Category Archives: Changi Airport

Plane Crash Prediction at Changi Airport

Earlier this year, there was a prediction of a plane crash in Singapore that was supposed to happen yesterday. Specifically, the flight number, departure and arrival timings were mentioned. This flight SQ 879 is a daily flight coming in from Taipei to Singapore.

Predicted Airasia Transasia future SQ Flight at Changi Airport

Apparently, this guy Jucelino Nobrega da Luz from Brazil had accurately predicted the fate of AirAsia QZ8501 and TransAsia Airways Flight GE235 that crashed previously.

Coincidentally, the flight SQ 879 was cancelled yesterday. This led some to speculate whether Singapore Airlines was taking his prediction seriously.

Changi Airport Cancelled SQ879

Actually, Typhoon Megi was sweeping through Taiwan to China yesterday causing death and injuries across its path of destruction.

Typhoon Megi Kills one in China after Taiwan Destruction

So Singapore Airlines was unlikely paying heed to his prediction. In fact, many other flights were cancelled as well.

Singapore Airlines Media Centre News Alert on Typhoon Megi

Flights Cancelled, Schools Shut, Fishing Boats Recalled as deadly Typhoon Megi hits China

Which reputable airline would take into account unscientific predictions to operate their flights? Thus it was a peaceful evening at Changi Airport yesterday.

The worst thing that happened on this island nation yesterday was a hijack situation which was as rare as a plane crash. The situation had since been resolved with the hijacker arrested and the hostage freed.

Sembawang Stand-Off Resolved

Had Jucelino Nobrega da Luz predicted this incident, this crime might have been prevented. So take whatever prediction with a big bowl of salt.

Continue to travel and of course purchase travel insurance to hedge against any untoward incident which could happen anywhere in the world.

Overstaying in Changi Airport

Singapore Changi Airport has been voted among the top three airports in the world over many years. Indeed Changi Airport is exceptional and anyone who has been to Changi Airport would agree that the service and facilities in the airport is top-notch. It is like roaming in a shopping mall within an airport where comfort and luxury are extended to visitors ensuring a great experience for visitors to have a lasting impression of the country.

It is such a great airport that one passenger who overslept and missed his flight made it a point to stay behind in the airport for 18 days until he was finally arrested. This is not a movie but an actual incident that happened recently. Strange but true and the way he went about surviving in the airport indulging in the comfort and luxury the airport provided is surely a case in point concerning the reputation of Changi Airport. Continue reading Overstaying in Changi Airport

Buying iPhone at Changi Airport

The iPhone craze happens every few months when the latest iPhone model hits the market. As expected, iPhone lovers can’t resist the urge to be among the first to lay hands on the latest model of the much sought after iPhone. Queues would be formed overnight outside the stores of the official retailers.

Among those in the queues were young and old who were not buying the iPhones for themselves but for someone else. This somewhat validates the often joke about queuing as the national pastime of residents in Singapore.

Overnight Queues for New iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

However, not everyone seems to be a fan of this queuing game as a national sports event that happens from time to time. One couple planned to beat the game by buying iPhones at Changi Airport. This landed them in trouble and they were arrested. Continue reading Buying iPhone at Changi Airport