In pictures: Hello Kitty and friends at Changi Airport

In pictures: Hello Kitty and friends at Changi Airport

Sanrio's favourite characters will be at Changi Airport from Nov 17 to Jan 5. (Photo: Elizabeth Khor)

SINGAPORE: Hello Kitty and her Sanrio friends landed at Changi Airport on Friday (Nov 17) to bring festive cheer to travellers and airport visitors.

The cute-fest lasts till Jan 5 next year.

Here’s what visitors can expect:

SINGAPORE'S LARGEST INDOOR DRONE SHOW

Forty drones will light up the airport’s Terminal 3 Departure Hall, forming various shapes such as a snowflake and a Christmas tree, every night at 7.30pm and 9pm.

Popular Sanrio characters will also dance to Christmas tunes.

Indoor drones fly in the shape of a snowflake. (Photo: Elizabeth Khor)


Sanrio characters perform after the indoor drone show at Terminal 3, Changi Airport. (Photo: Elizabeth Khor)

ACTIVITIES AND PRIZES TO BE WON

Next to check-in row 11 at T3’s Departure Hall, a series of games have been planned for visitors, with attractive prizes to be won.

Entrance to Changi's Mystical Gardens at Changi Aiport, Terminal 3's Departure Hall - an activity centre featuring games for all ages. (Photo: Elizabeth Khor)

Pond filled with balloons that visitors can fish out at Changi's Mystical Gardens. (Photo: Elizabeth Khor)

The games include a human claw-machine called Tree House Catcher. Instead of a mechanical claw, a human (who has to be less than 60kg and at least 1.2m in height) is suspended from a device acting as a “crane”. Another person then controls the human “claw” to choose a variety of gifts hidden in capsules.

The Tree House Catcher at Changi's Mystical Gardens. (Photo: Elizabeth Khor)

Be a human “claw” in the Tree House Catcher to choose a from variety of gifts hidden in capsules. (Photo: Elizabeth Khor)

Visitors can also customise their own tote bags with stamps or get glitter tattoos done, as well as take photos with miniature versions of their favourite characters. 

Large Sanrio character plush toys to take photos with. (Photo: Elizabeth Khor)

SANRIO-THEMED PLAYGROUND

According to Changi, the playground is a “first in any airport in Asia”.

Sanrio-themed playground at Basement 2 of Changi Airport's Terminal 3. (Photo: Elizabeth Khor)

A Cinnamoroll hill at Sanrio-themed playground at Basement 2 of Changi Airport's Terminal 3. (Photo: Elizabeth Khor)

Gudetama enjoying a pastry at the Sanrio-themed playground at Basement 2 of Changi Airport's Terminal 3. (Photo: Elizabeth Khor)

Sanrio-themed playground at Basement 2 of Changi Airport's Terminal 3 also features Pompompurin. (Photo: Elizabeth Khor)

SELFIE TIME!

The airport’s terminals are filled with decor themed after Hello Kitty and her friends, so whip out that phone / camera.

Self-service check-in counters throughout Changi Airport with Sanrio-themed decor. (Photo: Elizabeth Khor)

These include a 4m-tall Hello Kitty topiary at Terminal 2...

4m-tall Hello Kitty Topiary at Changi Airport, Terminal 2's Departure Hall. (Photo: Elizabeth Khor)

... And a Christmas tree made of plush toys at Terminal 1.

Every weekend, visitors will also get to cuddle up to a selected Sanrio character.

SANRIO PLUSH TOYS UP FOR GRABS

Eight limited-edition Sanrio characters are up for grabs with a minimum spend at Changi Airport.

Eight plush toys available at Changi Airport. (Photo: Elizabeth Khor)

On Friday, an EVA Air aircraft decked out in livery featuring Sanrio characters also landed at Changi Airport. Invited guests, including Channel NewsAsia, got a peek at what the aircraft had to offer for passengers who flew with the specially-themed Taiwanese airline.

Special Sanrio pillows on board a Hello Kitty-themed EVA Air aircraft. (Photo: Elizabeth Khor)

Food served on Business Class on the Hello Kitty-themed EVA Air flight. (Photo: Elizabeth Khor)

Hello Kitty-themed safety instructions. (Photo: Elizabeth Khor)

Headrest covers in Economy class on EVA Air featuring Hello Kitty and her friends. (Photo: Elizabeth Khor)

Visit Changi Airport's website for more details. 

Source: CNA/ek

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