Jewel Changi Airport opens its doors to the world

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Jewel Changi Airport (Jewel), a new retail and leisure complex at Singapore Changi Airport, has officially opened to the public, offering local residents and international visitors a multi-faceted experience with attractions, accommodation facilities and unique shopping and dining concepts.

Built on the site of the former Terminal 1 (T1) open air parking lot, the 135,700m² (1,460,000ft²) facility was designed by world-renowned architect Moshe Safdie and features a distinctive dome-shaped façade.

Hung Jean, CEO, Jewel Changi Airport Development, said, “The vision for Jewel Changi Airport is to be a destination where ‘The World meets Singapore, and Singapore meets the World. The unique proposition of world-class shopping and dining, seamlessly integrated with lush greenery, fulfils the needs of increasingly discerning travelers for a meaningful and experiential journey, even for brief layovers.”

The 40m (130ft) HSBC Rain Vortex, the world’s tallest indoor waterfall, will greet visitors upon entering Jewel. Surrounding it are the manicured grounds of the Shiseido Forest Valley. Play attractions such as the Manulife Sky Nets, Hedge Maze, Mirror Maze and Discovery Slides were designed to blend into the unique indoor garden environment and will open on June 10, 2019.

Airport facilities have also been added in Jewel including early check-in kiosks, a baggage storage service and the Changi Lounge, a 150-seat lounge with shower facilities, offering seamless transfers for passengers connecting to and from cruise services.

Jewel will also house the first YotelAir property in Asia. With 130 smartly designed cabins that optimize space in its Premium, Accessible and Family cabins, these rooms can be booked for a minimum of four hours, ideal for short daytime layovers or overnight stays.

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