Singapore Changi Airport has opened its fifth themed garden, offering Terminal 2’s passengers a display of vibrant colours and interactive technology – a first for the airport, which has pioneered the concept of airport gardens since its opening in 1981.
Located within the terminal’s Departure Transit Mall, the ‘Enchanted Garden’ fills the spot where the Fern Garden once stood. It is open round the clock and passengers can enjoy it free of charge.
“Evoking a Shangri-La-like atmosphere”, the garden comprises four giant glass bouquet sculptures, decorated with a mosaic of stained glass. Within these bouquets sit a variety of freshly-cut flowers and soft ferns.
The garden “magically” comes to life with sight and sound, as motion sensors triggers sounds of nature and blooming flowers while fibre-optic and LED lighting in the flooring form a carpet of sparkling lights.
It also offers pathways and a fish pond filled with archerfish and koi.
Yeo Kia Thye, Senior VP of Airport Operations at Changi Airport Group, commented: “The Enchanted Garden is the first interactive-immersive garden among Changi Airport’s stable of gardens, where passengers stroll through a tranquil and soothing sanctuary, complete with the sights and sounds of a magical forest.
“Like Terminal 3’s popular Butterfly Garden, this new garden represents Changi Airport’s commitment to give our passengers a wonderful experience and great memories with our attractions – in this case, our well-loved gardens.”