Starting from today, spend the September school holidays with the family at Changi Airport!

As part of Changi Airport’s Changi Loves Kids programme, families can visit and enjoy brand new installations at Terminal 3. They include the Flavours of China playground, China, Lit! art installation and Playstation at the Family Lounge.

There are also other fun kid-friendly stuff like the Hot Wheels #ChallengeAccepted Southeast Asia Championship, UNO Challenge and Barbie — all located at T3 Basement 2.

Flavours of China playground

Situated near the T3 departure hall is the Flavours of China playground that has a ‘noodle’ slide going down into an orange ball pit designed to look like the iconic fiery Mala hotpot, complete with soft plushies of mushrooms, chilli and other featured ingredients. There’s also a see-saw carousel, rotating sphere and rotating wheels.

When: From 6th September 2019

How to access: Redeem 2 Changi PlayPasses with a minimum spend of $50 on a single receipt at retail and F&B outlets in Changi Airport public area (except Jewel), or $80 at supermarkets. If you want a third PlayPass, make the payment with MasterCard.

China, Lit! art installation

Besides good food, China is also home to plenty of beautiful modern architecture, ever growing arts and culture scenes such as the “Sleep No More” theatrical experience, and innovative dining and entertaining concepts that don’t exist in Singapore, like the Shanghai Reserve Roastery.

This is the side of China that isn’t talked about enough, almost unheard of under the topic of dream holiday destinations. But this is what Changi Airport wants to shine a spotlight on through their latest art installation.

Situated near the bridge to Jewel, the exhibition features the five cities: Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Xiamen. Each city is represented by concentric circles on display throughout the space. There is a content panel at each section that shows you all the cool stuff in the city. The structures are made of neon-lit steel rings which take turns lighting up to reflect “the energy, dynamism and transformation of today’s China”. It’s definitely a modern look, which gives visitors a different perspective of what China offers now.

The main attraction of the installation is The Portal, where the rings light up in different colours to create a “visual rhythm” that’s perfect for a photo.

If you see carefully, there are also the names of the five cities hanging inside The Portal and right in the middle of it is the “China, Lit!” sign. Very cool tunnel effect!

There’s also a touch-screen kiosk where you can flip through photos of interesting places in the featured five cities and learn more about them. Feeling inspired for your next holiday trip? You can tap on the page to find a list of all the available airlines that can take you there! If you’re lucky, you can even win a pair of airline tickets (two-way) to any of the five featured cities.

When: 6 September to 6 October 2019

How to win airline tickets: Scan the QR code on the content panels at the exhibition.

Playstation at the Family Lounge

Located at ST3PS at Terminal 3, the Family Lounge is the perfect hangout place where you can play video games. It’s all for free except the big screen play.

Try your hand at PlayStation VR and fully immerse yourself in Beat Saber or the new Marvel’s Iron Man game demo for the ultimate gaming experience. The Iron Man VR game has yet to be released to the public but you get first dibs on the demo only at the Family Lounge. This is also the first public showcase of the game.

Alternatively, you can play other regular PS4 games with a buddy at six dedicated stations. You can find them on one side of the lounge on different steps. The video games include ES SPORTS FIFA 19, EA SPORTS FIFA 20 (to be released in Singapore on 27 September 2019), Super Bomberman R, Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, Dragon Quest BUILDERS 2, Overcooked! 2 and Batman: Arkham Knight.

But if you’re just looking to chill, you’re welcome to sit around and watch others compete in a game of Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled on the big LED screen. Though to play on the screen, you’ll have to get a Changi PlayPass which gets you 20 minutes of play time.

When: From 6 September 2019

How to play on the big screen: Get a Changi PlayPass with a minimum spend of $35 on a single receipt at retail and F&B outlets in Changi Airport’s public area (except Jewel). If you spend $70 on a single receipt, you can double your play time and get 40 minutes.