While the government has allowed for more workers to return to the office to work, most of us are still observing work from home (WFH) arrangements. And since that arrangement has been ongoing for several months now, some of us may be met with WFH fatigue, especially when faced with regular midday disruptions — your neighbour’s renovation work, for one.
We know all about the alternative of working from a hotel, but how about working from an airport lounge? With travel an impossibility, Changi Airport launched a promotion for Jewel’s Changi Lounge access last month and I decided to try it out.
Their current package till the end of this month costs $12 for two hours, with a top-up of $4 for every subsequent hour you want to stay. It also comes with two drinks (choose from a selection of coffee, tea, soft drinks, and also, Milo), and a snack (a chocolate danish on the day I went).
The ambience makes one feel like you’re stepping into a lounge to wait for an overseas flight. Or like you’re in a library without the deafening silence and with food options thrown in. It’s clean and comfortable and honestly, in my opinion, a better option than working in than a cafe.
You’ll get $2 shaved off the bill if you’re a Changi Rewards member, so in total, I spent $18 for four hours and left feeling relatively accomplished.
For those who drive, the four-hour complimentary parking (if you stay for a minimum of four hours) is probably a good enough incentive to come.