Bigger arrival hall with garden opens at Changi's Terminal 1

Old arrival area closed for renovations to expand baggage claim area as part of $323m expansion and upgrade

The new 460 sq m garden at Changi Airport Terminal 1's arrival hall, which opened on Tuesday. Featuring palm trees, dragonfly topiaries and sculptures, as well as a pond, the garden is the airport's first in a public area.
The new 460 sq m garden at Changi Airport Terminal 1's arrival hall, which opened on Tuesday. Featuring palm trees, dragonfly topiaries and sculptures, as well as a pond, the garden is the airport's first in a public area. ST PHOTOS: ALPHONSUS CHERN
The new 460 sq m garden at Changi Airport Terminal 1's arrival hall, which opened on Tuesday. Featuring palm trees, dragonfly topiaries and sculptures, as well as a pond, the garden is the airport's first in a public area.
The new 460 sq m garden at Changi Airport Terminal 1's arrival hall, which opened on Tuesday. Featuring palm trees, dragonfly topiaries and sculptures, as well as a pond, the garden is the airport's first in a public area. ST PHOTOS: ALPHONSUS CHERN
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A new and bigger arrival hall has opened at Changi Airport Terminal 1, but those waiting to receive their loved ones and friends will not be able to see them through the glass walls.

The old arrival area has been closed and will be renovated in the coming months, to expand the existing baggage claim area.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 26, 2018, with the headline Bigger arrival hall with garden opens at Changi's Terminal 1. Subscribe