SINGAPORE, 6 February 2018 – Be the first to experience walking mid-air on Sky Nets, one of the star attractions at the upcoming Jewel Changi Airport (Jewel). Explore Jewel’s multi-faceted mix of exciting shopping and dining experiences, and unique lifestyle and play attractions through augmented reality and a scale model of the complex. Discover the extensive connectivity of Changi Airport to over 400 cities in some 100 countries around the globe. All these, and more at the Singapore Changi Airport booth at the Singapore Airshow 2018.
With a focus on Jewel this year, visitors can look forward to an exciting immersive experience of the upcoming icon at Changi Airport. Set to be a game changer for Changi and Singapore amid intensifying competition in global aviation, Jewel is designed by a consortium led by world renowned architect Moshe Safdie. Visually stunning with its iconic glass and steel façade located right in front of Terminal 1,Jewel will comprise five storeys above ground and five basement storeys.
Visitors to Jewel will be enthralled by three centrepiece attractions - the breathtaking 40-metre high Rain Vortex which is expected to be the world’s largest indoor waterfall, the lush five-storey Forest Valley housing one of the most extensive plant collections in Singapore, as well as the Canopy Park located at the topmost floor of Jewel which will feature unique offerings such as play attractions, gardens, walking trails, and dining outlets.
On schedule to open in 2019, Jewel is seamlessly connected to Terminal 1’s Arrival Hall and will be linked to Terminals 2 and 3 via pedestrian bridges.
Walk on Sky Nets in the air
The Sky Nets attraction at Jewel features a bouncing and a walking net in a single attraction. Designed for the young and young-at-heart, it offers visitors the thrill of walking in mid-air for a bird’s eye-view of Jewel’s interior at some 25 metres above ground level.
To provide visitors with a preview of the attraction ahead of its opening, a smaller replica of the Nets has been set up to simulate the actual experience at this year’s airshow. Measuring about 20 metres long and eight metres wide, the Nets installation is shaped in an inverted wide u-shaped curve and reaches a height of 2.4 metres at its highest point above ground. It is set to provide some bouncing fun to visitors, including children aged three and up with a minimum height of one metre.
Peek into Jewel
Visitors can enjoy a sneak peek at attractions of Jewel at the booth. Using augmented reality technology, watch as the various attractions come to life as visitors point tablets over the cross section of a scale model of Jewel. The model also shows how Jewel will be linked to Changi’s terminals, the sights within it that await visitors, and how the lifestyle facilities and attractions are integrated with the aviation facilities within the complex.
Discover Changi’s connectivity to the world
The story of Changi’s growth from 1981 and how Changi is gearing itself for the challenges of the future will also be on display at the booth. From a single terminal handling eight million passengers to four terminals registering more than 62 million, Changi’s growth is closely tied to the expansion in Changi’s air traffic connectivity over the years.
To bring Changi into its next phase of growth, Changi East, where Terminal 5 will be situated, is in the works. Visitors will be treated to an aerial conceptual view of how the five Changi terminals are lined up and the various infrastructure that will be built to prepare Changi for the decades ahead.
The Changi Airport booth will be open to visitors till 11 February.
About Changi Airport Group
Changi Airport Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd (CAG) (www.changiairportgroup.com) was formed on 16 June 2009 and the corporatisation of Singapore Changi Airport (IATA: SIN, ICAO: WSSS) followed on 1 July 2009. As the company managing Changi Airport, CAG undertakes key functions focusing on airport operations and management, air hub development, commercial activities and airport emergency services. CAG also manages Seletar Airport (IATA: XSP, ICAO: WSSL) and through its subsidiary Changi Airports International, invests in and manages foreign airports.
Changi Airport is the world's sixth busiest airport for international traffic.It served a record 62.2 million passengers from around the globe in 2017. Changi Airport has 400 retail and service stores, as well as 140 F&B outlets. With over 100 airlines providing connectivity to 400 cities worldwide, Changi Airport handles about 7,200 flights every week, or about one every 80 seconds.