Changi Airport provides sneak peek into new Terminal 4

The departure hall (above) and departure transit area (below, right) were some of the areas revealed on Changi Airport's Facebook page on Monday.
The departure hall (above) and departure transit area were some of the areas revealed on Changi Airport's Facebook page on Monday.PHOTOS: CHANGI AIRPORT/FACEBOOK
The departure hall (above) and departure transit area (below, right) were some of the areas revealed on Changi Airport's Facebook page on Monday.
The departure hall and departure transit area (above) were some of the areas revealed on Changi Airport's Facebook page on Monday.PHOTOS: CHANGI AIRPORT/FACEBOOK

Changi Airport gave a sneak peek on Monday of what the interior of the new Terminal 4 (T4) is set to look like.

In a series of pictures posted on Facebook that day, the public got a look at T4's departure and arrival halls, as well as transit and boarding areas.

The departure hall, for instance, is a vast space devoid of columns, and has a high ceiling with petal-shaped skylights to allow natural light into the terminal.

Greenery is a key feature - its greenwall facade on the exterior consists of 16,000 plants, while the arrival hall also has a green theme.

Changi Airport's last update on T4 last month revealed that more than 80 retail outlets will be spread over 16,000 sq m, describing the terminal as a shopping and dining haven featuring popular brands, innovative concepts and unique experiential zones.

Two core duty-free categories - Liquor & Tobacco and Cosmetics & Perfume - will combine and operate in a single zone, while there will also be a heritage zone inspired by Peranakan shophouses.

Retails shops opening their first outlet in Changi include paper maker Moleskine, British retailer WHSmith and home-grown footwear label PAZZION.

T4, which is set to begin operations in the second half of this year, will be Singapore's first checkpoint with multiple biometric capabilities.

Lee Min Kok

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 21, 2017, with the headline 'Changi Airport provides sneak peek into new Terminal 4'. Print Edition | Subscribe