The Jakarta Post
The 40-meter high Rain Vortex, which is the world's tallest indoor waterfall, is seen from inside Jewel Changi Airport in Singapore. (Reuters/Feline Lim)
In a bid to promote Jewel Changi Airport, which was officially opened in April, Changi Airport Group in collaboration with Singapore Tourism Board and Singapore Airlines is offering a tour that would allow transit passengers to freely explore the place.
Introduced as part of the Free Singapore Tour (FST) program, the tour will be held twice per day from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and can be enjoyed by travelers who have a transit time in Singapore of between 5.5 hours and 24 hours.
According to a statement, the tour activities include exploring the Jewel's two icons, Forest Valley and Rain Vortex; enjoying Singapore's signature dishes at Five Spice Food Court and D'Good Café; and visiting the Canopy Park -- which is supposed to be a paid attraction.
Other than exploring Jewel, transit passengers can also opt to join other FST tours, namely the heritage tour and city sightseeing tour, which have been held since 1987 and attracted 80,000 travelers throughout last year. Indonesian citizens are said to be among the top five participants of the tours.
Designed by Israeli-Canadian architect Moshe Safdie who is also the brain behind Marina Bay Sands, Jewel boasts various attractions and facilities, from an indoor garden to restaurants and a hotel, within an area of more than 1.4 million square meters. (kes)