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Changi Airport Terminals 1, 2 & 3 to merge

Changi Airport Terminals 1, 2 & 3 to merge

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This will make it less cumbersome to remember which terminal to go to.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life, who know the solutions to problems great and small, are mooting for the merger of Changi Airport Terminals 1, 2 and 3.

This is so as the merger will help Changi Airport consolidate its strengths and cater to travellers in a more focused way.

One Singaporean, Kee Jiak Hong, said: “Merging the three terminals into one will see Changi Airport serve the interests of people as demographics change.”

“As people are getting old, it becomes cumbersome to always remember which terminal you supposed to go to.”

“So with one terminal, there is no mistake you are at Changi Airport.”

However, other locals said merging the three terminals will also have problems.

One local, Zeh Puay Kee, said: “With only one terminal to serve the whole of Singapore would not be enough.”

“Singapore must build another terminal to cater to the population or else will get boring.”

 

 

 

 

 

 





S’pore to merge Changi Airport Terminals 1, 2 & 3

S’pore to merge Changi Airport Terminals 1, 2 & 3

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This will make it less cumbersome to remember which terminal to go to.

changi-airport-merge

Singaporeans from all walks of life, who know the solutions to problems great and small, are mooting for the merger of Changi Airport Terminals 1, 2 and 3.

This is so as the merger will help Changi Airport consolidate its strengths and cater to travellers in a more focused way.

One Singaporean, Kee Jiak Hong, said: “Merging the three terminals into one will see Changi Airport serve the interests of people as demographics change.”

“As people are getting old, it becomes cumbersome to always remember which terminal you supposed to go to.”

“So with one terminal, there is no mistake you are at Changi Airport.”

However, other locals said merging the three terminals will also have problems.

One local, Zeh Puay Kee, said: “With only one terminal to serve the whole of Singapore would not be enough.”

“Singapore must build another terminal to cater to the population or else will get boring.”

 

 

 

 

 

 





Changi Airport to greet passengers ‘Welcome to Uniqlo!’ as S’pore turns into giant Uniqlo outlet

Changi Airport to greet passengers ‘Welcome to Uniqlo!’ as S’pore turns into giant Uniqlo outlet

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It will be broadcast over the loud speakers and follow the same mandatory faux chirpy voice.

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Changi Airport will be greeting incoming passengers from all walks of life landing in Singapore a warm and hearty, “Welcome to Uniqlo!”.

This after Uniqlo announced that they are opening their newest biggest store at Orchard Central as there is a shortage of outlets island-wide with only 24 of them in Singapore.

This rate of expansion will soon result in Singapore turning into the Republic of Uniqlo.

One foreigner, Mei Chuan Yee, said this is a fitting greeting: “This is exactly the sort of mandatory greeting that I would hear every time I step into a Uniqlo outlet.”

“I like how the staff will use this chirpy voice to substitute for the genuine lackadaisical attitude they have as they get paid by the hour.”

Locals also said this move reflects a larger consensus within society that there are simply not enough Uniqlo outlets in Singapore and there is a greater desire to see more.

See Baey Xian, a Singaporean, said: “It’s like the last thing I expect is to not see Uniqlo, and boom, there it is. Uniqlo again.”

“Likewise, the last thing people expect is for someone to greet them ‘Welcome to Uniqlo!’, and bam, when you in the toilet halfway and someone bursts through the door and says just that.”

“And instead of feeling shocked, you say ‘Welcome to Uniqlo!’ back.”

“That’s when their job is done, that’s when their job is done.”

 

 

 

 

 











S’poreans react to SIA plane collapsing at Changi Airport

S’poreans react to SIA plane collapsing at Changi Airport

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Three thoughts that must have went past your mind at some point.

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The nose gear of a Singapore Airlines (SIA) plane collapsed on Sunday morning, 8am, Oct. 11, at Changi Airport.

Photos showed the nose of the plane tilted downward on the tarmac next to an aerobridge. The front door of the plane looked like it was torn off.

There were no passengers or crew on board at the time when the incident happened.

The plane had arrived in Singapore from Shanghai at 12.49am as SQ835. The aircraft was next due to have operated SQ890 to Hong Kong on Sunday morning.

 

Here are three thoughts Singaporeans have:

 

sian-half-auntie “Must be linked to AHPETC.”
Liew Chen Qiang, 44-year-old lift maintenance mechanic

 

sian-half-uncle “This proves nothing is perfect. Even the best government in the world.”
Zho Zeng Hu, 63-year-old free newspaper distributor

 

happy-bird-girl “After 50 years of nation-building, some things are bound to break down from old age.”
Lao Gu Dong, 18-year-old convenience store worker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 











S’poreans react to 6-metre fake durian on display at Changi Airport

S’poreans react to 6-metre fake durian on display at Changi Airport

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Three thoughts that must have went past your mind at some point.

