Jewel Changi Airport (Jewel), a multi-dimensional tourist destination, will open its doors to the world on 17 April 2019.
Designed by a consortium comprising Safdie Architects, led by world renowned architect Moshe Safdie, as well as architects from RSP Architects Planners and Engineers and Benoy, Jewel will feature a distinctive dome-shaped façade made of glass and steel. The concept for Jewel’s design represents the juxtaposition of a park and marketplace. This is exemplified in the lush Forest Valley and majestic Rain Vortex that take centerstage in the complex, surrounded by over 280 retail stores and eateries.
Sneak peek of Jewel
Singapore residents will get to have a sneak peek of Jewel before the public opening. To be held from 11 to 16 April, the preview will be a ticketed event, but free of charge. Registration will open online at jewelpreview.com on 12 March, 06:00 am. Each member of the public can register for up to four participants. A total of about 500,000 tickets will be available. During the preview, which will run in four three-hour time blocks from 10:00 am to 10:00pm daily, visitors will be able to explore various points of interest in Jewel, such as the lush greenery of the four-storey Forest Valley with two walking trails and take in the magnificent 40-metre Rain Vortex, the world’s tallest indoor waterfall. They will also be able to shop and dine at more than 90% of Jewel’s 280 shopping and dining outlets.
When Jewel opens on 17 April, apart from the repertoire of exciting brands announced earlier, visitors can also look forward to the following anchors: the largest Nike store in Southeast Asia, Marks & Spencer, MUJI, ZARA, UNIQLO, Shaw Theatres with IMAX and FairPrice Finest with unique features such as exclusive products and specially curated sections and event areas. Five Spice, the food court operated by Food Junction, will also feature over 10 local brands, such as Faai Di by Ka-Soh and Fu Lin Yong Tofu, which have more than 20 years of culinary heritage.
Members of both Changi Rewards and CapitaStar loyalty programmes will be excited to know that Jewel will launch its Double Rewards programme from 11 April. With Double Rewards, shoppers earn both Changi Rewards points and STAR$® with each transaction at Jewel.
Visitors encouraged to take public transport
Changi Airport is well-served by public transport, and members of the public are encouraged to use the trains or public buses when visiting. Apart from the Changi Airport MRT station, there are several bus services operating at T1, T2 and T3. T1 is seamlessly integrated with Jewel via the Level 1 Arrival Hall, while T2 and T3 are linked to Jewel via air-conditioned pedestrian linkways.
The new T1/Jewel car park, which opened partially in November 2018, will be fully operational from 11 April. The car park spans five underground levels from B2M to B5.
Drivers should note that Basement 2M and 2 of the car park are meant for short-term parking, and the charges are 4 cents per minute for the first 90 minutes and $5 per 30 minute block thereafter.
From 17 April, an Early Check-in Lounge, serving passengers of 26 airlines, and a left luggage service will be available for passengers. The Canopy Park and its attractions, situated at the topmost level of Jewel, will open in mid-2019.
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