A NEW aviation gallery opened at Singapore Changi’s Terminal 2 on February 12. A Changi Airport Group statement said the facility, situated on level three of the building, provides aviation enthusiasts and members of the public with interesting insights into Changi’s ground operations and the eventful history of aviation in Singapore. Visitors will also have a close-up view of aircraft parked on the airport Tarmac.
Covering a size of approximately 6,135 sq ft (570 m2), the Changi Aviation Gallery is described as: “a multi-sensory zone with hands-on interactive displays that will intrigue both young and old alike.” Admission to the gallery, open throughout the day, is free.
Mr Foo Sek Min, Changi Airport Group’s Executive Vice President, Airport Management, said: “Changi Airport has welcomed millions of visitors over the years, many of whom come just to witness activities at the airport. We hope that the Changi Aviation Gallery will further engage them and enhance their experiences through a fun and enjoyable learning environment.”
The Changi Aviation Gallery has eight ‘islands’ of information with display panels covering a spectrum of topics including many of the ‘on-the-ground’ activities that take place at the airport, such as passenger facilities, aircraft landing and take-off, baggage handling, horticulture, environment-friendly measures, staff working at the airport, and emergency and rescue services. There is even a bench that doubles up as a large weighing scale to illustrate how baggage tonnage is measured by ground handlers.