Embark on a yummy journey this Chinese New Year in 2024 with our guide on where to shop for some of the best and most popular, exquisite and diverse festive snacks in Changi Airport and Jewel Changi Airport.
From the all-time popular Bak Kwa (traditional barbecued meat slices) to heritage-inspired cookies at Violet Oon and Mdm Ling Bakery, the plethora of delectable treats you can get in Changi is simply irresistible!
Pro tips for more savings this Chinese New Year (CNY) at Changi:
- Save 2xGST on 12 to 14 January, 19 to 21 January, and 26 to 28 January at participating retail outlets in the public areas of Terminals 1 to 4. There is no better time to shop for all your CNY festive needs at Changi Airport!
- Enjoy Jewel Double Rewards when you shop and dine at Jewel – accumulating both Changi Rewards points and Capitastar’s STAR$. Earn up to 3.5% in rebates, the highest cashback reward throughout shopping malls.
1. Bengawan Solo
The pineapple tarts, kueh lapis, folded love letters and wide range of cookies from the homegrown brand, Bengawan Solo, need no introduction. Perfect for gifting and self-indulgence during the Lunar New Year festive season, these signature treats in their colourful and instantly recognisable packaging and tins are always a hot favourite!
Must-try: Classic Pineapple Tarts, Mini Shrimp Rolls, Kueh Lapis, Love Letters Folded, and Macadamia Sugee Cookies
- T1 Transit – Level 2, Departure Lounge (Central); opens daily from 06:00am to 12:00am
- T2 Transit – Level 2, Departure Lounge (Near E Gates); opens daily from 6:00am to 1:00am
- T3 Public – #02-85, opens daily from 7:00am to 11:00pm
- Jewel Changi Airport – #01-228/229; opens daily from 10:00am to 10:00pm
2. Baker’s Well
For those familiar with the Katong area in Singapore, Baker’s Well would certainly not be a foreign name. Serving up freshly baked goods from its shop along East Coast Road since 2004, Baker’s Well has become synonymous with high-quality baked treats.
Changi Airport recently welcomed Baker’s Well when it opened its new outlet in the revamped Terminal 2. Situated at the Departure Hall near the Skytrain Station to Terminals 1 and 3, the store offers a wide range of cookies, bread and cakes.
Bring home some of its sweet and savoury snacks perfectly suited for Chinese New Year on your next visit to Changi Airport!
Must-try: Cashew Nut Cookies, Lotus Root Chips, Nyonya Apple Shape Pineapple Tarts, Crab Meat Chips, and Zhiku Arrow Root Chips
- T2 Public – #02-05; opens daily from 8:00am to 10:00pm
3. Bakery Cuisine/ Levure Naturelle
You can find Bakery Cuisine (Terminal 4 & Jewel) and Levure Naturelle (Terminal 2) bakeries in Changi Airport and Jewel serving up affordable freshly made waffles, breads, and snacks.
This Chinese New Year, the bakeries are bringing back their classic goodies. Do check them out early before they run out!
Must-try: Wholemeal Almond Cookies, Love Letters, Cheese Pineapple Tarts
Bakery Cuisine/ Levure Naturelle
- T4 Public – #02-11; opens daily 9:00am to 9:00pm
- Jewel Changi Airport – #03-211; opens daily from 10:00am to 10:00pm
- T2 Public – #02-22; opens 24 hours daily
4. Bee Cheng Hiang
One of the most popular Bak Kwa brands has established its presence across all four terminals of Changi Airport and in Jewel Changi Airport – making it convenient for travellers and visitors to bring home treats from this renowned brand.
But it is not all about Bak Kwa at Bee Cheng Hiang. You can shop for an entire range of CNY goodies at its outlets – from cookies (both sweet and savoury ones) to Love Letters and impeccably packaged gift sets.
Must-try: Bak Kwa, Applewood Sliced Pork Bak Kwa, Peanut Puff (often known as Kok Chai), Sambal Shrimp Cookies, and Crispy Pulled Pork Twist (new product)
Bee Cheng Hiang
- T1 Transit – Level 2, Departure Lounge (near D gates); opens daily from 6:00am to 12:00am
- T2 Public – #02-20; opens 24h daily except Public Holidays (7:00am to 11:00pm)
- T2 Transit – Level 2, Departure Lounge (Near F Gates); opens daily from 6:00am to 1:00am
- T2 Transit – Level 2, Departure Lounge (Near E Gates); opens daily from 6:00am to 1:00am
- T3 Transit – Level 2, Departure Lounge (near B gates); opens daily from 6:00am to 1:00am
- T4 Public – #02-12; opens daily from 8:00am to 8:00pm
- Jewel Changi Airport – #01-226; opens daily from 10:00am to 10:00pm
5. Fragrance Bak Kwa
Fragrance Bak Kwa is another prominent household name, renowned for its Bak Kwa and Pork Floss. Reputed for the special blend of Chinese herbs in its recipe that gives its barbecued meats a unique flavour, it is a popular choice among Bak Kwa lovers.
