Saturday, March 19, 2016

The Great America Vacation Showcase - 11 March - 3 April 2016

It has been a fruitful one week's break and it's coming to an end in another two days' time before we return to the usual school-day routine once again.

Today, we headed towards east of Singapore and Changi Airport T3 which was planned into our to-go list for the day.  If you are still thinking of where to bring the kids should you be:
- wanting to beat the heat in the outdoors,
- doing a home-study unit on America and would like to introduce your child to some facts about it. 

Come on down to Singapore Changi Airport, Terminal 3 (Departure Hall, public area) which is currently showcasing "The Great America Vacation" exhibits daily from 12 noon to 11p.m daily and as well as some activities for the kids at Basement 2 (Opposite Kopitiam). There is something for everyone in the family !

What you can expect at the Departure Hall (Immigration Area) :
1. Harley Davidson Experience Zone
2. Discover USA Information Panels
3. Carousel
4. Travel Deals
5. Redemption Booth
6. Free Candy Floss, Popcorns and California Cheese sampling

Let's me bring you on a virtual tour here!

Harley Davidson Experience Zone
Harley Davidson Fans this is a good opportunity to experience the ride to freedom! Hop on Harley Davidson Iron 883 TM on display, put on Samsung Gear VR and have an experience of how it feels to be riding to freedom! 

 Note the safety disclaimer:
- Only for ages above 13 years only
- Not advisable for use of Gear VR if you have a pace maker, other implanted medical device, are pregnant, elderly or a sufferer from heart, epileptic or other medical condition.

Don hardly gave such rides a go but this time he would not want miss this! We spotted a fleet of Harley Davidson motorcycles cruising on the road while we did our road trip in States and was thinking what a luxury it was for the bikers !!

Harley Davidson Iron 883 TM 

Another Harley Davidson motorcycle, The Road Glide Special on display! My cool dude in the coolest leather jacket, with a pretty babe as his pillion. It  is loaded with attitude from the definitive styling of the shark nose fairing down to the Twin Cam 103TM , air-cooled V-twin engine. It is equipped with a premium 6.5inch touchscreen infotainment with navigation and one-touch saddlebag.

Harley Davidson -The Road Glide Special

There is also one very cool apparel to be won ! The four most popular photos will stand to win the newly launched Slim Fit Custom Harley-Davidson 3-in-1 jacket worth SGD$479. I have just submitted mine ! Do support my submission with your likes please, would you ?

How to participate
Step 1: Hop aboard Harley-Davidson’s motorcycles at “The Great American Vacation” event site at Changi Airport Terminal 3 Public Departure Hall (Immigration Area)
Step 2: Snap a photo of your best pose
Step 3: Upload your #HDatChangi photo onto Changi Airport's Facebook account
Submissions end 3 April, 2259hrs. Winners will be notified by 30 April 2016.

Travel Deals to USA 
Planning for a trip to the North America ? There are three airlines that can fly you to the United States of America from Singapore - Delta Airlines, Singapore Airlines and United Airlines. What's more, starting from 1 June 2016, United Airlines provides a direct flight to San Francisco (13 hours flight) . This sounds more friendly than the last trip, when we tagged the two kids along with us.

You might want to check out the exclusive travel deals when you book your next holiday to USA at the event, offered by the various participating travel agencies Chan World Holidays, MISA Travel, Price Breaker and Seiki Travel.

Travel booths are only available during the event period weekends. All purchases/bookings must be made in cash or cheque only.

Date: 11-13 March, 19-20 March, 26-27 March and 2-3 April 2016
Time: 12pm to 11pm

The first 20 to book a travel package to Chicago will be given a pair of Harley-Davidson Museum worth USD$40.

Discover USA Information Panels
Life-sized information panels to learn about some facts about the different states. We were reminiscing our trip (California, San Francisco Day 1 & Day 2, Salt Lake City, Utah , Las Vegas 2014)  as we went through the panels while learning about other states which we have yet to visit.

At the 50 States of Fun - Discover USA Exhibition, spend and redeem an exhibition journey guide which lets you discover more about USA and a chance to win in the lucky draw. Complete the guide and redeem an exclusive gift at the redemption booth (while stocks last).

