Instagrammable spots at Jewel Changi Airport you have to check out
The Prettiest Spots at Jewel Changi Airport for Your Instagram
By now, everyone and their grandma has ventured out to explore the expansive Jewel Changi Airport – all 10 stories and 1.46 million square feet with over 200 retail shops and 112 eateries.
But if you haven’t and are planning to do so the next time you fly out, or fly back to Singapore, here’s a quick guide to some of Jewel’s most Instagrammable spots. You’re gonna want to bookmark this page.
Drink In This View — From Yotel’s Komyuniti Lounge at Level 4
You don’t need to stay overnight to get access to this vantage point. Just book in at YOTELAIR where rates start from $80 for a four hour block, or just $20 to use their shower and the gym. The Komyuniti Lounge – with some complimentary snacks and a fully-stocked vending machine – is open 24/7 and has one of the most unusual view points of the 40m tall Vortex.
Have Fun With The ‘Wildlife’ at the Topiary Walk at Level 5 Canopy Park
Monkey see, monkey do… the Topiary Walk has a number of photogenic animal sculptures (peacocks, crocodiles etc…) to pose alongside, while the “Do No Evil” action here is hard to resist, you could just strike a pretty pose.
Nature-Inspired Lush at the Shiseido Forest Valley on Level 1
Call this the local version of Kyoto’s Arashiyama or a more weather-friendly transplant of Botanic Garden’s bamboo forest, either way, the lush, leafy backdrop makes for a great #ootd, or an artsy mood shot, with the sunshine streaming in.
With The Vortex As Your Backdrop — at Violet Oon Singapore (#01-205/206)
There are a number of eateries that’ll boast a view of the Vortex – Prive at the Canopy Garden has a bird’s eye view – but for a more intimate dinner location, book a table at the back of Violet Oon Singapore’s Jewel outlet, next to the purpose-built satay grill, for a table with a view of the nightly show (from 8.30pm-12.30am, hourly).
We already see a number of kids (and kiddults) breaking out crazy poses and Boomerangs while they have a go at the 250m stretch of Bouncing-and-Walking nets that look all the way down to the basement. If a fear of heights is not an issue, this giant trampoline with its non-linear surface is a fun hurdle to scale. Snap a photo as evidence of your pluckiness to show off to your friends.
While You’re Standing In Line For Shake Shack at #02-256
Unless you were lucky enough to score an invite for their opening party, it’s safe to say you’ll be joining the long, long lines to get your hands on one of these juicy 100 per cent Angus Beef babies. To kill the time, snap a few #selfies and #wefies. Once you get your burger, it’ll be a sin not to snap a photo of it for bragging rights.
Disclaimer: If we had a photographer with us, we would have broken out a Stefdie (an anti-selfie where a person lies face down) worthy of a Bored Panda post, alas, we were working solo during the media preview. Still, this shouldn’t stop you from getting your long-suffering Instagram boyfriend/friend/husband to snap one for you. Send him/her to the second floor near the Terminal 1 Arrival Hall as you take position – but do it quickly incase security personnel get concerned.
Pose Alongside The Old Changi Airport Tower at Level 5’s Canopy Park Discovery Slide
While the Canopy Park isn’t officially open till June 2019, it’s worth a wander up to have a look at the various attractions including the shiny Discovery Slide that also offers a rare view of the original Changi Airport viewing tower.
Catch A Reflection of Jewel’s Architecture at Level 5 Canopy Garden
Just past the Topiary Walk, you’ll chance on this shimmering reflection of Jewel’s stunning Steel and Glass architecture. Random piece of trivia, the dome is made up of over 9,000 pieces of specially manufactured glass.
Not to be forgotten, the four-story multi-sensory trail makes for a pretty backdrop. Think of this like a hike around McRitchie or Bukit Timah Hill, just less strenuous and in air-conditioned comfort. Look out especially for the orchids, palm trees and over 60,000 different shrubs.
Obviously, The Vortex at the Heart of the Forest Valley
Whether you capture the 40m tall HSBC Rain Vortex by day or night, the result is the same: stunning, awe-inspiring and just breathtaking. While it’s already been photographed to death by just about anyone living/visiting Singapore, it’s a shot worth having on your socials. And don’t worry it’s an eco-friendly attraction using collected and recycled rainwater, which is also used to irrigate the plants in the forest valley.