Singapore Changi is my favorite airport in the world, and typically also tops just about any list for best airports. The airport is more like a big shopping mall that just happens to have gates attached to it. I love the amenities it has, ranging from a swimming pool to a gym to a movie theater to a butterfly garden. What’s not to love?
However, as I first wrote about in 2013, the airport will soon get even more incredible. That’s because in the next couple of years they’ll be opening a mixed-use complex at Changi Airport, called the Jewel.
Yes, this isn’t only for passengers, but you can expect the airport to become even more of a destination for locals. While I had seen renderings before, a video was just released showcasing this new complex, and it looks insane. This looks like the Marina Bay Sands mall on steroids.
Here’s the video:
The Straits Times reports that the new complex is scheduled to open in 2019, and will feature a 40 meter indoor waterfall, a five story garden, 2,500 trees and 100,000 shrubs, and of course tons of shopping, dining, entertainment, etc.
The Jewel will be connected directly to Terminal 1, and will also have bridges connecting it to Changi Airport’s other terminals.
I can’t wait to see this in person! It’s amazing how this airport keeps outdoing itself.
(Tip of the hat to SINJim)