Singapore’s idea of building a link between Changi Airport’s Terminal 1 and Terminals 2 and 3 is probably going to win it several more years of the World’s Best Airport title. Jewel Changi, the upcoming multi-use 10-storey structure will combine recreation, dining, shopping and accommodation for weary travellers. Heck, at this point, it’s reason enough for anyone to visit, even if they weren’t flying somewhere.
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While Jewel Changi provides for the many needs you may have while travelling – early check-in counters, baggage services, passenger lounge, shopping for the last-minute souvenir – there are a few other problems you never knew you had, or have just brushed off as a mundane consequence of travelling. Here’s how Jewel Changi’s attractions will solve them when it opens in 2019.
Problem 1: My eyes got tired on the plane
Solution: Look at this waterfall
Jewel Changi breaks a few national records with its attractions, and one of it is thanks to the Rain Vortex, which will be the world’s tallest indoor waterfall. The 40-metre beauty lights up at night and is part of the stunning Canopy Park.
Problem 2: I don’t have enough mystery in my life
Solution: Get lost in a maze
Canopy Mazes is the largest hedge maze in Singapore – there, another record broken. It’s the best place to temporarily avoid dealing with unwelcome travel companions.
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Problem 3: I’m too tired from travelling
Solution: Do nothing at all
The beauty of Jewel Changi is that, despite the million things you can do while you’re there, there’s also the luxury of doing absolutely nothing while you just sit somewhere nice and enjoy views of the sunlit Canopy Park. If you’re on a long layover, you could move your loitering to the swanky YOTELAIR Changi Airport.
Problem 4: I’m not tired enough from travelling
Solution: Hike up five storeys and bounce on nets
The Walking Nets are suspended 25 metres above the ground and features a 250-metre-long bouncing net for you to do spontaneous workouts mid-transit. The 5-storey Forest Valley trail will also introduce you to the biggest indoor collection of plants in Singapore.
Problem 5: I hate flying but I love clouds
Solution: Walk on a cloud
We never thought this would be a thing, but it is, so here you have it: Foggy Bowls is really a product of clever landscaping and mist machines, but if it looks like you’re walking on clouds, it’s a win, right?
The only problem Jewel Changi doesn’t solve is probably you running late for a flight because you got carried away with the terminal life.
Problem 6: I’ve never had Shake Shack in my life
Solution: Shake Shack is opening in Jewel Changi
Well, that’s a problem quickly solved by the US burger chain; it will open its first Singaporean venture here in Jewel Changi to serve you and many other excited travellers its signature burgers.
This article has been updated.