POPULAR Pokémon characters — Pikachu and his friends from the virtual world — have arrived at Changi Airport in Singapore to delight travellers and airport visitors during the year-end holiday season. Special Pokémon at Changi installations and activities await travellers and visitors throughout the holiday season until February 2017. Next to a giant Pikachu installation at Terminal 3’s Departure Hall, visitors can explore a towering Gingerbread House, and get a glimpse of Santa’s Workshop and Mrs Claus’ Confectionery — filled with children’s toys and yummy delights.
Pokémon fans can collect and bring home a full set of nine limited edition Pokémon plush toys available exclusively at Changi Airport. Featuring five popular Pokémon characters — Pikachu, Eevee, Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle — and three new characters from Nintendo’s new Sun and Moon series — Rowlet, Litten and Popplio — as well as the Poké Ball, each of these toys can be purchased for S$9.90 (US$6.95), with a minimum spend at Changi Airport’s retail outlets.
The year-end festivities would electrifying enough without the appearance of the most coveted Pokémon — Pikachu. On weekends up to New Year’s Day, passengers and airport visitors have the chance to be up close and personal with Pikachu at the Gingerbread House.
Over at Terminal 2’s Departure Hall, a rare sighting of not one, but three life-sized Snorlax lounging at the Snorlax Garden presents a photo opportunity photo for passengers. Pokémon trainers and visitors who are game for more adventure can embark on a Poké Trail to hunt for 26 Pokémon waiting to surprise them at various locations across Changi Airport, and stand to win exclusive Pokémon merchandise. Visitors can also scan the QR code at each character location to find out more about the pocket monsters at the Pokémon at Changi microsite.