Themed ‘Balik Kampung’ in celebration of Hari Raya Aidil Fitri, life-sized displays of traditional kampung houses offer a glimpse of life in the village.
Each year, the horticulture team will brainstorm for ideas to spice up the horticulture displays across Changi Airport to bring about novel experiences for passengers. Planning is usually done in the beginning of the year, taking into consideration the various festivals and events over the year. The displays are refreshed seven to eight times a year, often in line with main festivals and celebrations such as Chinese New Year, Hari Raya, Deepavali and Christmas.
The Garden Instant Feedback System screen beside each horticulture display allows the horticulture team to gather feedback from passengers ranging from its design, the selection of plants and flowers and colours used. Past displays have been positively received by passengers. On average, nine in ten passengers had given positive feedback on the horticulture displays over the past year. Hence, the horticulture team continues to excite passengers by refreshing traditional horticulture displays with new designs periodically.
The theme this festive season is ‘Balik Kampung’, which means going back to the village. Modelled after traditional stilt kampung houses back in the 1900s, the life-sized displays across Terminals 1 to 4 offer a glimpse of life in the village. The horticulture team sought to bring passengers back in time, recreating the characteristic attap roofs and wooden stilts.
“We wanted to follow the design of houses back then as closely as possible, down to the smallest detail, even the fabric used for the curtains. We are pleased that the final product is what we had envisioned,” said Tamilselvi, Lead-in-Charge of the project.