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Changiís Butterflies at Singapore Airshow 2010

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[HD video below and Pictures of Butterflies @ Changi Airport in Singapore] This year, Changi Airport Group (CAG) has in store a little surprise for visitors to the Singapore Airshow 2010, one of Asiaís biggest aerospace and defence exhibitions. Delivering the classic ďChangi ExperienceĒ right in the heart of the Changi Exhibition Centre (CEC), the event site for the Airshow, CAG has specially created at its booth a Butterfly Garden Ė a smaller version of its original signature garden located at Terminal 3.

Occupying over 200 sqm, the CAG booth features an intricate walk-through tropical garden showcasing 200 to 300 butterflies of various species and a variety of flowers and plants in a see-through enclosure. Airshow visitors will experience an up-close encounter with fluttering butterflies and the refreshing tranquility of a mini nature trail, amidst the hustle and bustle of the Airshow events.

The original two-storey Butterfly Garden at Changi Airportís Terminal 3 Transit Mall was launched in August 2008. It is one of the most well-received and popular features among travellers at Changi Airport. The first such garden to be found in an airport in the world, the 330 sqm garden is designed as a tropical nature retreat and is home to more than 1,000 free roaming butterflies.

Airshow visitors who visit CAGís booth at Singapore Airshow 2010 will be able to get a better understanding of Changi Airport as a destination. Outside the Media Bulletin garden, on-screen displays and info boards at the booth highlight unique and popular features of Changi Airport, interesting facts and figures about Changiís connectivity and its position as a leading aviation hub, as well as information on CAGís operations and its overseas presence through its subsidiary, Changi Airport International.

Visitors will also be intrigued by entertaining nuggets of trivia about Changi Airport, such as the number of boxes of chocolates and bottles of liquor sold at Changi each year, and the total number of people working at the airport etc. At CAGís booth, international visitors will also get a sense of the major attractions that are new or upcoming in Singapore.

Singapore Airshow 2010, held from 2 to 7 February 2010, is open to trade attendees on the first four days, with public entry available during the weekend. Airshow visitors can catch the Airshow Shuttle service from Changi Airport to the CEC.

Airshow visitors who take the Airshow Shuttle service will have the opportunity to receive a $5 Changi voucher each, to be distributed by service staff at the shuttle service queue during the Airshow period Ė whilst stocks last. This voucher, valid till 9 February 2010, can be used with a minimum purchase of $35 in a single receipt at any retail or food and beverage outlet in Changi Airportís main terminals and Budget Terminal. The voucher comes in a leaflet that also lists special discounts being offered by over 20 retail and food and beverage outlets in Changi Airport during the Airshow period.

See also: Pictures of Butterflies @ Changi Airport in Singapore

Videos from Singapore Airshow 2010

Static aircraft display at Singapore Airshow 2010 on 2 February 2010.

Some shots from the dress rehearsal flight display.

Singapore Airshow 2010 Planes - Static Display. A collection of some of the amazing fighter jets, helicopters and business jets that are in Singapore for the 2010 Singapore Airshow.

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The new freighter is the latest addition to the A330 Family and will enter service later this year. The A330-200F can carry more than 69 tonnes of cargo on non-stop flights of 3,200 nautical miles. The aircraft features a versatile main-deck cargo loading system, which can accommodate both pallets and containers, enabling operators to serve the freight lift needs of varying markets.

The pre-Singapore Airshow press conference was held early Sunday morning (31 Jan 2010) to update media about the event which officially begins, for the trade at least, on Monday. The public display days take place on Saturday and Sunday (6 - 7 February 2010). This video has been cut into three parts, all of which are linked to below.

Part I

Part 2

Part 3

 

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