Rediscover the wonders of China at Changi Airport
Changi Airport showcases the different facets of China with the next installation of the Changi Travellers’ Series - Rediscover China event from 7 – 27 September 2015.
With its rich cultural roots and historical stories, China has been mesmerising people from all over the world with its ancient wonders and breathtaking natural sceneries.
Take in the beauty and fun experience that China has to offer across all seasons – from the cherry blossoms at Yuantouzhu near Wuxi, summer beer festivals in Harbin, fiery autumn foliage at Jiuzhaigou and the rime-covered trees of Jilin during winter.
Savour a slice of this magnificent country at the public area of Terminal 3, Changi Airport, and get ready to be spellbound by one of the world’s oldest civilizations and booming urban hubs.
Embark on an experiential expedition as you explore the Exhibition Journey through the nature trails, scenic photography spots, movie filming locations and food trails of China!
Rediscover China at Changi Airport
Changi Airport is brimming with enchanting surprises lined up for you and your family this September school holidays.
Mark your calendars: Changi Airport is the place to be from 7 – 27 September!
The “Rediscover China” event promises to engage your senses with an array of activities and exhibits that will take you through a discovery journey to learn about a side of China that you did not know before.
- Go discover the nature and adventure trails
Take a walk through the charming trails and get up close and personal with nature. Enjoy a moment of tranquility at Jiuzhaigou Valley, Chengdu, with waterfall sounds and a scenic view that make the whole experience postcard-perfect.
- Gain insights to the rich culture of China
With a cultural diversity like no other, China is home to 56 ethnic groups with over 90% of the population comprised of the Han community. The culture, heritage and lifestyle of the minority ethnic groups are still preserved in many parts of China, such as Yunnan, Guangxi and Xinjiang. Visitors can look forward to experiencing first-hand their local customs and festivals.
Over the thousands of years of Chinese history, the capital has been located in different parts of China at different points of time. Each relocation of the capital brought flourishing of the arts and trade to the surrounding areas, and some of these merchant towns remain well preserved today.
Apart from the well-known ancient towns in Lijiang and Pingyao, you can also take leisurely strolls around UNESCO World Heritage Site Hong Village in Anhui Province, or interact with the old residents at the traditional tea houses and barber shops of Daxu Ancient Town in Guilin.
Jiangnan, the area south of the Yangtze River, is renowned for its unique water towns. City dwellers can retreat to the tranquil towns of Xitang, Nanxun, Tongli and Luzhi and enjoy the picturesque views of willows and traditional buildings located along the rivers.
- Visit filming locations in China
Did you know the award-winning film, Avatar, was inspired by Zhangjiajie?
Director James Cameron was notably influenced by the picturesque peaks of Zhangjiajie and incorporated them into his Hollywood blockbuster.
Bet you didn’t know that Transformers 4: Age of Extinction was also filmed at the Wulong Karst in Chongqing!
Walk into the world of “Raise the Red Lantern”’s wealthy Master Chen at the Qiao Family Compound near Pingyao Ancient Town in Anhui Province. The impressive mansion was the filming location for Zhang Yimou’s renowned film starring Gong Li.
Fans of romance comedy “If You Were The One” (starring Shu Qi and Ge You) can also visit Hangzhou’s West Lake and Sanya’s Yalong Bay Bird Nest Resort to follow the path of the couple during their date and honeymoon.
- Capture picture-perfect shots
Both photography pros and beginners can look forward to a smorgasbord of swoon-worthy shots in China. Whilst the Great Wall and Forbidden City are one of the most photographed sights of China, the Middle Kingdom’s varied topography profile provides many opportunities for its visitors.
From the misty Huangshan to the multi-tier Detian Falls in Guangxi, the natural wonders of China are bound to take your breath away. For those seeking unique scenes of China, photograph the fishermen of Guilin at work on bamboo rafts along the Li River and capture the migratory cranes against the majestic red reed beach at Panjin in Liaoning Province.
