New facilities open at Jewel Changi Airport

10 Jun 2019 by Jackie Chen
Changi Experience Studio - Time Tunnel

Jewel, the newly opened mixed-use development located in Singapore’s Changi Airport, today announced the opening of more facilities, including several “play attractions” in the Canopy Park and an aviation-themed Changi Experience Studio.

The complex, which opened in April this year, comprises a large indoor garden, recreational space, airport facilities, a hotel and a number of retail and F&B options.

Business Traveller Asia-Pacific was invited to join a media preview of Jewel in April to take a first look of this complex, and Business Traveller’s editorial director Tom Otley also reviewed the lounge and the hotel inside Jewel in May:

Canopy Park

Firstly, six “play attractions” are now open to visitors in Canopy Park, a recreational space located on the highest Level 5 of Jewel. These may be of especial interest if you are travelling with children. The newly opened facilities include a slide and viewing deck, two indoor mazes, two hanging nets for walking and bouncing, as well as a skywalk bridge. Some of the other facilities – including the Topiary Walk, the Foggy Bowls and the Petal Garden – have already been open to the public since Jewel’s official opening on April 17.

The Discovery Slides is a four-slides-in-one “sculptural playscape”, which also has a viewing deck at the same time. Visitors can stand on the 6.5-metre high platform that overlooks the HSBC Rain Vortex and the Shiseido Forest Valley.

Jewel Changi Airport - Hedge Maze - Credit: Weibo@新加坡樟宜机场

The Hedge Maze is Singapore’s largest indoor hedge maze, according to Changi Airport.

The Mirror Maze creates challenges for visitors to orientate themselves out of the maze with mirrors installed on both sides of the route. At the end of the journey, there’s also a “fully immersive chamber” equipped with mirrors above and below.

The Manulife Sky Nets allow visitors to walk on a 50-metre long net hanging 25 metres above ground, or bounce on another 250-metre long bouncy net suspended eight metres above the Canopy Park at its highest point.

Jewel Changi Airport - Canopy Bridge - Credit: Weibo@新加坡樟宜机场

Meanwhile, the 50-metre long Canopy Bridge, suspended 23 metres above ground, is equipped with glass panel flooring in the centre portion, from which visitors can also get a close-up view of the top of the HSBC Rain Vortex.

Open hours and ticketing

Canopy Park is open from 9am to 3am daily from June 10, while the opening hours of selected facilities including the Hedge Maze, Mirror Maze, Manulife Sky Nets (both Walking and Bouncing) will be switched to 10am to 10pm from July 10 onwards.

To experience these facilities, you need to pay a fee (see the table below).

Attractions Standard price Singapore residents rate Notes
Canopy Park S$5 (US$3.7) S$4.5 (US$3.3) including Topiary Walk, Discovery Slides, Foggy Bowls and Petal Gardens
Hedge Maze S$12 (US$8.8) for adults

S$8 (US$5.9) for children and senior citizens*

S$10.8 (US$8) for adults

S$7.2 (US$5.3) for children and senior citizens

including Canopy Park admission
Mirror Maze S$15 (US$11) for adults

S$10 (US$7.3) for children and senior citizens

S$13.5 (US$9.9) for adults

S$9 (US$6.6) for children and senior citizens

Manulife Sky Nets – Walking S$15 (US$11) for adults

S$10 (US$7.3) for children and senior citizens

S$13.5 (US$9.9) for adults

S$9 (US$6.6) for children and senior citizens

Manulife Sky Nets – Bouncing S$22 (US$16.1) for adults

S$16 (US$11.7) for children and senior citizens

S$19.8 (US$14.5) for adults

S$14.4 (US$10.5) for children and senior citizens

Canopy Bridge S$8 (US$5.9) S$7.2 (US$5.3)

*Children aged three to 12 and senior citizens aged 60 or above.

Tickets can be booked on the official website of Jewel as well as its mobile app on iOS and Android, though currently you can only buy tickets for June and July on its website, and only purchase tickets for June on its app.

Visitors can also choose to buy one of the two bundle packages for admission to most or all the attractions in Canopy Park.

Changi Experience Studio - Finale

Changi Experience Studio

Another newly opened facility is the Changi Experience Studio on Level 4. The studio offers visitors “digital experiences” about Changi Airport, from which they can learn about different aspects of the airport, including its history, development, various functions and daily operations.

The 3,000-sqm aviation-themed attraction has more than 20 touchpoints and 10 zones featuring interactive games, projection storytelling, immersive shows and gallery exhibits.

Changi Experience Studio - Amazing Runway

Visitors can participate in a multiplayer game called Amazing Runway. The game simulates a runway race between a Porsche 911 GT3 Carrera Cup car and a Boeing 747 aircraft, which was held in 2009. 10 players, divided into two groups that represent either the car or the aircraft, can participate in this “runway race”.

Visitors get a personal interactive device called “Travel Guide” when they enter the Studio. The device enables real-time interactions between the visitor and the exhibits.

Changi Experience Studio - Garden of Harmony

For example, in the Garden of Harmony visitors can, along with other visitors, use their own “Travel Guide” device to create music through vertical hand movements to perform a symphony, which shows how different functions work together to keep things running smoothly in the airport.

In addition, a radio-frequency identification (RFID) chip embedded in the device can record their game points and prizes, as well as photos taken along the journey.

“We want the studio journey to be one where visitors can actively participate in a playful journey full of surprises that allows them to understand the story and spirit of Changi in an experiential manner,” said Jayson Goh, managing director for airport operations management of Changi Airport Group.

“Beyond the entertainment, visitors can learn about the past and present of Singapore’s air hub, the inner workings of the airport, and experience what makes Changi tick.”

Open hours and ticketing

Changi Experience Studio is now open between 10am and 10pm (last admission time at 9pm) daily from June 10. The standard admission fee is S$25 (US$18.3) for adults and S$17 (US$12.5) for children between six and 12 years old as well as senior citizens aged 60 or above.

Singapore residents can purchase tickets at a better rate, at S$19 (US$13.9) for adults and S$13 (US$9.5) for children and seniors. Families also enjoy a bundle rate of S$54 (U$39.5) for two adults and two children or seniors, while children below six years old get free admission.

Tickets can be booked on the official website of Jewel as well as its mobile app on iOS and Android, though currently you are only allowed to buy tickets for June and July admissions (only June admissions if you book tickets on its app).

Visitors can also choose to buy bundle packages for entry to both Canopy Park and Changi Experience Studio to enjoy a better rate. There are two bundle packages available to be bought only on-site at Jewel Concierge Counters located on Level 1, 2 and 5, as well as the Changi Experience Studio counters on Level 4.

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