Singapore’s Changi Airport has always been considered to be one of the most fascinating airports in the world. Now, it has completed the Jewel Changi Airport after four long years of construction.
The Jewel Changi Airport features gardens, 280 retail and food outlets, a cinema, and even a hotel. But perhaps the most attractive thing here at the Jewel is an indoor waterfall, which is the world’s tallest indoor waterfall. The new structure has an exterior of glass and steel, with about 135700 sq ft space. The main purpose of the Jewel is to connect Changi Airport’s three terminals out of four. Jewel has ten storeys, and was built at a cost of SG $1.7 billion.
The star attraction
The most eye-catching thing here is the 40 m indoor waterfall, which is the tallest indoor waterfall in the world. It is known as the HSBC ‘rain vortex’, and is already becoming a hotspot for travellers to click pictures. The large waterfall can be heard from other sections of Jewel, and will surely entice you to come and take a look at it.
Apart from the waterfall, you could also visit the Shiseido Forest Valley, which is a four-storey garden set here in the Jewel Changi Airport. The garden surrounds the waterfall, and is a great walking trail for travellers. It has a wide collection of indoor plants as well. Interestingly, rainwater is collected to aide the Vortex Waterfall, and the volume of flow can be controlled manually.
Travellers on a layover would be glad to know that the airport now also has an 11-cinema IMAX theatre.
The Changi Airport is, in fact, an airport that is accessed by the locals at ease. It has become a prime spot for locals to dine, or catch a movie, even when they aren’t flying somewhere. A lot of locals come to the airport over the weekend to spend some quality time.