#PlanePorn: The world’s greatest airport is about to get even better

2017-06-13 15:15 - Unathi Nkanjeni
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Cape Town -  While some airports may only cater to the uber-luxurious treatment of VIP passengers, Singapore's Changi airport is about to get even better and the best part is, it will be a destination attraction for all aviation and travel enthusiasts.

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Jewel, set to open in 2019 will be the world's first air transit hub with its own on-site amusement park.

Boasting a five-story indoor garden, hedge maze, simulated clouds, bouncing nets, a giant waterfall, and tube slides.

And wait, that's not all... The centre piece of the Jewel will be the Rain Vortex, a 131-foot waterfall.


According to the airport, Jewel will help make long layovers not only exciting but potentially make Changi a destination all its own.

Both travellers and local residents will be able to enjoy the unique offerings inside a distinctive 134,000 square-metre building designed by architect Moshe Safdie.

Talk about being extra!

Wouldn't it be cool to have this sort of upgrade in all the major airports in the world, including Cape Town?

SEE: 5 International Airports upgrades and overhauls you need to know about

Here's what you can expect once it's officially opened

You will be able to walk on nets suspended three stories above the garden. And if the views alone aren’t exciting enough, a trampoline-like bouncing net will help get your heart racing.


There will be a new garden maze with six-foot hedges, created by maze master Adrian Fisher and will have a lookout tower for a bird’s eye view.


The topiary walk will feature larger than life stuffed animals.


Children will be able to play among the clouds in a new attraction designed by San Francisco’s The Exploratorium. The indoor flower garden will have giant floral sculptures too

NOTE: Anyone on a long layover in Singapore or looking to make Changi their final stop will be able to book a room at the Jewel’s new Yotel hotel.

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