Singapore's Changi Airport is set to open their £951m new hub known as Jewel later this year. Opening on April 17, the ten-storey complex will span over 137,000 square metres, directly connecting to terminals 1, 2 and 3 at Changi Airport. Four storeys will be the Forest Valley, featuring thousands of plants and trees as part of the indoor rainforest. A groundbreaking new feature that takes centre stage is the 40-metre high Rain Vortex.
The new Jewel hub will open later this year
At night the waterfall will feature sound and light shows
Up to 10,000 gallons a minute will be recycled through the building, and at night the water feature will transform into a light and sound show.
The new hub will feature thousands of plants throughout
Other features include a Canopy Maze, to open later this year
Passengers can sleep at the new 130-room hotel, YOTELAIR Singapore Changi Airport, which will also be part of Jewel.
They will be able to enjoy early check in for their flight when staying at the new hotel and store their baggage so they can explore its facility.
On the very top layer over the rainforest will be the glass-floored Canopy Bridge - a 14,000 square foot walk way suspended 82 feet above the ground.
It will open on April 17 this year
The glass-bottomed Canopy Bridge will be suspended 82 feet above the ground
It will also have direct connections to three of the terminals
Other attractions include Discovery Slides, for adults and children to enjoy; Foggy Bowls, where children can play in clouds of smoke; and Sky Nets, which allow you to bounce along the treetops.
The new development plans have been designed by architect Moshe Safdie, who also designed the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore and new Chinese 'horizontal skyscraper'.