Jewel Changi Airport is an oasis of shopping, dining, and nature-inspired attractions.
Ah Jewel Changi Airport, another gem that puts Singapore on the map thanks to extra AF features like the world’s tallest indoor waterfall at 40 metres high (hello, HSBC Rain Vortex), over 280 unique retail and dining options, and a hefty 1.7 billion-dollar price tag. There are also a number of attractions that’ll keep you occupied. In fact, we spent close to three hours during our first visit. Buckle up for our guide to Jewel Changi Airport.
Guide to Jewel Changi Airport: Things to do
1. Canopy Park
Level five of Jewel Changi Airport is a true wonderland for young and old. The ticketed attraction will have you and the kids playing around the Discovery Slides, Foggy Bowls, Petal Garden and Topiary Walk. If you’re looking to extend your fun, make it a full-day sesh. The sprawling 14,000 sqm area also has a separate admission for the Canopy Bridge, Hedge Maze, Mirror Maze, Bouncing Net and Walking Net attractions.
Canopy Park, Level 5
2. HSBC Rain Vortex
The attraction that put this mall on the map looks just as magnificent in real life. Lose yourself at the HSBC Rain Vortex, the tallest indoor waterfall in the world. At 40 metres high, the seven-storey waterfall flows from the roof through to basement three. Stay on to catch the nightly HSBC Light and Sound Show – it’s a spectacle you shouldn’t miss.
HSBC Rain Vortex, Heart of Shiseido Forest Valley
3. Shiseido Forest Valley
Surrounding the Rain Vortex is Shiseido Forest Valley, a lush green oasis that looks like a scene from Jurassic Park. Take a stroll through the walking trails on Jewel’s top level and admire the rocky falls and soothing mists at the eastern and western trails. The space is open 24/7.
Entry and exit points between levels one and four
4. ABC Cooking Studio
Channel your best MasterChef moment at this cooking studio. Hailing from Japan, ABC Cooking Studio has multiple courses from cake and bread baking to wagashi (Japanese confectionary), cooking and even kids’ classes. The workshops are conducted in groups of four and cater to all culinary levels so you’ll get the most out of them. Put those culinary skills to the test!
ABC Cooking Studio, #03-225 & 226
5. Sultans of Shave
For top-notch men’s haircuts, suave shaves and heavenly head massages, Sultans of Shave is definitely a cut above the rest. The Jewel Changi Airport outlet is no different and even features a lush private room that’s fit for a king. Fellas, you know where to go the next time your companion needs more retail time (which is likely to happen at a mall like this).
Sultans of Shave, #04-240
Guide to Jewel Changi Airport: Get that retail therapy fix
6. Pokemon Center Singapore
Oh, look at that – a wild Pokemon has appeared! You’ll encounter multiple creatures at the first permanent Pokemon Center in Asia outside of Japan. Shop original merchandise like plush toys, stationery, trading cards, and video games at this real-life replica of the iconic game.
Pokemon Center Singapore, #04-201/202
7. Onitsuka Tiger
The contemporary Japanese fashion label has an outlet right here too. Strike a pose in the latest threads or rock a pair of killer kicks. The fashion house also collaborates with like-minded brands and artists so every visit is sure to be a unique one.
Onitsuka Tiger, #01-242
8. Sift & Pick x Marhen.J
If you’re looking to expand your bag collection, Sift & Pick is where it’s at. True to its moniker, the brand curates trendy, under-the-radar bags, accessories and beauty brands from all over the world. The Jewel outlet is also a collaborative store with leading Korean label Marhen.J. Look out for Sift & Pick’s exclusives like the Lexy V2 in indi pink and sky blue.
Sift & Pick x Marhen.J, #02-207
9. The Shirt Bar
Elevate your style game with The Shirt Bar, a cool kid in the menswear scene. It’s all about slow fashion, teaming up with ethical factories and creative crafters. Whether you’re rocking a sleek suit or chilling in trendy tees, the team has your back. And hey, don’t forget to pair your ensemble with accessories.
The Shirt Bar, #B1-240
10. Yacht 21
Experience a perennial summer at Yacht 21. This local brand has been in this industry for over 10 years, dropping summer-friendly, versatile ‘fits for both work and play. Create an effortless look with cosy oversized shirts and bermuda shorts, flowy dresses and jumpsuits, and chic blazers and vests.
Yacht 21, #B1-239
Forgot to buy a souvenir from your trip? You’ll find a great backup at this lifestyle store, browsing through quirky stationery, unique home decor and novelties, personalised gifts, and DIY items.
