First look inside Singapore’s Changi Airport’s new $1.7B Jewel development

Apr 12, 2019
Jewel at Singapore's Changi Airport is set to officially open on April 17. Source: Getty

The world’s best airport has just unveiled a sneak peek into its new $1.7 billion shopping and lifestyle hub, ahead of its opening on April 17.

Jewel at Singapore’s Changi Airport, a distinctive dome-shaped building between the airport’s existing terminals, offers plenty of options for keeping travellers busy.

Designed by Israeli-Canadian architect Moshe Safdie, the huge complex features over 280 retail stores and eateries, however the centrepiece of the attraction is the 40-metre high Rain Vortex, the tallest indoor waterfall of its kind in the world.

Stretching 10 storeys high, the huge complex also features two mazes, bouncing and walking nets over a forest called Canopy Park, a 50-metre bridge and a giant slide.

Here is a sneak peek into the spectacular Jewel development.

It comes just a couple of weeks after the airport was named the world’s greatest for the seventh year in a row in the Skytrax World Airport Awards.

It’s no wonder the Singaporean airport is an extremely popular stopover, with many travellers planning to land in Changi so they can catch a glimpse of the indoor butterfly garden, giant fish pond, relaxation hub or now the multi-floored Jewel complex.

What are your thoughts on this? Have you been to Changi Airport?


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