As I walk off the plane, I first see the great floral displays in the middle of the long concourse, some permanent, some just set up to celebrate the Chinese New Year, with places to sit, relax, and enjoy the scenery.
Roosters for the Chinese New Year
Random little friends
Inside the departure and arrival halls, there are tall trees and other plants stretching between the floors.
Trees and plantings rising from the arrival hall to the check-in terminals
Decorative displays by the check-in counters
I see the full terminal because I have to pass through immigration and enter Singapore in order to check in for my Tiger Airlines flight. There is no line at immigration, entry only takes a few minutes, and the immigration agent gives me a pass to use the automatic gate for my return to the departure area after I check in with Tiger.
Once back inside the departure area, I see more great floral displays.
Wandering further, I find the sunflower garden, on a roof outside the terminal.
Sunflower garden (on a not-sunny winter day)
I also find a list of gardens and wander over to the information desk to ask where the butterfly garden is located. Unfortunately, it's in another terminal and I'll have to visit if on a future trip through Singapore.
It's time to head to my gate (remember, we're in an airport to catch a plane) and I find a peaceful area across from the gate to relax and wait for boarding.
Quiet area across from my gate
And, while I wait, I stick my feet into one of the free foot massage machines scattered around the gates and get an invigorating massage.
Foot massage machine
But, alas, soon it is time to depart this great airport and move on to my next stop.