Guide to Jewel Changi Airport: Restaurants and bakeries galore
12. Chicha San Chen
You’ve probably tried Chicha San Chen if you’re serious about the tea in your bubble tea. Hailing from Taiwan, the brand serves high-quality brews handcrafted by experienced tea masters. All teas, including green tea and cassia black tea, have three-stage temperature control brewing techniques to bring out their best flavour profiles to you.
Chicha San Chen, #B2-213
Pinkies up for high tea. Arteastiq is famously known for its stellar afternoon tea offerings but it’s also expanded the menu to include all-day brunch, stellar sides and hefty mains. Think along the lines of Asian-inspired dishes like baked chicken rendang with quinoa, sambal barramundi with dry laksa, and squid ink spaghetti with Hokkaido scallops.
Brought to you by the folks behind Cajun On Wheels, Sampanman follows suit by offering halal seafood. It takes a page from the former brand’s seafood bucket concept by serving seafood on a custom-made sampan boat grill. The presentation is a nod to Singapore’s humble past as a fishing village.
15. Shake Shack
Who else remembers the snaking queues that formed at the first outpost in Singapore? We sure did. Nine outlets (and counting) later, the popular American fast food chain still impresses with fluffy potato burgers buns, thick milkshakes, and crinkle-cut fries. We also love how the brand collaborates with local artists, and has a Singapore-exclusive pandan shake.
Shake Shack, #02-256
16. Shang Social
Savour the flavours of Cantonese, Huaiyang and Sichuan cuisine at Shang Social. The restaurant marks Shangri-La Group’s first foray as a standalone eatery, with a dual concept of a casual communal dining space complete with dim sum and bamboo noodles, and a formal dining style with Peking duck and roasted meat. Don’t forget to take home signature sauces at the retail space.
Shang Social, #01-219/220/221/222
17. Wa-En Wagyu Yakiniku
Wa-En Wagyu Yakiniku brings the sizzle straight outta Hong Kong. Indulge in juicy tender exquisite A4 and A5 wagyu cuts from Miyazaki, Japan with a side of bar bites like uni tofu, grilled half-shell butter scallops with soba sauce, and wagyu saikoro steak with cold chawanmushi and foie gras.
Wa-En Wagyu Yakiniku, #01-224
18. Sourbombe Artisanal Bakery
Bite into the fluffiest sourbombes – they’re a mashup of sourdough and Italian bombolinis (stuffed doughnuts) – at this bakery. Flavours like basque burnt cheesecake, taro attap chee, lavender lime mascarpone and dark choc hazelnut praline are truly the bombe.
Sourbombe Artisanal Bakery, #02-237
19. White Restaurant
Don’t be fooled by the faint colour of the signature white bee hoon ‘cos the stellar dish has levels of wok hey and seafood flavours. Pair the dish with tze char classics like wok-fried chicken, salted egg sotong, yam ring, sambal sweet potato leaves and more.
White Restaurant, #B1-245/246
20. Aloha Poké
Craving a poké bowl? Get tiki with it at Singapore’s first poké shop. Turn to signature bowls (served with rice and salad, your poké choice, and topped off with scallions, pineapple and lime), tiki cocktails, Kona craft beer and tiki treats. You’ll be transported straight to Waikiki Beach.
Aloha Poke, #05-200
21. The Original Vadai
Need a quick snack before your shopping and travelling escapades? Enjoy this savoury Indian fritter topped with prawns, ikan bilis, chilli, or onion. The Original Vadai has come a long way from its days at the Geylang Ramadan bazaar and also serves local skewer snacks like spicy squid and fried chicken skin today. Tip: if you can handle the heat, have the vadai with the raw green chill for a spicy kick.
The Original Vadai, #B2-267
22. Birds of Paradise
Birds of Paradise has made quite a mark with its botanical-flavoured gelato and unique flavours (think strawberry basil, lychee and raspberry and white chrysanthemum). There’s also a wafer cone-making station where you can witness how the thyme-flavoured cones are whipped into shape.
Birds of Paradise, #01-254
23. Tanuki Raw
Tuck into the most modern donburi creations with an American street food twist at Tanuki Raw. Amazing rice bowls and cocktails aside, there’s also a solid happy hour deal where you can enjoy a freshly shucked raw oyster for a steal from $3 apiece.
Tanuki Raw, #05-202
24. Violet Oon
Got a visitor who’s never tried the wonders of Peranakan cuisine? Treat them to a burst of flavours at Violet Oon. A perfect mish-mash of Nyonya, Chinese, Indian and Malay cuisines, there’s nothing like Peranakan food. Pile on dishes like ngoh hiang, ayam buah keluak, chap chye and babi pongteh for a hearty meal.
Violet Oon, #01-205/206
There’s just so much to do at Jewel Changi Airport and this guide is a great testament to that!