[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
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
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
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.
Static aircraft display at Singapore Airshow
2010 on 2 February 2010.
Some shots from the dress rehearsal flight
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.
The first A330-200F in the flight test campaign
- MSN1004 - which took to the skies in November 2009 powered by
Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines, has been successfully evaluating
handling qualities, performance, as well as undertaking tests
regarding the autopilot and autoland systems. MSN1004 has been on
cold-weather testing in Canada and will also carry out hot-weather
trials in the Far-East.
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
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.