Answer a simple question in the lucky draw form found in the guide and drop your entry at the event area to stand a chance to win a pair of air tickets to USA!
How to redeem an exhibition journey guide & exclusive gift
  • Present a single, same-day receipt with a minimum spend of S$10 in a single receipt (S$20 for supermarket purchases) to redeem one (1) Exhibition Guide and one (1) Lucky Draw contest form. No minimum spend is required for Changi Rewards members and Kids Pass holders.
  • Limited to one (1) Exhibition Journey guide and one (1) Lucky Draw contest form per qualifying receipt, regardless of spending amount.
  • Redemption of exhibition souvenir is subjected to the completion of the question (correct answers only) found in the Exhibition Guide.
  • Exhibition guides and souvenirs are limited to one (1) per completed guide and redeemable on first-come, first-served and while-stocks-last basis.
  • Full set of terms and conditions for the Lucky Draw can be found here.

Celebrate the Carnival Spirit ! Carnival fun for the kids ! Hop on the Carousel !

Free Candy Floss, Popcorns and California Cheese sampling
Who would not love candy floss and popcorns, face painting, balloon sculpting, and California cheese sampling for the cheese lovers ?!! Do note the dates and timing for the individual treats.

Date: 11 – 20 March, 25 – 27 March and 2 - 3 April 2016
Activities available at Terminal 3, Public, Departure Hall Level 2 (Immigration Area)
  • Free candy floss and popcorns (3 - 5pm)
  • Balloon sculpting is available (7 - 9pm)
  • California cheese sampling (12 – 9pm)

The fun did not end here, let's proceed to Terminal 3, Public, Basement Two (Opposite Kopitiam) for more fun !

Lil' Carnival
Apart from the Carousel ride as mentioned above, Xav and Vera went wild with all the rides! They were well entertained with the Galloping Horses and Train Ride at Terminal 3, Public, Basement 2 (Opposite Kopitiam)

Date: 11 – 20 March, 25 – 27 March and 2 - 3 April 2016
Time: 12pm to 11pm
  • Galloping Horses and Train Ride
Galloping animals all in line

She was not tall enough to step on the pedal, so daddy got to work by pressing on the seat and pushing her around. See that smile on her face! Both were happily enjoying their rides !

Train Ride

Choo Choo !

Awwww and I caught the korkor giving her a big kiss while the train was still in circling round the tracks. How sweet !


How to redeem passes to the Carnival Rides
  • A minimum spend of S$60 in a maximum of two (2) same-day receipts (S$40 for Changi Rewards members and Kids Pass holders, S$80 for all supermarket purchases) is required to redeem one (1) carousel ride pass, one (1) kiddy train ride and one (1) galloping horse ride.
  • Redemption starts from 12pm and ends at 10.30pm or when the activity passes are fully redeemed; whichever is earlier.
  • Valid same-day receipt(s) from any participating Changi Airport Shop & Dine outlet in public area (except money changing facilities, medical clinics, top-up card machines, postal services, lounges, telecommunication outlets and Crowne Plaza Hotel) must be presented for redemption. Limited to one (1) redemption per qualifying receipt(s) regardless of spending amount in excess of the minimum spend required. Each activity pass admits up to two (2) persons for a single play session.
  • Limited activity passes are redeemable on a first- come, first-served basis.
  • The play schedule is allocated based on earliest available time slot, limited to the maximum capacity stated on-site for the respective rides.
  • All participants must sign an indemnity form before participating in the activity. Participants under the age of 18 will require their parent’s/guardian’s signature on the indemnity form. Indemnity form will be provided at the event site. Alternatively, participants may download it here.
And we ended  the fun with beautiful hand painting on their arms before we left.

Face Painting
This is available from 12noon to 11p.m just right in front of the train ride.

This was Vera's first hand painting, she managed to sit still and allowed the butterfly to be completed. She was very still even after it was completed, probably for fear that the butterfly would really fly away! But she was so proud to show it to her grandparents when asked.

While Xav got himself an Ironman painted.

Before the school reopens, head down this weekend and the next before the fair ends ! Happy weekend ! Thank you to the PR team for bringing us around. =)

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Disclaimer: We were extended a media invitation  from Changi Airport Group. No monetary compensation is involved.

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