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Star Wars characters with rebel X-wing Fighter. Photo courtesy Changi Airport
Star Wars characters with rebel X-wing Fighter. Photo courtesy Changi Airport

Star Wars’ X-wing and TIE fighters featured at Singapore Changi airport

Till January 5th, Singapore Changi airport will feature the iconic X-wingTM fighter and TIE fighterTM in full life size.

Ahead of the release of the latest edition of famous Star Wars films, The Force Awakens, the X-wing fighter will be featured at the airport’s Terminal 3 departure hall, while five life-sized Imperial StormtroopersTM guard the Galactic Empire’s TIE fighter in the Terminal 2 departure hall.

Imperial Stormtroopers guard the TIE Fighter at Terminal 2 of Changi Airport. Photo courtesy the airport.
Imperial Stormtroopers guard the TIE Fighter at Terminal 2 of Changi Airport. Photo courtesy the airport.

Humanoid protocol droid C-3POTM will teach popular Star Wars phrases in 10 commonly-spoken languages in his ‘language centre’. The showcase features models from Star Wars movies including the Millennium Falcon and Star Destroyer.

Imperial Stormtroopers with R2-D2 All Nippon Airlines Jet. Photo courtesy Changi Airport
Imperial Stormtroopers with R2-D2 All Nippon Airlines Jet. Photo courtesy Changi Airport

Ticket numbers will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis over four photo sessions everyday: 10am – 12pm, 1pm – 3pm, 4pm – 6pm (except Saturdays), 7pm – 9pm for photo opportunities, donning Star Wars costumes, enter the cockpits. Visitors can take home photo memorabilia.

Every Saturday till January 2, except December 19, there will be appearances by X-wing fighter pilots and Imperial Stormtroopers and a chance to win exclusive merchandise.

Tying this together are the special Star Wars liveried jets of All Nippon Airlines.

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About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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  • mimranyameen

    Do they look cool? Nah.

  • mimranyameen

    Do they look cool? Nah.