Games, Savings and New Transport Options @ Changi Airport in Singapore

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Friday, 3 September 2010

Passengers and visitors to Changi Airport in Singapore can now enjoy racing activities at the Changi GP Festival and double savings with the launch of Save 2X 7% GST on Shopping, a promotion offering savings equivalent to twice the GST amount at participating retail outlets.

Changi, which is frequently voted as the best airport in the world, has also improved its transportation links with the introduction of two new free shuttle bus services between Changi Airport and Ang Mo Kio and Sengkang MRT stations on weekends and public holidays.

Changi GP Festival

Until the end of the month, passengers can enjoy a good dose of racing action at the Departure Transit Malls of Terminals 1, 2 and 3, while airport visitors in the public area can check out the activities at T3s Departure Hall. Airport visitors need to make any purchase at the airport and produce the receipt to take part in activities.

At the Beat The Clock Challenge, racers compete for the best timings with remote-controlled racing cars for six spots in the Grand Finals on 25 September. Then, the top racers will compete to win attractive prizes such as a limited-edition Oris watch and a Lenovo Netbook. In addition, there will be racing consoles and, for younger visitors, battery-operated cars to try out.

 With a flash of their boarding passes, passengers at the Departure Transit Malls of T1, T2 and T3 can have a go at various activities such as racing consoles, remote-controlled racing cars and participate in the Beat The Clock Challenge2. In Beat The Clock, challengers race their cars and compete to better a pre-determined time to win limited edition prizes.

The Changi GP Festival runs from 3 to 30 September 20103.

Save 2X 7% GST on Shopping

Until 31 October 2010, shopping at Changi Airport means even more savings with the Save 2X 7% GST on Shopping promotion. Since May 2010, more than 40 retail outlets across Changis terminals, representing about 90% of retail outlets in the public areas, have been absorbing the 7% Goods and Services Tax (GST) on purchases made at their stores. With Save 2X 7% GST on Shopping, visitors who shop at these outlets enjoy an additional 7% savings on their purchases. Participating outlets include Watsons, Swatch, Samsonite, Eu Yan Sang and SK Jewellery. The full list of participating outlets is in the Annex.

Free Shuttle Bus Services to Ang Mo Kio and Sengkang

From Saturday, 4 September 2010, new shuttle bus services will begin operating from Ang Mo Kio and Sengkang MRT stations to Changi Airports Terminal 3, offering a convenient transport option. The free shuttle services will run at one-hour intervals on weekends and public holidays, from 11.30am to 9.30pm. Buses will depart from the two MRT stations for Changi Airport at half past the hour, and leave Changi T3 on the hour.

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