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Launch Images for Star Wars @ Changi Airport

Star Wars lands at Changi Airport

And that's how we launched #StarWarsatChangi at Changi Airport. Will you come to Changi Airport for this?

Posted by Changi Airport on Friday, November 13, 2015

The Singapore Changi Airport has embraced geekdom with Star Wars: The Force Awakens taking a decent chunk of real estate in two airport terminals, each with a life-sized replica of the film's space fighter ships on display!

The X-Wing Fighter exhibit is on display at Terminal 3 Departure Hall (public area), near immigration, while the TIE Fighter exhibit is on display at Terminal 2 Departure Hall (public area), near check-in row 1.

The launched happened November 12th with much fanfare, featuring a slew of cosplayers decked out in both Imperial Army and Rebel Alliance attire (all pre-"The Force Awakens", actually), interacting around both fighter planes. The concept of "Star Wars" has undoubtably become the "go-to" scenarios for event launches and conventions in Singapore.

"Members of the public who wish to take pictures in the X-wing cockpit can queue for tickets, which will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis. There are four photo-sessions every day from 13 November 2015 to 5 January 2016, 10am-12pm, 1pm-3pm, 4pm-6pm (except Saturdays), and 7pm-9pm, and costumes ranging from Jedis to Rebel Alliance pilots to Stormtroopers are available.

As for those who prefer to get more up close and personal with the Empire and the rebels, there will be weekly character greetings by Rebel Alliance pilots and Stormtroopers every Saturday at 4pm until 2 January 2016."
(Reported Yahoo!News)
The event is just a start of an entire promotional campaign, which includes a dedicated website at starwars.changiairport.com, including information about PLUSH figures from TFA to be had with purchases at Changi Airport too!

The exhibit is on till January 5th, 2016. Imagine the additional furor once "The Force Awakes" premiere's during Christmas!

"In addition to the unveiling of the two Star Wars replica fighters, a real Star Wars-themed plane was also waiting at Terminal 2. The Boeing 787 from All Nippon Airways (ANA) features a paint-scheme inspired by R2-D2, the astromech droid from the original trilogy, with white and blue markings over its hull." (Reported Yahoo!News / Image up top)

(Image Source: Changi Airport)

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