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Well hello there, Changi Precinct! Whether it is a weekend afternoon with your family or a photo session with your buddies that you are planning for, the Hello, Changi Precinct pop-up gallery at Changi Airport is a must-visit to find out more about the many attractions in the area and have your love for the east side of Singapore (re)ignited. You will uncover hidden gems of the Changi precinct from this experiential gallery and kickstart your exploration of this exciting neighbourhood!
Walk through the exhibition modelled after iconic sights and sounds in the Changi Precinct and pick up fun facts through photos and memorabilia contributed by locals. And don’t forget to strike your best poses for Instagram-worthy photos with the iconic cultural landmarks within the gallery!
The gallery at Changi Airport Terminal 3 runs till 23 October 2022. But... what is Changi Precinct? Here’s what you need to know:
1. Changi Precinct is made up of areas in and surrounding Changi Airport, such as Pulau Ubin, Pasir Ris, Tampines, Bedok, Simei, Siglap and East Coast Park;
2. It is home to attractions like Jewel Changi Airport and Wild Wild Wet, as well as luxury hotels such as Dusit Thani Laguna; and
3. There’s a myriad of authentic local food at places such as Changi Village Hawker Centre and East Coast Lagoon Food Village.
Simply put, Changi Precinct makes East Side the Best Side.
Zone 1: All about one of Singapore’s most iconic landmark – Changi Airport
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Begin your journey at the Changi Airport zone of the gallery where visitors can take photos with models of various popular spots of the airport such as Jewel Changi Airport and the adorable dinosaurs inspired by those along the Jurassic Mile.
You can also learn more about Changi Airport’s milestones through the years and find out what makes the airport one of a kind. Take a whiff while you’re here and see if you can identify the Orchid Tea scent – the signature scent of Changi Airport.
Zones 2 and 3: Have a glimpse of Pulau Ubin and learn how was East Coast Park built
If you have never been to Pulau Ubin (just like me), here’s your chance! Jump on board a bumboat at the next zone, and it will bring you through the history of Pulau Ubin and the eastern coast of Singapore. Peek into one of the peepholes to find out more about the rich diversity of fauna and floral in Pulau Ubin.
Did you know that East Coast Park is the largest park in Singapore, and that it is built entirely on reclaimed land? Slide the panels at the exhibit and be awed by how the south-eastern coastlines were extended from Kallang all the way to Changi Airport. Because of the land reclamation efforts, we are now able to enjoy the beach and the Coastal PlayGrove at East Coast Park, and use the Coastal Park Connector Network that allows us to cycle all the way to Changi Airport!
Zones 4 and 5: Pick up nuggets of information about Siglap and Simei and snap photos for the memories
Here at this zone, interesting nuggets and stories of Siglap are displayed in the drawers of an old-school barbershop set-up. You can even get a funky retro “haircut” while at it, simply by posing in front of the mirror with a retro hairdo design and taking a mirror selfie! Fun fact about Siglap: Albert Eienstein toured the Frankels' plantation estate in Siglap when he visited Singapore in 1923, and remarked that the trees in there were "wonderful".
Residents of Simei (which translates to “Four Beauties” in English) would probably know of the four paintings of beauties on the walls at the lobby of residential blocks in the estate. The four legendary beauties of ancient China are recorded in history books for their beauty as well as the influence they exercised over emperors and consequently, their impact on Chinese history.Learn more about who they are, where you can find them, and make your mark as the fifth beauty at the gallery at the iconic photo spot!
Zone 6: Up for a game? Snatch a spot on the leader board!
To end off your experience, have an otter-ly good time playing a ‘Wottermelon’ - an arcade game in front of the iconic Tampines residential block façade that features the TV test pattern design. You can challenge a friend to a game and see who gets a spot on the leader scoreboard! The watermelon structure inspired from a playground built at Tampines back in 1989 is another perfect spot for you to pose and capture more photos.
Gather your family and friends and make a visit to the Hello, Changi Precinct gallery to learn about the rich heritage of the eight districts that make up Changi Precinct!
Hello, Changi Precinct
Opening period and hours: 5 July to 23 October 2022, 10:00am to 9:30pm daily
More programmes for you to discover the heritage of Changi Precinct
Keen to learn even more about the rich heritage of Changi Precinct? You can check out the new exploration tours conducted in partnership with MyCommunity and sign up for upcoming workshops!
My Changi Airport Tour
My Changi Airport Tour tells the endearing stories of the airport’s everyday heroes, as well as the collective memories of the many generations of staff, travellers and visitors who have passed through the iconic gates of Changi Airport.
My Heritage Tours
Explore the charming neighbourhoods within the precinct - Bedok, Changi Village, Pasir Ris, Siglap and Tampines today with the guide. You will discover hidden gems in the areas and learn about the fascinating stories behind each district that make them what they are today.
Meet my Craftsman workshops
Beyond gatekeeping our nation’s intangible cultural heritage and practices, our nation’s craftsmen are Singaporeans grounded by their families and business legacies. There is often more than meets the eye as to why these craftsmen persevere in their individual crafts.
Learn about the stories behind our craftsmen through a different lens by taking part in Meet my Craftsmanworkshop sessions. With hands-on sessions like intricate art of doll-making and more, you can be sure to find an experience in Changi Precinct that will ignite your interest for various crafts.
Find out more about specially curated tours and workshops in the Changi Precinct here. Now that you have a snapshot of what’s available at the Changi Precinct, gather your friends and family to check out the various attractions today! Do also sign up for the curated tours and workshops to dive deeper into Changi Precinct’s heritage and hear fascinating stories from the facilitators and guides.
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