My videographer Ryan and I were involved in a very special project for Changi Airport recently. For two full days, we staked out at Changi with a photography team to find out what passengers felt about Changi.
It proved to be quite an eye-opener. People really loved our airport and said so. These were real passengers, using the airport either to go somewhere else or to come to Singapore, and despite some of them getting off some really long flights and being tired, they were happy to sing Changi's praises.
We spoke (kinda ambushed, almost) to them at various places at Changi. The Departure Hall, the Arrival Hall, the baggage belts, and also the special spots like the Butterfly Garden and Koi Ponds. We also covered the shopping areas for all the terminals and the Slide@T3 (which I tried and it did turn come out very glamorously for me).
Here are some of the photos we took of the passengers we spoke to. They will be featured in a series of ads for Changi. That they are real fans of Changi makes it more special.
Kenneth Collins from the UK said, "I've never experienced such kindness and such help."
"Before I know it, I am through the gates and picking up my daughter!" said James Lyons of Ireland.
Christopher Meecham from the UK said, "I like the way it always seems to reinvent itself."
Real people, real stories, real praises for an airport which I am personally very proud and fond of.
It was a most tiring video shoot for us but boy, was it fun and gratifying.
You can vote Changi Airport for The World's Best Airport at Skytrax. Go and vote, ok? I want us to win this year again.