On the other hand, folks who love capturing modern skylines will enjoy the breathtaking lights and cityscape of Shanghai. The outstanding skyscraper of the Shanghai Tower is both a challenge to capture and pure camera fodder.
- Cuisines of China
Noodles, together with rice, is a staple of Chinese cuisine.
Learn about the different types of noodle dishes from 12 regions of China at the event! Furthermore, visitors of the event can sample the traditional Dragon Beard Candy which is available from 7-13 Sept, 19-20 Sept, 24, 26 & 27 Sept.
If you love mooncakes, homemade mooncakes samples by Tai Chong Kok will also be available on 26 & 27 Sept, from 2-4pm & 7-9pm (while stocks last basis).
Fans of the popular confectionery will rejoice to know that they will be purchasable at their outlet at Terminal 3 Departure Hall too!
What’s more, let your kids explore their creativity and learn to make mooncakes using play dough in the backdrop of the Chinese courtyard.
Be an Actor for the Day
Did you know several Chinese actors and actresses have taken Hollywood by storm? Famous names include Zhang Ziyi and Jet Li!
Recreate the iconic scene of Chow Yun Fatt and Zhang Ziyi’s swordplay at the Shunan Bamboo Forest in “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” at the event!
Kids are welcomed! Get ready to be wired up above the ground like a swordsman and capture your impressive stance.
Step 1: Strike your best pose and take a picture at the “Actor of the Day” area
Step 2: Upload the picture onto Twitter or Instagram account(s) with the hashtag #rediscoverchina.
All participants must be under 1.7m in height and must not exceed 100kg in weight.
5D Adventure Voyage
Take an exhilarating ride and embark on your next simulated adventure!
To redeem one (1) activity pass that admits up to two persons for a single ride, simply present a single same-day receipt with a minimum spend of S$40 (S$80 for supermarkets).
Dates : 7 – 13 Sep, 19, 20, 24, 26 and 27 September 2015
Time : 12noon to 11pm (Last redemption at 10.30pm)
Lucky draw contest
Are you ready for an adventure to rediscover China?
Simply guess the weight of the panda at our event and stand a chance to win return air tickets to China!
Grand Prize: A pair of return air tickets to your choice of destination* in China on China Eastern Airlines
Consolation Prize 1: A pair of return air tickets to Chongqing on SilkAir
Consolation Prize 2: A pair of return air tickets to Tianjin on Scoot
Consolation Prize 3: One (1) return air ticket to Beijng on Singapore Airlines
Consolation Prize 4: A pair of return air tickets to Haikou on Jetstar Asia Airways
* Destinations include Kunming, Lanzhou, Qingdao, Shanghai, or Wuxi.
The winners shall contact the respective airlines for more terms and conditions of the ticket prizes.
Spend and redeem an Exhibition Journey guide which lets you Rediscover China through an interactive exhibit. Complete the guide by answering a simple question and redeem an exclusive gift at the redemption booth (while stocks last).
Present a single same-day receipt with a minimum spend of S$10 (S$20 for supermarkets) from any Changi Airport outlet to redeem one (1) Exhibition Journey Guide and one (1) Lucky Draw Contest Form. Limited to redemption of one (1) Exhibition Journey Guide and one (1) Lucky Draw Contest Form per qualifying receipt, regardless of spending amount. Terms and conditions apply.
Travel deals to China
Did you know? Tea was an accidental discovery by the Chinese Emperor Shennong in 2737 B.C. when a tea leaf fell into his boiling water. To date, the Chinese consider tea to be a necessity of life.
Discover the amazing stories behind China and make them part of your travel memories!
Don’t miss the exclusive travel deals offered by ASA Holidays, Chan Brothers, CTC Travel, Dynasty Travel, Hong Thai Travel, New Shan Travel and Seiki Travel*.
Time: 1pm – 9pm
All purchases/bookings must be made in cash or cheque only.
*Seiki Travel is available exclusively on weekdays during the event period. All other travel agents are available during the event period weekends.
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