The Jewel in Changi's crown: Maintaining the gold standard among the world's airports

While adding retail attractions is important, Changi is also thinking ahead to Terminal 5 and using smart technology to future-proof its role as a leading airport in the world

ST ILLUSTRATION: MANNY FRANCISCO

Equipped with more than 200 shops and restaurants, a hotel, a multi-screen cinema and 14,000 sq m of indoor air-conditioned gardens, Changi Airport's new Jewel complex has been designed as the new centrepiece - both physically and metaphorically - of the award-winning airport.

It is also a $1.7 billion glass-and-steel-domed commitment to keeping Changi's position as the gold standard among the world's airports.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 26, 2019, with the headline 'The Jewel in Changi's crown'. Subscribe