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Changi Airport has created a six-metre tall durian as part of an exhibition for SG50 called Home Spots. It will feature tourist icons, local dishes and landmarks, and aims to reflect Singapore’s past, present and future. They are located across three terminals.

Here are three thoughts Singaporeans have:

 

sian-half-auntie “This is just like Gardens By The Bay. Got real things don’t want to celebrate, but come and put fake things.”
Jiak Lew Lian, 40-year-old hawker

 

sian-half-uncle “I would be impressed if the exhibition actually smelled like the real thing because it is made of durians.”
See Baey Chao, 60-year-old ex-banker

 

happy-bird-girl “Whoever thought it is a good idea to sit on durians, has some serious fetishes.”
Zhen Bian Tai, 18-year-old plastic surgeon assistant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





Woman grabbing Kinetic Rain installation at Changi Airport was art performance

Woman grabbing Kinetic Rain installation at Changi Airport was art performance

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She was performing an artistic expression of what “offline hacking” looks like.

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A woman dressed in a white dress and pink panties was seen grabbing at parts of the “Kinetic Rain” installation at Changi Airport Terminal 1.

Images and videos of her caught in the act were circulating social media on Saturday and Sunday.

Her act of grabbing testicle-shaped droplets dangling from the ceiling, is believed to be part of an artistic performance, where she was portraying how hacking would look like if it was committed offline.

This is in response to the recent spate of hacking by The Messiah, who targeted Sun Ho’s website and The Straits Times blog.

An artist, You Wen Hua, who witnessed the whole performance live, interpreted it as being avant garde but poignant and current: “What the woman was doing was the physical expression of hacking.”

“Like online hacking, her ‘offline hacking’ involves appearing clandestinely and taking everybody by surprise.”

“By balancing precariously on the ledge, she is showing what the hacker must be feeling: Trying to balance being noble with being criminal, and risk falling off his pedestal if he is not careful.”

“Furthermore, by grabbing at so many testicle-looking droplets at one time, she is embodying what it truly means to ‘grab life by the balls’ and giving them a good twist.”

“And lastly, there is something very sensual about the whole performance, its fragility, her upskirt, what with the balls dropping and breaking and the tea-bagging.”

 

 

 

 

S’pore to build 9 airport terminals to welcome more foreigners

S’pore to build 9 airport terminals to welcome more foreigners

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The 5th airport terminal to be ready in 10 years’ time.

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Singapore’s fifth airport terminal will be ready in the next decade, Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew announced this on yesterday at a dinner recognising Changi Airport’s airline partners.

The fifth terminal, known as T5, will also bring the airport’s passenger handling capacity beyond the annual 85 million, which is what four terminals are expected to handle.

To further deal with even more arrivals from abroad, plans are underway to build up to nine airports. T1 to T9 will be fully functional in 20 years’ time.

All these plans boil down to a simple fact: Singapore is welcoming transitory foreigners at an ever-increasing rate, even if they do not take up residency.

Yao Si Leh, a Singaporean, said he is looking forward to the vibrant influx of non-locals: “I hope I die before 2033.”

Polytechnic students run fashion retail store as part of curriculum

Polytechnic students run fashion retail store as part of curriculum

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One student to spend 440 hours in one semester running store.

For academic grades, a pioneering batch of 100 Singapore Polytechnic students will assume different roles according to their diplomas in running a shop located at Changi Airport’s Terminal 3.

The fashion retail shop, called Spell (Singapore Polytechnic Entrepreneurship Living Lab), sells clothes and accessories.

Opened on Sept. 17, the 600 sq ft store is a collaboration between Singapore Polytechnic and Changi Airport Group, which took six months to go from concept to reality.

Students with different diplomas have different requirements for the time they need to spend at the store.

Some will need to spend 60 hours over 15 weeks, others twice that amount.

Items sold in the store were sourced from all over Asia by five students.

The items are sold under the store’s own brand, Verve Avenue.

Students involved in this initiative volunteered to take part and they were selected through interviews.

At least one of them plans to start her own business after this stint.

Says 18-year-old Kim Khai Woon, 18, who is doing an entrepreneurship module of her Diploma in Business and Information Technology: “I want to start my own business in the future. I am doing this to avoid making mistakes when I start my venture.”

She also plans to spend 440 hours at the store for the semester, outside of her curriculum time.

Read the original articles here and here.

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