Master Plan for Changi and Jewel Changi Airport add excitement to the East

The opening of Jewel Changi Airport on April 17 drew crowds, both local and international, with some willing to wait three hours to experience Singapore’s latest attraction. A redevelopment of the former open-air carpark, the new 10-storey mixed-use development by Changi Airport Group has a four-storey “Forest Valley”, a 40m tall waterfall or “Rain Vortex”, as well as 280 shopping and dining facilities. There is also a play component at the Canopy Park with the Sky Nets attraction. Flexible accommodation options are available at YOTELAIR, as well as early check-in and baggage storage facilities.
Jewel epitomises what the Singapore government wants to achieve on a grander scale with the URA 2019 Master Plan – the creation of mixed-use districts with work-live-play components – across the island.
The four-storey “Forest Valley” and a 40m tall waterfall or “Rain Vortex” are the centrepiece of Jewel Changi (Credit: Jewel Changi Airport Group)
Changi Region, for instance, will be positioned as a “vibrant and thriving economic hub” for businesses that support and complement the services and facilities at Changi Airport. With the expansion of Terminal 1 completed, plans are underway for Terminal 5.
New areas such as Changi East Industrial Zone and Changi East Urban District have been earmarked to provide additional capacity for Changi Airport’s future growth.

Changi City and Changi Aviation Park

An area designated Changi City could become a future waterfront district. It will leverage the proximity of Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and Changi Business Park (CBP) to create an “innovative ecosystem with a live-in community”. This is to attract businesses and institutions involved with freight transportation or aviation-related R&D, including artificial intelligence and robotics technology.
Near Changi City is the new Changi East Urban District, which is also situated near the future Terminal 5. It will have new offices, smart work centres, flexible conference rooms and halls, hotels and serviced apartments, set amid landscaped public spaces.
Meanwhile, Changi East Industrial Zone will cater to future expansion of the existing air cargo cluster as well as new aviation-related sectors and businesses that rely on air connectivity to the world. The entire area will be designated Changi Aviation Park.

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