- Singapore’s Changi Airport just opened up “Jewel,” a $1.3 billion mall and lifestyle hub open to visitors with and without airplane tickets.
- The glass dome features the world’s tallest indoor waterfall at 130 feet — all of the water is harvested from rain.
- There’s also an IMAX movie theater, a supermarket, a hotel, and 280 shops and restaurants.
- Skytrax rated Changi Airport as the World’s Best Airport for the seventh year in a row.
Following is a transcript of the video.
Singapore’s Changi Airport has already snagged the title of world’s best airport for seven years running, and its newest expansion is only tightening its grip on the title.
In April 2019, Changi opened up Jewel, a lifestyle hub for the airport. The massive doughnut-shaped building sits between the control tower and Terminal 1. It took more than four years and $1.25 billion to build the glass-and-steel dome that makes up Jewel. Part luxury mall and part indoor rainforest, here’s a look inside the complex making layovers more fun.
Built on what was once a parking lot, Jewel now covers 1.46 million square feet. It stands 10 stories tall with five stories below ground and five above.
– “It’s huge!”
Two hundred eighty shops and restaurants circle the perimeter of the glass dome. There’s a multiscreen Imax theater, a full-sized supermarket, and a hotel. In the middle of it all is the Rain Vortex. A cascading funnel of water drops seven…