A community event space ST3PS, an indoor garden, more than 10 new shops and restaurants, and weekend evenings filled with fun family activities are what airport visitors can check out when they visit the newly upgraded Terminal 3 Basement 2 (T3 B2) this month.
A popular destination within Changi Airport, T3 B2 is a magnet that attracts more than half of Changi Airport’s meeters and greeters, or about 17 million people, annually. With its plethora of choices for shopping, dining and family activities, this spot has become a favourite with families over the years.
Keeping the whole family entertained
Equipped with an ultra high-definition screen measuring 6 metres wide and 3.5 metres high, the dedicated atrium space ST3PS is shaped like a stepped amphitheatre that can accommodate over 200 people. In addition to free daily movie screenings and an array of exciting activities during the school holidays, live sports matches and performances delight visitors every weekend. Aspiring artistes and performing arts groups can also showcase their talents to travellers and airport visitors at this atrium space.
The event space will also feature a full-height green wall, adorned with sparkling lights that shine brightly as visitors walk up the steps. Adjacent to the atrium space is a fun art-themed indoor garden, where visitors can look forward to large-scale sculptural installations in time to come. The entire atrium and garden covers a floor area of 440 square metres, close to the size of a basketball court, and features over 15 varieties of plants.
“We are thrilled to unveil ST3PS, a communal space where we can bring family activities like free movie screenings and live performances to our airport visitors. With the redesign, we have opened up this entire area to bring in natural daylight, add greenery with a new themed garden and brighten up T3 B2,”said Mr James Fong, Vice President for Landside Concessions, Changi Airport Group.
“The new T3 B2 reflects our continuous efforts to create exciting shopping and dining experiences at the public areas of the airport. We know that many fond memories are forged at Changi – families gathering for a meal before sending off loved ones on a flight, spotting planes and enjoying the play facilities – and we want to continue to make the airport a go-to destination for the whole family,” enthused Mr Fong.
Exciting new brands set to delight
As part of the revamp, Changi Airport has refreshed the current offering of 50 retail, service and F&B stores at T3 B2. A handful of new F&B joints have started to welcome diners – aviation-themed food hall concept Terminal M by MOF featuring Korean, Chinese and Japanese cuisines, Japanese two-in-one concept Ramen Champion & Hokkaido Paradise, Thai cuisine and dessert Saap Saap Thai and Saap Saap Thai Desserts, popular local coffee joint Mr Teh Tarik
Express and multi-concept F&B outlet comprising Stuff’d, Crave and new brand Coffee Boy.
Other new and exciting brands are joining the scene at T3 in the coming months. Famous for their crispy cookie-crust and sweet egg custard, Tai Cheong Bakery will be opening its second café in Singapore. A firm favourite among locals and tourists, it will serve Hong Kong café classics with a modern twist.
For a more savoury option, Le Shrimp Ramen and Canton Paradise Noodle & Congee will entice diners with a unique fusion of Cantonese, Chinese and Japanese flavours. Debuting its first dual-concept restaurant in Singapore at Changi Airport, its menu will feature comforting noodles with succulent prawns in creamy tonkotsu ramen broth or hearty shrimp broth, and the best of Hong Kong traditional noodle and congee dishes.
Another Changi-first brand Wain’s will also be launching their first outlet in Singapore. It will retail its well-known traditional biscuits and signature snacks like Salted Egg Crisp with Seaweed and Salted Fish Crisp with Seaweed.
Fans of DON DON Donki will be delighted to hear thatthe Japanese discount chain will be opening its first airport outlet outside Japan. The 30-square-metre store at T3’s Departure Hall, will bring to airport visitors their well-loved Baked Sweet Potato, bottled drinks, confectionery, as well as a mobile food corner offering Japanese-style coffee and shakes.
Juniors can look forward to a refurbished Cartoon Network themed indoor playground at KinderPLAY (previously known as Singkids Playground),which will be undergoing a Ben 10 and Powerpuff Girl theme makeover.
With the infusion of new brands into T3 in the coming months, Changi Airport is set to continue to delight fans and visitors across all ages. For shoppers who are members of Changi’s loyalty programme Changi Rewards, they can enjoy an instant 7% saving with GST absorption at the public areas of the airport.
For more information on the screenings and live performances at ST3PS, visit www.changiairport.com/st3ps.
Copyright The Duty Free Hunter 2019