You Can Now 'Travel Around The World' At Changi Airport With Replicas Of Famous Tourist Landmarks


Faruq Senin •  Sep 20, 2021

The pandemic has been going on for almost 2 years and travelling out of Singapore or taking a flight feels like a long time ago. But even as we can't travel to many destinations freely yet, one place that Singaporeans love to visit to fuel their wanderlust is none other than Changi Airport! The airport recently reopened Terminals 1 and 3 to the public after being closed for 3 months. As part of the reopening, Changi Airport has a travel-themed exhibition called Around The World At Changi Airport from 1 September to 10 October 2021. As you can't travel the world now, why not take a trip around Changi Airport and snap your "travel" pictures there instead?

Around The World At Changi Airport - travel-themed exhibition with free entry

Around The World At Changi Airport features Instagram-worthy backdrops from 7 destinations around the world - South Korea, Australia, China, Indonesia, London and Sweden, and Hong Kong. You can go on a hunt to find these backdrops in Terminals 1 and 3 of Changi Airport.

South Korea

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If you've been missing your trips to South Korea, you'll be thrilled to find backdrops of the famous Bukchon Hanok Village and N Seoul Tower as well as the famous Dol Hareubang (stone statues) of Jeju.

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You can also relive the "pocha" (tent serving cheap and good Korean street food) scenes which you can easily find along the streets of Seoul.

Location:Terminal 3, Departure Hall, Check-in Row 11

Hong Kong

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At T3, you can also find Hong Kong's iconic ding ding tram, snap a picture with the city's signboards and pretend like you're having tea in a cha chaan teng (HK-style cafe).

Location: Terminal 3, Departure Hall, Next to Mei Kee Bakery


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For a taste of Indonesia, pose with the backdrop of Labuan Bajo or experience what it's like to live in conical-shaped huts at Wae Rebo, one of the villages of the Manggarai people which is located 1,100m above sea level in Flores.

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There's also a replica of the Komodo dragon there, and kids would be able to learn more about the endangered species!

Location:Terminal 3, Departure Hall, Central Immigration


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At "Australia", you can strike a pose at Gold Coast's famous Surfer's Paradise and go on the Australia outback where you'll spot Uluru (Ayers Rock).

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There's also a standee of a kangaroo where you and your young ones can enjoy a fun pose!

Location:Terminal 3, Departure Hall, Central Immigration

London & Sweden

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As you dream about your next European trip, why not fuel your wanderlust at "London & Sweden" first? Here, you can pretend like you're on vacay in London by taking photos with the iconic red phone booth!

Location:Terminal 3, Basement 2 South, Opposite Kopitiam


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If you're planning to visit to complete your "world tour" at Changi Airport, don't miss out on the China exhibit, the only one that's located at T1! Be fascinated by replicas of the life-sized Xi-An terracotta army figures. Be sure to strike a fierce pose with them!

Location:Terminal 1, Level 3, Next to Andes

From 1 September to 10 October 2021, drivers can also enjoy free parking at T3 from 10AM-11PM daily, with no minimum spending.

If you're heading down to the airport soon, don't forget to check out our halal food guides to Changi Airport and Jewel Changi Airport for a scrumptious meal!

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