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 blog). 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.  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 🙂

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 🙂

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 🙂

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.  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 🙂

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. 

Marvelous performance 🙂

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.

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Changi Experience Studio photos

Click for Canopy Park photos.


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

Changi Airport lifestyle hub

We started our December School Holiday with a swim. Well, maybe swimming was the second item on our itinerary, the first was checking into Crowne Plaza Changi Airport and marvelling at aeroplanes!

Changi Airport is a world renowned travel hub, we know it is also extremely popular with families during the weekends. try to visit during weekend evenings and you will find all F&B outlets full house.

Changi Airport has everything to offer within its three terminals.
Our Holiday need not require us to fly off, and we were eager to explore what Changi Airport has to offer.

So far so good, our 3D2N staycation at Crowne Plaza has take off on a high note 🙂

Room with a runway view, kids could not stop exclaiming and counting the planes during the first hours! When kids are contented and happy, we parents will have no complains 🙂

Love the flower motifs in the rooms, so soothing and relaxing, just what we need for a holiday.

The kind folks at Crowne Plaza allocated a connecting room for us, that means one more bathtub and two Televisions! All the boys decide to camp over in one room.

This is what we see (or dream) before we indulge in our afternoon nap. Window view with Blue sky and white clouds, jets ascending or descending. Best of all, our room is insulated from the jet engines noise.

We were tired out after the first night, and could only detect slight rumbling from the planes. But we noticed that the planes seem louder on the second evening, has it got anything to do with the persistent rain?

No Holiday is complete without a swim. From our corridor, the alluring swimming pool invites us to take a dip. Crowne Plaza’s swimming pool is one beautifully landscaped oasis.

We can even spot airplanes taking off from T1. Hello Control Tower!

Kids enjoy playing gun battles or hide & seek among the “bushes”. It was easy for Daddy to play crocodile and sneaked an ambush from behind.

Video : Having Fun at the pool, Kinetic Rain

Crowne Plaza’s Club Lounge is ideal for hungry kids. Delicious snacks to entertain us while we wait for dinner. Actually the sandwiches and curry puffs can be quite filling.

Chess or canape, beer (for adults only) or savoury dessert selection. We are spoil for choice. Kids would routinely empty the cookies jars!

Our kids are Tree Potatoes fans. Although Daddy mentioned before that Tree Potatoes production is geared towards slightly mature audience (not for kids, as video content has sexual innuendos and stereotyping), but these folks are pretty normal friendly upfront heh heh 🙂

When it comes to food choices, Changi Airport does not disappoint. Kids are exaggerating with their baby back ribs, Ginseng chicken or Ebi, but you get the appetite idea.
Food choices Changi

Daddy always wanted to pose some Fun UPSIZE food photos (source Ch5 Local UPsize) !

Need more Food and Entertainment? It is always one click away, bewildering options from Changi’s Three Terminals!

Breakfast, Donuts, Lunch, Coffee, Dinner and Supper. 7×24 365 days, this Airport does not stay still, and there is always a queue at 4Fingers!

Daddy has not experience any other international airport which can call itself a lifestyle hub.

T3’s Slide is always popular with kids who wish to burn off some calories.

Since the Yuletide season is near, we could ride Zoomoov’s Santa and reindeer ($5 per ride, $10 for three rides). Checkout their latest locations on their Website and Fanpage. The kind folks at Zoomoov even allow our kids a few extra rounds 🙂

Airport might be crowded but some sections are quiet enough for kids to test their driving skills piggy back each other. SengkangBabies always know how to entertain themselves 🙂

It is not unusual to spot little kids scooting along.

That was how we spend our first day and night roaming around Changi Airport, leaving our footprints and laughter all over the place. Tom Hanks (The Terminal) will not mind getting stucked in Singapore’s Changi Airport.

Besides flight status, follow Changi Airport lifestyle through their Instagram @fansofchangi, Fanpage and Website.

Book a Airport Hotel experience like no other, checkin Crowne Plaza Changi Airport.

Need more Changi Airport Lifestyle activities?
Checkout Changi Airport Mickey Mouse makeover (and bouncing castle). Pop by our Fanpage for Day 1.

Do pop by our Crowne Plaza Changi Airport itinerary here :
– Day 1 Checkin, swim and canape
– Day 2 Exploring Changi Airport (photos)
– Day 3 Transit area‘s attractions (photos)
2014 Disney Magic at Changi Airport

ps.. Thank you Changi Airport for hosting us! Our stay is sponsored.