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Jewel in the crown


Singapore is celebrating the fifth anniversary of Jewel Changi Airport, the now iconic nature-themed entertainment and retail complex.

Singapore Changi’s impressive Jewel complex turns five this year, and according to all the latest visitor figures, continues to go from strength to strength.

Indeed, airport operator Changi Airport Group, notes that Jewel Changi Airport enters its fifth year on a strong footing, welcoming more visitors as travel recovers and passenger numbers are up by 26% year-on-year at Changi Airport.

For Jewel, the upturn amounts to a 12% growth in total vistor numbers and a 35% rise in sales as its unique attractions located in the sprawling 14,000sqm Canopy Park continues to wow all those lucky enough to experience it.

To mark its fifth anniversary, the iconic lifestyle destination will present a year-long calendar of special events and retail offers as well as new experiences under the celebratory theme of ‘What A Feelin5’.

According to CAG, the celebrations seek to evoke “a myriad of positive feelings” from visitors through the diverse experiences that Jewel offers.

James Fong, CEO of Jewel Changi Airport Development, says: “Five years ago, our shareholders – Changi Airport Group and CapitaLand – embarked on a bold mission to redefine the airport experience.

“Today, we stand proud as a global icon well-loved by both local residents and travellers. As Jewel celebrates five years of creating the sparkling experience for its visitors, we continue to stay true to our commitment to deliver world-class visitor experiences with our attractions, retail and dining offerings.

“We are thrilled to announce that a series of new flagship store openings and new-to-market brands, as well as a behind-the-scenes tour for the Jewel Rain Vortex that has long captured the imagination of our visitors.

“New experiences and a series of events and Jewel-exclusive offerings will also be introduced throughout the year.

“As we look forward to more exciting years ahead, we wish to thank Singaporeans and guests from around the world for their love and extend our appreciation to our tenants and partners who have stood shoulder to shoulder with us all this time.”


Without doubt, Jewel’s Light & Music showcase has become a signature, captivating visitors with its dazzling displays. These nightly spectacles bathe the Jewel Rain Vortex in a kaleidoscope of colours, transforming it into a canvas for music and light.

To commemorate its fifth anniversary and evoke feelings of celebration, wonder and anticipation, Jewel recently launched a brand-new Light & Music showcase called ‘What A Feelin5’.

The new five-minute show is created by world renowned water feature designer WET and features elements of Jewel’s offerings, such as its iconic façade and lush floral and greenery, in a crescendo of uplifting tunes that celebrate the vibrancy of Jewel.

Visitors can also look forward to a new behind-the-scenes tour ‘In the Eye of the Jewel Rain Vortex’ from the second half of this year.

It will offer guests a glimpse into the intricate workings of the world’s tallest indoor waterfall, participants will get exclusive access to never-before-seen views of the Jewel Rain Vortex from the inside.

A part of the programme will also introduce participants to the work behind getting Canopy Park ready for operations every morning.


To extend the celebrations throughout the year, Jewel is gearing up for a series of exciting marquee events. Kicking off during the June school holidays, ‘Jewel Blooms’ will make a return after a successful run last year.

To be held from now until to August 11 at Canopy Park, according to CAG “this floral showcase will feature installations inspired by emotions such as happiness, peace, love, passion and a touch of adventurous discovery that are synonymous with the feelings that can be experienced by visitors at Jewel”.

It even goes as far to promise that a series of larger-than-life displays and enchanting kinetic flowers will take visitors into a world of floral fantasy.

A special collaboration with award-winning Singaporean garden designer Andy Eng and Japanese floral artist Megumi Shinozaki, known for her sustainable works, will also see the Petal Garden house a large-scale floral artwork made from fresh and preserved flowers.


Jewel is also set to welcome a wave of new store openings in May and June, including flagship stores.

True to its proposition of ‘where the World meets Singapore, and Singapore meets the World’, visitors can look forward to a mix of local and international brands.

For example, CHARLES & KEITH, Singapore’s homegrown fashion label, is expanding its current footprint at Basement 1, with its first Singapore flagship store at Jewel.

Other flagships that are due to open this year include FILA’s first flagship store in Singapore, taking up a duplex store at Level 2, Bimba Y Lola (Level 1) with its largest store in Singapore at more than 1,600sqft, and New Era (Level 2) with its unique customisation services.

Other new-to-market brands that will make their debut at Jewel include IPOH TOWN, Nai Xue, SETIROM, Satellite Paris, and Royal Host, one of Japan’s most beloved family restaurants, which will be opening its first outlet in Singapore.

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