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The force awakens at Changi Airport with Star Wars ANA plane and starfighters

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The galaxy far, far away is a lot closer than we thought.

Star Wars fans traveling in and out of Singapore over the next two months will recognise the ubiquitous starfighters from the iconic Star Wars movies at the Changi Airport.

Earlier today (Nov 12), Changi Airport unveiled a life-sized X-wing fighter at Terminal 3's departure hall, as well as a TIE fighter at Terminal 2's Departure Hall.

Make it down you didn't, be not afraid. (This reporter's best Yoda impression).

The starfighters will be on display until Jan 5. 

Fans who were down on the first day were delighted by the X-wing fighter pilots and Imperial Stormtroopers. 





Some were even dressed for the occasion and donned the Stormtroopers' helmets.





And if you want to learn how to say popular Star Wars phrases in 10 commonly-spoken languages, including Malay, Spanish and Cantonese, a protocol droid C-3PO is there to help.

Additionally, Han Solo's Millennium Falcon and the Star Destroyer will also be showcased.

And if this is not enough to make Star Wars fans freak out, this coincided with the arrival of the R2-D2 All Nippon Airways plane to Changi Airport.



Seats were, of course, made to incorporate the R2-D2 theme and there were Yoda sightings on board (on business class of course).





Singapore is the first Asian stop for the plane outside Japan and will be here for two nights.



The Force is Strong In Changi

A photo posted by Muhamad Nurrudin (@nurrudin) on Nov 11, 2015 at 4:56pm PST




#starwarsatchangi so cute

A photo posted by kittycatdoll (@_sherylynn_) on Nov 11, 2015 at 9:30pm PST




Metal detector? Pfft, R2-D2 ain't got no time for that! #starwarsatchangi

A video posted by Stuff Singapore (@stuffsingapore) on Nov 11, 2015 at 10:50pm PST


But tickets to board the plane have all been given out.

But Changi Airport has activities lined up, like an obstacle course for the BB-8 droid, to ensure you're not missing out on too much.

It will also have Star Wars merchandise on sale, such as luggage tags, tote bags and stickers.

And of course, if you're a Star Wars fan, you should already know that the new, hotly-anticipated movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens is out Dec 17.

Read the full story in The New Paper on Friday (Nov 13). 

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