You Can Now Spend A Night In A Luxury Tent At Singapore’s Changi Airport, Here’s How

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
by Vaishnavi Venkataraman 1105

With the pandemic in place, travel was never on the cards for many. However, airlines did their best to attract travellers. From launching flights to nowhere to starting cafes inside aircrafts, 2020 saw the aviation industry do a lot of interesting things.

And now, Singapore’s Changi airport has come up with a super fun concept that lets you pitch a tent under the stars. Changi airport has now introduced a novel attraction, wherein people can glamp in luxury tents.  Look beyond conventional hotel staycations and enjoy the fun of camping outdoors with modern-day comforts in these luxurious glamp tents at Jewel.

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Changi airport is home to a dazzling indoor attraction called the Jewel. A 40-metre tall indoor waterfall is the newest attraction that is luring travellers at Changi. And now, the airport is giving travellers a chance to sleep under this stunning backdrop. Travellers can use the bed in Jewel’s Shiseido Forest Valley, a five-storey indoor garden. Alternatively, you can also use the Cloud9 Piazza, located on the top floor.

The experience also offers stunning views of the Rain Vortex, the biggest indoor waterfall in the world. The doughnut-shaped structure is designed by noted architect Moshe Safdie and sits adjacent to Terminal 1. The 10-storey structure made of glass, steel occupies over 1.46 million square feet and cost a whopping $1.7 billion Singapore dollars (US$1.25 billion).

With the pandemic in place, a whole lot of camp sites are closed in Singapore. However, the new glamping concept will allow guests to enjoy the best of indoor and outdoor. Guests can book the overnight stay for £200.

A380s Turned Pop-Up Restaurants

Singapore Airlines had to lay off a lot of its staff due to the pandemic. Several flights of the airlines had to be grounded. To revive its stability, the airlines decided to try another route. The travel-starved customers can avail the opportunity to dine in the two A380s turned into pop-up restaurants.

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All 900 Seats Sold Out

Surprisingly, people immediately grabbed the opportunity. All 900 seats for lunch on October 24 and 25 were sold out within half an hour of bookings opening. Looking at the demand, the carrier said that they would keep the dine-in services open for additional two days. Lunch and dinner are now being offered on all four dates. The most top-notch option is a four-course meal in a first-class suite, while you can do it on a budget in Sg$53 that consists of a three-course meal in economy class.

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Half Of The Seats Left Empty For Social Distancing

Half of the seats were left empty on the double-decker jumbos parked at Changi Airport, in keeping with social distancing guidelines. What’s more, Singapore Airlines is also offering home deliveries of plane meals
for those seeking to bring the in-flight experience into their homes. Thai Airways Opens Airline-Themed Restaurant In Bangkok For Those Who Miss In-Flight Meals.

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