Changi Airport crowns 39-year-old Indonesian as the newest millionaire

Changi Airport crowns 39-year-old Indonesian as a newest millionaire

Changi Airport crowns 39-year-old Indonesian as a newest millionaire

Changi Airport crowns 39-year-old Indonesian as a newest millionaire

It was a million dollar dream come loyal for Jakarta-based Ade Iskandar Roni as he flog 7 other finalists to emerge as a Grand Draw leader of a 2016 ‘Be a Changi Millionaire’ selling graduation hold this afternoon during Singapore Changi Airport’s Terminal 3, walking divided with a cold S$1 million in cash.

All it took to land Ade Iskandar his million-dollar asset was an adidas t-shirt that cost S$50 – a lowest-priced squeeze among a 8 finalists, and also a smallest spend compulsory to attend in a Millionaire Draw. Ade Iskandar, a procurement personnel in a telecommunications company, had bought a t-shirt as a present for a crony on his initial outing through Changi Airport in Oct 2016, when he was visiting Singapore for a initial time with his best friend.

It was a tightly-contested final as Ade Iskandar had to out-luck his new friends-turned-competitors from Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, and a United Arab Emirates in an hour of heart-stopping action, played out in front of a 300-strong ‘live’ audience.

The 8 finalists went head-to-head in a initial 3 diversion rounds where they raced to house their flights, in games simulating a vacating passenger’s tour by Changi. After checking in via  Changi’s Fast and Seamless Travel (FAST) kiosk by completing a  puzzle, they went on to exam their fitness in picking a right boarding embankment on Changi’s iconic Solari board,  before 5 finalists changed on to a third turn of selling and dining. This turn saw any finalist picking dual equipment and relating a sum cost of their selections to a propitious cost that was suggested during a start of a game. Three finalists were eliminated.

When it came down to a final dual – Indian finalist Animesh Singh and Ade Iskandar, fad strike a new high. The assembly witnessed a unusual cadence of fitness from Ade Iskandar, who successfully plugged into a millionaire life by wise a hulk transport adaptor into a hollow on a lectern after a harrowing 5 tries! What followed was a heartwarming welcome common onstage by Ade Iskandar and his best friend, who had flown in from Jakarta to uncover his support and share this enchanting moment.

Breaking down in tears of fun and visibly impressed by a surreal experience, Ade Iskandar gushed, “I’m still shocked, shaken and in disbelief, though impossibly happy. we can’t suppose how many income a million Singapore dollars will demeanour like, how large a smoke-stack it will be!”

When asked how he would spend his windfall, he pronounced with a large grin on his face, “I wish to move my whole extended family to a Holy Mecca for Umrah first. we haven’t suspicion about what else to do with a money, though we wish to buy a automobile for my family too.”

Ade Iskandar added, “I’m going to revisit Changi Airport each year from here on, and check in early to shop!

‘Be a Changi Millionaire’ contributes to record year for benefaction sales

Changi Airport’s annual flagship campaign, also Singapore’s biggest sell promotion, played a pivotal purpose in pushing benefaction sales in 2016. Sales during Changi rose 5% to over S$2.3 billion, an all-time high for a airport. Travellers from China, Singapore and Indonesia were a tip spenders during Changi Airport, with Chinese nationals accounting for 30% of sum sales in 2016.

Perfumes and cosmetics, and wine and tobacco continue to be a dual many renouned product categories during Changi Airport, followed by oppulance goods, wiring and gadgets, and chocolates and candies.

In further to anchor promotions such as ‘Be a Changi Millionaire’, CAG is constantly looking to raise a sell brew and knowledge to pleasure passengers. Collectible Changi Gift Cards were introduced for a year-end gratifying deteriorate in 2016, where CAG matched 5% of a sum sale deduction as a benefaction to a categorical beneficiary, NorthLight School. Pop-up activations such as a Male Grooming Club also astounded masculine travellers with nominal pre-flight pampering. Ongoing developments of pivotal digital platforms such as iShopChangi and a Changi Rewards faithfulness programme also continue to keep business returning for some-more rewards.

Ms Lim Peck Hoon, Executive Vice President of Commercial during CAG said, “We honour Ade Iskandar, a seventh Changi Millionaire and appreciate a passengers for journeying and selling with us a past year. We are gratified to grasp nonetheless another all-time high for benefaction sales during Changi Airport, that helps to keep Changi Airport’s aeronautical charges competitive.

She continued, “At Changi, a suggestion of continual creation underpins a sell plan and drives many of a new ideas and developments – a opening of a second DFS Wines Spirits Duplex during Terminal 2 that boasts a renouned The Whisky House and a enchanting Pokémon during Changi year-end celebrations are only dual examples. We will continue to make selling during Changi a fun and rewarding knowledge for all a travellers.”

More about ‘Be a Changi Millionaire’

The ‘Be a Changi Millionaire’ sell graduation was initial launched in 2010. Following a success, a debate went on to turn Changi Airport Group’s annual anchor selling promotion, creation 6 propitious shoppers during Changi Airport present millionaires with a grand esteem of S$1 million. The past winners are: Former deejay Ivan Rantung (2010) and business growth director, Peh Hock Peng (2012), both from Singapore; an Australian operative from Perth, Jessica Down (2011); an Indonesian business man, Irvung Tio (2013); Japanese engineer, Oiyama Seiichiro (2014) and Linda Tobin an Irish inhabitant (2015).

Into a seventh run this year, a 2016 book captivated tighten to 1.2 million propitious pull entries from 225 nationalities globally, from 4 May to 31 Oct 2016. The tip 3 groups of participants hailed from Singapore, China and Indonesia.

To attend in a Millionaire Draw, passengers and airfield visitors comparison simply indispensable to emporium or sup during Changi Airport, with a smallest spend of S$50 in a singular receipt. The series of winning chances increases exponentially with a volume spent – a $500 spend rewards a shopper with 100 chances.

For a initial time in this promotion, an eighth finalist was picked from Platinum members of a Changi Rewards faithfulness programme, in further to a introduction of a seventh finalist picked from iShopChangi shoppers in 2015. Both Changi Rewards Platinum label members and travellers who shopped on iShopChangi perceived double a chances of winning this year.

Apart from Mr Roni, a other finalists won S$5,000 in cash. All enjoyed a three-night hotel stay in Singapore, with lapse airfare supposing for non-Singapore residents.

The eighth run of a ‘Be a Changi Millionaire’ will flog off in May 2017.

About Changi Airport Group

Changi Airport Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd (CAG) (www.changiairportgroup.com) was shaped on 16 Jun 2009 and a corporatisation of Singapore Changi Airport (IATA: SIN, ICAO: WSSS) followed on 1 Jul 2009.  As a association handling Changi Airport, CAG undertakes pivotal functions focusing on airfield operations and management, atmosphere heart development, blurb activities and airfield puncture services.  CAG also manages Seletar Airport (IATA: XSP, ICAO: WSSL) and by a auxiliary Changi Airports International, invests in and manages unfamiliar airports.

Changi Airport is a world’s sixth busiest airfield for general traffic.  It served a record 55.4 million passengers from around a creation in 2015.  More than 360 sell stores and 140 FB outlets are situated opposite 3 terminals to support to passengers and visitors.  With over 100 airlines providing connectivity to 380 cities worldwide, Changi Airport handles about 7,000 flights each week, or about one each 90 seconds.

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