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Singapore’s JEWEL – Here is everything you need to know about this SG$1.7bn beauty

If you’re planning a trip to Singapore, now’s a great time to check out the newly-opened mall at the world’s best airport. This SG$1.7 billion (US$1.25 billion) beauty boasts 10 stories in total – 5 above ground and 5 beneath, and is home to the world’s tallest indoor waterfall, the 40-metre-tall HSBC Rain Vortex.

HSBC Rain Vortex (the world’s tallest indoor waterfall) at night (Source: Jewel Changi Airport)

It’s the perfect stop for anyone stuck in Changi Airport over a long transit, or even for tourists visiting the city-state.

The top floor of Jewel is a 14,000 square-metre canopy park, ideal for playing at mazes, giant slides and gardens, or simply relax at one of the many diners there. Certain parts of Canopy Park will only be ready in June 2019, such as the Discovery Slides.

Petal Garden in Canopy Park (Source:Jewel Changi Airport)
Discovery Slides (Source:Jewel Changi Airport)

However, you certainly won’t be missing out if you pay a visit before the Canopy Park fully opens. Those looking to shop will be delighted to find that Jewel has 168 retail outlets of international and local brands alike. And when it comes to food, Jewel has you covered too – with 112 F&B outlets, you’re sure to be spoilt for choice.

Don’t worry about finding accommodation after exploring this huge urban space. You can conveniently settle down after a long day at the first YOTELAIR Hotel in Asia, right next to Jewel. This hotel is available 24/7 and offers flexible check-in and check-out times, complimentary high speed Wi-Fi, free hot drinks throughout the day and a 24/7 club lounge, all at an affordable price.

YOTELAIR Family Cabin (Source: YOTELAIR Changi Airport)

Jewel was designed by architect Moshe Safdie, who also designed Marina Bay Sands, another iconic location in Singapore. He clearly didn’t disappoint.

Safdie’s sketch of the Jewel (Source: Safdie Architects)

Changi Airport is already picking up on activity, currently being one of the world’s busiest airports. With the new Jewel and its amenities, there may be a need for another airport expansion. Plans for a fifth airport terminal are currently underway, said to be the size of all the existing four terminals combined. With that in mind, it’s never too late to book your flight to Singapore and bask in the majesty of this iconic landmark.

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