If your on a stopover at the airport youíll waste time getting to the big parks and if itís in the middle of the day they will be busy and the birding will be slow. Stay in the Changi area. Check out the small forest and golf course round the back of the Changi Village Hotel. Youíve a good chance of Oriental Pied Hornbill plus loads of other stuff like White bellied Sea Eagle, Brahminy Kite, Dollarbird and lots of other goodies. Also a stroll along the sea walk will get you Kingfishers. All very close to the airport. Just get a cab to the Changi Village Hotel.
You better stop dreaming of the quiet life because it's one you'll never know!