Review Singapore

Pocket WiFi in Singapore: Changi Recommends WiFi review

Night skyline of Marina Bay Sands Singapore from Makansutra

Even though the Lion City has lots of places that offer free Wi-Fi, renting a pocket WiFi in Singapore is still a must if you want to be connected to the internet all the time especially if you have lots of gadgets with you.

So on my last trip to Singapore, I booked a pocket wifi beforehand just like I did in Turkey except this time I didn’t book direct but I booked through Klook.

Changi Recommends WiFi

Booking Procedure through Klook

The booking process for 4G WiFi router is easy, you just have to be very careful in putting in your dates. It will also ask you how many days you’ll be using it, with a minimum of 2 days.

Upon payment, you’ll be receiving your voucher/s and confirmation. If you’re using it for 2 days, you’ll be getting 2 pages of voucher.

$26 for 4 days of pocket WiFi in Singapore

Pick-up at Changi Airport

There are 4 locations for pick-up so just choose which one is nearest to you. I arrived in Terminal 3 so I picked up my device at the Terminal 3 Arrival Hall. I just looked for the Changi Recommends kiosk and presented my voucher.

There are two Changi Recommends kiosks in Terminal 3 Arrival. One just before the escalator going down to Immigration and the other outside of the Immigration, in the public area.

Do not forget that you have to present a credit card so they can make an “authorization hold”. This amounts to 200 SGD and will be released again by your bank to your card after a set amount of days depending on your bank.

Other pick-up locations are at the Arrival Halls of Terminal 1, 2, and 4.

WiFi Kit

After payment, they will give you a small pouch and inside you’ll find the pocket WiFi as well as a short USB with plug. You are required to return the whole kit on the day of your departure.

The device has a small display on the center and the ON/OFF button on the right side. You can check the battery status as well as the connectivity and usage on the display.

Using the 4G WiFi around Singapore

Even though you can connect a maximum of 8 devices with the pocket WiFi, we managed to only connect it to a maximum of 4 devices at one time.

We never had any problems with speed and connectivity throughout the 4 days especially when we were using it going from one tourist spot to another and making use of Google Maps.

Battery life is approximately a maximum of 10 hours working time but we haven’t managed to deplete the battery in just one day. We always try to close it when not in use because our devices’ batteries also get depleted.

Sometimes, when it’s in use for long time though, it tends to get hot which is usual for pocket WiFi routers.

Returning the 4G Wi-Fi

Return is as easy as dropping it off at a Changi Recommends kiosk nearest to your airport terminal. Upon arrival at Changi, I had to go up to the arrival hall before heading to my check-in counter.

Where to go in Singapore:

Disclosure: This is NOT a sponsored post and I paid for the use of the device during my stay in Singapore. However, this post contains affiliate links. If you book through these links, there will be no additional charge to you but I may earn a small commission which goes to the maintenance of this website.






You Might Also Like