Monday, November 18, 2013

Celebrating Christmas with SpongeBob SqaurePants and Santa Claus at Changi Airport

[Media Invite]

At Changi Airport Terminal 3, just before the Departure Immigration, we saw something unusual!

Isn't it SpongeBob SqaurePants' Pineapple House? Isn't it supposed to be located under the sea? 

We went in to take a look. Yes, this is really SpongeBob's Pineapple House! 

This is actually Ames room optical illusion, so peep from outside to see the "magic" effect (See the hole on the mirror?). It was a pity that I couldn't capture a good photo as it was too crowded.

Another spot where you can peep at others!

Hao Hao was fascinated by Santa's toy treasure - the mechanical toy train.

But where is Santa?

Unfortunately, Santa's working hours is from 4pm to 10pm daily (from 21 November to 26 December), but we were there in the morning, so we couldn't ask Santa for Christmas presents.

Suddenly, whimsical magic took place!

And there was a crowd at the sleigh with red lace, collecting the "snow balls"!

Wow, the "snow balls" are actually tokens that can be exchanged for giveaways!

Hao Hao was happy to receive a sticker. Oh yes, the whole world knew that he won a sticker.

But when Pei Pei received a watch, Hao Hao was very disappointed! You see, that is a challenge that parents with two and more children have to face on a regular basis. My luck was not with me, and I received a sticker too. So we hoped very hard that DaDi could get a watch. And YAY! DaDi got it! The world war was prevented from breaking out! I was so excited that I shouted, the queue of people must think that I was mad!

There are 7 shows daily - 1pm, 3pm, and hourly from 5pm to 9pm. Good luck to you if you have more than one child.

Did I tell you that Pei Pei and Hao Hao do not have passports yet? But we were privileged to have access to the transit areas to take a world tour!

We visited Russia's St Basil's Cathedral at Terminal 2 Departure Hall.

Then we travelled to Rome's Colosseum at Terminal 2 transit area Event Area.

Next, we visited Gary the Snail (SpongeBob's pet snail) who was pulling Turkey's Trojan Horse at Terminal 1 transit area Central Piazza.

Pei Pei and Hao Hao were more interested in the iPad game stations than the Trojan Horse.

As the children were very tired, we did not visit Italy's Leaning Tower of Pisa at Terminal 3 transit area Crossroads.

We went back to Terminal 3 Departure Hall. When Pei Pei and Hao Hao saw SpongeBob's underwater town, the Bikini Bottom, which was transformed into the bouncy playground, they forgot about their tiredness!

Want to have fun at the bouncy playground? It is open from noon to 10pm, just present any single-day receipt with a minimum spend of S$20, or S$15 for Changi Rewards members. Every S$20/S$15 spend allows a single entry, capped at a maximum of five entries per receipt. But if your child is shorter than 0.8 metre, no bouncy playground for him / her, but he / she can still have fun at the merry-go-around and photo taking booth next to the bouncy playground.

You can have a plush toy at S$3 when you spend a minimum of S$60 in Changi Airport's public area / S$120 in supermarkets / S$150 in the transit areas.

Christmas is a season of giving, so be the Santa to someone by adopting a wish for a Northlight's student. The charity booths are located at Terminal 3 Row 11 (public area) and Crossroads (transit area), and each wish is valued at S$20.

Visit SpongeBob at Changi Airport from now till 5 January 2014!

More details about celebrating Christmas at Changi Airport

Now then I know more about the names of SpongeBob's friends!

Disclaimer: We were invited to attend the media event. No monetary compensation was received. All opinions and photos are mine.

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  1. Aww! How brilliant is that for young children?!

    1. Yes, Sophie. The children love the bouncy playground most!


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