Jewel Changi Airport to open on 17 April 2019; Preview for S’pore Residents from 11 April 2019


Changi Airport has been going through a lot of pressure lately…

I mean, that’s how you turn stones into a jewel diamond right?

*cricket sounds*

OK, moving on…

Jewel Changi Airport to Open on 17 April

After countless days of speculation from the various news agency and their grandmothers, the much-anticipated Jewel Changi Airport is announced to open their doors to the public on the 17 April 2019.

I know they call it a Jewel but is anyone with me when I say it looks like a glassy bagel?

Image: Safdie Architecture

All jokes aside, no one can deny how aesthetically pleasing this art piece is.

Both on the inside and outside.

Green City

According to an interview with the Straits Times, Mr Sitoh Yih Pin (Potong Pasir), chairman of the Government Parliamentary Committee for Transport, said:

“I must confess that before I visited the Jewel in early February this year, I had my doubts about the need for yet another shopping area at Changi Airport, given the shopping opportunities already available at the existing terminals.

“Instead, what I found was a beautifully designed garden concept recreational centre which complements the existing airport and exemplifies our position as a garden city. It will also create many job opportunities for Singaporeans.”

Like how I hope most individuals to be like, the inside packs a bigger punch than the outside.

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Everyone is Invited

Before the opening, a public preview will be held from 11 to 16 April for Singapore residents (i.e. people who live in Singapore and not tourists) eager to be among the first to see the 10-storey development.

So if you’re feeling kiasu, do register online at

Registration opens at exactly 6:00 a.m. on 12 March 2019, and each person can register for up to four people.

A total of about 500,000 free tickets available. The public preview, CAG said, will run in four three-hour time blocks from 10 am to 10 pm daily.


Visitors can shop and dine at more than 90% of Jewel’s shopping and dining outlets, which will be open.

Could that mean…these people are going to be the first to have a taste of the nolgastic A&W?!

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Canopy Park

Inside the glass-bagel-doughnut shaped infrastructure is a 14,000sqm Canopy Park.

In case you didn’t know, that’s 11 Olympic-size swimming pools and 5.5 times the distance Joseph Schooling swam to win the Gold Medal.


The park will feature unique offerings such as play attractions, gardens, walking trails and dining outlets in air-conditioned comfort.

Basically, there will be a mini Gardens by the Bay at the very top of the building, and this time with more activities and mazes.

Though you’ve got to wonder what’s the use of this thingy, but anyways.

A&W, Pokemon Centre, Shake Shack and Shaw Theatres

It’s going to get hot.

I’m not just talking about the sun rays penetrating through the glass roof and filling the building with natural light.


With iconic brands from all over the world, Jewel will see the opening of many new stores that will be the first (and hopefully of many) in Singapore.

If you’ve not been in the loop (where have you been?), here are some of the shops that would convince you on a journey to the east:

Pokemon Center

Image: NintendoSoup

Shake Shack



Image: Dine Here

Actually, A&W alone is reason enough.

Many More in Store(s)…

These are only but a fraction of what Jewel has in store for you. Check out more of our articles covering the various shops opening in Jewel (just search on the app), and be prepared to be awed. And if you’ve watched Doctor Who, the Jewel is very much like the TARDIS.

It’s bigger on the inside. 

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