SINGAPORE - Travellers eager to try out new self-service clearance processes at Singapore's latest terminal can book their tickets starting from early Wednesday morning (July 5).
On the back of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's walk-through of the new terminal last weekend, Changi Airport Terminal 4 (T4) will be open to the public for the first time next month at its Open House from Aug 7 to Aug 20 daily, from 9am to 6pm.
Those who are interested can sign up for free tickets at the microsite www.T4OpenHouse.com, starting at 12.01am on Wednesday.
At the Open House, visitors can explore the terminal with a specially created T4 Open House app. Using the app, they can play location-based games to win e-vouchers for use at Changi Airport's retail and food and beverage outlets.
There is also a Photo of the Day competition and a daily lucky draw with airline tickets to be won.
The self-guided tour via the app is about 1km long and is expected to take between 60 and 90 minutes. Visitors will get a "boarding pass" to activate their app, and there will also be a self-luggage tagging contest to familiarise them with the process.
Each registrant can book tickets for himself and five other people. About 200,000 tickets will be available, up to 15,000 a day. Only those with tickets will be allowed entry into the 225,000 sq m, two-storey terminal, which was completed in December last year.
Said Ms Poh Li San, vice-president of the T4 Programme Management Office: "At the Open House, we will showcase T4's latest innovations in enhancing operational efficiencies and productivity, in addition to the terminal's many unique features.
"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."
During the Open House, visitors can get to T4 by private car, taxi or a free shuttle bus service at Terminal 3 (T3) running at five-minute intervals.
Food and drinks will not be sold at the new terminal during the Open House. Visitors are advised to have their own water with them, although water coolers will be available.
The new terminal is estimated 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.