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Singapore Changi Turns Selfies Into An Art-form

Singapore Changi Airport has introduced a new interactive digital photo wall which lets passengers produce Selfies worthy of Lichtenstein.

The airport’s new LED ‘Dots Portrait Wall,’ located by the Skytrain station near the F gates in Terminal 2’s Departure Transit Lounge, uses motion-sensing technology to recognise when a passenger passes by and encourage them to take a very unique dot-selfie which they can send via mail to friends and family at home.

Passengers can pick a backdrop for their portrait and they get a preview of the results on the black and white flip-dot display. Iconic backgrounds include Gardens by the Bay, Merlion Park as well as Changi Airport’s control tower and Kinetic Rain art installation.

These LED portraits are monochrome, but black and white selfies can be flattering. Besides, the unique dot-design turns these pictures into instant retro-classics.


The ‘Dots Portrait Wall’ is part of a new interactive art installation at Changi airport. On the other side of the Selfie-screen passengers will find a ‘Motion Silhouette Wall’ which responds to passengers’  movements, changing backdrops and patterns as passengers interact with the art.

Working with the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), Changi Airport is installing interactive installations and ‘visual treats’ at all of its three terminal.

Other unique Changi selfie opportunities include dedicated photo spots at new art installations which reflect the Singapore experience.

At baggage claims, selected luggage belts feature cardboard art pieces, decorated with doodles, which depict curated icons of Singapore and local places of interest like Singapore Flyer, the Sultan Mosque, the Supertrees and Flower Dome of Gardens by the Bay.

At Terminal 3, departing passengers will find photo spots at interactive murals which showcase Singapore attractions. These include a boat ride along the perimeter of the River Safari.

Terminal 1 sees a ‘return’ of the memorable Changi trishaw, similar to the trishaw present when T1 opened in 1981. This time, the trishaw appears against a backdrop of the cultural precincts of Chinatown and Joo Chiat.

“We are excited to introduce to our visitors these interactive experiences at Changi Airport. These new variations are designed to engage their senses and create pleasant memories of their visit to Singapore and Changi Airport. To capture greater mindshare among tourists to this region, CAG and STB continue to work together to constantly refresh and promote the Singapore experience. We look forward to offering even more unique concepts to delight our travellers,” Mr Bernard Siew, Changi Airport Group’s Vice President of Experience Creation.

Ms Jacqueline Ng, Director, Marketing Partnerships & Planning, Singapore Tourist Board said, “Changi Airport is an integral part of the Singapore experience and a perfect place for visitors to learn more about the breadth and depth of offerings they can enjoy in Singapore. We hope that these new installations will both inspire and entertain, and help to start and end a visit to Singapore in a more memorable way. We will continue working with our industry partners to find new and innovative ways to amplify the Singapore experience.”


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