Singapore’s Jewel Changi Airport to Welcome Shake Shack, a Pokémon Center, and More

The 137,000 square-meter Jewel will feature lush greenery surrounding 53,800 square meters of retail space and 19,500 square meters of aviation facilities.

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Changi Airport will soon be upping its ante as one of Asia’s most exciting airports, with the opening of mixed-use development, Jewel, in 2019.

While Singapore’s main international gateway is already home to a five-story playground, a swimming pool, a sunflower garden, and more; the upcoming launch of Jewel will see a new lineup of retail and dining concepts including new-to-market brands.

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Highlights include Shake Shack, Pokémon, and Swiss chocolatier Lä derach, which will all be making their debut in the Lion City. Other familiar homegrown brands include Tiger Beer, Naiise, and Supermama, which will be introducing first-of-its-kind concepts for their stores in Jewel. Plus, fans of fast-food brand A&W can look forward to its return.

The Pokémon Center Singapore will be the brand’s only permanent retail store outside of Japan, offering an array of Pokémon merchandise sold in Japan as well as original merchandise exclusively created for Jewel, such as toys, stationery, Pokémon Trading Card Games and video games.

Fans of burger joint Shake Shack can look forward to its first restaurant in Singapore, which will serve signature menu items including the ShackBurger, Shack-cago dog, classic crinkle-cut fries, and frozen custard ice cream.

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Built upon the theme “Singapore Meets the World, and the World Meets Singapore”, the 137,000 square-meter Jewel will feature lush greenery surrounding 53,800 square meters of retail space and 19,500 square meters of aviation facilities.

Travelers will find themselves whipping out their cameras to capture Jewel’s dome-shaped glass-and-steel facade designed by architect Moshe Safdie, who was also behind Marina Bay Sands.

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The centerpiece of Jewel is the world’s tallest indoor waterfall, which measures a whopping 40 meters. The retail offerings will wrap around specially designed nature zones Forest Valley and Rain Vortex, creating a rather unusual shopping experience.

Ms Hung Jean, CEO of Jewel Changi Airport Devt, said, “It is our vision for Jewel to be a unique destination like no other. Our thoughtfully curated tenant mix reflects Jewel’s aspiration to be a place where ‘Singapore Meets the World, and the World Meets Singapore’.”

“We hope to showcase Singapore to the world, positioning it as the platform where local brands will be exposed to an international audience; while simultaneously bringing new and familiar global brands to Singapore.”

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