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.
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.
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.
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.
According to Changi, the playground is a “first in any airport in Asia”.
The airport’s terminals are filled with decor themed after Hello Kitty and her friends, so whip out that phone / camera.
These include a 4m-tall Hello Kitty topiary at Terminal 2...
... 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.
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.
Visit Changi Airport's website for more details.