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Wizarding world of Harry Potter arrives at Changi Airport

News Desk

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Tue, November 20, 2018  /  11:02 am
Wizarding world of Harry Potter arrives at Changi Airport

A young fan is enthralled by the snow at a wintry Hogsmeade Village-inspired setup at Changi Airport's Terminal 3 Departure Hall. (Changi Airport/File)

The Changi Airport Festival 2018 is currently being held at Changi International Airport, Singapore.

With "A Wizarding World Holiday at Changi" as the theme, travelers can enjoy a series of activities offered in the event until mid-February next year. It is based on the novel series Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts by J.K. Rowling, marking the first collaboration of Changi Airport’s with Warner Bros. Singapore.

The activities include trying out character clothes at Madam Malkin’s Robes for All Occasions, practicing spells in the Wand Challenge area and playing the Harry Potter universe’s signature sport Quidditch.

Fans balance on broomsticks while trying their hand at this fun activity based on the wizarding sport Quidditch. Fans balance on broomsticks while trying their hand at this fun activity based on the wizarding sport Quidditch. (Changi Airport/File)

For the event, the airport is decorated with four original sized sets spread over three terminals. Terminal 3 has the snowy-roofed shopping area Hogsmeade Village and Diagon Alley, where Hogwarts students buy school supplies such as uniforms and wands.

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Terminal 2 has the iconic moving tree The Whomping Willow, while Terminal 1 has Newt Scamander's Menagerie from the latest Wizarding World movie Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. This particular area will also be decorated with artificial snow and decorative lights.

Visitors can buy souvenirs such as plush dolls with the design of each character and 2-in-1 neck pillows designed according to the four Hogwarts houses.

Changi Airport Festival is an annual event held by the airport to celebrate the year-end holiday season. Last year's theme was Hello Kitty and Friends. (iru/wng)