The addition of Changi Airport’s budget terminal creates juxtaposition to the already-established brand name. It is not as chichi as the two major terminals, not with as much options as them, and definitely, you will feel the inferiority. Not that we can complain much, since the definitive lifestyle here is budget. Sure, it’s not as cool or as Versace as most travellers would like it to be, but it’s fuss-free and spared of the frills of other major airports.

Servicing mainly SIA’s premiere budget airline, Tiger Airways, the third instalment of Singapore’s welcoming ambassador, your budget is not restricted to just your flight. Firstly, food options are greatly limited. From Genki Sushi, O'Briens, Killiney Kopitiam to Polar Puffs and Cakes, all well-established outlets in the mainland, there does not seem to be that option to relish in the luxurious notion of travel alone. Secondly, the atmosphere lacks the expected hustle and bustle of the world’s famous airport, particularly at the departure lounge. A lot of the activities seemed to be highly constrained to the Arrival hall.  Plastic chairs and oddly rainbow-painted walls add on to the meagre and almost bare offerings of this last memory you will have of Singapore.

However, credits have to be given to its transport and communication. A considerable amount of baggage space is given to travellers on the bus service from Terminal 2.  On top of that, the cost-saving ends with the great number of internet kiosks available for the travellers.  You may be on a budget while on the go, but at least, you can still remain connected. 

In spite of all the seemingly-lacking features that make the budget terminal pale in comparison to its predecessors, chances are many will not mind. Singapore has already established her metropolitan and chic appeal to her citizens and travellers, that, perhaps, the changes will not really add up much to the general memories they have in Singapore.