Jewel Changi Airport takes the center stage as the Best in Layovers
People on transit may not complain anymore of their long waiting times because Jewel Changi Airport in Singapore boasts countless things to entertain them.
The $1.3 billion project connects Changi Airport’s three of four terminals and is targeted to increase the number of people going to the country for both visits and stopovers.
Media and travelers alike waited four years for the grandiose airport to open its doors. It features a steel and glass exterior and measures 1.46 million square feet. The 10-story building – five on top and five in the basement, was designed by architect Moshe Safdie.
The “jewel” of the area is the HSBC Rain Vortex, a 40-meter-tall waterfall which pours over through a massive oculus. It is now considered as the tallest indoor waterfalls in the world.
The new structure has over 280 shops and restaurants which allow passengers to shop and eat to their heart’s content. However, that’s not all the Jewel offers. It also gives people a refreshing view thanks to its 100,000 shrubs and 2,000 trees which were sourced in numerous countries such as the United States, Thailand, Malaysia, Spain, Australia, and China.