Changi Airport launches trail with 50 attractions to celebrate SG50

The durian topiary at Changi Airport, one of the 50 attractions in the airport's SG50 trail.
The durian topiary at Changi Airport, one of the 50 attractions in the airport's SG50 trail.ST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM
The durian topiary at Changi Airport, one of the 50 attractions in the airport's SG50 trail.
The durian topiary at Changi Airport, one of the 50 attractions in the airport's SG50 trail.ST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM
 The airport's SG50 trail features tourist icons, local dishes and landmarks, and aims to reflect Singapore's past, present and future.
The airport's SG50 trail features tourist icons, local dishes and landmarks, and aims to reflect Singapore's past, present and future. ST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM

SINGAPORE - Tourists and Singaporeans alike will be able to catch 50 new attractions at Changi Airport, following the official launch of the airport's SG50 trail on Thursday .

To be in place until the end of September, the attractions- named Home Spots - are part of Changi Airport's celebration of Singapore's Golden Jubilee. It will feature tourist icons, local dishes and landmarks, and aims to reflect Singapore's past, present and future. These Home Spots are located throughout the three terminals at the airport.

Among the attractions on show are a six-metre tall durian topiary and an exhibition showing Singapore's aviation history. Also on show for the first time in public is Changi Airport's master plan, which will give an insight to how the airport will look like when Terminal 5 opens in the mid-2020s.

Mr Robin Goh, spokesman for Changi Airport Group, said that the conceptualisation for the trail begun in October last year, with attractions set up over the past month. On top of attractions detailing Singapore's culture, there are also exhibits explaining behind the scenes work at the airport.

Mr Goh added: "We wanted to have a fine balance between what is entertaining, quirky and educational, and to have a good mix of Singapore's history with Changi's history."

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