If your kids are SpongeBob SquarePants fans, then you have to make a trip to Changi Airport this holiday season!
From 15 November 2013 to 5 January 2014, you’ll be able to enjoy extensive SpongeBob SquarePants-themed surprises across the three terminals.
At the heart of the Departure Hall at T3, you’d be able to see the world’s tallest 11-metre SpongeBob SquarePants’ Giant Pineapple House.
During show times – there are seven shows daily, at 1pm, 3pm, and hourly from 5pm to 9pm – visitors can power SpongeBob’s Pineapple House to life by peddling on Santa’s sleigh and triggering the special effects of lights, sounds, pineapple scent and smoke bubbles.
Within the house lies SpongeBob’s bedroom, where the guests increase in size as they walk from one end to the other through an optical illusion.
You can also write to Santa in the mail room! And leave your postcards for Santa of course.
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Ah, but that’s really just the beginning of the fun adventure at Changi Airport as we had the opportunity to enter the transit area without having to scoot off somewhere (though I wouldn’t mind if you’d like to pay for our tickets. Oh, did you say you would? Aww, thanks!)
The spectacular displays featuring massive topiaries of famous landmarks from across the world are nothing short of amazing. Of course little ones might get distracted by the SpongeBob characters at the various spots too but that gives adults the chance to admire these displays.
The leaning tower of Pisa at T3 (transit area)
The Colosseum in Rome (T2 Transit area)
Turkey’s fabled Trojan Horse (transit area in T1)
Don’t despair if you can’t enter the transit area to see these sights for yourself because in the public area of T2, you can view the famous St Basil’s Cathedral in Russia along with giant-sized matryoshka dolls.
Of course the SpongeBob SquarePants fun doesn’t stop here. There’s the huge bouncy playground mimicking SpongeBob’s underwater town which will definitely have you in the queue. The nine-metre high playground (located at T3, near Toast Box) features a ball pit, maze and a slide.
There’s also a small merry-go-round for toddlers and a SpongeBob Photo Booth.
There’s also a full range of SpongeBob SquarePants (and his friends) plush toys for collectors. Spend a minimum of S$60 in Changi Airport’s public areas ($120 in supermarkets), or $150 in transit areas and you can purchase each toy for S$3. A new character will be launched for redemption at public areas each week while shoppers in the transit area can choose from all 6 characters (while stocks last).
Not forgetting that Christmas is a season of giving (and not SpongeBob), there are two charity booths at the Terminal 3 Departure Hall and Departure Transit Lounge which house a Christmas tree each with 500 handwritten wishes from students of Northlight Secondary School hanging on the trees. Samaritans can adopt their wishes by donating $20, which will be used to buy books, shoes, groceries and other items mentioned in the students’ wishes.
We’ll be heading down to Changi Airport again in this festive season, as always. Cya there!
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