Singapore Airlines rewards Paralympic medalists with KrisFlyer miles, takes a proper picture with them

Great job, Singapore Airlines.

Nyi Nyi Thet | September 20, 2016 @ 03:50 pm

Firstly the great news: Yip Pin Xiu, double gold medal winner at the Paralympics, has been rewarded 1 million Krisflyer miles and an Elite Gold membership, the same gift that was given to fellow gold medallist Joseph Schooling.


What makes the news even more awesome is that SIA did not forget about our other medallist over at the Games — fellow swim star Theresa Goh.


Amazing show of equality by Singapore Airlines.

The best news

However, possibly the best part of this feel-good story was that Singapore Airlines has finally learnt how to take a photo with a sporting hero.



And the Internet noticed.

Supportive fans at the background, our Paralympic heroes at the front and center. Just like how should it be.

Kudos all around.

And here are SQ’s own pictures — all of which have the Paralympians positioned safely in front and centre, including one shot of our two medallists in first class:

All images from Singapore Disability Sports Council

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