New interactive gallery promotes attractions of Changi Precinct
Singapore’s gateway to the world has stepped up the promotion of its Changi Precinct, which it hopes will prove a big hit with passengers wishing to explore and have fun as traffic numbers begin to rise again after the global pandemic.
The new ‘Hello, Changi Precinct’ gallery in Terminal 3 is essentially designed to drive awareness of Changi Precinct, which includes areas in and surrounding Changi Airport such as Pulau Ubin, Pasir Ris, Tampines, Bedok and East Coast Park.
Featuring interactive elements and photo spots modelled after iconic sights and sounds in the Changi Precinct, visitors can pose for photos and discover fun facts across seven themed zones.
As part of the initiative, Changi has also launched two new exploration tours – My Changi Airport Tour and My Changi Village Heritage Tour – in partnership with MyCommunity, a local non-profit organisation that celebrates Singapore’s heritage and culture through organising tours, programmes and exhibitions.
Explore the Hello, Changi Precinct gallery
Operator Changi Airport Group (CAG) says: “Step into the exciting world of Changi Precinct at T3 Departure Hall where visitors can pose with iconic cultural landmarks. The journey begins at the Changi Airport zone where visitors can take photos with models of various popular spots at the airport such as Jewel Changi Airport and the well-loved Terminal 2 flight information flip-board.
“Moving through seven different zones, visitors can learn interesting nuggets and stories of Siglap in the drawers of an old-school barbershop, play a digital arcade game at an HDB void deck and ‘watermelon’ playground, and jump onboard a bumboat that brings visitors through the history of Pulau Ubin and the eastern coast of Singapore.
Hear the stories of Changi Airport through a guided tour
A newly curated tour of Changi Airport traces the development of the airport from its humble origins through the stories of airport staff and visitors.
The tour begins in Terminal 1 and guides participants to discover the airport’s recreational spaces, artwork installations, designs, and heritage businesses.
“Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the airport while exchanging stories with airport staff they meet along the tour, giving them a peek into behind-the-scenes operations that keep Changi Airport running, as well as intriguing anecdotes of people who have worked and visited Changi Airport from the past to the present,” notes CAG.
Experience Changi Precinct through activities
In addition to the two new tours, for a fee of S$20 per person visitors can also sign up for six other tours running till October, each exploring a key area of the Changi Precinct such as Bedok, Pulau Ubin and Pasir Ris.
For a more hands-on experience, look forward to curated specialty and craft workshops during the September school holidays, where participants get to meet and learn traditional skills from craftsmen within the precinct.
Lim Ching Kiat, CAG’s managing director of air hub development, said, “Many of the travellers who fly to Changi Airport are interested to venture beyond the airport to explore the Changi Precinct, which is rich with local history and culture.
“Hence, Changi Airport Group has been working with various partners around Changi Airport over the last two years to promote appreciation of the many hidden gems of the eastern part of Singapore.
“We invite local residents and travellers to kickstart their journey of exploring the charms of Singapore’s East through the Hello, Changi Precinct gallery. We hope this allows them to understand the Changi Precinct deeper and encourage exploration of lesser-known spots in Singapore.”
Admission is free to the Hello, Changi Precinct gallery, which will run from now until October 23, 2022, in the T3 Departure Hall.