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Harry Potter casts a spell on fans at Changi Airport’s Wizarding World Holiday launch

SINGAPORE – Eight-year-old Euwan Lorena stared intently at the many shelves of Harry Potter merchandise in Changi Airport Terminal 3 on Friday (Nov 16), unable to decide what he wanted. Dressed in Gryffindor school robes from the popular book and movie series, the Primary 2 pupil finally decided on a stationery set with a Harry Potter-themed A4-sized notebook and pencils. “He really loves Harry Potter,” said the superfan’s mother, recruitment consultant Athlea Lorena, 43, noting that Euwan has watched all the Potter movies. “He had a Harry Potter-themed birthday party…

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Changi Airport bags best airport title for 6th year running in Skytrax survey

Changi Airport has been named the world’s best airport, for the sixth consecutive year, by more than 13 million travellers who took part in a global survey. It is the first time since the awards started in 1999 that any airport has achieved this, according to London-based research firm Skytrax which was behind the ranking. Changi Airport clinched the top spot this year ahead of South Korea’s Incheon International Airport, which took second prize, and Tokyo’s Haneda airport, which came in third. The Singapore airport also topped the list for best…

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3-generation family rejects shelter provided by authorities, ‘moves’ to Changi Airport instead

A three-generation family decided to ‘move’ to Changi Airport six days into their stay at a shelter. The family has stayed at the airport for two months and intends to spend the Lunar New Year there as well, albeit not being able to have a reunion dinner. Peng Hui Ying 45, told Lianhe Wanbao that since selling her flat off in 2016, she, her 74-year-old mother, and 13-year-old son have been moving between two-room rental flats. Due to the family owing rent, they were forced to move more than 10 times, reported Lianhe Wanbao. As her…

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Woman jailed for trying to bribe ICA officer to allow her entry into Singapore

Photo: Reuters) SINGAPORE: A woman was sentenced to three months’ jail on Thursday (Oct 12) for trying to bribe an Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officer with S$200 at Changi Airport. Lin Xiurong, a Chinese national, had flown into Singapore from Thailand on Dec 5 last year. While she was being escorted to the Immigration Duty Officer counter for further questioning, she pulled out a stack of four S$50 notes and stuffed it into the ICA officer’s jacket pocket as a bribe to allow her entry into Singapore, said the Corrupt…

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Check-in systems of some airlines at Changi Airport hit by technical glitch

File photo of Changi Airport Terminal 2. (Photo: AFP)  SINGAPORE: The check-in systems of some airlines at Changi Airport were hit on Thursday (Sep 28) by a technical glitch that also affected other airports around the world. Airlines affected included Singapore Airlines and Qantas, an airport spokesperson told Channel NewsAsia. There was an outage of about three hours before systems at Changi Airport were restored at around 8.30pm. The airport had said in an earlier post that the check-in process might take longer as manual boarding passes had to be issued.…

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Jail term extended for Australian who assaulted police at Changi Airport

Jason Peter Darragh. (Photo: Singapore Police Force) SINGAPORE: An Australian man who was arrested after a drunken tussle with police at Changi Airport will spend more time in jail. Justice See Kee Oon on Tuesday (Sep 19) extended the prison term for Jason Peter Darragh by two months to eight-and-a-half months backdated to May 13, when he was remanded. He was due to be released this weekend. On Apr 20 this year, Darragh was caught on camera hitting, taunting and verbally abusing police officers at Terminal 2. Video of the incident was widely…

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Changi Airport turns to robots to keep T4 clean

As Changi Airport embraces automation to beat the labour crunch, it is also turning to robots to keep its latest addition – Terminal 4 – spanking clean. SINGAPORE: As Changi Airport embraces automation to beat the labour crunch, it is also turning to robots to keep its latest addition – Terminal 4 – spanking clean. Changi Airport Group (CAG) has deployed four automated cleaning robots at the terminal after a search that took about three years. It plans to add six more in 2018. The robots – which bear cartoon faces…

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Perth man’s arrest in Changi Airport – Aussies applaud S’pore’s tough stance on crime

Remember Jason Peter Darragh? He is the 44-year old Australian man who fought with Singapore police officers in Changi Airport in April, before he was finally taken down (literally) by several officers. (See TISG’s earlier report here.) Darragh, who is reported to have been drunk during the incident, has since been slapped with 11 offences relating to the altercation. He is currently out on $20,000 bail and will be back in court tomorrow, 19 May. There is a possibility that Darragh will be sentenced to be caned under Singapore’s no-nonsense…

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