Jewel Changi Airport Canopy Park attractions

We enjoyed Jewel Changi Canopy Park attractions recently.

Families with kids would have heard of Canopy Park by now. It occupies 14,000 sqm on the 5th floor of Jewel Changi Airport!

What I like about this “playground” is you can see the Greens (rainforest), Waterfall (Vortex) and glass ceiling (dome ) from all corners!

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*Do read our Digital review for Changi Experience Studio too (blog link)

Canopy Park attractions

Before we start, do take note :

-Only Canopy Bridge and Manulife Sky Net (bouncing) needs appointments for crowd control. The other Canopy Park attractions are first come first serve.

-Tickets are for one-entry only (so do not exit the bouncing net too quickly)

1) Canopy Bridge

Mist will float across the bridge at regular intervals, making it feel like a Walk in the Cloud.

The short bridge is 23 metres above ground, and you are supposed to see the ground below. But it is not transparent enough, lessening the novelty (and fear factor).

Canopy Bridge might be the closest point to the vortex. We can see the “rainforest” over the horizon, basking in the sunlight.

Love the trees and foliage! Waterfall can be heard from every corner.

Canopy Park also offers the nearest spots to the dome ceiling. Checkout the Slide and Nets below.

The reflection off the lily ponds looks mesmerising and unreal too. Nature and Man-made structures co-existing.

Spot the Vortex from all corners. Get ready for the moments when the skytrains roll in and fill the frame, try to spot Control Tower photo-bombing too πŸ™‚

2)Manulife Sky Nets – Bouncing

Kids were looking forward to the nets (bouncing and walking) even before we visited Jewel Changi Airport. Thanks to the various social media coverage.

Kids were eager to checkout the bouncing nets or slides but parents might be keen to know more about safety features:

-What if the net breaks?
-What if I drop my phone!
-Can we fall and roll down?

Visitors should keep excess accessories in the lockers. We must wear shoes too, although spare shoes are available for loan (foc).

Once you book your time-slot, look for the black nets and jump to your heart’s content! Even if you are not jumping, someone bouncing next to you would make you bounced too haha.

Forget about heavy duty DSLR. It is hard to focus, and some paths are narrow. Your hands should be busy grasping for balance :p

Parents with younger kids should take extra care. Someone might fall backward or collide into each other.

By the way, the nets are industrial grade and can support up to 1000 visitors simultaneously.

(L) Bouncing, (R) Walking

We can challenge each other to see who loses his balance first!

If we have to choose, I would say go for the bouncing net. Kids will agree bouncing and jumping is more fun than walking.

3)Manulife Sky Nets – Walking

After trying the bouncing Net, the Walking Net looks tame πŸ™‚
But the starting slope is steep.

*Do take note minimum height of 110cm for both nets.

Although this is “walking” net, some folks will still scramble and jump.

The net, as seen from below and above. You can literally see the escalator and humans below.

If your phone does slip, there is a second layer of fine mesh below. You do have to be careful about the rope cross sections, the rope is tough and has securing rings. Abrasion can be painful for younger kids.

Do exercise caution, and Ladies, please do not wear dress or skirts.

Canopy Park attractions
Canopy Park attractions

This spot is nice for family photo, with the background dome ceiling and clear blue skies. During a thunderstorm, the falling raindrops should be spectacular!

4) Discovery Slides

The slides structure looks futuristic, and those distortion mirrors gripped our attention.

Slide till 3am!!

As the kids attempted 90 degree vertical drop, I was awestruck by the view of T1 Tower. This is the same iconic tower which bids us farewell as we takeoff off from Changi Airport.

5) Foggy Bowls

Kids love to roll on these mini slopes. It looks fun and magical, especiallyΒ  when mist carpets over the entire lawn.

We saw some adults lazing in the “bowls” too, please make way for the kids.

6) Topiary Walk

Amazing animals made from flowers. Lifelike, colourful and definitely popular for family photos.

7) Petal Garden

Feels like Gardens by the Bay.

Seasonal flowers dot the landscape. These flora adds colour to the glass and steel structure.

There are two types of Maze at Canopy Park.

8) Hedge Maze

Imagine those romantic garden maze from temperate countries.

Objective is to climb up the elevated platform. However, the gates can change direction, the path is not so straightforward :p

Mirror maze has more fun factor, whereas Hedge Maze is better for photo gigs.

9) Mirror Maze

Try to spot yourself and others. Which one is real and which are reflections πŸ™‚

The illusions are quite entertaining. The rubber foams are for you to poke infront, in case you smash into a mirror!

