Get free 'boarding pass' for airport's T4 open house tour

Digital renderings of the displays that will be put up during the Terminal 4 Open House, which will run daily from Aug 7 to Aug 20, from 9am to 6pm. Registration for free tickets opened online early this morning.
Digital renderings of the displays that will be put up during the Terminal 4 Open House, which will run daily from Aug 7 to Aug 20, from 9am to 6pm. Registration for free tickets opened online early this morning.PHOTOS: CHANGI AIRPORT GROUP
Digital renderings of the displays that will be put up during the Terminal 4 Open House, which will run daily from Aug 7 to Aug 20, from 9am to 6pm. Registration for free tickets opened online early this morning.
Digital renderings of the displays that will be put up during the Terminal 4 Open House, which will run daily from Aug 7 to Aug 20, from 9am to 6pm. Registration for free tickets opened online early this morning.PHOTOS: CHANGI AIRPORT GROUP

Get a "boarding pass" to tour Changi Airport's new Terminal 4, try out self-luggage tagging and buy duty-free products - all before T4 opens for business.

Visitors to T4's Open House next month can explore the terminal with a specially created T4 Open House app.

The self-guided tour via the app is about 1km long and expected to take 60 to 90 minutes to complete.

Visitors will get a "boarding pass" to activate their app, and there will be a contest to familiarise them with the self-luggage tagging process.

They also stand to win e-vouchers for use at Changi Airport's retail and food and beverage outlets by playing location-based games on the app.

The Open House will run daily from Aug 7 to Aug 20, from 9am to 6pm. Registration for free tickets opened online early this morning.

 
 
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    The number of passengers the new terminal is estimated to be able to handle a year - about 70 per cent of the capacity of T3, even though T4 is half the size of T3.

Said Ms Poh Li San, vice-president of the T4 Programme Management Office: "The Open House visitors will be among the first to learn about and experience the innovations and 'wow' features at T4 - facial recognition technology, integrated duty-free shopping, kinetic art displays, a heritage zone and specially curated sculptures, among many others."

Visual highlights include a moving art display at the Central Galleria and an interactive display of Peranakan shophouses at the Heritage Zone on the departure floor.

Visitors can also get to buy duty-free products without having to travel, if they pre-order them on the airport's online shopping portal iShopChangi at least 18 hours before their visit.

There is also a Photo Of The Day competition and a daily lucky draw, with airline tickets to be won. Those who are interested in the Open House can sign up for free tickets at the microsite www.T4OpenHouse.com

Each registrant can book tickets for himself and five other people. About 200,000 tickets will be available, with up to 15,000 for each day of the Open House, and registration is open till 1am of the day of the intended visit.

Only those with tickets will be allowed into the 225,000 sq m two-storey terminal, which was completed last December.

Food and drink will not be sold at the new terminal during the Open House. Visitors are advised to have their own water with them, but water coolers will be available.

One traveller who is looking forward to the Open House is undergraduate Gui Mei En, 23.

Said Ms Gui, who has travelled more than five times this year: "I want to use the chance to familiarise myself with the facilities there, as I hope I will be able to enjoy them for my next holiday."

The new terminal is estimated to be able to handle 16 million passengers a year - about 70 per cent of the capacity of T3, even though T4 is half the size of T3.

T4 is set to open for operations later this year.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 05, 2017, with the headline 'Get free 'boarding pass' for airport's T4 open house tour'. Print Edition | Subscribe