic walk.

The secret is to head down early in the morning, during low tide, to catch all sorts of marine wildlife in action.

Not sure when low tide is? Consult Tideschart!

But, if you’re not a morning person, wait till dusk, when it’s the perfect lighting and temperature. Stroll leisurely along the boardwalk, relax at benches that overlooks the sea, cycle along the coastal path, and catch the sunset.

Spanning approximately 2.2 kilometres, the Changi Point Coastal Walk offers breathtaking views of the sea, Changi Airport runways, and distant Pulau Ubin. 

Location: 6 Changi Village Rd, Singapore 509907
Opening hours: 24 hours

2. Pulau Ubin

Things to do in Pulau Ubin
Photo: Hotel Jen / Instagram

Escape into Singapore’s preserved kampongs, lush forests, and tranquil beaches. Here’s how you can travel to Pulau Ubin from Changi Village, and what you can do there.

Take the ferry from Changi Point Ferry Terminal, priced at $4 per person. The Ferry Terminal opens from 6am to 7pm.

When you’re there, you can simply chill and appreciate the untouched nature. Or, elevate your visit by renting bicycles to explore rustic trails, interact with wildlife such as native birds and wild boars, and visit Chek Jawa Wetlands, home to diverse marine life and mangrove forests. 

Location: Singapore
Opening hours: Ferry terminal opens from 6am-7pm

3. Changi Chapel and Museum

Changi Chapel and Museum

Perhaps the most underrated museum in Singapore, Changi Chapel and Museum commemorates the experiences of civilians and prisoners of war during the Japanese occupation of Singapore in World War II.

The museum houses artefacts, photographs, and personal belongings that tell stories of resilience, courage, and suffering. 

You can explore replicated chapel interiors, view exhibitions detailing the harsh conditions faced by prisoners, and pay respects at the Changi Chapel replica, an enduring symbol of faith and hope amidst adversity.

Singaporeans and Permanent Residents (PR) can visit for free, while tourists have to pay $8 per person.

Changi Chapel and Museum

Location: 1000 Upper Changi Road North, Singapore 507707
Opening hours:
Monday: Closed
Tue-Sun: 9.30am-5.30pm

4. Singapore Navy Museum

A traumatic flashback for some, but an eyeopener for many — head down to the Singapore Navy Museum, located at the east of Changi Village.

Learn all about the significance of the Singapore Navy on our maritime security. But more importantly… guns. Huge guns and submarines, including actual decommissioned ships and weapons from the olden days, are on display at the Outdoor Gallery.

Admission to the museum is free for Singaporeans and PRs. Tickets cost $8 per adult and $5 for seniors and students for tourists.

Singapore Navy Museum

Location: 112 Tanah Merah Coast Road Singapore 498794
Opening hours:
Mon-Fri: 12-5pm
Sat-Sun: 10am-3pm

5. Changi Experience Studio

Family friendly thing to do in Changi Village - Changi Experience Studio
Photo: Jewel Changi Airport

Nestled in Jewel Changi Airport, the Changi Experience Studio offers an interactive journey through Singapore’s aviation history and Changi Airport’s innovations. 

Expect to engage with immersive exhibits, augmented reality experiences, and interactive games, gaining insights into airport operations and the future of travel. It’s an educational and entertaining attraction for all ages.

Tickets start from $25 per adult and $17 per child.

Changi Experience Studio

Location: 78 Airport Blvd., Singapore 819666
Opening hours: 11am-8pm

6. Jewel Changi Airport

Jewel Changi airport, iconic tourist attraction in Singapore with the best free things to do in Singapore
One of the most iconic tourist attractions in Singapore — the Rain Vortex at Jewel Changi Airport

For our tourists, you have to visit Jewel Changi Airport — one of the most popular tourist attractions in Singapore.

Take pictures at the Rain Vortex, the world’s tallest indoor waterfall surrounded by a lush Forest Valley. Or, enjoy enjoy attractions like Canopy Park with its sky nets, mazes, and Instagrammable installations.

But, for our locals who have “been there done that”, Jewel Changi Airport is also home to many interesting pop-ups. The best ones in the past few years include the Nintendo pop-up store, larger-than-life Avengers installations, and a Pikachu march.

Jewel Changi Airport

Location: Singapore Changi Airport
Opening hours: 24 hours

Best things to eat at Changi Village

7. Changi Village Hawker Centre

Close to Ferry Point Terminal, you can get a taste of diverse local flavours amidst a laid-back ambiance without breaking your bank. The Changi Village Hawker Centre is an ideal stop when you’re hungry during your trip. Try on Singaporean delights and Malay-cuisines like Hainan chicken rice, satay, and prata from numerous stalls.

Location: 2 Changi Village Rd, Singapore 500002
Opening hours: 6am-2am

8. Chock Full of Beans

Baymax iced latte art at Chock Full of Beans

A popular cafe in Changi Village to visit is Chock Full of Beans, renowned for its creative 2D and 3D art latte upon request.

The cafe offers a delightful brunch menu featuring Ultimate Swiss Rosti ($21), Beef Bourguignon ($22), Salmon Croquette ($14) and many more. 

The 2D and 3D art lattes are only available for Mocha/Caramel Macchiato/Hazelnut Latte (from $6) and Earl Grey Latte/Brown Rice Latte (from $6.5). The cosy atmosphere and industrial decor make it a perfect spot to unwind and relax.

Chock Full of Beans

Location: Blk 4 Changi Village Rd #01-2090, Singapore 500004
Opening hours:
Monday: Closed
Tue-Thu: 12pm-8.30pm
Friday: 12pm-10pm
Saturday: 9.30am-10pm
Sunday: 9.30am-8.30pm

9. The Coastal Settlement

The Coastal Settlement restaurant at Changi Village
Photo: The Coastal Settlement / Instagram

Travel back in time by dining at The Coastal Settlement.

This quirky vintage restaurant is a local treasure with unique decorations such as old bikes, vintage cameras, and antique collectibles. Some of the cafe’s scrumptious offerings are Wagyu Cubes ($24), Otak-Otak ($19), and Har Cheong Gai ($16)

Be sure to make your reservation first before stopping by as it tends to get crowded.

The Coastal Settlement

Location: 200 Netheravon Rd, Singapore 508529
Opening hours:
Mon-Fri: 10.30am-11pm
Saturday: 8.30am-11pm
Sunday: 8.30am-10pm

10. Atelier by the Bay

Atelier by the Bay - Things to eat at Changi Village
Photo: Atelier by the Bay

Elevate your experience at Atelier by the Bay, where you can dine with a scenic ocean view. Nestled in Changi Village Hotel, the restaurant exudes a modern contemporary setting with a pool bar that guests can enjoy. 

Atelier by the Bay offers East meet West flavours boasting exotic menu such as Grilled Tandoori Octopus, Foie Gras Wanton, and Laksa Capellini. 

Atelier by the Bay

Location: Changi Village Hotel, 1 Netheravon Rd, Level 8 and 9, Singapore 508502
Opening hours: 9.30am-12am

11. SG Food Court

If Changi Village Hawker Centre is too basic for you, consider the newest food court in Changi Village, SG Food Court.

Of which, we recommend Prata Lahhh! for their mix of traditional and innovative Indian cuisine. For a taste of the past, order the Plain Naan ($2.5), baked in a tandoor oven. Meanwhile, for an innovative twist, create your very own do-it-yourself (DIY) prata. Starting from $0.8, you can mix-and-match various toppings such as eggs, prawns, and even chocolate.

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