Our kiddos stationed themselves near the exit and told others “Wrong direction turn back!”

Pose silly or prank others but NO running inside the maze!

If you are hungry, these are the F&B options on level 5. Some might wish to chill with Tiger craft beer too. Otherwise, there are more food options in Jewel or the other Terminals.

If you are staying later, do look out for the daily Rain Vortex performance. Every hour from 1930 to 0030, laser light show will be imprinted onto the waterfall, mesmerising the crowds.

Jewel Changi Airport is bringing the World to Singapore!

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Canopy Park Photos
Canopy Park Photos

Click for Changi Experience Studio (photos) on our Fanpage.

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Changi Experience Studio photos

Kids are asking whether Jewel Changi Airport is an airport, shopping mall, or a forest. It does not matter, Jewel has something for everyone and it is indeed a stunning attraction!

Ticketing (link)

Canopy Park Bundle Tickets start from $38 to $71 per pax. This is more like theme park pricing, and can be very expensive for a family.

Although you can buy individual attraction tickets, value bundles are more worthwhile.

If you only want to relax and enjoy the scenery, a $5 entrance ticket will let you enjoy the following (Everything else is ticketed)

 

Additional Tips for visiting Jewel Changi Airport:

-Get the latest Canopy Park news on Jewel website and Fanpage

-You might like to explore Changi Experience Studio too (plenty of digital and multimedia interactions)

-Canopy Park opening hours are more 10am to midnight, and 10am to 1am weekdays and Friday/weekends respectively. Some Canopy Park attractions are opened till 3am

-Transit visitors can take the skytrain (between T2 and T3) to view the Vortex up front or grab a Instagram profile. (Immigration clearance needed, as Jewel is in the Public area)

-Visitors leaving Singapore can checkin earlier at Jewel (3 to 24 hours earlier!) You can also claim your GST refunds

-Parking fees in Jewel is more expensive. We park at T2 and walk over to Jewel. 4 hours parking costs at Jewel and T2 are $18.60 and $9.60 respectively.

 

ps.. We would like to thanks Jewel Changi Airport for the fun invitation to Canopy Park!

Our Changi Experience Studio review tells you why this attraction is underrated

This is our Changi Experience Studio review, and let us share why this new playground is a gem. I would even consider Changi Experience Studio (CES) as an indoor Virtual themepark.

Be it History, Technology or Innovations, there are so many interactive activities for the whole family. School going kids would learn through playing.

However, mention Jewel Changi Airport (Google map) and the following might come to mind first. Waterfall (Rain Vortex), the food (burgers and root float), Pokemon and the jumping nets (Canopy Park). Changi Experience Studio is more low profile.

Jewel Changi Airport
Jewel Changi Airport

Located on Level 4 (Lobby C).

Visitors will receive a “plain” Travel Guide before entry.Β  The magic is hidden within an embedded Rfid chip.

Once we move our Travel Guides, sensors will trigger various “digital popups”. Expect Butterflies and music too!

Changi Experience Studio Travel Guide

You start with a blank card, but Changi Studio Experience will let you bring back fond memories! Magical animations await.

Kids were eager to hover their Travel Guide over all the exhibits. It is a novelty for us, and every exhibit brings out something new and interesting.

Sneak peek of Changi Experience Studio video for awesome cool stuffs

Guests can explore Singapore and Changi Airport’s history, which is closely intertwined. We started with Seletar airport before upgrading to Changi site.

Terminal 5 will be ready in the next decade, dwarfing the other terminals. Passenger traffic capacity will raise from today 70 (or 80) millions passengers to 135 millions!

From Seletar airport to Changi airport

When Singapore has only 6 million residents, the air traffic passengers numbers are staggering!

Back to our Changi Experience Studio review.
Although we are indoor, flowers and foliage adorns every corner.

Read on as we share more fun interactions πŸ™‚

Looking at the popup animations, we feel like architects reviewing the airport’s blueprint for the next terminal and milestone.

Swipe, you can go to basement, Swipe, another hidden compartment.

Through various interactions, kids can understand how Changi strive to be the best airport in the world.


Amazing Runway is always popular with guests.

You can drive the Plane or Porsche, both are Fun and Tiring. This was a real race back in 2009. (Hint: aeroplane always win)

Follow the butterflies as we unfold more ingenuity and innovation. A simple plain “Travel Guide” serves as a popup platform for 3D performance!

