Mar 15, 2015

Hobbits Have All the Fun this March School Holidays at Changi Airport

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If you are a fan of Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies, then you might just want to pay Changi Airport T3 a visit this March School Holidays! 

Yes, the magic of Middle-earth has descended upon Changi Airport as a part of the Departure Hall at Terminal 3 is transformed into the beloved Hobbiton. Not only can kids and adults step foot into the Hobbit Hole, visitors can meet Gandalf the Grey as he stands guard over the One Ring.

Seize the chance to learn more about the various scenic terrains that make up The Shire, Erebor and Hobbiton Woods through hands-on exhibits and puzzles.

Since Lord of the Rings is closely associated with New Zealand, the Naturally New Zealand exhibition also incorporates a modern facet of New Zealand, where popular sports such as rugby, golf and cycling are featured. New Zealand has gained much notable success in rugby, and the exhibition features the world-renowned All Blacks rugby team, including their autographed rugby ball. There is also a mini golf area which visitors can try their hands at the sport.

Admittedly though, the highlight has got to be the recreation of the Hobbit Hole right in the heart of the exhibition.

This set up is also the ONLY second authentic Hobbit Hole recreated by the same people who created the Hobbiton Village in the actual Lord of the Rings movie set. The first was created in London, which was for the world première of the final film in The Hobbit Trilogy.

And it really is as authentic as it can get - the monkies were amazed to see REAL cherry tomatoes and strawberries growing in the front yard of the Hobbit Hole!

Want more of an adrenaline rush, you say? Then head right to the 5D simulator ride located right beside Hobbiton.

Gear up for a thrilling 5D motion ride experience through the Waitomo Caves as one speeds along the Canyon Coaster! In case you are wondering, the 5D refers to the 3D experience, wind effects and lighting effects, as well as motion seats that simulates the experience of climbing and plunging down a coaster track.

Naturally, the kiddos loved the ride - even Ale who was initially apprehensive in going on the ride.

So you do know where to bring the little ones this school holidays, don't you?

Especially since hobbits and children are around the same height!

Naturally New Zealand @ Changi Airport
14 March - 5 April 2015
12pm - 11pm
T3 Departure Check-in Row 11, Changi Airport

5D Simulator Ride
The ride is available during March school holidays, subsequent weekends and public holiday during the event period. Dates: 14 to 22 , 28, 29 March, 3, 4 & 5 April 2015.
*Present a single same-day receipt with a minimum spend of S$40 (S$80 for supermarkets) from any Changi Airport Shop or Dine outlet to redeem 1 activity pass. Each 5D simulator ride pass admits up to 2 persons for a single ride session. Participants of the 5D simulator ride must be above 1.05m in height and at least 4 years old.

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