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.
FAME is the first rooftop KTV pub in town. Located on the top floor of Bugis+, this octagon-shaped pub with a woody cottage theme surrounded by glass windows provides you more than just coziness but an all new concept of what you have never experience.
FAME is equipped with a top notch ktv system, darts board, stage plus live band performances, open mic nights and many more that will ensure patrons' visits/private events will be more than a memorable experience. Whether it's a private function, networking event or a birthday party, they will assist you through the entire process from planning stages throughout the event with attentiveness and warmest hospitality.
Embark on an epicurean journey and relish the exotic flavours of Peranakan, Moroccan, Javanese and Spanish cuisines with Chef Wan! His new halal-certified restaurant Chef Wan's Kitchen is now open at Esplanade.
A beloved TV personality known for his effervescent personality; Chef Wan is a culinary stalwart with 35 years of experience under his belt. For this venture, he has dug into his treasure trove of recipes, passed down from his grandmother to mother to auntie and then to him, with the best ones curated.
On the menu: Chef Wan's Oxtail Soup, Javanese Chicken, Moroccan Harira Lamb Meatball Soup, Lawar, Ayam Percik and more.
Japan-listed lifestyle and entertainment company Koshidaka Holdings, opens its Asian karaoke flagship outlet in Orchard Cineleisure. Termed Ganso (which means Founder or Pioneer), this Manekineko outlet will be the seventh in Singapore and the largest in Asia, with 80 newly furnished karaoke rooms, 5 VIP rooms with pool tables and a 150 pax capacity function hall for holding company and private events.
Koshidaka Holdings made in-roads into Singapore in September 2015 when it launched its Manekineko Karaoke Chain, after acquiring shares in K Box Entertainment. K Box is a subsidiary of Koshidaka Holdings. By establishing Manekineko in Singapore as a proven business model and showcase, Koshidaka Holdings hopes to springboard its expansion into ASEAN within the coming year, with plans to introduce outlets in Europe and North America as well. Here in Singapore, they will continue to proactively scout for suitable locations to expand the chain. Koshidaka Holdings, which has more than 400 stores from Hokkaido to Okinawa, is the first Karaoke chain from Japan to embark on overseas expansion. Its initial foray was into Korea, where it currently has thirteen outlets.
Ganso Manekineko Orchard Cineleisure features rooms that are bright and vibrant in four coloured theme zones (orange, green, blue and red), each adorned with illustrations of the mascot cat. Targeted at young adults, families and even senior citizens, prices are kept affordable (from $12 nett onwards for three hours) with free-flow soft drinks, snacks and ice cream included. Manekineko @ Orchard Cineleisure will also be the only karaoke outlet in Singapore to offer a buffet spread for lunch on weekends and dinner daily so that customers will have a more fulfilling experience, singing and eating to their hearts’ content. Its Singapore chef has also come up with a new ala carte menu, to include local favourites such as Laksa, Braised Pork Knuckle and Chicken Rendang, to name a few.
Founded in 2001, Stenders is a Latvian retail brand specialising in nature-inspired skincare and cosmetics. Through unique textures and mesmerising aromas, as well as from joyous colours and natural elements, Stenders products will awaken your senses and bring joy to your everyday life.
Providing excellent customer service with exquisite gift wrapping rituals and its unique shop design is what makes Stenders special. With its unique brand story, Stenders has created a successful franchise system with more than 50 partners and 200 points of sales in 21 countries worldwide.