11 Shops We Can't Wait To Check Out At Jewel Changi Airport — And What's Special About Them
We tell you what to expect ahead of the big April 11 public launch.
Anticipation is fever-pitch high for Jewel Changi Airport, and whether you're looking to go and gawk at the 40m-high rain vortex (world's tallest indoor waterfall!), hike in the luxuriant Shiseido Forest Valley (2,000 trees! 100,000 shrubs!) or gape at the massive mega-mallness of the $1.7 billion project (10 stories! Five above ground and five below!), chances are you'll find yourself there very soon, either during its ticketed public preview from April 11 to 16 (if you managed to snag one of the half a million tickets online) or after it opens to the world on April 17.
Of course, there's also the 280 retail stores and eateries, and if you haven't read our story about 30 eateries to check out at Jewel Changi Airport, please do. As for the shopping department, the directory at the Jewel Changi Airport website lists 166 shops (so far), with familiar big names like Muji, Zara, Uniqlo, Marks & Spencer, Nike, Mothercare and The Body Shop, as well as local brands aplenty, such as Charles & Keith and Osim. There are also new names which may not be so familiar yet, like Oysho, the hip underwear and sleepwear brand from Europe, which is run by Zara’s parent company.
We've rounded up 11 shops we're excited about, either for their newness or the fact that they're serving up something special at Jewel — after all, you don't open a store at one of the world's most hotly-anticipated malls and make it run-of-the-mill, right?