Changi Airport to inaugurate The Jewel on April 17, 2019

Singapore’s Changi Airport is probably the best airport in the world. Every year, they keep on raising the bar. Changi Airport already has endless art installations, countless shopping and F&B options, many hotels to stay and to top it off, a variety of gardens, from a Butterfly Garden to the Orchid Garden. So what more does an airport offer?

This year, Changi Singapore is set to open up The Jewel. Changi Airport on April 17, 2019. The dome-shaped Jewel is being built at a cost of USD 1.3 billion and has over 1.4 million square feet of space spanning over ten floors.

The Jewel is built over what used to be Terminal 1’s open-air car park. It was conceived in 2013 as a part of a long term strategy to improve the competitive position of the Changi Airport. The Jewel will serve as an extension of Singapore’s “City in a Garden” philosophy.

The Jewel will have 5 levels above the ground and 2 basement levels which will house all attractions, aviation facilities, parking facilities and so-on.

The show stoppers include Rain Vortex, Forest Valley, Canopy Park, Canopy Bridge and Sky-Nets. There are other attractions also like Discovery slides, Canopy Mazes and so-on. The topmost level of the Jewel which houses the Canopy Park and Bridge will open in mid-2019 whereas the rest of the attractions will open on April 17, 2019.

Jewel Changi Airport

Rain Vortex Source: Changi Airport

Apart from these attractions, the Jewel will feature scores of shopping outlets, F&B outlets and even an IMAX cinema. The Jewel will also have a 130 keys Yotel which will open on April 12, 2019, should you wish to stay there for a night.

Jewel Changi Airport

Jewel Changi Airport Source: Changi Airport

The Jewel apart from the attractions will also serve as an extension to Terminal 1. It will feature early check-in counters, a passenger lounge, baggage storage facility and GST refund counters.

The Jewel Changi Airport is directly connected to Terminal 1. It also provides seamless connections to Terminal 2 and 3. Passengers can take a Sky Train from Terminal 2 and 3 or walk on link bridges to visit the Jewel. The Jewel Changi Airport is also open for non-passengers as it is connected landside.

There is also a free early-bird preview from April 11-16. You can signup for Jewel Changi Preview Registration here.

Are you planning to visit the Jewel Changi Airport soon?


  1. […] Changi Airport to inaugurate The Jewel on April 17, 2019 by Live From A Lounge. Changi is already the best airport in the world and they continue to improve. I do wonder if they hurt tourism to the city itself by making the airport too nice. Even when I have a relatively long layover in Singapore I find myself staying at the airport more often than heading into the city. […]

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