• Almira

Singapore's new JEWEL

Updated: Feb 26, 2020

On a recent trip to Chiang Mai, Thailand, our flight had a connection at Singapore’s Changi International Airport which is one of my favorite airports in the world. Our 4 hour layover in Singapore gave us a chance to see Singapore’s newest dining and retail complex, Jewel.

What really piqued my interest was to see the massive rain vortex in the middle of Jewel. It is the world’s largest and tallest indoor waterfall, standing at 130 feet. My initial impression when I saw it was WOW.

To get to the Jewel, you will need to go through immigration. A visa is not required for US Passport and Philippine Passport holders. We were asked how long we planned on staying in Singapore and informed the immigration officer that we were only there on a connection and wanted to see the Jewel before proceeding to our final destination. Our passports were quickly checked and stamped and we were on our way.

If you have a couple of hours to spend at the airport, this was a good place to explore. There are activities that kids and kids at heart will enjoy, like bouncing on the Skynets or walking along the Canopy Bridge. There are hedge and mirror mazes and slides, too. There are fees associated with each activity ranging from $5 to almost $30.

Some of the most popular dining options are Shake Shack, Din Tai Fung and Tim Ho Wan and a long list of other restaurants and cafes. If shopping is what you enjoy, Jewel houses local and international brands like Nike and Marks & Spencer. There is also a hotel within Jewel, operated by international hotel brand, YOTEL.

Changi Airport continues to improve it's claim as the best airport in the world. Aside from its rooftop swimming pool, two 24-hour movie theaters, butterfly garden, Jewel is indeed Changi's crowning jewel.

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