Celebrate Lunar New Year At Changi Airport!
SINGAPORE, 9 February 2010 – With 90% of its food and beverage and retail outlets remaining open throughout the Lunar New Year holidays, Changi Airport is one place to visit during the coming long weekend.
Changi has more than 100 restaurants and shops in the public areas of its four terminals, providing visitors with a wide range of dining and retail options. The airport has also been decked out with attractive decorations to celebrate this festive season. With Lunar New Year’s Day and Valentine’s Day falling on the same day, visitors will be able to view a unique hybrid of the two festive occasions.
The decorations located across Changi’s main terminals are creatively designed using Lunar New Year plants and flowers, complete with a touch of romance to reflect the season of love. For instance, at Terminal 2’s Departure Hall, cherry blossoms and pussy willows weaved into a giant heart-shaped frame make for a special backdrop for photo-taking opportunities.
Besides photographs, airport visitors can also bring back with them some “wealth” to symbolise good fortune for the year ahead. At Terminal 3’s Departure Hall, a Big Musical Ball revolves and opens up at fixed intervals to play Lunar New Year music, as well as toss out gold coins and candies at half hourly intervals.
Until the end of the month, passengers departing or transiting at Changi Airport can also get immersed in Lunar New Year festivities through traditional activities and cultural performances specially planned for them this festive season. In the Departure/Transit Malls of the main terminals, passengers can sample traditional Lunar New Year goodies such as Dragon Beard candy, Muah Chee snacks and Ting Tang candy for free, while those with nimble hands can learn from masters, traditional Chinese art and craft such as knot making, paper cutting, red packet art, and Chinese painting and calligraphy.
From Fridays to Sundays, passengers will also be entertained by Chinese acrobatic and ribbon dance performances at the Departure/Transit Mall of Terminal 3.