Harry Potter casts a spell on Singapore Airport

You wouldn't think that an airport regularly named as the ...

Posted: Nov 21, 2018 8:28 AM
Updated: Nov 21, 2018 8:28 AM

You wouldn't think that an airport regularly named as the world's best would need any extra magic to help attract air passengers, but Singapore Changi is turning to young wizard Harry Potter for help.

The Southeast Asia hub has installed full-size replicas of locations featured in the Potter books and movies, offering devotees of J.K. Rowling's creation another reason to fly.

Air transportation

Airports

Airports (by name)

Asia

Business and industry sectors

Business, economy and trade

Continents and regions

Points of interest

Singapore

Southeast Asia

Transportation and warehousing

Travelers not too overcome by jet lag or Potter fatigue can head to Terminal 3, which houses a Hogsmeade Village complete with Honeydukes sweet shop, Madam Puddifoot's tea shop, Zonko's joke shop, Owl Post and even the Hogwarts Express train.

Elsewhere in Terminal 3 visitors will find Diagon Alley, with shops such as Quality Quidditch Supplies and Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes.

Terminal 2, meanwhile, hosts the notorious Whomping Willow tree, while Newt Scamander's Menagerie, part of the new movie "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald," awaits in Terminal 1.

There are Quidditch challenges, fancy dress Hogwarts uniforms and other themed activities designed to make a long layover pass faster than you can say "wingardium leviosa," and presumably encourage you to spend some money too.

The "Wizarding World Holiday at Changi's" event opened on November 16 and will run until mid-February 2019.

For those who aren't interested in Potter, the airport also has various lounges, a butterfly garden and a wide selection of dining and shopping options.

Plus there are even free tours of the city available for passengers on longer layovers.

Singapore Changi, which handled 62.2 million passengers in 2017, has been voted the world's best airport for six years in a row by the prestigious Skytrax awards, with the category dominated by Asian airports.

According to the Changi's CEO, Lee Seow Hiang, the award "spurs us to continue to deliver the best passenger experience for all who travel through Changi Airport."

And things are expected to get even better when the new "Jewel" terminal opens in 2019.

The 10-story, donut-shaped structure will center around a huge indoor waterfall and rainforest.

West Lafayette
Scattered Clouds
57° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 57°
Kokomo
Few Clouds
56° wxIcon
Hi: 61° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 56°
Rensselaer
Overcast
48° wxIcon
Hi: 60° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 48°
Fowler
Overcast
48° wxIcon
Hi: 61° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 48°
Williamsport
Overcast
53° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 53°
Crawfordsville
Overcast
51° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 51°
Frankfort
Overcast
56° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 56°
Delphi
Overcast
53° wxIcon
Hi: 61° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 53°
Monticello
Overcast
53° wxIcon
Hi: 59° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 53°
Logansport
Overcast
54° wxIcon
Hi: 60° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 54°
Near Record Heat On The Way
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 150664

Reported Deaths: 4008
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Marion24697784
Lake13220352
St. Joseph8877159
Elkhart8469132
Allen7880222
Hamilton5962113
Vanderburgh559360
Tippecanoe354714
Monroe320738
Hendricks3183130
Johnson2995128
Porter297848
Clark285461
Delaware282074
Vigo252637
Madison229593
Cass222021
LaPorte215557
Warrick188464
Kosciusko176823
Floyd174867
Howard158866
Bartholomew139758
Dubois135125
Marshall132526
Henry122628
Grant120939
Wayne119327
Boone118848
Hancock114145
Noble113533
Jackson108713
Morgan92240
Dearborn91628
Daviess84033
Gibson83411
Clinton81616
Shelby79429
Lawrence78534
LaGrange76715
Harrison74024
Putnam71016
Knox70310
DeKalb69411
Posey6796
Steuben6008
Fayette58517
Miami5845
Montgomery57222
White56815
Jasper5624
Greene51837
Scott50813
Decatur49839
Adams4725
Clay4346
Whitley4316
Sullivan42812
Ripley4228
Wells4155
Starke3937
Wabash3919
Orange38725
Huntington3785
Spencer3706
Franklin36525
Jennings36013
Washington3592
Randolph3398
Fulton3362
Jefferson3305
Pike31913
Carroll31413
Perry29514
Jay2876
Fountain2863
Tipton26823
Parke2203
Newton21811
Vermillion2181
Rush2044
Owen2021
Martin1950
Blackford1923
Crawford1491
Pulaski1471
Brown1303
Ohio1227
Benton1070
Union1040
Switzerland890
Warren751
Unassigned0233

COVID-19 Important links and resources

As the spread of COVID-19, or as it's more commonly known as the coronavirus continues, this page will serve as your one-stop for the resources you need to stay informed and to keep you and your family safe. CLICK HERE

Closings related to the prevention of the COVID-19 can be found on our Closings page.

Community Events