Changi’s 40 millionth passenger wins S$40,000 shopping spree

photo(3) (Custom).JPGChangi Airport welcomed its 40 millionth passenger for the year today at Terminal 3 – a very lucky Jonathan Shih from Taiwan (second from left), who was on board Singapore Airlines SQ827 from Shanghai.

I say very lucky, because Shih got S$40,000 ($30,440) to spend at the terminal’s transit mall. He could buy anything (although I heard he was restricted to a maximum of four of the same item) as long as he completes his shopping spree in 40 minutes.

Shih spent the cash – and topped up with a bit of his own – in just 30 minutes. Among his purchases were two iPads, two iPods, a MacBook Pro, a Cartier watch, a 0.59 carat diamond ring, a Mont Blanc watch, a Hermes bag, a Bottega Veneta bag and S$2,000 worth of candy and chocolates.

What one does with that amount of candy, I do not know, but hey, what’s it to you if you have S$40,000 to spend?



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