Introducing Jewel Changi Airport

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The Singapore Airshow 2018 has had its fair share of bad fortune and bad press as a result due to certain events.

However, the main attraction, the aviation showcase, as well as a side exhibition, still takes the limelight in the ongoing showcase.

Here’s a glimpse of what the highly anticipated Jewel Changi Airport (Jewel), which will be opening in the first half of 2019, will be like.

First mentioned by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (PM Lee) in his National Day Rally Speech in 2013, Jewel Changi Airport is set to open in the first half of 2019.

Visitors at this year’s Singapore Airshow, which runs until 11th Feb, would have gotten the chance to experience the sky net at the Changi Airport Group (CAG)’s booth. This sky net is merely a replica and is only one-tenth the size of the actual attraction at Jewel.

Source: Today, Koh Mui Fong

Introduction to Jewel:

Jewel, a mixed-use development at Changi Airport, will include gardens and attractions, a hotel, aviation facilities and 300 retails and dining facilities. It was built with the aim of improving Changi Airport’s competitive position against nearby rivals. The estimated construction cost of Jewel will be around SGD$1.7 billion.

Main Attractions:

  • Forest Valley

Effectively an indoor Botanical Garden, this five stories tall structure will house 3,000 trees. It is one of Singapore’s largest indoor collections of plants

  • Rain Vortex

Set to be the world largest indoor waterfall, this 40m high waterfall becomes a light-and-sound show when the sun goes down. It appears to be located at the heart of Jewel

  • Canopy Park

The Canopy Park will house recreation and leisure attraction at the top level in Jewel. It also houses 2 gardens with different themes: the Topiary Walk and the Petal Garden.

  • Sky Nets

Children will love this attraction which includes a Bouncing Net and a Walking Net. Hyper-active kids can enjoy bouncing on a 250m long, suspended net which is 8m above the ground at the highest point. Thrill-seekers can challenge themselves to take on the 50m long Walking Net with a view of the ground 25m below.

  • Canopy Mazes

Two different but equally complex mazes will be set here. One can choose either the Hedge Maze with hedge walls standing at 1.8m high or the Mirror Maze located under the dome. One should head to an elevated watchtower that offers a bird’s-eye view of the Hedge Maze to memorise the formula before attempting it.

  • Discovery Slides

A fusion of an art sculpture and a play piece, this attraction allows you to have fun while exploring Jewel.

  • Canopy Bridge

Suspended 23m above ground with a view of the Rain Vortex, this Bridge also offers a glass panel flooring with a view through to the 1st level.

  • Foggy Bowls

Another playground for young children to have fun and imagine they are playing among the clouds.

Getting there:

Jewel is directly connected to Terminal 1 and has air-conditioned pedestrian access from Terminal 2 and 3 via bridges. Check out the map of Changi Airport with the expansions below.

With so many fun activities, we can’t wait for Jewel Changi Airport to be completed!

For now, you can visit the Singapore Airshow 2018 to get a glimpse of what the experience will be like. Visit it before it closes on 11th Feb Sunday!

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