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Postby Barnsley » Tue, 05 Aug 2014 9:48 pm

My opinion .... utter waste of money.

who wants an airport as a lifestyle destination.

Although if it keeps.folk out of the city then it maybe a good idea.
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Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 06 Aug 2014 1:42 am

Barnsley wrote:who wants an airport as a lifestyle destination.


It already is though. Plenty of people use Changi for shopping and a food destination.

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Postby Max Headroom » Wed, 06 Aug 2014 9:06 am

zzm9980 wrote:It already is though. Plenty of people use Changi for shopping and a food destination.


Guilty as charged. We go there just for a meal every so often. Shopping no. But there are a few decent makan places.

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Postby the lynx » Wed, 06 Aug 2014 9:45 am

So funny, Business Insider is taking the news from AsiaOne, who is taking the news from The Straits Time.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Wed, 06 Aug 2014 11:01 am

zzm9980 wrote:
Barnsley wrote:who wants an airport as a lifestyle destination.


It already is though. Plenty of people use Changi for shopping and a food destination.


Don't you need a ticket to get into the main malls... er... terminals?

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Postby Steve1960 » Wed, 06 Aug 2014 11:38 am

Well I sure as he*ll would rather see and visit this than Heathrow airport!

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Postby nakatago » Wed, 06 Aug 2014 11:46 am

Strong Eagle wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:
Barnsley wrote:who wants an airport as a lifestyle destination.


It already is though. Plenty of people use Changi for shopping and a food destination.


Don't you need a ticket to get into the main malls... er... terminals?


Large sections are open to the non-flying public, in T3 IIRC, where the giant slide was (is it still there?).

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Postby Barnsley » Wed, 06 Aug 2014 12:19 pm

Steve1960 wrote:Well I sure as he*ll would rather see and visit this than Heathrow airport!


Maybe its just me , and airports are something I pass through on the way to and from somewhere.
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Postby bgd » Wed, 06 Aug 2014 12:34 pm

Barnsley wrote:
Steve1960 wrote:Well I sure as he*ll would rather see and visit this than Heathrow airport!


Maybe its just me , and airports are something I pass through on the way to and from somewhere.


It's not just you :D

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Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 06 Aug 2014 12:40 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:
Barnsley wrote:who wants an airport as a lifestyle destination.


It already is though. Plenty of people use Changi for shopping and a food destination.


Don't you need a ticket to get into the main malls... er... terminals?


T2 check-in area has quite a few eating establishments.

T3 basement is basically a smaller heartland-mall. Same set of shops and such, including a 24/7 Raffles Clinic. It also has other eating establishments scattered about.

I'll admit to using the Raffles Clinic at T3 (without flying somewhere). It has a lot of convenient parking and lesser crowds and traffic to reach it.

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Postby earthfriendly » Wed, 06 Aug 2014 3:47 pm

There is no admission fee to get to the area where these attractions are located. I used to take my kids to play on the (paid) giant slide, doodling / play area and ride on those huge inflatable animals.

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Postby aster » Thu, 07 Aug 2014 12:46 am

Max Headroom wrote:Guilty as charged. We go there just for a meal every so often. Shopping no. But there are a few decent makan places.


Just how close to the airport do you live exactly? :)

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Postby Addadude » Thu, 07 Aug 2014 9:11 am

It's all part of the government's secret 2030 Plan - to convert Singapore into one gigantic shopping mall. They're clearly ahead of schedule.
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Postby ecureilx » Thu, 07 Aug 2014 12:46 pm

Addadude wrote:It's all part of the government's secret 2030 Plan - to convert Singapore into one gigantic shopping mall. They're clearly ahead of schedule.


LOL

btw, when I was working in Tampines, sometimes we hold department lunches in T2 or T3 when they had a Lebanese restaurant

Tampines to Changi by bus 27 is pretty fast!!!!


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