SINGAPORE. Jewel Changi Airport is to open on 17 April, Changi Airport Group has announced.
Described as a multi-dimensional tourist destination, the mixed-use complex will offer shopping and dining options, a hotel, a five-storey indoor garden, play attractions, and facilities for airport operations.
Jewel Changi Airport will enhance the passenger experience with its myriad range of lifestyle offerings (All photos: Jewel Changi Airport Devt).
Jewel features a distinctive dome-shaped façade made of glass and steel. The complex was designed by a consortium comprising Safdie Architects, led by architect Moshe Safdie, RSP Architects Planners and Engineers and Benoy.
Changi Airport Group said the design concept represents “the juxtaposition of a park and marketplace”. This is exemplified in the Forest Valley and Rain Vortex features that form the centrepiece of the complex, surrounded by more than 280 retail stores and food & beverage locations.
[A bird’s-eye view: This cute and colourful video offers a preview of the “wondrous world” of Jewel Changi Airport.]
Shoppers will be able to traverse seamlessly between nature and retail as they step into the corridors from the walking trails of the Forest Valley. The 40 metre Rain Vortex will be the world’s tallest indoor waterfall.
Changi Airport Group said Singapore residents will be able to preview Jewel before the public opening, between 11 and 16 April. They will be able to shop and dine at more than 90% of Jewel’s shopping and dining outlets. It will be a ticketed event, but free of charge. Registration will open online at jewelpreview.com on 12 March. A total of 500,000 tickets will be available.
Fresh look: Jewel features a distinctive dome-shaped façade made of glass and steel.
Among the anchor stores and facilities at Jewel are the largest Nike store in Southeast Asia, Marks & Spencer, Muji, Zara, Uniqlo, Shaw Theatres with IMAX and FairPrice Finest, offering exclusive products and specially curated sections and event areas.
Five Spice, the food court operated by Food Junction, will also feature over 10 local brands, such as Faai Di by Ka-Soh and Fu Lin Yong Tofu, which have more than 20 years of culinary heritage.
Jewel will launch its Double Rewards programme from 11 April for members of both Changi Rewards and CapitaStar loyalty programmes. With Double Rewards, shoppers earn both Changi Rewards points and STAR$ with each transaction at Jewel.
Jewel will offer a wide range of retail and dining offerings, including exciting new-to-Singapore concepts, top international brands and home-grown names.
Members of the public are being encouraged to use public transport to visit Jewel, with a variety of train and bus services available. Changi T1 is integrated with Jewel via the Level 1 Arrival Hall, while T2 and T3 are linked to Jewel via air-conditioned pedestrian linkways.
The new T1/Jewel car park, which opened partially in November 2018, will be fully operational from 11 April. The car park spans five underground levels.
Seamless integration: Jewel Changi Airport will be connected to Terminals 1, 2 and 3 and the MRT station via pedestrian bridges.
An Early Check-in Lounge will open on 17 April and serves passengers of 26 airlines. Changi Airport Group said a left luggage service will be available for passengers from that date.
The Canopy Park and its attractions, situated on the uppermost level of Jewel, will open in mid-2019. The below video offers a closer look.