One of the world’s busiest airports, the Changi Airport is among the largest hubs for air transportation in Asia. It has some excellent facilities provided for the passengers who arrive at the airport and depart from it. The elegant airline lounges located at the four terminals are the best examples. They offer passengers quiet places to relax or catch up with their friends, family, or colleagues using the high-speed wireless internet. Besides the lounges, there are baby care rooms, baggage storage, and car rentals.
After your arrival at this airport in one of the flights to Singapore, among the delightful features that you’ll find the most impressive are the art installations and displays that have been placed in the public spaces of the terminals. One of them is Kinetic Rain, which has been constructed using more than a thousand droplets of bronze. This sculpture is located in Terminal 1 of the airport and has become one of the favourites of passengers over a period of time. The choreography of these droplets is controlled with the help of high-precision motors. This sculpture was created with the help of technologists, artists, and programmers who did some detailed analysis before creating it.
You’ll be amazed by a flower-shaped propeller called Daisy, which stands tall at 13 metres at Terminal 3 of the airport. It was created by Christian Moeller, inspired by the journeys and connections that this airport and the Port of Singapore facilitate. This propeller has been painted in the national colours of Singapore and represents the flora of this country. The propeller is powered by inbuilt sensors that cause it to move in response to the movements that the passengers in its immediate environment make.
The fabulous kinetic sculpture and functioning clock called ‘A Million Times at Changi’ is located at Terminal 2 of the airport. It was developed by ‘Humans Since 1982’, an artist collective based in Stockholm. It is a visual representation of the concept of time and the hands of the clock move with the help of mechanical spinning and synchronised patterns and designs. These movements are made with the help of over a thousand stepper motors. It is 3.4 metres tall and 7.5 metres wide, making it one of the world’s biggest kinetic artworks. It offers some delightful moments to the passengers by reinventing the presentation of time. After your arrival at this airport in one of the flights to Singapore, this art installation would be worth a few snaps.
While exploring Terminal 4 of Changi Airport, it would be impossible to miss the Petalclouds. It is the centrepiece of the terminal and comprises 6 structures suspended about 200 metres across the Central Galleria. The movements of this awe-inspiring kinetic sculpture are synchronised with the help of animated music and lighting, which creates a wonderful combination of rhythms, art, and science. You can experience the magic of this charming art installation from the Arrival Hall, Departure Check-in Hall, and Departure Transit Hall at the terminal. Watching the Petalclouds would be one of your most memorable experiences at the airport.