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Expecting mother may be the next Changi Millionaire

Press Release   •   Aug 31, 2011 15:36 +08

SINGAPORE, 31 August 2011 – A $100 purchase on duty free items for her husband turns out to be the ticket to a million dollar fortune.  Ms Toh Min Keow, a Singaporean 34-year-old homemaker was picked in a lucky draw as the monthly winner of the ‘Be a Changi Millionaire’ Draw for the month of July.  She now has a one-in-seven chance to win the grand prize of S$1 million in cash, and is also the second female in the running to become Changi’s second Millionaire.

On 24 July, Ms Toh, together with her husband and four-year-old daughter were shopping in the Departure Transit Lounge of Terminal 1 before their flight on Xiamen Airlines to Tianjin, China.  While shopping, Ms Toh bought some duty free items for her husband.  The family resides in China as her husband is working in Tianjin.  She flies back to Singapore twice a year to visit her parent.  They were going back to China after spending two weeks in Singapore. 

Ms Toh had almost let slip the chance of becoming a Changi Millionaire.  Thinking that the emails informing her of her win were spam emails, she had ignored them.  It was only with the fourth email that she finally read and realised that she is indeed the lucky winner.  An ecstatic Ms Toh said, “When I found out that I was the winner for the month of July, I could not believe my eyes!  I had never won in any lucky draws so far in my lifetime.  Now, I hope that I will win the million-dollar Grand Draw!” 

As the third finalist for this year’s ‘Be a Changi Millionaire’ Draw, she has won for herself S$5,000 cash and a three day/two night stay in a luxury hotel in Singapore. She will join fellow Singaporean Mr Teo Teck Seng, Australia-based Filipina Ms Lira Wilson, and four other finalists at the Grand Draw in January 2012 to vie for the second Changi Millionaire hot spot.  The first Changi Millionaire was Singaporean ex-deejay, Mr Ivan Rantung.

Although Ms Toh resides in China, she is an avid fan of Changi Airport.  To her, Changi Airport is the best among the airports that she has travelled through and she often encourages her overseas friends to visit Changi Airport and Singapore.  Ms Toh compliments the airport for having friendly and helpful retail staff, wide variety of retail choices at reasonable prices, and a good place to shop and dine.   Ms Toh loves to shop at Changi Airport for cosmetics, skincare products and perfume.

First time lucky in lucky draws, Ms Toh pledges to donate a portion to charity should she win the grand prize of S$1 million.  She will also give some of her new-found fortune to her parent and invest in a condominium for her family.  Ms Toh, who is pregnant with her second child, believes the unborn child will be her lucky charm for the Grand Draw.

In addition to the monthly winner, four other lucky shoppers were also picked as the weekly winners, winning for themselves S$1,000 each.  Out of the four winners, three are Singaporeans and one is a Chinese.  Winning purchases included a S$62 duty free purchase at Terminal 3 and a Tag Heuer watch worth more than $6,000 at Terminal 2’s Departure Transit Lounge. 

September’s ‘Fabulous Fridays’ Deals!

September is a month for technology buffs to grab some the market’s hottest buys at incredible prices.  With the theme of ‘Electronics’, September’s Fabulous Fridays’ promotion features five electronic and digital products, all going at a fantastic discount of 30%!  Photography fanatics can grab two cameras – Sony DSC-WX7 and Panasonic DMC-TZ18, while gamers can look forward to the Nintendo 3DS and Wii console (Mario Kart bundle).  Last but not least, a ‘mystery product’, probably the hottest and most sought after tablet now, is also one of the fantastic deals not to be missed.  Full details of the ‘Fabulous Fridays’ offers can be found in Annex A.

To enjoy these great deals, shoppers simply need to make a minimum purchase of S$30 using Visa or S$60 by other means at any retail or F&B outlets at Changi Airport. Travellers who wish to purchase the ‘Fabulous Fridays’ deal of the week from the Departure Transit Lounge can visit the respective retail store carrying the item, or the ‘Fabulous Fridays’ event booth (should there not be the particular store at the terminal). 

For more details on ‘Be a Changi Millionaire’ and ‘Fabulous Fridays’, please visit www.changiairport.com/millionaire.

About Changi Airport Group

Changi Airport Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd (CAG) (www.changiairportgroup.com) was formed on 16 June 2009 and the corporatisation of Singapore Changi Airport followed on 1 July 2009. As the company managing Changi Airport, CAG undertakes key functions focusing on airport operations and management, air hub development, commercial activities and airport emergency services. Through its subsidiary Changi Airports International, the Group invests in and manages foreign airports to spread the success of Changi Airport internationally.

Changi Airport (www.changiairport.com) is the world’s most awarded airport having garnered more than 370 accolades since it opened in 1981. Changi handled more than 42 million passenger movements in 2010, an annual record in passenger traffic. The airport, which has four terminals, serves some 100 airlines flying to over 200 cities in about 60 countries and territories worldwide. A flight takes off or lands at Changi roughly once every 100 seconds.