The 135,700 sqm complex, built on the site of the former Terminal 1 open air carpark, is designed by world-renowned architect Moshe Safdie and features a distinctive dome-shaped façade. It will offer both local residents and international visitors a multi-faceted experience that includes attractions, unique shopping and dining concepts, as well as airport and accommodation facilities.
Ms Hung Jean, Chief Executive Officer, Jewel Changi Airport Devt, said, “The vision for Jewel Changi Airport is to be a destination where ‘The World meets Singapore, and Singapore meets the World’. The unique proposition of world-class shopping and dining, seamlessly integrated with lush greenery, fulfils the needs of increasingly discerning travellers for a meaningful and experiential journey, even for brief layovers.
“Moreover, by providing innovative and fresh experiences for Singapore residents and working professionals in its vicinity, Jewel will invigorate Singapore’s eastern precincts and provide more opportunities for the public to enjoy time with family and friends.”
Visitors to Jewel can look forward to a slew of long-awaited new-to-Singapore brands including Emack & Bolio’s, JW360˚, Lavender, OYSHO and Pokémon Center Singapore that will open their first stores alongside familiar homegrown favourites such as In Good Company, Supermama and Tiger Street Lab. These local retailers, designers and craftsmen are given the opportunity to craft a retail theatre to share the nation’s story with the world. Jewel also has a dedicated retail cluster of homegrown brands on Level 1 meant to be a one-stop shop for travellers looking to bring home a piece of Singapore.
Multiple retailing formats are present at Jewel, including duplexes, outdoor terraces and spaces within the Canopy Park on the topmost level. Several established brands such as Bengawan Solo, Nike and Tiger Street Lab will also offer new concepts and even exclusive-to-Jewel merchandise.
The majestic 40-metre HSBC Rain Vortex, the world’s tallest indoor waterfall, will greet visitors upon entering Jewel. Surrounding it are the manicured grounds of the Shiseido Forest Valley. Play attractions such as the Manulife Sky Nets, Hedge Maze, Mirror Maze and Discovery Slides were designed to blend into the unique indoor garden environment and will open on 10 June 2019.
Mr Lee Chee Koon, President & Group Chief Executive Officer, CapitaLand Group, said, “The opening of Jewel marks another milestone in CapitaLand’s track record of building world-class architectural icons. With its unique combination of top-notch retail offerings, attractions and facilities amidst a garden setting, Jewel demonstrates our multi-faceted capabilities in real estate development and illuminates the limitless possibilities we will have to enliven an airport precinct with retail at its core. CapitaLand is proud to present in Jewel, a category-defying icon that will be enjoyed by all Singapore residents and international tourists who pass through its doors.”