Come 17 April, Changi Airport is set to morph into more than just a locale frequented by travelling Singaporeans and tourists. Prominently nestled in the heart of the busy airport hub, Jewel Changi Airport is the East’s answer to Orchard Road that houses a plethora of attractions, accommodations and over 200 retail and food outlets under one roof.
It’s the perfect place to start or cap off any family vacation! Here’s a peek at some of the hotspots you can’t miss out on.
Since the brand’s subtle arrival in Singapore two years ago, these compact but roomy backpacks originating from Japan will now be available in more colours and designs at Anello’s very own store at Jewel. Though not much information has been revealed about the new outlet just yet, we’re hopeful that their flagship store here will carry not just their signature styles but also newer designs that are currently available only in Japan. For mums who are still searching for a good diaper bag, you might want to check out this store.
After its disappearance almost 15 years ago, the beloved fast food chain is finally making its long-awaited comeback in Singapore. If you’ve had kids since then, now’s your chance to step into the yesteryears with them. A&W aficionados would be delighted to know that this brand new outlet will not only give you nostalgic feels with the taste of their iconic rootbeer float and Coney Dogs but also with its retro, throwback setting. Oh, did we mention that you’ll also have a picturesque view of the Rain Vortex while you dine in?
#3 In Good Company
In need of a style update? Try In Good Company! First launched in 2013, this homegrown fashion brand has since grown into a regionally recognised label with over seven international outlets in Bangkok, Jakarta, and Manila. In Good Company’s third and largest standalone store at Jewel will not only contain a wide selection of wardrobe-ready pieces for your shopping pleasure, but it also shares the space with local gelato artisan Birds of Paradise, where delightful scoops of botanical-inspired ice cream awaits you upon arrival.
Here’s one the children will definitely enjoy. When at Jewel, you simply cannot miss out on a trip to Läderach where you’ll find delectable Swiss chocolate of all varieties. Having only done pop-ups in the past two years, this will be the chocolatier’s very first brick-and-mortar store in Singapore—and you can bet that it’s going to be filled with massive slabs of their house-made frischschoggi or fresh chocolate, which you can purchase in smaller pieces to enjoy back at home.
#5 Mark Nason x Skechers
Joining the assortment of lifestyle tenants is the second Mark Nason Los Angeles x Skechers store, which features pieces made with premium materials and beautifully crafted details inspired by the iconic seventies rock and roll era. Like its first store at Bugis Junction, you can also expect to find the existing collections for both footwear and apparel in this brand new space.
#6 New Balance
With something for everyone, New Balance allows you to look stylish and be comfortable wherever you need to be. Apart from their available range of streetwear apparel and sneakers, you can also find the brand’s soon-to-be launched #NewBalanceSandals collection featuring boldly coloured slides and athleisure sandals that serve to make a statement with your outfit.
If you’re a Nike fan, you definitely can’t miss a visit to their largest outlet in Singapore where you can browse the latest and most extensive range of Nike footwear, apparel, and merchandise. This new duplex store will also house a Nike By You customisation area, where shoppers can get the opportunity to customise their very own Nike T-shirt and footwear purchases!
#8 Pokemon Centre Singapore
Who needs to take a plane to Japan when you can fulfil your Pokemon trainer dreams right here? The Pokemon Centre Singapore is bound to excite fans with adorable Pokemon goodies that include accessories, plushies, and apparel. What’s more, this flagship outlet will also carry exclusive merchandise and collectibles that are unique to Jewel for the ardent Pokemon fanatic to collect ’em all! Both the young ones and the young once are sure to delight upon setting foot here.
#9 Shake Shack
After the announcement late last year, it seems that we’ll finally be able to relish in the goodness of a Shake Shack meal at their debut Singapore outlet. Occupying two floors with a spectacular view of the Forest Valley, the hugely popular American casual restaurant chain will not only serve ambience, but also their trademark food items such as the ShackBurger, Shack-cago Dog, and the frozen custard ice cream.
#10 Shiseido Forest Valley
Though it’s not considered an outlet of sorts, the sheer beauty of the Shiseido Forest Valley makes the list due to the extensive space this four-storey indoor forest occupies. If you need to take a break from all the shopping frenzy (or from chasing the kids), head here to take in the splendour of its magnificent waterfall located at the core of the Shiseido Forest Valley, or enjoy a leisurely hike up two cobble-stoned walking trails to explore another attraction at the topmost level.
Although Starbucks is a common sight around Singapore and Changi Airport, none can compare to this two-storey flagship store at Jewel Changi Airport. Not only is it going to be the first massive outlet with ample seating, this new caffeine haven promises to serve the best of Starbucks to you with an interactive Coffee Bar, as well as a locally-inspired food menu that is freshly prepared onsite. It’s the best destination to unwind after taking in everything Jewel Changi Airport has to offer.
Jewel Changi Airport opens on 17 April 2019, with ticketed sneak previews happening from 11 to 16 April.
This post was originally published on Teenage. Edited with permission and republished for Singapore’s Child.