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Flora at Changi Terminal 2

Changi Airport currently has four terminals including the Budget Terminal serving low-cost airliners particularly Tiger Airways and Cebu Pacific. Each terminal seem to have a unique design and collectively they are regarded as one of the best if not the best airport in the world. Terminal 2 has an indoor garden featuring orchids, ferns and palm trees.

I took a few photos of the plants at the Changi Airport Terminal 2 in Singapore. The orchids and other tropical plants provide a nice touch to the airport and seems to be an added attraction for visitors. I spotted a few tourists taking photos with the plants, particularly the orchids in the background. The orchids are endemic to Southeast Asia and I do remember some of them from my mother’s garden as well as others I’ve seen elsewhere including at the University.

Ferns and palm trees in the middle of the airport

Orchids in full bloom – yes, they are all real and not made out of plastic or paper

More orchids arranged among the palm trees and other flora in this indoor garden

The airport also provided a description of each specie of the plants in the garden

A garden full of flowers with the airport duty free shops in the background

More of the “Dancing Lady” orchids at the garden

Orchids of different colors help make the terminal “alive” and perhaps contribute to a more relaxed and pleasing environment indoors.

Perhaps Philippine airports should also consider having such gardens within the terminals to enhance the in-door environments. There are surely many plants and flowers that can be featured here including endemic ones like orchids, jasmine, and hibiscus varieties.