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.
“Over time people are spending longer hours at airports and therefore we think giving passengers an upgraded experience is important,” Jayson Goh from Changi Airport Group said, according to 9News.
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.