Date:10 August 2017
Singapore Airlines has released a creative in-flight safety video that showcases some of the island nation’s incredible sights.
Regulation requires all airlines to brief passengers with safety instructions before take-off. For the regular traveler the repetition can be quite frustrating. Because let’s face it, we all know the basics. But it often happens that travelers take to the sky for the very first time, or that some people just forget. So iteration remains important.
Guided by the Singapore Girl (as the airline calls her), the video follows the basic safety procedure in a creative way. In the spirit of cutting through the boredom Singapore Airlines’ video touches on the culture, the sights and the beauty of the country. Throughout the video key landmarks are marked in white text on the bottom right of the screen.
Here’s a list of the sights mentioned in Singapore Airlines’ in-flight safety video
(0:07) The quay is a historical part of the Port of Singapore that has played a big role in the country’s development. In the early 1800’s it was the gateway to all the island’s trade and thus played an important role in the country’s economy.
The Intan Peranakan Home Museum
(0:24) The museum is a converted home devoted to the Peranakan culture. Originally called Peranakan Chinese or Straits-born Chinese, they were descendants of Chinese immigrants who came to the Malay archipelago between the 15th and 17th centuries. What made the culture unique is strong connection with religious Chinese origin, but a deep influence of Malay language and culture.
(1:07) The River Safari is one of Singapore’s many wildlife reserves and is the first river-themed zoo and aquarium in Asia. The park houses more than 6 000 animals, including 40 threatened species. The reserve is also the home of the tunnel of giant otters swimming overhead, as shown in the video.
(1:48) Haji Lane is a stylish neighbourhood of buildings painted in bright colours. All along Haji Lane the little buildings house shops and boutique cafés.
(2:30) Designed to mimic the movement of waves, the Henderson Waves bridge is the highest pedestrian bridge in Singapore. The bridge is located near the Telok Blangah Hill Park in the south of the country and stands 36 metres above the ground and is 274 metres in length.
Adventure Cove Waterpark
(3:10) The waterpark features an amusement park, aquarium and is the home of Universal Studios Singapore. Here you can experience rides, shows and attractions based on your favourite blockbuster films.
(3:59) Established in 1903, the Capitol Theater boasts the largest single screen seating in south east Asia with more than 950 seats. Here visitors can see theatre and dance productions, as well as first-run films.
Gardens by the Bay
(5:49) Arguably one of the most famous parts of Singapore, the Gardens by the Bay features the Supertree Grove pictured in the video. These massive vertical gardens each measure between 25 and 50 metres, and features the OCBC Skyway – a 22-metre-tall walkway between the “trees”.
Gardens by the Bay is not all about the Supertrees, there are also a number of other attractions that include a variety of gardens each with their own unique biodiversity.
Check out the video above to see all the attractions.
Video credit: Singapore Airlines