I always have a hard time calling Singapore Changi an “airport.” Really, it’s more of a luxury shopping mall that just happens to have gates that will take you anywhere in the world. It’s already hands down the nicest airport in the world (at least terminal three), but that’s not good enough for Singapore, because it’s about to (well, in 2018) get even better.
“Project Jewel” has now been announced, which The Straits Times describes as follows:
Project Jewel is an iconic mixed-use complex being planned at Changi Airport. It is envisaged to be a world-class lifestyle destination that will strongly boost Changi’s attractiveness as an air hub.
It will be built near the carpark at terminal one, and the project is supposed to be complete by 2018. Here are a few renderings of the project, including of the centerpiece, which is a giant waterfall similar to what’s at the Marina Bay Sands:
(Tip of the hat to Jim)