Leisure travel for those with wanderlust is still elusive, probably returning only in the second half of the year. Hence, going beyond the departure gates may be just a flight of fancy. However, on 17 and 18 April, some Mummyfique readers had an unparalleled opportunity to rediscover Changi Airport in an exclusive shopping experience at Terminal 3’s transit area. At two different time slots each day, guests had an indulgent four hours in the transit area’s shopping haven, with selected luxury brands offering GST-absorbed prices, and attractive discounts.
Before entering the transit area, guests checked in at one of two dedicated counters with their passport, NRIC and Changi Rewards e-Card. In return, they received an airport pass to access the transit area. Each group also had their own personal guide to show them around.
Changi Rewards e-Card
Aside from gaining access into the transit area, Changi Rewards e-Card members can also enjoy a host of privileges. For starters, collect points as you spend, and convert these to e-Vouchers or KrisFlyer miles, or redeem attractive rewards. Moreover, Changi Rewards members also have free lounge access twice a year.
Luxury Shopping in the Transit Area
Once inside the transit area, guests explored beautifully designed stores such as the Louis Vuitton boutique. Its façade showcases glass and copper diamonds inspired by the Monogram flower while its interior features travel elements. These include a replica of a 1930s French plane, a series of antique trunks and modern pieces to illustrate the brand’s rich history.
Guests attending this invite-only event can shop their favourite brands like Prada, Bottega Veneta at GST-absorbed prices. Others, including Burberry and Tory Burch, had additional discounts on selected items of up to 50 per cent.
The Shilla Duty Free Cosmetics & Perfumes
Of all the stores, The Shilla Duty Free Cosmetics & Perfumes proved to be the most popular. Deals included 50 per cent off Clinique Moisture Surge™ Supercharged and 30 per cent off Montblanc’s 5-piece miniature set. Guests also received additional gifts with minimum spend such as a 5-piece gift set worth $162 from Sulwhasoo.
Tucked away on the second floor of The Shilla Duty Free Cosmetics & Perfumes are the world’s first Chanel Beauty Lounge and the first Dior Beauty House in an airport.
Maison de Chronus
Maison de Chronus has carefully curated a range of watch brands, ranging from affordable to high-end brands such as IWC, Longines, Omega, Panerai, Piaget, Tissot, Tudor and more. Sales associates will help you select your perfect timepiece. At the event, the store offered attractive discounts of up to 50 per cent off selected brands.
During the shopping experience, guests snacked on tantalising pastries and freshly baked croissants from Bacha Coffee, specialising in 100 per cent Arabica coffees. This boutique features saffron and indigo hues, gleaming chrome displays, and black-and-white checkered marble floors.
Tea lovers can indulge in a mini boutique tea experience, pairing macarons and TWG teas. With a minimum nett spend of $128, bring home a chic black Buffalo Horn Tea Scoop and a large tea infuser.
Keen to attend such shopping experiences in the future? Register your interest HERE to attend and enjoy these exclusive event-only discounts and experiences. Otherwise, shop from the comfort of your home on iShopChangi, or get personalised retail recommendations via WhatsApp from Changi Luxury Shopping Concierge.