These screens simulate the connections to and fro from Changi Airport, 7000+ flights per week! Bringing the world to Singapore and vice versa.

Just imagine, tiny red dot 700 square km, plugged into the world. We can just clicked and book our preferred airline, and indulge in wanderlust one hop away from Changi Airport.

Fancy a customer facing job? Then work on your smiles πŸ™‚

We were making funny faces and trying to see who got the saddest score haha. Hey, there is a leaderboard for the best smile too.

Besides learning about the airport functions, the interactive games also encouraged families and friends to participate in friendly competition.

There is a lot of replay value as kids are super competitive.

changi experience studio review
Changi Experience Studio review

Changi Experience Studio offers a few vantage points to peep at the Rain Vortex and the vast glass ceiling.

Photo below, the skytrain seem to go through a waterfall shower. Do take note Jewel’s skytrain is only available for transit passengers.

Be it zoom or wide angle, Rain Vortex looks fantastic from all angles.
Love the sight of water collecting at the top (funnel-like) or draining off below.

Watching the water gushed down this “plug” is therapeutic..

Rain Vortex looks fantastic from all angles, a piece of art and science.

Rain vortex Jewel Changi Airport

We went backstage to role-play the efforts needed to keep Changi Airport operations running.

Video : Kids having fun at CES! We share our favourite corners

 

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Yes, visitors not only learn but get to hands-on too πŸ™‚

The exhibits are highly interactive and have great replay value. Try collecting trolleys or x-ray spotting dangerous goods!

I will be patient with security screening in the future.

Visitors get to appreciate the unseen work behind the scenes and Changi Airport’s development milestones.

Hey, directing taxis into the bays is not straightforward too. Passengers will grumble and scold you haha!

changi experience studio
Changi Experience Studio activities

Who want to be the champion in the trolleys section? I might have accidentally bang down a few bystanders!

I suspect the kids are only here to disturb 捣乱, otherwise these junior interns would only wreck havoc in Changi Airport!

The points collected in your “Travel Guide” can be redeemed for discounts at the souvenir shop.

I forgot to mention that the Travel Guide can be customised with your name. Everytime before we start a game, we have to place our card down to “register”.

We spend the most time in this corner.Β  I know kids can be captivated for half day easily at Changi Experience Studio!

You can also buy your Fun photos too.

Love the virtual butterflies floating on the ground. Follow them to explore more technology.

changi experience studio animations
Changi Experience Studio animations

If you are a music lover, be amazed at Garden of Harmony.

Our guide told us that the symphony here is like the whole of Changi Airport working together as an orchestra, putting up the best musical performance πŸ™‚

It is all about teamwork at Changi Airport.

The landscape has a mystical feel, a bit like Avatar. Projections left and right immersed us in a musical forest.

With your Travel Guide, stand at different spots to play bassoon, flute, percussion etc. Everyone will start flapping their Travel Guide to ensemble an electrifying symphony.Β 

Marvelous performance πŸ™‚

In the Finale, visitors took off to a destination is an outer-space space pod somewhere in the galaxy.

We caught a Virtual tour bird eye’s view of Changi Airport from the atmosphere, with all the heat signatures traversing the globe.

Jewel Changi Airport raised from T1’s carpark, establishing a lifestyle node within Changi Airport. So, space travel from Changi Airport might not be that far-fetched an idea :p

Many folk would first notice Canopy Park before Changi Experience Studio, just look at the social media postings. Canopy Park’s play areas, the Instagramable shots are very visual and captivating.

However, I actually prefer the various interactions and learning opportunities within CES. There are so many booths which supports family participation.

We hope you our Changi Experience Studio review will be useful for your reference, and your family will enjoy CES as much as we did. More photos of CES (photos) and Canopy Park have been uploaded on our Fanpage.

changi experience studio photo
Changi Experience Studio photos

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Additional Tips for visiting Jewel Changi Airport:

-Do follow Changi Experience Studio website and Jewel Fanpage for latest updates
-CES opening hours is from 10am to 10pm

-Tickets pricing starts from $19 and $13 for adult and child/senior respectively. Visitors need to select their entry time-slot

-Parking fees in Jewel is more expensive. We park at T2 and walk over to Jewel. 4 hours parking costs at Jewel and T2 are $18.60 and $9.60 respectively.

Do pop by other Changi Airport experience on our blog :
-2019 July Canopy Park Fun!
Crown Plaza staycation
Changi Airport transit activities

ps.. We would like to thanks CAG for the fun invitation to Changi Experience Studio