Night skyline of Marina Bay Sands Singapore from Makansutra

Changi Airport Pocket WiFi Rental: Experience + Guide

Even though Lion City has lots of places that offer free Wi-Fi, renting a pocket WiFi in Singapore for your trip 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 directly but I booked through Klook.

Pocket WiFi Singapore: Changi Recommends WiFi Review

Changi Recommends WiFi

Booking Procedure through Klook

The booking process for a 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.

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 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.

Portable WiFi Singapore

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

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

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.


More Singapore Pocket WiFi options:

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Singapore eSim for tourists

Purchasing a Singapore eSIM is a convenient and cost-effective solution for tourists who want to stay connected during their trip. With an eSIM, visitors can avoid the hassle of purchasing a physical SIM card and dealing with activation procedures.

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Singapore eSIM also offers the added benefit of being able to switch between mobile carriers without having to physically swap out SIM cards. This means that tourists can easily compare and choose the best mobile plan for their needs.

Additionally, eSIMs offer greater flexibility in terms of data usage, with plans ranging from short-term to long-term options. Overall, getting an eSIM for Singapore is a smart alternative for tourists who want to stay connected while exploring the city-state.

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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.

Darlene is currently on the road again and traveling full-time after being an expat/overseas Filipino worker in Qatar. She's rediscovering what it means to travel solo and in her 30s while working on her blogs.