Singapore's Changi Airport has been named the "World's Greatest Airport" for the seventh year in a row, the tenth time ever. It's not some kind of coincidence either. With a rooftop swimming pool; sunflower, butterfly, and cactus gardens; 24-hour movie theater; and four-story slide; I imagine travelers aren't too concerned about flight delays. In fact, they just might be wishing for them.
For the annual Skytrax World Airport Awards, Changi beat out Tokyo's Haneda, South Korea's Incheon, and Doha's Hamad International Airports for the coveted title. It's not only continued to wow visitors with its impressive size, architecture, and amenities, but with its insane food selection, as well.
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Late, great chef and travel host Anthony Bourdain raved over Changi's dining, which according to CNN includes Malay, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Western, Singaporean, Indian, Halal, and Vegetarian dishes. "I'm tragically familiar with the offerings at just about every airport in the world," he told the New York Times in 2017. "Changi Airport in Singapore has the best food."
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He also endorsed Tokyo's aviation center, which ranked second on the list. "[They have] a sushi bar right near the gates serving flights to the States that’s extraordinarily good for an airport sushi place," he continued.
The airport's success is largely credited to it's ongoing innovation. In 2019, they'll introduce an 820-foot trampoline, canopy bridge, mirror maze, and oh so much more. "To be voted the World's Best Airport for the seventh consecutive year is a truly fabulous achievement for Changi Airport, and this award continues to underline the airport's popularity with international air travelers," CEO of Skytrax Edward Plaisted said.
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