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Our airport is not just an airport

Posted by
spots (Singapore, Singapore) on 20 December 2009 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

I think Changi Airport is the only Airport in the world that consciously thinks of itself as not just an airport, but a place for locals to come and enjoy themselves, eating, shopping and playing (especially for kids).

Case in point--this year, the airport Terminal 3 has got a bouncy castle that's for free for kids! It's 2 storeys high, a huge slide, a ball pit and there's snow falling down too. Did I mention it's free? They limit your time to 15 minutes of play, but you can always line up again and again--especially on weekdays when it's not too crowded.

There is also this weird big decorative ball that opens and music starts playing. It's a game for kids, cos they have to grab the small ping pong balls that fall out of the big ball (weird, I know!) and then they can redeem that for a prize. This is also a free of charge activity for kids.

I just don't get it. Where does Changi Airport get the money to do all these free things? ??

Well, Dan and Ben didn't take to the weird big decorative ball too much. But they absolutely loved their time in the bouncy castle.

Thank God for interesting and free things to do on rainy afternoons. =)