The Jakarta Post
An artist's impression of Jewel Changi Airport. Slated to open in 2019, the Jewel Changi Airport megaproject is estimated to cost US$1.7 billion. (Jewel Changi Airport Development via The Straits Times/File)
Seemingly determined to maintain its five-year running World's Best Airport title, Singapore's Changi Airport is set to add a crown to its Jewel premises with a sprawling 134,000 square-meter state-of-the-art facility.
Slated to open in 2019, the Jewel Changi Airport megaproject is estimated to cost US$1.7 billion, as the three-terminal complex is designed as a five-story aboveground and five-story underground glass and steel-domed infrastructure.
As reported by kompas.com, images of the expected complex set out to make the airport more than just a stopover between transits rather, a destination on its own.
Here are seven of the most anticipated standout features:
Tallest indoor waterfall
The center of the Jewel Changi Airport is set to feature a 40-meter-tall Rain Vortex, which at night would also present a display of lights and sounds.
Glass sky bridge
Located 23-m above ground, the Canopy Bridge will span 50-m, with glass floors and a surrounding fog effect that will make visitors feel like they are walking on clouds.
Travelers waiting for a transit could spend their wait time getting lost in the Canopy Mazes, which are set to feature a hedge maze and a mirrored labyrinth.
Set 25 meters above ground, visitors can get a bird’s eye view of the Jewel complex with an occasional jumping session to add some fun, as the Sky Netz will include trampolines along its path.
Singapore's biggest indoor park
In addition to the current airport park, the Canopy Park will be home to around 1,400 trees.
In addition to being a play area, the Discovery Slides area is described as part sculpture, part playground, with a four-slide-in-one concept.
130 hotel rooms
The Jewel complex would also include YOTEL, an accommodation featuring 130 premium cabins and showers. (liz/kes)