Star Wars has taken over Changi Airport!

Stormtroopers have taken over Singapore’s Changi Airport!!…

There were so many of them and they even rode on the escalators!

But on a more serious note, Changi Airport has unveiled a life-sized X-wing fighter at Terminal 3’s Departure Hall, as well as a TIE fighter at Terminal 2’s Departure Hall.

X-Wing Fighter from the front:

R2-D2 was also there and was scurrying around the grounds. Wow…an actual “working” R2 unit!!

How the X-Wing Fighter looks from the back:

There was a brief performance and the Rebel Alliance first made their appearance…

…followed by the arrival of the Imperial Stormtroopers!

The two opposing forces began to fight each other…

…but eventually ended up posing for pictures together. Hmm….

Once they were done with their business at Terminal 3, it was then time to head over to Terminal 2.

Oh no…there seem to be so many Stormtroopers out and about! Where is the Rebel Alliance??

Here’s a quick re-cap at what took place up to this point:

Err… is the policeman guarding the Stormtroopers or is it the other way around? ;p

This huge TIE Fighter can be found at Terminal 2 (near the Burger King outlet):

There was another media frenzy when the Stormtroopers and the TIE Fighter Pilots arrived.

A closer look at the characters…

Back view of this starfighter:

I caught up with this TIE Fighter Pilot.

Is this Stormtrooper’s companions leaving him alone to guard the TIE fighter?…

Nope, they all came back!

Arghh…and no, I’m not trespassing!… Help!!

I then escaped from the Stormtroopers and sought help from this X-Wing Fighter Pilot!

The Force within me was awoken and guess which side I joined? ^_^


Character Meet & Greet
Don’t miss the opportunity to meet the Stormtroopers and X-Wing Pilots over the next few Saturdays. There will only be 7 appearances and the details are as follows:
Venue: T3 Departure Hall – Immigration
Dates: 14 Nov, 21 Nov, 28 Nov, 5 Dec, 12 Dec, 26 Dec 2015 & 2 Jan 2016
Time: 4pm


The X-Wing Fighter Experience
Venue: T3 Departure Hall – Immigration
Weekdays:
10:00 – 12:00
16:00 – 18:00
13:00 – 15:00
19:00 – 21:00
Weekends:
10:00 – 12:00
13:00 – 15:00
19:00 – 21:00

Get the opportunity of a lifetime to enter the cockpit of the life-size X-Wing Fighter! Tickets will be given on a first come, first served basis. There are 80 tickets given out for each time slot and each participant/family is allowed to redeem only one ticket for one photo.

You can choose to don the costume of your favourite character – choices include Stormtrooper, Kylo Ren, Chewbacca, Jedi or an X-Wing pilot.

I chose to be a Jedi!


Interactive Wall
Venue: T3 Departure Hall – Immigration
Dates: 12 Nov 2015 – 5 Jan 2016

Right behind the X-Wing Fighter, you can find C-3PO with his own Language Centre, where he will teach visitors popular Star Wars phrases in 10 commonly-spoken languages. Next to him is a showcase of Star Wars model displays.

When I was there, C-3PO was mostly speaking in Japanese!

This is the Start screen for the language centre and I tried out a few different languages:

Clockwise from Top Left: Japanese, English, Chinese and Spanish.


Obstacle Course with BB-8
You will need to present a receipt with a minimum spend of $30 to participate in this Norway-themed obstacle course designed just for the BB-8. If you successfully navigate your BB-8 droid and complete the course in record time, you will stand a chance to win exclusive Star Wars giveaways!

Venue: T3 Staff Entrance (Event area opposite Check-in Row 11)
Time: 12pm-10pm (Last session at 9:45pm)
Registration closes when the last session is full.


Do check out http://starwars.changiairport.com for more details on the Star Wars events at Changi Airport. I certainly had fun there! ^_^

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