Didn’t manage to get the preview tickets to Jewel Changi Airport? We visited the new lifestyle and entertainment gem in the east today – here’s a quick tour of the place.
Largest Starbucks in Singapore
We took a walk inside Starbucks Jewel, its largest store yet in Singapore.
Instantly greeted by a Black Eagle espresso machine. So atas.
There’s a separate section on the 1st floor where things are more familiar.
There’s also a staircase on the side leading to more seating area on the 2nd floor.
A hidden chillout section spotted behind a large sliding door.
Looks comfy, doesn’t it?
Main Attraction: Rain Vortex
Probably the most crowded area in Jewel Changi Airport – the Rain Vortex is the largest indoor waterfall in the world.
It also features a series of light shows in the evenings starting from 7.30pm.
We captured a video of it (real thing, not rendered).
Multiple viewing locations and platforms so you can capture it from all angles.
You can also find a Bamboo Forest in one of the pathways leading to the Rain Vortex area.
Or explore Shiseido Forest Valley that offers spectacular views of the Rain Vortex as well.
It even connects to a dreamy waterfall wall below at the basement, which is absolutely Instagrammable as well.
Here’s a video of how it looks like.
Singapore’s First Pokémon Center
Pokémon fans can head to the first ever Pokémon Center in Singapore.
Do note there will be a queue (LV style) for crowd control purposes.
Lots of Pokémon merchandise inside up for grabs.
Canopy Park @ Jewel Changi Airport
Located at the top of Jewel Changi Airport, the Canopy Park is a 14,000 sqm recreational wonderland that lets you play and dine under the glass canopy.
Unfortunately, most of the highlights of the Canopy Park won’t be available until mid-2019.
You can still have lots of family fun, including this Foggy Bowls area filled with colourful pouffes and soft faux grass.
Sadly, London-born Burger & Lobster is still a work-in-progress.
We were really hoping to try this.
Quick glimpse at the Walking Nets. When open, visitors can tread across voids via a web of nets suspended 25 metres above ground.
The Hedge Maze, also opening in June 2019.
Here’s a look from another angle.
We were looking forward to having fun on the Bouncing Nets but similarly, it won’t be open till mid-2019. It’s basically a giant trampoline stretching over 250 metres up to 8 metres above the Canopy Park.
Lots of Shopping and Food
Shoppers and foodies can spend the entire day or two without getting bored.
Here are some of the establishments we spotted, new and familiar ones.
Two-storey MUJI store with Café&Meal MUJI taking up the 2nd level.
The famous American fast casual restaurant chain Shake Shack. Their signature dishes include hotdogs, hamburgers, fries and milkshakes.
Incredibly crowded at A&W Restaurant.
Prepare to queue at least an hour for it.
Luckily, they are open 24 hours and you might be interested to know that they are also getting Halal-certified.
Tsuta Japanese Soba Ramen restaurant, world’s first Michelin-starred ramen eatery. Their soba noodles are made from premium natural ingredients.
Morozoff is Japan’s leading luxury confectionery maker from Kobe. They have been around since 1931 and are known for their custard puddings and cream cheese cakes.
Mark Nason Los Angeles x Skechers store. One Piece sneakers still available.
Another Lim Chee Guan outlet to queue at during CNY.
Foot Locker. Of course.
Cake lovers can enjoy their favourite Lady M desserts al-fresco style (sort of).
JW360 which stands for Japan Way Three Sixty. It is operated by JR East Group, the people behind Japan Rail Cafe in Tanjong Pagar Centre.
You can find their new restaurant, cafe and merchandise gallery at Jewel Changi Airport.
Tim Ho Wan if you are craving for Hong Kong dim sum.
Yun Nans is a new 88-seater restaurant in Jewel Changi Airport that specialises in dishes cooked with ingredients grown in the mountainous region of Yunnan in China.
Diners can check out what’s cooking via a see-through grill bar/kitchen while waiting.
Huge ZARA store for you fashionistas.
Catch the latest flick at Shaw Theatres IMAX.
Although we are not sure if it is already operational or not.
You can even do grocery shopping at FairPrice Finest hypermarket here.
H/T: All photos by not-that-awesome photographers at Great Deals Singapore, otherwise stated.