The launch of the Jewel, the new Singapore Airport waterfall, is the talk of the airport industry today. Yes, you heard it right! The best airport in the world will soon have an indoor waterfall.
Changi Airport, which was always an architectural wonder in itself, is ready with a new surprise. Apart from being a functional airport, it is actually one of the top tourist attractions in Singapore. It has also been named the world’s best airport, and for a good reason.
This is one of those dream airports where you will pray for a flight delay or long layovers because you certainly will get a delightful experience here. Adding to all the facilities there are also some free fun activities!
But before we talk about Jewel, let us take a look at some existing features of the Airport!
- Forest Valley: Forest Valley inside the Changi Airport will make you feel like you are sitting inside the jungles of Amazon with 2,500 trees, and 100,000 shrubs. Here you can sit relax and enjoy nature.
- Butterfly garden: The Butterfly garden has more than 47 species of butterflies and around 1000 butterflies flying casually in their natural habitat. Such a bliss!
- Sunflower Garden: It is a garden full of sunflowers with a rooftop full of sunflowers at Terminal 2 of Changi Airport. Do not miss out when you visit.
- Free movie theatre: If you are a movie buff you can watch a movie for free at the theatre here. The theatre remains open 24 hours! Isn’t that super cool?
- Fish spa: Tired of Movies, shopping and Nature? well! you can get a quick foot massage, and relax at the spa on site where fish do the job. Fish Spa is an old tradition of massages in Asia.
So ladies and gentlemen I know you can’t wait for the indoor waterfall to open. So here we are to quickly help you take a sneak-peek into the project.
Singapore’s Changi Airport is ready to launch its £951 million new project called Jewel. Jewel is the name of the building where the waterfall will be built having some 10 stories. It will glitter with more than 9,600 glorious pieces of glass!
Mentioned below are also some quick facts about the Waterfall
- The waterfall is 131 ft tall and is named as The Rain Vortex. It will be 40 m high.
- The ten-storey complex spans over 137,000 square metres. All of them connect to terminals 1, 2 and 3 at Changi Airport.
- Around four storeys will be covered by the Forest Valley. It will feature thousands of plants and trees.
- Around 10,000 gallons will be recycled through the building per minute.
- At night the waterfall will feature some gorgeous sound and light shows
- Adding to the 350 shops already operating in the airport terminals the new airport will have 280 retail outlets, including a Pokemon Centre.
- The glass-bottomed Canopy Bridge will be suspended 82 feet above the ground. It will also have direct connections to three of the terminals. This will be on the very top layer over the rainforest.
- There will be a 130-room hotel for passengers called YOTELAIR, which will also be part of Jewel.
- You can enjoy an early check in for your flight to explore its facility.
- Discovery Slides, for adults and children to enjoy.
- Foggy Bowls: Here children can play in smoky clouds.
- Sky-Nets: With Sky-Nets you can bounce along the treetops.
Architect Moshe Safdie has designed this development plan. He is the one who also designed the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore as well.
When can you view it?
It will open on April 17 this year.
However, if you are interested to see the new Jewel development you can register here for preview tickets on March 12. There are only 500,000 tickets available between April 11 and April 16, according to Business Insider
But before that do read what not to do at the airport!