Changi Airport unveils first "interactive, immersive" garden

Changi Airport's newest multi-sensory garden, the Enchanted Garden, at its T2 Departure Transit Mall. -- ST PHOTO: KASH CHEONG
Changi Airport's newest multi-sensory garden, the Enchanted Garden, at its T2 Departure Transit Mall. -- ST PHOTO: KASH CHEONG
One of the four stained glass mosaic bouquets in Changi Airport's new multi-sensory garden, the Enchanted Garden   at the T2 departure transit mall. -- ST PHOTO: KASH CHEONG
One of the four stained glass mosaic bouquets in Changi Airport's new multi-sensory garden, the Enchanted Garden   at the T2 departure transit mall. -- ST PHOTO: KASH CHEONG

The Singapore Changi Airport on Monday unveiled its first themed garden with interactive and immersive elements, located in the North Wing of its Terminal 2 Departure Transit mall.

Named the Enchanted Garden, the 390 sq m garden is situated between rows of airport shops and features more than 50 species of fresh ferns and flowers. When walking through the garden, visitors will step on sensors that trigger sounds of nature, recorded in the Borneo rainforest. They will also see mechanical flowers blooming right before their eyes.

At the centre of the garden is four glass bouquets, decorated with hand-pieced mosaic. Each bouquet holds at least 300 freshly-cut flowers that will be changed seasonally. The garden also features a koi pond.

The new garden is Changi Airport's fifth garden, but its first to offer visitors an interactive, immersive experience with sound and sensor elements. Other gardens include the Orchid Garden at T2 and Butterfly Garden at T3.

"Airports are usually cold and stony," said traveller Egil Nilsen, 45. "It's nice to be back in nature while waiting for your flight."