Changi District, Hidden Gem in The East of Singapore, Ready for Take-off in 2013

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Hotels are sprouting up in the area to tap business potential, says budget hotel specialist

Changi Airport Departure Hall

Changi Airport Departure Hall

The business travelers will appreciate the hotels’ close proximity to the airport.

The Changi district may adjoin one of the region’s busiest airport, Singapore Changi Airport, but it has long slipped under the radar. It is now Singapore’s second-largest business district and home to several multinational companies and the Singapore EXPO Convention and Exhibition Center.

The Changi district has also witnessed several hotel developments in recent years. The latest addition is the Capri by Fraser Changi City Hotel. Targeting jet-setting business travelers, the Capri by Fraser is a hotel residence of spacious studios equipped with large work desks, Herman Miller chairs and free high-speed Wi-Fi Internet access. In addition, these studios also come with fully equipped kitchenettes, walk-in wardrobes and luxury fitted bathrooms. Best of all, guests can experience the new hotel residence concept affordably from US$140 per night.

Other hotels near Changi Airport, Singapore EXPO and the Changi Business Park include Changi Village Hotel and Hotel 81 Opera.

Drawing inspiration and vitality from Changi district surrounding precincts, Changi Village Hotel offers a breath of fresh air from other hotels in the city. The hotel is located next to the Changi Beach Park, and is close to the island of Pulau Ubin and the flora and fauna of the Chek Jawa Wetlands. The rooms are reasonably-priced from US$140 per night.

Hotel 81 Opera, a four-story conserved building nestled in Joo Chiat, a quaint Peranakan neighborhood, can be reached by all modes of transport. Besides affordable room rates from US$40 per night, guests can also enjoy the abundance of nearby eateries serving cheap and good local food like Katong laksa and chicken rice.

Commenting on these hotels near Singapore Changi Airport, Danny Lee of said that travelers can be in their hotel rooms within minutes while many others are still waiting at the airport taxi queue.

“The business travelers will appreciate the hotels’ close proximity to the airport. And with Singapore’s downtown shopping and entertainment district within a 20-minute drive and easy access to most parts of Singapore via the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) train, these hotels are really a convenient place to stay,” he added.

To get more information about the 3 hotels near Changi Airport, please visit

Created specially to cater to budget travelers looking for cheap Singapore hotels, is a portal that’s the first-of-its-kind in Singapore and Asia. Not only does the site bring together a compilation of affordable hotels in Singapore with key information like the location of nearby MRT train stations, food outlets and shopping options, it also offers sightseeing suggestions and tips tailored for budget business and leisure travelers.

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