Singapore Airlines – A Company that needs no further introduction. An Employer that many would yearn to work for. A Brand that has won countless international awards and still counting. A Nation’s Icon that is unrivalled in every aspect in the aviation industry.
25 July was a day that would definitely etched in our minds. We had originally planned for Macy to revise her Maths test but at the eleventh hour, little did we realise we actually received a reminder email from SIA that we were invited for their Open House!!
Yes! The first time ever in 50 years. We wouldn’t know if they will be organizing another Open House again. It took SIA about 3 months just to prepare for this event. How can we miss this opportunity?!
Parking is not available. However, we could still hop onto the free shuttle bus service from Singapore EXPO to the Open House.
It was a blistering afternoon! The heat was scorching but it didn’t dampened M&Ms’ spirits! Look at them. They were donning the sporty national cap and waistband from Singapore Flag Pte Ltd.
We were greeted by many carnival stalls near the entrance.
The carnival stalls offered F&B, games and many others. M&Ms trying out a game of darts.
Performances were put up for visitors on the Concert Stage. The dancers danced extremely well! We can imagine the amount of time and hard work they put in to prepare for this Open House.
We walked further up towards the SIA Training Centre.
M&Ms originally wanted to join the art competition but we were bit late.
Amazing drawing by our young artists. We were totally blown away!
We brought M&Ms to the exclusive SIA-themed photobooth. Macy trying out SIA Sarong Kebaya for the first time.
Our Guest of Honour: Senior Minster of State, Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Transport, Mrs Josephine Teo was there she approached Macy. You can imagine how excited she was!
It was Mindy’s turn next. Mindy has no idea who she is going to see.
Mindy was almost overwhelmed when all the reporters and Mrs Josephine Teo swarmed up to talk to her!
Look at Mindy’s priceless expression!
M&Ms posing for a picture with our Guest of Honour.
Mr Stephen Lee – the Chairman of Singapore Airlines Ltd, SIA Engineering Company Ltd and NTUC Income Insurance Co-operative Limited came forward excitedly and passed us his mobile phone and requested to take pictures with M&Ms! How much blessed and honoured can we be? We were lost for words.
Next, we carried on for the photoshoot. Props choosing.
Meet our handsome pilot and beautiful air stewardess.
Here’s the product for SGD10. Worth it! The proceeds from the photobooth will be donated to the Community Chest to support children with special needs.
We joined the Cabin Crew Training Tour. First, we were explained by ‘Lancôme’ professional about grooming and skin care for the air stewardess/ steward.
The SIA Sarong Kebaya is unique and specially tailored made for each stewardess according to their measurements. The stewardess are taught on makeups and hair-styling.
The girls with stunning stewardesses 🙂
Every few months, best performing crew members’ pictures will be displayed as part of staff recognition.
We were briefed on how cabin crew served the passengers and the safety measures they take before takeoff.
Our dear Colleague here has served Singapore Airlines for about 33 years and still counting!
Our family photo with our lovely crew! 1-2-3 say cheeeeese!
We were guided to witness business and first class passenger seating area.
How I wish we can fly in this …………….
It is important for Singapore Airlines not just to provide the best service but to stay relevant in offering the best technology experience to passengers. SIA will definitely be the preferred choice for all the geek-lovers out there!
There is a showcase of the familiar products we used to see in SQ flights.
Don’t forget to ask for these to keep the kids entertained during long flights.
We came out of the Cabin Crew Training Tour totally impressed! This is definitely no mean feat by the Singapore Airlines.
While waiting for another tour, we visited the Heritage Gallery.
The Singapore Girl – as real as she can be!
Over here, you can learnt how Singapore Airlines evolved, how it expanded, how it differentiated itself from their competitors and how it continue to stay relevant today and serving its customers passionately. The goals and values which have made Singapore Airlines a world-class organisation are manifested via informative panel boards, video presentations and display exhibits.
I extremely love this part of our trip. We went for a 25 minutes Video Screening: Journey of Singapore Airlines. The video was very touching. I must say it evoked patriotism in all the viewers. We are so proud of being Singaporeans. I bet you wouldn’t want to trade SIA for another airlines. Period.
We went into the SIA Group Sports Club to take a breather.
While resting, M&Ms immersed themselves in our childhood games.
We want to give thanks to Singapore Airlines for the freebies and little treats as well. Yummy 🙂
Next we joined the Safety Training Tour. We learnt about the importance of understanding and taking safety precautions during flight. Safety will always remain the core of Singapore Airlines’ priority.
Mindy posing for a photoshot with our lovely stewardesses.
Our first time on this slide.
The crew member also shared with us many tips on life-saving skills during an emergency.
Find out more about SIA Training Centre over here:
The SIA Open House is by far the best experience ever for kids and even adults like me to get up close and personal with the cabin crew and understand how Singapore Airlines function and sparkle as the bright shining star in the aviation space. Everywhere we go, we can see the dedication and enthusiasm shown by the Singapore Airlines staff to make this event successful.
This blog post on SIA Open House is specially dedicated to the staff and @singaporeairlines #singaporelines . My family enjoyed this Open House thoroughly. Thank you from Katong Kids Inc! #GreatWayToFly #SIAOpenHouse #singaporegirl #SIA #SQ