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.
Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay’s newest venue, Annexe Studio is set to open its doors to the public next month!
A raw and flexible two-storey space that was converted from a dance club, the studio is another versatile performance venue that is as much about artists at work, creating, rehearsing and jamming, as it is about artists performing.
The opening of Annexe Studio marks the completion of the physical renewal exercise that Esplanade embarked in July 2014 across the centre to create new spaces, facilities and arts experiences for visitors and patrons. The Annexe Studio gives audiences the opportunity to catch a performance, be it music, theatre or dance, in a more casual and intimate setting, and even to see or be part of the artistic process.
The new Asics boutique spans 1,615 square feet and presents a comprehensive spectrum of footwear for the new “Mix Up Your Run” concept, where runners opened their sights to the big world of possibilities, exploring new terrains in any weather, be it city streets, mud paths, forest trails, snow, ice, or the mountains.
To nurture a growing interest in the pursuit of running excellence, the new store features the technologically-advanced Asics Foot ID, with staff on site to perform the analysis, the first in Singapore.
Additionally, running enthusiasts can join the Asics Running Club, hosted at the Suntec City store, for your weekly Wednesday runs that cater to all levels, covering a range of distances at different paces.
Kids Performing Academy of the Arts is a school developing children in the art of performing. Courses in performance training include singing, dancing, acting and stage performances.
Kids Performing also creates and produces young artistes and groups for performances.
They have courses for students of all ages, from pre-schoolers to adults. Kids Performing has developed trademarked courses JazzKids, UrbanKids BroadwayKids and TeenStars. These courses produces quality performing groups that perform regularly in events and in concerts. TeenStars is a program for teens’ training in musicals, plays, television and stage performance. Pre-school children age 3-6 years old attend performance training classes TwinkleStars and PopStars.
Kids Performing Academy also conducts a successful program in preparing primary school students towards Direct School Admission auditions and interviews.
People Impact provides fun and educational programmes that aim at developing the brain and personality of children and teaching them life skills.
Their IQ and EQ programme is developed by Professors of World Class Universities such as Harvard, MIT, University of Michigan, University of Washington and University of Hong Kong and their students will be enjoy a high quality curriculum. Results speak louder than words. Students have shown marked improvement in both personal and academic performances. Let your kids experience to see the results.
They have trial classes for children from as young as 3 years old.