Jewel Changi Airport (Jewel) will officially open its doors on April 17. An iconic tourist destination situated in the heart of Changi Airport, it promises an extensive mix of one-of-a-kind play attractions, distinctive retail and dining experiences, comfortable accommodation and aviation facilities designed to appeal to travellers and visitors from the world over.
Envisaged to be the next icon in the Asian travel scene, Jewel comprises ten storeys (five above the ground and five basement storeys), covering a total area of 137,000 square metres (sqm) and will be connected directly to Changi Airport’s Terminals 1, 2 and 3. Designed by world renowned architect Moshe Safdie, Jewel will also have its own 130-room YOTELAIR Singapore Changi Airport, ideal for busy travellers who need flexible check-in and check-out timings. Additionally, passengers with late departures from Changi Airport will enjoy the convenience of early check-in for their flights with storage available even for their hand-carry luggage.
Jewel transverses seamlessly with nature through its awe-inspiring, large-scale attractions. One of the centerpiece attractions will be the 40-metre tall Rain Vortex, the world’s tallest indoor waterfall. It is expected to thrill visitors with its majestic display of water power. Jewel will also be home to the Forest Valley, a huge four-storey garden filled with the largest indoor collection of plants in Singapore, along with exotic plants and trees from Australia, Brazil, China, Malaysia, Thailand and USA. Specially-created f&b spaces with terraces overlooking the Forest Valley will offer a breath-taking view, creating a blissful garden dining experience within an indoor environment.
Enhancing Jewel’s unique mix of lush nature and urban energy is an extensive collection of retail and f&b outlets, promising visitors a unique shopping and dining experience like no other. The exclusive Duplex Boulevard at Jewel will house large-format stores that provide retailers with a canvas to craft immersive brand storytelling universes. Debuting for the first time in Singapore are popular international brands such as Shake Shack, Burger and Lobster, Pokémon, and Läderach, among many others. Singapore brands such as Tiger Beer, Naiise and Supermama too will be introducing first-of-its-kind concept stores at Jewel, sharing a slice of Singapore culture and design with international travellers. Shoppers can also look forward to the following anchor stores: the largest Nike store in Southeast Asia and India, Marks & Spencer, MUJI, ZARA and UNIQLO. Jewel houses a total of 280 retail outlets and dining establishments, situated around the Rain Vortex and Forest Valley.
Apart from shopping and dining experiences, exciting adventures await travellers at the top-most level of Jewel. Canopy Park, a 14,000sqm lifestyle attractionwill open in mid-2019. It promises a plethora of fun activities for visitors with attractions such as Sky Nets, Canopy Mazes, Discovery Slides, Foggy Bowls, Topiary Walk, and Petal Garden. Visitors will also have an excellent vantage point from here, where they would be able to take in Jewel, in all its glory.
Mr. Ivan Tan, Group Senior Vice President, Corporate & Marketing Communications Changi Airport Group said, “We are excited to soon unveil Jewel to the world. As an iconic and world-class destination packed with unique brands and experiences, Jewel will add a new dimension to the overall Changi Experience for travellers, and enhance Changi’s appeal as a choice transit hub. We look forward to welcoming more travellers to Singapore, to a medley of experiences integrating nature, play and retail.”
Indian travellers planning for a weekend getaway to Singapore will now find it more convenient. With the enhanced 96-hour Visa Free Transit Facility (VFTF) which came into effect from 4 December 2018, eligible Indian nationals transiting through Singapore can now enjoy short stays in the country without the need to apply for a visa.