Singapore's airport features world's tallest indoor waterfall

Kenny Grant
April 14, 2019

It's not the first airport splashing cash - a trip to Vancouver International Airport yields a 114,000-litre aquarium, while Dubai Airport boasts a swimming pool complete with sauna and jacuzzi - but Jewel Changi has set a new benchmark for transient opulence. The 10-story structure is worth $1.7 billion and it was built to achieve Singapore's goal of securing the top position as the premier air hub in the world.

The everyday airport is a frenetic, stress-filled place, so Jewel Changi aims to be a haven of calm while passengers wait for their flights.

Preview of Jewel Changi Airport is until 16 April and will be operational starting 17 April.

Jewel is now open to the pre-registered pubic starting from Thursday and will be officially opened on April 17. Plus, there are an indoor waterfall and a forest of greeneries.

Officially opening to the public next Wednesday, more than four years after ground was broken on the development in 2014, Jewel will offer travellers and visitors unique attractions, extensive shopping and dining experiences, as well as airport and accommodation facilities. These are linked by travellators that are equipped with facilities where travelers can store their luggage 24/7.

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He added, "If you are flying through Asia and looking to make a stopover, you can choose from several airports".

The highlight of the complex is a 40-metre indoor waterfall cascading through a steel and glass dome.

It is part of efforts by Changi - the world's seventh busiest airport for worldwide traffic - to attract long-haul travellers over other hubs such as Hong Kong and Dubai.

Multiple retailing formats are present in Jewel, including duplexes, outdoor terraces and spaces within the Canopy Park on the topmost level.

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