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Jewel Changi Airport (Jewel) is inviting Australians to experience the magic of its eagerly awaited Canopy Park attractions that have launched on the top level of Jewel. Spreading over 14,000 sqm[1] and home to over 1,400 trees and palms – the picturesque Canopy Park offers seven unique play attractions and creative gardens to the existing Jewel offering, which opened its doors in mid-April to much excitement from locals and international visitors alike. Situated landside and seamlessly connected to Changi airport’s terminals one to three, the impressive architecturally designed[2] Jewel complex features the world’s tallest indoor waterfall, unique shopping and dining concepts, as well as airport and accommodation facilities.

The new attractions at Jewel’s Canopy Park include:

[1] Equivalent to the size of 11 Olympic-size swimming pools

[2] Designed by world-renowned architect Moshe Safdie

Canopy Park Attractions:

  • Discovery Slides: A magnificent art sculpture and playscape set in a garden. Visitors of all ages can experience four integrated slides, including two tube slides and two sliding surfaces. Alternatively, visitors can stand atop a 6.5m high platform to take in the spectacular view of the Shiseido Forest Valley.
  • Petal Garden: With Singapore’s reputation as a ‘city-in-a-garden’, visitors can delight in seasonal floral displays at this garden.
  • Topiary Walk: Instagram lovers will flock to this whimsical wonderland complete with topiary animals including crocodiles, elephants and peacocks.
  • Foggy Bowls: Four gentle concave play areas fuse science and natural phenomena to create enveloping fog, bringing your imagination to new heights amongst clouds.

Ticketed attractions:

Get lost in wonder at the Hedge Maze and Mirror Maze:

a)       Hedge Maze: A stunning manicured landscape and the country’s largest indoor hedge maze. Visitors can also enjoy a birds-eye view of the attraction at a circular elevated lookout platform.

b)       Mirror Maze: The world’s first mirror maze within a lush garden setting that includes a dramatic, fully immersive chamber with mirrors above and below, complete with a final challenge to test any maze maven.

Manulife Sky Nets offers a choice between two world-first indoor concepts – a bouncing and walking net:

a)        Manulife Sky Nets – Walking: Visitors can take to the skies on the Sky Nets, which straddle a five-storey high (25 metre tall) void that looks down to level one! The taut web of nets creates an indescribable sensation of lightness, similar to walking on air.

b)       Manulife Sky Nets – Bouncing: The more energetic visitor can enjoy weightlessness as they bounce their way along a 250-metre long net, or choose to perch themselves on top of an 8-metre high lookout to take in a view you would never expect at an international airport!

Canopy Bridge, a 50-metre long structure featuring glass panel flooring suspended 23 metres above the ground. The Canopy Bridge provides gripping views of the 40-metre high HSBC Rain Vortex and Shiseido Forest Valley.

Canopy Park: Ticketing and Pricing

To ensure the safety and optimal experience of all visitors when they visit the attractions, entry will be implemented through a ticketed system on www.jewelchangiairport.com. Entrance fee to the Canopy Park is SGD5, while access to selected attractions ranges from SGD8 to SGD22. Bundle packages to enjoy all or most of the attractions are also available, so visitors are encouraged to book online in advance to avoid disappointment. For more information on ticketing, please refer to the appendix fact sheet.

After an exhilarating time playing in the attractions, those seeking respite from the excitement or a relaxed evening will have the option to dine under the stars at up to eight F&B outlets, including Burger & Lobster, Tiger Street Lab and Aloha Poké.

Ms Hung Jean, Chief Executive Officer of Jewel Changi Airport Devt said, “Changi Airport holds a special place in the hearts of many, including visiting Australians, and we want to extend this special bond for everyone who visits Jewel. The attractions and gardens on Canopy Park are designed for visitors to relax or have a fun time with their families and friends, whether they reside in Singapore or are international travellers visiting Jewel.  

When Canopy Park was conceptualised, we envisaged a green natural environment with play and leisure activities for people of all ages. Importantly, we wanted to create a space where activities that are traditionally conducted outdoors, are brought to an indoor environment so that they can be enjoyed under all weather conditions.”

New: Changi Experience Studio on Level 4

Changi Airport has long been celebrated as the ‘World’s Best Airport’[1], and from this week, travellers can also interact with the newly opened Changi Experience Studio (CES) on Level 4 of Jewel. This state-of-the-art, digital experience attraction allows visitors of all ages to immerse themselves within a virtual world of Changi Airport. Taking approximately 90 minutes to complete, visitors can experience over 20 different touch points and 10 content zones that each tells a different slice of the Changi Airport story. The attraction utilises brand new technology that allows the visitor to participate and spontaneously engage in interactive games, projection storytelling, immersive shows and gallery exhibits.

Some highlights of the Changi Experience Studio include:

  • Travel Guide: Visitors are provided with this personal interactive device which enables active interaction and spontaneous engagement between them and the digital exhibits. The technology is embedded within a simple piece of cardboard and it is the first-time the technology has been used in Asia.
  • Garden of Harmony: Visitors can use their individual Travel Guide to make music through vertical hand movements. Individual participants are assigned an instrument, and together with the movements of the other visitors, a symphony is created.
  • Hanging Garden and Sky Deck: Visitors can discover interesting behind-the-scenes stories and trivia about the airport by placing their Travel Guides under projection hotspots.

Mr Jayson Goh, CAG’s Managing Director for Airport Operations Management said, “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. 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.

“Importantly, through the various touchpoints that showcase different airport functions, Changi Experience Studio is a living tribute to the 50,000-strong airport community that makes Changi Airport what it is today. We aspire for the studio to be a showcase of the Changi experience and service innovation. As an innovation space, the interactive exhibits will not remain static, but will continue to evolve as new stories on Changi are written.”

Starting 10 June 2019, the Changi Experience Studio will operate daily from 10.00am to 10.00pm (last entry is at 9.00pm). To ensure an optimal and enjoyable immersive experience for visitors, entry to the studio will be ticketed. Online ticket sales at www.jewelchangiairport.com/ces.

[1] Skytrax: Changi Airport was awarded ‘World’s Best Airport’ for the seventh consecutive year in 2019

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