Jewel Changi Airport to officially open on April 17

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HSBC Rain Vortex
Jewel Changi Airport says the HSBC Rain Vortex is the world’s largest indoor waterfall.

JEWEL Changi Airport, a lifestyle complex located at the international gateway, is set to open to the public on April 17.

The 137,000-square meter (sq.m.) complex with a dome-shaped facade is designed by world-renowned architect Moshe Safdie.

“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 Filipino travellers for a meaningful and experiential journey, even for brief layovers,” Hung Jean, Jewel Changi Airport Development CEO, said in a statement.

Jewel will feature new-to-Singapore brands such as Emack & Bolio’s, JW360˚, Lavender, OYSHO, and Pokémon Center Singapore, as well as homegrown brands In Good Company, Supermama and Tiger Street Lab.

Attractions include the 40-meter HSBC Rain Vortex — touted as the world’s tallest indoor waterfall; and the Shisheido Forest Valley. Play attractions such as Manulife Sky Nets, Discovery Maze, hedge maze, and mirror maze will open on June 10.

The first YOTELAIR property in Asia will open at Jewel. The 130 smartly-designed cabins can be booked for a minimum of four hours, ideal for short daytime layovers or overnight stays.

With Jewel, Changi Airport expanded capacity of Terminal 1 by another three million passengers a year, bringing its total capacity to 85 million. Airport facilities such as early check-in counters and kiosks, a baggage storage service and the Changi Lounge can be found at the lifestyle complex.

“We are delighted to see the completion of Changi Airport’s new jewel, which we hope will contribute to many more memorable Changi experiences for our passengers. Jewel Changi Airport is a valuable addition to Singapore’s world-class tourism attractions and aviation facilities. We look forward to welcoming the world to Jewel, whether they are travelling to or through Singapore,” Mr Lee Seow Hiang, chairman of Jewel Changi Airport Development Pte. Ltd., and CEO of Changi Airport Group, said.