Visit the Jewel of Changi Airport and be bedazzled

Updated: Sep 8

✦ You'll never see airports the same way again after visiting Singapore's Changi Airport.

Gone are the days of boring, endless hours of waiting in the transit lounge while your connecting flight ambles on the runway. Changi Airport has taken creativity up several notches and they are changing perceptions of the stuffy image of airports.

We bet you'd be planning a visit to Changi Airport just for fun and not to board a flight after reading this article! And that's what most Singaporeans do in their leisure time.

The Jewel in the crown

There is more than meets the eye when you are at Changi Airport. Connected to it is the Jewel or Jewel Changi as it is sometimes known. It is a nature-themed entertainment and shopping complex. It houses the world's tallest indoor waterfall - the Rain Vortex, and is surrounded by a terraced forest setting. You can almost imagine you're somewhere deep in the Amazon if you just close your eyes.

The Jewel is massive. The numbers are enough to astound, and we're going to run out of superlatives soon:

  • Total gross floor area = 135,700 m2 (1,461,000 sq ft)

  • 10 storeys (5 above-ground, 5 basement levels)

  • Houses one of Asia's largest indoor gardens (5 storeys) with 3,000 trees, 60,000 shrubs of 120 species from around the world

  • Has the world's largest and tallest indoor waterfall at 40m

  • 300+ retail and dining outlets

  • 300,000 visitors daily

  • Built at a cost of SG$1.7 billion (not involving government funds or taxpayers' money)

Let's PLAY at the airport!

So if you are at Changi Airport, whether in transit or you may even be there simply to enjoy a day out, you'd be guaranteed a fun time, because PLAY is what people love to do there!

There are plenty of activities for any age group. And something we really appreciate is there is a baggage storage area so you don't have to lug your wheels around with you and can be free to stretch your legs and run around free!

  • Get on the Walking Net - a huge taut web 25m above ground and suspended across a void! It's like walking on air!

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