It is a long trip from Europe! I departed from Brussels (Belgium) on Monday the 16th of November and arrived in Sydney on Wednesday. I wanted to take a break between my two long haul flights and decided to go with a 12 hours layover at Singapore. The only way I could do that was by booking my flight through a third party such as Priceline. Booking the flight on the official Singapore Airlines website would not allow me to pick my flight and would automatically put me on the next available flight after arrival.
I am unable to sleep while travelling, let alone in planes. When I arrived at Changi Airport I was a bit tired but I received two vouchers upon arrival (you have to ask for them and prove that you have a layover of a few hours), one of which I used to enter a lounge where I took a shower and ate something (for free, all covered by the voucher). The shower was really refreshing but when I exited the airport I realized I should have taken it after visiting Singapore! It was extremely hot and humid that day! The second voucher can be spent on cosmetic purchases, so I got a cream a bit under the voucher value (20 SGD), again for free! Not only can you receive these vouchers but the airport itself is amazing: it has rest areas, small attractions such as a butterfly garden, lots of shops, wifi, and the list goes on. Definitely recommended for a layover.
The second flight was shorter but after long walks through Singapore and three nights with barely no sleep (yes, I did not sleep the night before my trip) I arrived in Sydney with my Zombie Mode ON. Luckily, going through customs was a breeze and I had no trouble finding the shuttle that would take to my first hostel.
And there I was, after thousand of kilometers, on the other side of the Planet, with my body upside down!
PS: Big thumbs up to Singapore Airlines, I had a good experience, the was a great variety of movies, the food was good and they avoided all conflict areas (Ukraine as well as the Middle East).