A community event space named ST3PS, an indoor garden, more than 10 new shops and restaurants, and weekend evenings filled with fun family activities are what airport visitors can check out when they visit the newly upgraded Terminal 3 Basement 2 (T3 B2) this month.
A popular destination within Changi Airport, T3 B2 is a magnet that attracts more than half of Changi Airport’s meeters and greeters, or about 17 million people, annually. With its plethora of choices for shopping, dining and family activities, this spot has become a favourite with families over the years.
Equipped with an ultra high-definition screen measuring 6 metres wide and 3.5 metres high, the newly revealed dedicated atrium space ST3PS is shaped like a stepped amphitheatre that can accommodate over 200 people. In addition to free daily movie screenings and an array of exciting activities during the school holidays, live sports matches and performances delight visitors every weekend. Aspiring artistes and performing arts groups can also showcase their talents to travellers and airport visitors at this atrium space.
The event space will also feature a full-height green wall, adorned with sparkling lights that shine brightly as visitors walk up the steps. Adjacent to the atrium space is a fun art-themed indoor garden, where visitors can look forward to large-scale sculptural installations in time to come. The entire atrium and garden covers a floor area of 440 square metres, close to the size of a basketball court, and features over 15 varieties of plants.
“We are thrilled to unveil ST3PS, a communal space where we can bring family activities like free movie screenings and live performances to our airport visitors. With the redesign, we have opened up this entire area to bring in natural daylight, add greenery with a new themed garden and brighten up T3 B2,”said Mr James Fong, Vice President for Landside Concessions, Changi Airport Group.
“The new T3 B2 reflects our continuous efforts to create exciting shopping and dining experiences at the public areas of the airport. We know that many fond memories are forged at Changi – families gathering for a meal before sending off loved ones on a flight, spotting planes and enjoying the play facilities – and we want to continue to make the airport a go-to destination for the whole family,” enthused Mr Fong.
Passengers at Changi Airport Terminal 3’s Transit Hall will be welcomed by the refurbished Central Piazza, featuring the airport’s latest feature garden made up of elegant glass dandelion sculptures – the Crystal Garden.
The Crystal Garden is brought to life by tiered garden beds incorporating a curated selection of flowering plants and 12 spheres of artisan dandelion glass sculptures in varying sizes. Inspired by the flora and fauna of the other gardens in Changi Airport, the glass sculptures glow with luminance, creating the illusion that they are floating on pools of water or swaying in a breeze - these offer passengers a captivating and unforgettable experience amidst a garden of lights.
Prominently nestled in the heart of the Central Piazza behind the Crystal Garden is the brand new Louis Vuitton store. As the luxury brand’s first duplex airport store in the world, it is a travel destination itself with its unique architectural elements.
Specially conceptualised for the Central Piazza, the Crystal Garden is the 7th feature garden at Changi Airport. It comprises 1,735 Bohemian glass components hand blown with different finishes, giving the sculpture richness and texture.
Behind the Louis Vuitton duplex store, the Central Piazza also offers a new open lounge with plush seating and soft lighting, a dedicated working area and individual charging points, all carefully designed to enhance the T3 experience for all travellers.
Japan Gourmet Hall SORA is the largest restaurant across the four terminals at Changi Airport and houses six popular Japanese brands all under one roof.
The 7760sqft (720sqm) space seats about 300 diners.
Two out of the six brands at SORA are making its debut in Singapore. They are Tsuruhashi Fugetsu, a chain from Osaka specialising in "okonomiyaki" (Japanese savoury pancakes). And the other is Japoli Kitchen which offers Japanese-Italian fusion dishes.
Premium Japan Farmers Market is the first of its kind in Singapore to offer an extensive range of top quality vegetables, fruits, meat products, processed food products, and sake - all exclusively brought in from Japan.
You will also experience an unparalleled GO-ZEN bento experience presented by Japanese chefs, where you can look forward to creating your very own ready-to-eat bento box from a mouthwatering array of premium options, flown directly in from Japan to ensure freshness and quality.
The latest branch of LeNu by Paradise Group is now at Changi Airport Terminal 3. Offering diners bowls of delectable noodles with choices of broth include collagen-rich pork bone soup or braised beef broth, or simply noodles tossed in their homemade sauce. Or pair them with different meat selections including pork, chicken and beef. At LeNu, you’ll always have that perfectly customised bowl of Chinese noodles.
At LeNu, they aim to showcase the years of hard work and skills by the culinary masters of Chinese cuisine and re-create the perfect essence of traditional Chinese noodles served in many variations.
Simmered over slow fire for more than 12 hours, their pork bone soup has a dense flavour with high content of protein and collagen. 18 hours of hard work are put into their braised beef broth, using premium ingredients for the rich taste of beef.
Emirates Leisure Retail (ELR), one of the fastest growing travel retail groups globally, has opened to welcome its first guests to The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck at Singapore Changi Airport, Terminal 3 (T3).
Following ELR’s successful bid for three concessions at Changi Airport, The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck is the first ELR outlet to open. Already winning praise, the spacious premium casual-dining eatery provides guests the option of dining from the all-day menu or relaxing with a drink at the bar.
Travellers can enjoy the acclaimed celebrity chef’s renowned interpretation of global comfort fare using only the freshest quality, locally-sourced ingredients. Set in a stunning outlet with a raised kitchen platform and a feature pizza oven at its heart, the outlet’s open plan design allows guests a perfect view of the team’s excitement and energy on the culinary stage.
The outlet boasts a selection of dishes that are unique to Changi Airport, such as the Spicy Chicken Potstickers, Asian BBQ Chicken Pizza, Steamed Scottish Salmon Hong Kong Style, and the Australian Ribeye with Kalbi Glaze. The menu will also feature one of Wolfgang’s signature dishes, the Chicken Salad, with napa cabbage, wontons, cashews and a ginger-sesame vinaigrette. Breakfast options include the Eggs & Hash Bowl with sausage and Smoked Salmon Bagel.
For travellers looking for a refined dining experience at Changi Airport during the day, The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck also offers artisanal pizza, gourmet sandwiches, pasta, salads and entrees. Guests can also enjoy a range of specialty cocktails and Wolfgang Puck’s own label of premium Red and White wine.
UK Sandwich Cafe Chain, Pret A Manger is coming to Singapore in Q2 of 2017. Their first Singapore outlet will be at Changi Airport Terminal 3.
Pret first opened in London in 1986. College friends, Sinclair and Julian, made proper sandwiches avoiding the obscure chemicals, additives and preservatives common to so much of the 'prepared' and 'fast' food on the market. The two of them had woefully little experience in the world of business. They created the sort of food they craved but couldn't find anywhere else.
Pret operates a bit like a restaurant. They build a kitchen in (or very near) every shop. You won’t find ‘sell by’ dates on their fresh sandwiches and salads. They offer our unsold food to charity at the end of each day rather than keep it over.
They avoid the obscure chemicals, additives and preservatives common to so much ‘prepared’ and ‘fast’ food. Their ingredients are delivered early every day. They don’t mind that fresh and fragile ingredients go off quickly – they start from scratch each morning.