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Learning how award-winning Changi Airport ticks

13 Feb 2010

Keen to know what goes on behind the scenes of award-winning Changi Airport? The new Changi Aviation Gallery at Terminal 2 reveals that and more.

Measuring 570sqm, the newly facility, located on level three landside, is a multi-sensory zone with hands-on interactive display to intrigue travellers of all ages. Eight “islands of information” with display panels cover topics including many on-the-ground activities that keeps Changi humming such as passenger processing, aircraft landing and take off, baggage handling, horticulture, environment-friendly measures, customer services and emergency and rescue procedures.

Those who want to check their weight can even make use of a special bench that doubles up as a large weighing scale to illustrate how baggage is measured by the ground handlers.

Hanging from the ceiling are more than 600 miniature aircraft, designed to give visitors a sense of the number of flights that go through Changi daily, plus there’s a photo display of the plethora of aircraft types this Southeast Asian hub hosts such as the Boeing 777, Airbus A320 and A380 and the more unusual MD11F and GLEX. Although not as glamorous but essential nevertheless, ground vehicles – passsenger mobile steps, lavatory trucks and refuelling trucks – go on show as well. To put it all in perspective, the Singapore’s aviation history is also highlighted.

And for the real thing, there are ample resting spaces for visitors to observe comfortaby the action on the tarmac.

Admission to the attraction is free.

For more details, visit www.changiairport.com

Margie T Logarta

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