It’s raining sculptures inside Singapore Changi Airport

Singapore Changi Airport wants you to gawp at its newest art installation as soon as you arrive at the terminal.

Raindrops that won’t fall on your head. Photos: Changi Airport Group

Singapore may be known for its humid climate and sudden downpours, but passengers passing through Changi Airport’s refurbished Terminal 1 won’t have to worry about getting soaked while walking under these raindrops.

Suspended from the ceiling at the Departure Check-in Hall, bronze raindrops – arranged to create 3D shapes including an aeroplane and a flock of birds – are breaking up the monotony at check-in.

The art installation, named ‘Kinetic Rain’, aptly has a flight theme and if you look close enough at the cluster of more than 1,000 raindrops, you might also spot the vortex shape reflecting air turbulence (pictured below).

The commissioned project took more than 20 months to complete, the airport says.

Those who wish to learn more about the sculpture can scan a QR code with their smartphone at display boards in T1’s Departure Check-in Hall.

Escape the airport: new city tour

Stuck at the airport and more interested in seeing the sights beyond the airport’s four walls?

You’re in luck. Singapore Changi recently tweaked its popular free two-hour city tour for those in transit – with two itineraries on offer for passengers travelling on any airline.

By day, the Heritage Tour takes in iconic sights such as the Colonial District, Merlion Park, Chinatown and Little India.

For the first time, the airport is offering an evening ‘City Lights’ tour for those who want a taste of the city nightlife.

Both tours include stops at Singapore’s newest attraction, Gardens by the Bay.

Click here for more info on the free Singapore Tour.

For more tips on what to do in Singapore, read our City Guide.

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