The new Jewel Changi solves 5 airport problems you never knew you had

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

Wow, don’t hold back, Changi. Architectural rendering: Jewel Changi

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

Maze Runner, a spinoff series? Architectural rendering: Jewel Changi

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

A mall with a view? Consider us broke. Architectural rendering: Jewel Changi

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

These things passed safety checks, right? Architectural rendering: Jewel Changi

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.

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Problem 5: I hate flying but I love clouds

Solution: Walk on a cloud

Keep the kids entertained for hours (they’ll sleep through the whole flight afterwards). Architectural rendering: Jewel Changi

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.

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Andrea Tim

Andrea is a serial kopi peng drinker (for fun, not for the caffeine; coffee doesn't wake her up) and believer in keyboard shortcuts. She sees The Dress as blue and black, and hears both Yanny and Laurel. Make of that what you will.

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