SINGAPORE, 3 October 2011 – It was Ms Korrawan Wangsathaporn, a Thai businesswoman’s first trip to Singapore and the visit has just become even more memorable for her. Her purchase of skincare and cosmetic products at Changi Airport has made her the August finalist of the ‘Be a Changi Millionaire’ Draw, giving her a one-in-seven chance of winning the grand prize of a million dollars cash!
On 13 August, Ms Wangsathaporn and her daughter came to Singapore for a holiday. The vacation was her daughter’s way of making up for the short time she spent with her mother during Mother’s Day. Before boarding their Thai Airways flight back home, Ms Wangsathaporn decided to do some shopping.
The shopping escapade at Changi Airport Terminal 1 was a fruitful one for her. Her winning purchases were some L’occitane skin care products and a Lancome lipstick worth over $200 from the Perfumes and Cosmetics store. In addition to these products, Ms Wangsanthapom also bought sunglasses and other cosmetic products. She was impressed by the wide variety of items as well as the extensive F&B choices available. The great price savings is also one of the reasons she love about shopping at Changi Airport.
When the call was made to Ms Wangsathaporn informing her about her win, she was watching television and thought it was her daughter calling. As she could not understand English well, Ms Wangsathaporn passed the phone to her son, who happened to be sitting beside her. When she realised that she is one of the seven finalists for the ‘Be a Changi Millionaire’ Draw, she was very ecstatic and exclaimed, “I am very excited about this and I cannot wait to go to Singapore again!”
In January next year, Ms Wangsathaporn will join Singaporeans Ms Toh Min Keow and Mr Teo Teck Seng, Australia-based Filipina Ms Lira Wilson, and three other finalists at the Grand Draw to vie for the grand prize of a million dollars. As finalists for the Millionaire draw, they will each win S$5,000 in cash plus return airfare to Singapore with a three day/two night stay in a luxurious hotel.
Ms Wangsathaporn’s first trip to Singapore has also made her first time lucky. She had taken part in many other lucky draws but never won, until now. However, she has a good idea of what to do with the money if she wins – donate part of it to charity and use the rest for her children’s education.
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, there are three Singaporeans and one Indonesian. Winning purchases included a S$110 Pasta De Waraku meal at Terminal 2 and an Apple MacBook Air worth about $2,000 from the iStudio store at Terminal 3 Departure Transit Lounge.
October’s ‘Fabulous Fridays’ Deals
October walks the runway as the month of fashion at Changi Airport. The ‘Fabulous Fridays’ deals in October are discount vouchers usable at the 100 fashion and accessories boutiques and stores at Changi Airport. A great gift for friends and family, these vouchers offer shoppers $50 to $100 off on fashion items ranging from Longchamp bags, Charles & Keith’s shoes, Swatch watches and many more. With 70 brands participating in this month’s promotion, shoppers can now get a new look or buy the latest item of the season at a bargain. More details on the ‘Fabulous Fridays’ offers can be found in Annex A.
To enjoy these fabulous discounts, 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 redeem the discount vouchers, can do so at the various ‘Fabulous Fridays’ event booths at each 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.