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Travel the World @ Changi Airport; Festive Celebrations

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This festive season, Changi Airport is giving its visitors a magical experience by recreating some of the worlds greatest sights.

 Giant topiaries in the form of iconic world landmarks are now on display in both the public and transit areas of Terminals 2 and 3.

 Showcasing Changi Airports global connectivity and its position as Singapores gateway to the world, the topiaries, which stand up to nine metres tall, include the Eiffel Tower, Sydney Opera House, Temple of Heaven, and Singapores very own famous Merlion.

Accentuated with decorative lights, these grand topiary displays promise visitors a memorable experience and great photo opportunities.

 At the biggest topiary display site at the Terminal 3 Departure Hall, where the Merlion topiary is located, quaint miniature figurines of the Statue of Liberty, Taj Mahal, the Pyramids of Egypt and other famous world landmarks complete the travel road map around the world. There, visitors can also get their photos taken at special photo kiosks.

To throw in an element of fun, Angry Birds characters - from the popular smartphone game - are an unique highlight of this years festive celebrations at Changi Airport. At the topiary display sites, Angry Birds riding on hot air balloons and blimps decorated with blinking lights provide fun photo opportunities for visitors. Furthermore, until 31 January 2012, die-hard Angry Birds fans can redeem adorable Angry Birds plush collectibles under Changi Airports festive shopping promotion.

Resplendent Decorations and Carolling

Throughout the airport, other vibrant decorations adorning the terminals interiors and their surroundings add extra magic to the holiday atmosphere.

Along Airport Boulevard, visitors are greeted with the sight of shimmering Christmas ornaments and decorations donning the trees lining the boulevard, giving them very warm seasons cheer. In addition to the topiaries, there are floral displays of Christmas trees and flowers located across each terminal, featuring festive elements such as poinsettias, reindeers, sleighs, baubles and gifts.

And what better way to boost the holiday spirit than through music and song? A few times a day, airport visitors and passengers will be serenaded with Christmas favourites by carolling groups roving Changis main terminals, spreading holiday cheer with their singing.

 For instance, at the Merlion topiary site at Terminal 3, there will be carolling from 7pm to 7.30pm on every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in December, with the sessions extended to 9.30pm during the Christmas weekend (23 to 25 December).

Activities Galore for Children

Changis ever popular giant inflatable bouncy castle will make a return this Christmas! Measuring about 17 metres wide and eight metres tall, the massive inflatable castle is designed to provide kids with endless entertainment and delight as they bounce and slide on it.

Located at Terminal 3s Departure Hall Row 11, the castle is open from noon to 10pm daily, until 8 January 2012. To admit a single child, simply produce a receipt with any amount spent at Changi Airport, or present the Changi Rewards card.

Children can also look forward to Santa and his elves who will hand out goodies and treats several times a day at the main terminals. Children of up to 12 years of age can 3 also participate in fun and engaging workshops to learn how to make Christmas baubles, decorate Christmas trees and design T-shirts.

 The workshops are held twice a day at 2pm and 4pm at Terminal 3s Basement 2 until 2 January 2012. For a single entry into one of the workshops, simply present up to two receipts combined with a minimum spend of $80 ($50 for Changi Rewards members).

Late Night Christmas Shopping

To facilitate late night Christmas shopping, the opening hours of shops at the public areas of Terminal 3 will be extended on Friday and Saturday nights until 23 December 2011. On these nights, shops at Terminal 3s public areas will close at 1am, instead of 11pm.

During these two extended hours of shopping, shoppers can look forward to a series of shopping promotions, including a Sure Win Lucky Dip with attractive prizes such as the iPad 2 and Changi Dollar Vouchers to be won. They will also enjoy perks like free parking or $10 taxi vouchers (limited to the first 150 shoppers daily, terms and conditions apply).

 See also: Christmas and New Year in Singapore

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