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AK's AEI for Changi Airport!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

These photos were taken in Las Vegas:

Looks like a casino?

Where is this place? There is a clue in the photo...

Gasp! The airport?! Bingo!

Singapore Changi International Airport could learn from this and generate extra revenue or not?

We have to make sure that the jackpot machines are found in designated areas only with attendants on duty to prevent under 18s from entering and losing their pocket money, of course.

Instead of painting yellow boundary lines around such areas, let us use green paint (the color of money) to differentiate them from the smoking areas.

You know what is the fantastic thing about this idea? Our country's airport already looks so fantabulous! There is no need to spend gazillions like MBS and RWS did just to house these jackpot machines!

Make full use of existing floor space! S-REITs call it AEI (asset enhancement initiatives)! I like it!

If Singapore takes to this idea, I hope the authorities would credit me with the idea.

Paying me a token (7 figure) sum in appreciation wouldn't hurt either. ;p

See photos of my recent trip to Las Vegas: here.

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AhJohn said...

Haha, then everywhere can place these machines ...another Macau

AK71 said...

Hi Ah John,

Idea, right? Then, maybe, the government can give more tax breaks to Singaporeans to help us with our living expenses! ;p

JJ said...

Dear AK,

Very good idea, I' m more than 18 liao, one vote from me!

Win some $ before boarding.

HUAT AH.....

AK71 said...

Hi JJ,

Wah! You are only past 18 and you already drive a MB C180? Leave some huating for the rest of us leh. ;p

JCK said...

Yes...was there.
You could tell Las Vegas was gambling town the minute you step off the plane! :)

AK71 said...


They just can't wait for us to part with some of our money, can they? ;)

SnOOpy168 said...

I can imagine this idea used to milk the travellers, to fund our education, health care, infrastructure and public housing. No, better still, to pay more interest on our CPF. Perhaps we can load up the isle of the waiting lounge of the budget airline terminal with this too, since they saved so much on air fares already, sure got extra $$ for 老虎机....hehehe

Foreign passport holders and above 18 years old only.

AK71 said...

Hi SnOOpy168,

I like the idea of access for foreign passport holders only! We have so many visitors from PRC and the Chinese love to gamble! :D

You think this is a good idea too? Maybe we should submit a proposal to the government. Hahaha.. ;)

SnOOpy168 said...

I do know that Changi Airport will take a % of all retail revenue. Years ago, i heard that it was like 7-8% of gross revenue in addition to the rent payable. This is part of the bid required for all retail places.

so, it is win win for Changi AP & the garment's coffer. Just whether the cash will flow back to us, the humble citizens....thats another story lah..

AK71 said...

Hi SnOOpy168,

That is very true. We can always hope, I guess. Haha.. ;)

If this should receive the green light, Singapore Pools should be the operator. :)

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