As we charge towards the end of the year, are you feeling tired, burnt out or just in need of a day to yourself? Rest assured, you are not alone! What you need is a constant nurturing of your mental health, a self-care routine to keep up with. But where do you go and what do you do?
Enter Jewel and Singapore Changi Airport, and you'll know why many find them the perfect places to de-stress and recharge.
As the saying goes, “different strokes for different folks”. In a world where self-care takes place in many forms, Changi has it all under one roof for you. You can find your zen participating in a yoga class or indulge in some sweet treats at a dessert shop. But if you are craving a thrill to let off some steam, try sweating it out on our rock-climbing wall.
Whether you're a traveller or a local, these activities will surely appeal!
P.S. For best results, grab a few friends along with you!
1. Sweat it out
If you are feeling stressed, sweating it out is a great option to let off the steam! There's just something magical about a solid workout session that helps release those endorphins inside you, making you feel so much better at the end of it. Whether you prefer a more laid-back session, or a full-blown, heart-pounding workout to meet your fitness levels, Changi Airport offers several options.
Minmed Wellness Collective
Don't fancy gym memberships? Head down to Minmed Wellness Collective at Jewel and be spoilt for choice from the many different fitness classes they offer. If you’re looking for a low-impact yet effective session, opt for yoga, barre or pilates classes. For the go-getters who want a heart-pumping sweat session as a regular exercise routine, join its indoor spin classes that take place by the HSBC Rain Vortex every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Grab a bike at the lush Shiseido Forest Valley, immerse yourself in the music that’s playing through your headsets, and get ready for a great time spinning and sweating it out.
If you are looking for extra good vibes, join its special wellness-themed classes on selected dates. Explore the range of classes by Minmed and book your session now!
Cycle at Jurassic Mile
Getting to Jurassic Mile has never been easier. Rent a bike from GoCycling near Hub & Spoke at Terminal 2, and cycle on the park connector all the way till you spot your first dino! A fun stress reliever, why not cycle and make some good memories with your friends?
With Singapore’s park connectors being so well-connected, you can even cycle all the way through East Coast Park to Marina Bay. If you prefer to take a leisurely stroll along the 3.5-kilometre path linking Changi Airport to East Coast Park, it is possible too! It will take you approximately 40 minutes to complete the route. If you are feeling extra fit, you may also walk all the way to the Marina Bay area, clocking in an additional 15 kilometres. Catch the sunset with the city skyline in the background – there is no better way to end your day.
Looking for a challenging full-body workout to boost your physical health? Look no further. Scale new heights and get an adrenaline rush while climbing the rock walls at Terminal 3.
With several different climbing routes at varying difficulty levels, there is bound to be something for you to climb, regardless of your ability. If you are looking for something new, give bouldering a try! It’s all the rage right now, so hop on the trend and give it a shot at this 12-metre-long bouldering wall. Maybe you’ll leave with a new hobby that helps you promote a healthy lifestyle while enjoying the fun. Find out more about Climb@T3 here.
Location: Terminal 3, Basement 2.
Opening hours: Monday to Friday - 2:30pm to 9:30pm, weekends & Public Holidays - noon to 9:30pm
2. Treat yourself to some sweet treats
As the saying goes, good food not only fills up your tummies, but also your heart. There are so many great café options for you at Jewel and Changi Airport, making it the perfect place for you to café-hop!
Grab a slice of Japanese-inspired cake, and a cup of soothing tea, and soak in the zen atmosphere at Nesuto.
With a whole range of sliced cakes and entremets, there will definitely be something to suit your taste buds!
At Nesuto Jewel, there are even exclusive food items to enjoy. These include the chocolate bon bons, and three different types of sliced cakes – Matcha Chestnut, Chocolate Orange, and Whiskey Chocolate. Our favourite? The Whiskey Chocolate. Give it a go if you’re looking to indulge yourself!
Location: Jewel Changi Airport, #01–236, 237
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday, 10:00am - 10:00pm
Jewel is always surprising us with new shop openings. And this time, we're absolutely thrilled.
Calling out to all those with a sweet tooth! This popular coffee chain has just landed at Jewel, and it’s a great spot to grab one of its famous drinks and just chill out.
Grab a cuppa and get inspired by the many books, from its library-inspired interior. Time for you to pick up your favourite book and get lost in the world of reading. Luckin Coffee boasts a diverse menu – from coffee, to tea and its Exfreezo series (fruit-based coffee).
Pro-tip: If it is your first time trying Luckin Coffee, download its app and get your first cup for only 99 cents!
Location: Jewel Changi Airport, #04–231, 232
Opening hours: Daily - 9:00am - 10:30pm
Sourbombe Artisanal Bakery
For the avid foodies, head down to Jewel and try a Sourbombe! This trendy creation has been making its rounds around social media, beckoning long queues when they first opened!
If sourdough and Italian bomboloni (doughnuts) had a baby, that would be a Sourbombe! Being a home-grown local brand, it sells doughnuts inspired by local flavours. From childhood favourites such as White Rabbit, Raspberry Ripple and Milo, to local desserts like Mango Sago Pomelo and Tauhuey (soya bean), each have a unique taste.
Pro-tip: Drag some friends with you so you get to try as many flavours as possible!
Location: Jewel Changi Airport, #02–237
Opening hours: Daily, 10:00am - 10:00pm
3. Take some time for yourself
If you are looking to recharge your social batteries and need some time to yourself, there are some areas within Changi Airport and Jewel where you can escape to.
Plane watch at the viewing galleries
It can be therapeutic to revel in peace and serenity just by watching planes go by at the airport’s viewing galleries.
Popular amongst aviation enthusiasts, Terminals 1 and 3 have long viewing galleries where you can grab a seat, sit back and relax, and watch aircraft take off and land, or taxi into or out of their aircraft bays at close range. Maybe even get ideas for your next holiday destination?
Rest and Relax at the HSBC Rain Vortex
Grab a drink or a snack and just head to one of the many bench seats that surround the HSBC Rain Vortex in Jewel.
There is something very therapeutic about being near the waterfall - the light breeze, lush greenery, and atmospheric sound of water are simply mesmerising. You can also catch the Skytrain as it passes overhead through the Shiseido Forest Valley. Is it meditative? Absolutely! It's a nice place to do some deep breathing exercises with nature around you.
If you are one who recharges when you socialise with friends, this is also a great spot for gatherings.
A picnic tip? Purchase your snacks on iShopChangi and pick them up from the Jewel Collection Centre before meeting your pals!
P.S. If you come at night, you’ll even be able to catch the magical light and sound show that runs at 8.00pm and 9.00pm daily, with an additional 10.00pm show on weekends!
Have a spa at Natureland
Release some of those tight knots in your body by getting a massage or spa treatment (or both!) at Natureland.
For the ultimate relaxation, head down to either Terminal 3 or Jewel to experience the wonder of Natureland. From body scrubs, to full-body massages, relieve yourself of the muscle tension that has been building up in your body. Both outlets offer different services, so do check their website to see which outlet best suits your needs! Either way, you’ll definitely come out feeling refreshed and rejuvenated from the spa.
Location: Terminal 3 Arrival Hall, #01-18
Opening hours: Daily, 9:00am - 10:30pm
Remember to always set aside time for yourself to relax and recharge. Self-care is important in a hectic life. Everyone unwinds in different ways, so try out the various activities to see what works best for you. Why not complement your experience with more activities in Singapore which you can book for via Changi Recommends?