Press release -
Changi Airport public area retail stores continue to absorb GST hike in 2024 to help shoppers save more
Coupled with Changi’s “2xGST” promotion for nine days in January, shoppers benefit from double the savings
SINGAPORE, 28 December 2023 - Participating retail shops in the public areas of Changi Airport’s four terminals will continue to absorb the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in the new year, even as it increases from 8% to 9% come 1 January 2024. To enjoy the GST savings, shoppers simply need to sign up for the free Changi Rewards loyalty programme.
For nine days in January, under the “2XGST” promotion, shoppers will also get an additional 9% off their purchases with a minimum nett value of S$30 after deducting all other discounts. In addition, customers who spend a minimum of S$60 and pay using Mastercard via Changi’s digital wallet Changi Pay will receive a S$9 Changi Pay return voucher credited to their account. Please refer to Annex A for details and the list of participating outlets.
Ms Phau Hui Hoon, Changi Airport Group’s Vice President for Landside Concessions, said, “We have been working with tenants to absorb GST for retail spend in the stores of our public areas for the past 15 years since 2009 and are glad that this partnership has continued till today. Coupled with the ‘2XGST’ promotion in January, we hope to not only bring our tenants more sales, but also treat shoppers to a little reprieve from the GST hike and spread some cheer ahead of the upcoming festive season.”
First launched in September 2010, the “2XGST” promotion has become one of Changi Airport’s signature campaigns.
For more information on GST-absorbed shopping in Changi Airport, visit https://rewards.changiairport.com/en/benefits-and-privileges/how-it-works.html
 GST absorption does not extend to Jewel Changi Airport, restaurants, and non-participating stores such as supermarkets.
 The 2XGST promotion period is from 12 to 14 January, 19 to 21 January, and 26 to 28 January 2024.
New shops add vibrance to Terminal 2’s public areas
Since Terminal 2’s (T2) full reopening in November, even more shops have been added to the retail mix of its public areas. Eu Yan Sang, the renowned traditional Chinese medicine retailer, Lynk Fragrances, which specialises in a wide range of scent products, and Baker’s Well, where tasty holiday goodies abound, are just some of the newer retail shops where customers can enjoy GST absorption and the “2XGST” promo while stocking up for the upcoming Lunar New Year season.
While food & beverage outlets are excluded from GST absorption and the “2XGST” campaign, visitors who have had their fill of deals can fill their stomachs at a variety of new restaurants at T2. A-Roy Thai, known for its authentic Northeast Thai cuisine has signature dishes like Lemongrass Salad or Steamed Seabass with Spicy and Sour Soup. Their Changi-exclusive Thai Crab Curry Rice Noodles is also a must-try. For those hankering for Japanese fare, Ramen Keisuke Singapore will be sure to hit the spot with a showcase of specialty ramen infused with a local twist like the Changi-exclusive Bak Kut Teh (pork rib broth) and Laksa (spicy coconut soup) flavours. Ginza Tendon Itsuki’s crunchy yet succulent tempura(fritters) set upon a steaming bed of rice will satisfy any tendon (tempurarice bowl) lover. The mezzanine level of Jones the Grocer, slated to open in January, boasts a restaurant, show kitchen, and island bar with sweeping views of the terminal. Diners can look forward to a myriad of global dishes, pizza straight from a custom-made oven, cocktails, and more.
High resolution images can be downloaded from https://changi.me/2XGST. Please credit all images to Changi Airport Group.
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 (IATA: SIN, ICAO: WSSS) 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. It also manages the Changi East development project, which includes the building of a new Terminal 5 for Changi Airport. CAG also operates Seletar Airport (IATA: XSP, ICAO: WSSL) and through its subsidiary Changi Airports International, invests in and manages airports around the world.
As one of Asia’s most connected international aviation hubs, Changi Airport links Singapore to some 150 cities globally, with close to 100 airlines operating more than 6,400 flights weekly. Jewel Changi Airport, a multi-dimensional lifestyle destination, opened in April 2019, bringing Changi Airport’s shopping and dining offering to over 600 F&B and retail outlets. The world’s most awarded airport, Changi has won over 670 accolades for its consistent and excellent airport staff service, passenger experience and safety standards.
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