Jewel Changi Airport’s upcoming leisure attractions will put Singapore on the map not just for business but for play, when Canopy Park and Changi Experience Studio officially opens next Monday (June 10).
There will be opportunities for visitors to bounce, slide and hide at the 14,000-sqm Canopy Park’s ticketed attractions, or test themselves in a virtual race set on Changi’s runway at the digital attraction, Changi Experience Studio.
The indoor park, located on the top floor of the Jewel complex, features seven play attractions and two gardens mazes, with entrance fees ranging from S$5 to S$22. The park will be open for extended hours of 9am to 3am during the summer school holidays.
Visitors can get a good sight of the central vortex from the 50-metre-long Canopy Bridge, which is suspended 23 metres above ground.
Thrill-seeking visitors hankering for an even higher vantage can scale the two Manulife Sky Nets, which features a 50-metre walk across a five-storey void and a 250-metre-long net with the highest lookout point over Jewel. Each net will be able to hold up to 400 people.
The park will also house Singapore’s largest indoor hedge maze, which has photogenic elements such as a stretch of blooming flowers triggered by movement and a circular look-out platform. A trippy experience awaits at Mirror Maze, where visitors have to make their way through a serious of mirrored passages with a foam noodle.
The park’s general admission area also features a large, reflective sculpture-playground with a 6.5-metre platform with four slides, a garden feature with mist-generating hollows, a seasonal floral garden and a garden area with topiary animals.
“We wanted to bring the ‘great outdoors’ indoors. For example, the Foggy Bowls was an attempt to bring in the clouds,” said Koh Ji Lei, deputy head, user experience, Jewel Changi Airport Devt Pte. Ltd..
“In each of our attractions, we focused on bouncing, sliding, hiding, seeking, climbing, and jumping. We realised after years of studies that these are the elements that will continue to engage people of all ages, for the young and young at heart,” said Koh.
Adjacent to the park are eight food and beverage outlets, including the first Tiger Street Lab, which serves a seasonal range of beers and merchandise. There’s also a family lounge equipped with diaper change facilities and kid-sized seating and play areas.
One of the interactive games includes a five versus five race set on the runway of Changi Airport.
Over at the new Changi Experience Studio, visitors will be able to take part in a series of interactive games, projection displays and gallery exhibits across 20 different touchpoints.
The 3,000sqm digital attraction is organised into 10 areas, and uses technologies like projection and artificial intelligence to showcase the history and behind-the-scenes operations at the award-winning airport.
Visitors will be able to explore the exhibits through a blank cardboard embedded with optical infrared markers, which is currently able to offer content in English and Mandarin. The attraction will be able to accommodate up to 200 to 300 at a time.
Entry tickets are priced at S$25 for adults, with various ticket bundles for families and options to combine the ticket price with the Canopy Park attractions. The studio opens daily from 10am to 10pm (last entry 9pm). Online ticket sales will open from June 6.