This Deepavali season, Singapore’s Changi Airport was illuminated with a burst of vivid hues and dazzling lights as the Changi Airport Group (CAG) commemorated the traditional Hindu festival with a variety of themed garden displays across the airport’s four terminals. Passengers and airport visitors were invited to partake in the festive cheer and indulge in plenty of photo-taking opportunities.
Deepavali, also known as The Festival of Lights, marks the victory of good over evil and is celebrated by Hindus worldwide. As the majority of Hindus in Singapore are Indian, the vibrant displays at Changi Airport are steeped in Indian culture and have been inspired by Indian art, mythology and tradition. Besides the aesthetic displays, passengers and airport visitors were also able to learn more about the festival through the information panels available. The Deepavali garden displays showcase two broad themes of Indian culture, traditional Indian Ornaments and Plants. There were colourful displays of ornaments such as giant peacocks, mythological birds, floral elephants and garlanded canopies amidst a lush backdrop of plants including marigolds, jasmine flowers, bird of paradise flowers, coconut palms and banyan trees. The displays were placed at 12 locations at Changi Airport’s terminals until October 25. Seven displays were in the Departure Transit Malls and five in the Departure Hall Public Areas. The garden displays at Changi Airport are seasonal in nature and are usually set up to commemorate special events or main festive celebrations in Singapore such as the Chinese New Year, Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Deepavali and Christmas.