Jewel Changi Airport, the latest attraction in Singapore, was officially opened to the public on 17th April 2019. Prior to that, visitors were allowed to visit Jewel Changi Airport for a preview of this latest attraction in Singapore. I managed to ride on to my friend Victor’s preview tickets alloment and my own tickets too, I visited Jewel Changi Airport twice during the preview period, exploring Jewel Changi Airport with Canon EOS RP.
The opening of Jewel Changi Airport attracted significant local and international attention, it’s more than just an airport shopping mall. Although some years back, there were some doubts and questions on building Jewel Changi Airport, this was Changi Airport strategically planning ahead for the future, innovating, adapting and taking big bold steps to continue making and keeping Changi Airport as world class airport hub and a destination hub for travelers.
Personally, I was impressed by their architecture and design, a good mixture of modern contemporary design, from the exterior walking towards Jewel Changi Airport, it looks like a space station/planet from Star Wars! Upon entering, there is a mix of Jurassic Park with its greenery and valley design (that’s the Shiseido Forest Valley), the roof top looks a bit similar to Gardens By The Bay Cloud and Flower Domes and there are also some similar elements from Marina Bay Sands Shoppes! The World tallest indoor waterfall at 40m high, is probably inspired by Avatar and science fiction movies/dramas depicting a portal/stargate to teleport people to another universe and dimension!
I brought the Canon EOS RP with the RF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM lens and EF 17-40mm f/4 L USM lens for my two visits to Jewel Changi Airport during the preview period. The small, compact and lightweight Canon EOS RP is great, liking it a lot for its performance and quality of photos. I shot some videos of Jewel Changi Airport with the Canon EOS RP too! For my next visit to Jewel Changi Airport, I am planning to bring my EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM lens along as well!
Me, the Canon EOS RP Explorer was just busy finding various locations to take photographs inside Jewel Changi Airport, while it had been really crowded during the preview, I managed to find a few spots that I like and I would definitely go back again at a later time, to further explore the Canopy Park on Level 5 (opening on 10thJune 2019), take a walk on the Canopy Bridge (opening 10thJune 2019), find spots for plane spotting inside Jewel Changi Airport and finding other spots to photograph the HSBC Rain Vortex from other locations at the Shiseido Forest Valley. At the foot of the HSBC Rain Vortex, I am planning to photograph the light rays shining through the waterfall from below and hopefully rainbow across it too!
Oh yes, I haven’t even started exploring the wide variety of food options. As a young kid, A&W was part of my childhood, yes, A&W, I am definitely coming for you! Since I am not too much of a shopper, shopping would not be a top priority, nevertheless, I would check out some of the retail outlets that I like, such as Tokyu Hands.
Through the photographs that I took at Jewel Changi Airport with my Canon EOS RP full-frame mirrorless camera, I hope that it would give you more information on the spots and locations inside this modern multi usage and facilities hub that caters to both local and international visitors. When I depart from Changi Airport and arrive back at Changi Airport, I hope to take and share photos of Jewel Changi Airport from the sky! More photographs of Jewel Changi Airport can be viewed here inside my flickr photo album!
For travelers departing from Singapore, there is now a big incentive to arrive a few more hours earlier at Changi Airport, relax, have a meal and fun at Jewel Changi Airport before checking in for your flight.
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