To celebrate National Day this year, Changi Airport has put up 22 horticultural displays across all four terminals. Bringing the celebration and high spirits to travellers all the way from the National Day Parade at the Padang, Changi was also one of the few locations in Singapore to screen the parade live and even had funpack giveaways.
Delighting passengers at the Terminal 3 Departure Hall near the Jewel Link Bridge is an impressive five-metres-tall replica of the Padang, where the ONE Changi contingent marched at as part of the National Day Parade. Apart from Changi Airport Group, this was the first time the contingent featured representatives from various airport partners such as Immigration and Checkpoints Authority and Certis CISCO, so the addition of the ONE Changi figures to the display was especially significant.
From brainstorming ideas to planning and design, preparations for the National Day themed horticulture displays started as early as 3 months before. The months of preparation came to fruition overnight, with almost 20 people involved in the installation process of the enormous Padang display, astounding passengers in the morning. The installation began promptly at midnight and continued into the wee hours of the morning to ensure that there would be little to no impact to travellers. It took a total of about six days to set up all the horticultural displays across the four terminals. For the smaller displays, it took about 30 minutes while the larger and more elaborate displays took close to 3 hours.
On top of that, 5 other main horticultural displays were erected. All displays will be up until the end of the month.