Singapore Airshow visitors get taste of Changi’s ‘Jewel’

By Luke Barras-hill |


The Changi Airport booth will be open to members of the public this weekend.

Members of the public will get the chance to enjoy a sneak preview of Singapore Changi Airport’s ‘Jewel’ at the Singapore Airshow this weekend, as CAG confirms construction of the vast complex is 70% complete.

A scaled model of the multi-million dollar facility [which began construction just over three years ago and is set to open in 2019] exhibits at Changi Airport’s booth this week (6-9 Feb) during the Singapore Airshow 2018. Members of the public can get a taste for Jewel this weekend (10-11 Feb).

Visitors can sample in augmented reality a variety of attractions at Jewel, such as shopping and dining offers and lifestyle and play attractions using tablets at the stand.

They will also have the chance to preview a replica of the complex’s bouncing and walking Sky Nets measuring 20m long and eight metres wide at a height of 2.4m at its highest point. The attraction is suitable for adults, and children aged three and over measuring at least one metre in height.

When Jewel officially opens, its Sky Nets will be suspended 25-metres above ground level, providing breathtaking views of Jewel’s 134,000sq m interior.


A project that has been in development for over five years [TRBusiness first reported on plans for Jewel in 2013] the vast mixed-use facility will connect Terminal 1’s Arrivals Hall to Terminals 2 and 3 via pedestrian bridges when it opens.

Key features of the architectural marvel include a 40-metre high ‘Rain Vortex’ waterfall, a five-storey ‘Forest Valley’ housing one of the most extensive plant collections in Singapore, plus a ‘Canopy Park’ boasting gardens, walking trails and dining outlets.


Suspended 25 metres above ground, Jewel’s Sky Nets provide the thrill of walking in mid-air, together with stunning views of the complex’s 134,000sq m interior. Source: CAG.

Globally renowned architect Moshe Safdie is leading a consortium of design consultants on the complex, identifiable by its iconic glass and steel façade.

The structure is spread over 10-storeys (five above ground; five basement) and occupies a total gross floor area of approximately 134,000sq m, within which it will house 9,000sq m of retail space and approximately 300 tenants.

A spokesperson from Changi Airport was unable to provide TRBusiness with further details on the retail tenancy spread, adding that more information would be announced closer to the opening.

For further background on the project, click here.


The multi-million dollar mixed-use Jewel complex is due to open in 2019. Source: CAG.




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