Terminal 3 Departure Hall
Singapore Changi Airport is a mere 10-minutes drive from my house. Besides ferrying visiting guests to and from the airport, I enjoy visiting it for recreation.
This morning I was there for breakfast and to find out if it is accessible to the wheel-chair bound who travels alone.
The car park of T3 is spacious and wide enough to allow me to use my wheel-chair. I was at Marina Mandarin Shopping Centre on Sunday and my husband has to let me alight first before parking the car as there is not enough space to navigate my wheel-chair among the parked vehicles.
We saw two handicapped lots but we didn't dare to park there as they are reserved for handicapped drivers. I didn't have a permit to use the handicapped lot, our car would be wheel clamped and we would have to pay a release fee of S$100. Better don't play play. :P
I have difficulty using the ramp shown above. I have to control my wheel-chair from rolling down the slope and not find myself in the way of moving vehicles, while trying several times to press the button. My arms were tired from this exercise.
It was 8 am, the dimsum restaurant which I was going to was not opened until 10.30 am. This directory was a great help because it showed us which eateries were opened for business at that early hour.
We decided to go to the Kopitiam Food Court at Basement 2. I like the wide spaces which allow me to navigate my wheel-chair with ease. The only problem was I am not able to buy hot steaming noodles nor a cup of hot tea by myself as it is self-service and I am not prepared to scald myself.
The food stalls serve a wide range of dishes, some of them yummy. The prices are slightly higher than in the city.
Local sauces of Singapore
There are a few cool shops at T3. CHNG Kee's Spice of Life is a local gourmet store selling the famous and yummy Chng Kee premix sauces like Kung Bo, Laksa Paste and Hainanese Chicken Rice Mix. I always gift these sauces to my foreign visitors and without fail, they would ask me to send them the sauces whenever they crave for Singapore food. :)
My 24-hour air-con coffee/tea shop which also serves local toast with their speciality coconut jam.
Shop for grocery before I head home.......
Checking the departure time.....