Jewel Changi Airport has unveiled the Changi Experience Studio and Canopy Park, further cementing its ambitions to create destinations out of traditional airport gateways.
The Changi Experience Studio opened its doors on Level 4 of Jewel, featuring a garden that sings, an adrenaline-pumping runway race, a quest to collect airport trolleys, a battle of smiles and more.
With a collection of over 20 different touchpoints and 10 zones spread over 3,000m2 (about half the size of a football field), the Changi Experience Studio utilises technology to present a diverse mix of unique experiences under one roof, including interactive games, projection storytelling, immersive shows and gallery exhibits.
Visitors can play games simulating different functions at the airport and learning how things work behind-the scenes through interactive projection exhibits. They can also look forward to an immersive show that will trigger their senses and imagination about the past and future of aviation.
It takes over 90 minutes to complete all the experiences within the Changi Experience Studio.
Exploration of the studio is done primarily with the Travel Guide – a personal interactive device that accompanies every visitor on their journey through the studio.
One of the studio’s highlights is the Garden of Harmony where visitors use their individual Travel Guide to make music through vertical hand movements. In this enchanted garden, each visitor plays a different musical instrument, before coming together with other players to perform a symphony – which plays out in the form of an audio and visual spectacle.
Jayson Goh, Changi Airport Group’s managing director for airport operations management said: “Importantly, through the various touchpoints that showcase different airport functions, Changi Experience Studio is a living tribute to the 50,000-strong airport community that makes Changi Airport what it is today. We aspire for the studio to be a showcase of Changi experience and service innovation. As an innovation space, the interactive exhibits will not remain static, but will continue to evolve as new stories on Changi are written.”
The Changi Experience Studio operates daily from 10.00 to 22.00 (last entry is at 21.00). The entry fee for Singapore residents is S$19 (US$14) for adults and S$13 for children over six years of age / seniors. Families enjoy a bundle rate of S$54 (for two adults and two children / seniors). Children under the age of six enter for free.
In addition, the Canopy Park is a 14,000m2 space taking in seven play attractions and creative gardens.
Guests can look forward to navigating their way through the Mirror Maze and Hedge Maze, walking or bouncing on the Manulife Sky Nets, exploring the sculptural playscape of Discovery Slides, and enjoying a view of the HSBC Rain Vortex and Shiseido Forest Valley from the Canopy Bridge, a bridge with glass panel flooring suspended 23m above ground.
Integrated with the attractions are interactive garden spaces that encourage play and imagination. Foggy Bowls feature four gentle concave bowls with an element of mist and fog to create the experience of playing among clouds. Topiary Walk is a whimsical wonderland, featuring animal topiaries such as an orangutan, crocodile, elephant, peacock and chameleon. Petal Garden will boast seasonal displays of flowers. Along the main loop that connects these attractions are four trees, including a pair of olive trees and the Lover’s Tree which earned its name because of its conjoined trunks.
There are eight F&B outlets at Canopy Park, and a space that can be used for events called Cloud9 Piazza.
Hung Jean, CEO, Jewel Changi Airport Development, said: “When Canopy Park was conceptualised, we envisaged a green natural environment with play and leisure activities for people of all ages. Importantly, we wanted to create a space where activities that are traditionally conducted outdoors, are brought to an indoor environment so that they can be enjoyed under all weather conditions.”
Entrance fees for Singapore residents to Canopy Park is S$4.50, while access to the various attractions will range from S$7.20 to S$19.80. There are also bundle packages to enjoy all or most of the attractions.
Tickets to both attractions are bookable online.