The Salted Egg snacks from Fragrance Bak Kwa’s snack offerings have also gained immense popularity, with the Salted Egg Fish Skin and Salted Egg Potato Snacks emerging as best-sellers. These delectable snacks are in high demand not only during Chinese New Year but throughout the year among travellers and locals.
Must-try: Bak Kwa, Premium Kurobuta Bak Kwa, Salted Egg Fish Skin, Salted Egg Potato Sticks, Crispy Pork Floss
Fragrance Bak Kwa
- T1 Transit – Level 2, Departure Lounge (Central), opens daily from 6:00am to 12:00am
- T3 Public – #02-92, opens from 10:00am to 9:00pm from Monday to Thursday and 9:00am to 9:00pm from Friday to Sunday
- You can also shop for Fragrance Bak Kwa on iShopChangi.
6. Lim Chee Guan
Singaporean’s craze for Bak Kwa is unmistakably evident with the snaking queues at Lim Chee Guan’s flagship store in Chinatown every year during the Chinese New Year period.
With only four outlets in Singapore, you can get your Bak Kwa fix at the Lim Chee Guan outlet in Jewel Changi Airport. Opting to shop at Jewel has its benefits — you can wait in line indoors comfortably and explore other stores for your Chinese New Year goodies haul.
Must-try: Bak Kwa, BBQ Chilli Pork, Crispy Seaweed Floss, Prawn Roll
Lim Chee Guan
Jewel Changi Airport — #B2-222, opens daily from 10:00am to 10:00pm
7. Violet Oon
If you did not know, there is also a fine selection of cookies at Violet Oon in Jewel.
The famed Peranakan restaurant’s cookies are inspired by Singapore’s rich heritage and Peranakan traditions – including Cashew Nut Cookies, Gula Melaka Coconut Crunch, Peanut Cookies, Spice Island Ginger Cookies and Sugee Cookies. Stop by Violet Oon in Jewel to check out these festive treats or get them as gifts for your hosts when visiting this Chinese New Year.
Jewel Changi Airport — #01-205/206; gift shop opens daily from 10:00am to 10:00pm
8. Mdm Ling Bakery
No festive celebration in Singapore seems complete without Mdm Ling Bakery’s festive foods. From Chinese New Year goodies to mooncakes and Christmas cookies, they have done it all.
Shop from a diverse selection of cookies featuring traditional favourites like pineapple balls and Kuih Bangkit, alongside innovative flavours such as the Pink Himalayan Sea Salt Chocolate Almond Cookies and Kopi Siew Dai Cookies.
Not able to decide which ones to buy? Drop by the pop-up store at Jewel to sample some of the cookies and snacks before making your choice.
The best part? Mdm Ling Bakery’s products are Halal certified and you will be able to find vegetarian and vegan friendly Chinese New Year cookies to suit all dietary requirements and preferences.
Must-try goodies: Premium Pineapple Balls, Fortune Kueh Lapis, Salted Caramel Almond Cookies, Kopi Siew Dai Cookies
Mdm Ling Bakery
Level 1 pop-up store (near L’éclair Pâtisserie @ #02-235)
9. Lavender Bakery
The popular Lavender Bakery that originated from Johor Bahru, Malaysia, has created a solid fan base since its expansion into Singapore. Find your favourite goodies and gift sets from the Lavender Bakery store in Jewel from its large store at Basement 2.
Must-try: Cranberry Pineapple Tart, Green Pea Cookie, Pumpkin Seed Crisp
Jewel Changi Airport – #B2-253/254; opens daily from 10:00am to 10:00pm
The highly acclaimed Kele pineapple tarts can now be found in Jewel, at the new retail cluster – ‘Discovering the Best of Singapore Brands’ – which opened in December 2023. Find its signature pineapple tart and pineapple ball series, together with festive cookies, at its newest store in Singapore.
You can also pick up travel-friendly boxes consisting of their signature pineapple pastries if you are planning to gift them to your loved ones overseas.
Must-try: Pineapple tarts with a range of flavours in their buttery crust – Rose, Matcha, Sweet Potato, Charcoal, and more.
Jewel Changi Airport – #01-K213; opens daily from 12:00pm to 7:00pm
11. Keong Saik Bakery
Adding to the roster of local brands at the new retail cluster in Jewel is Keong Saik Bakery. It is an outlet with a dining space for visitors to enjoy pastries and coffee. As you indulge in their pastries, do not miss the range of Chinese New Year goodies displayed near the counter, featuring a medley of contemporary flavours and creations.
Must-try: Almond Florentine, Milo Cornflakes, and Hei Bi (spicy shrimp) Cookies
Keong Saik Bakery
Jewel Changi Airport – #01-K214; opens daily from 8:00am to 10:00pm
Find everything salted egg (and more) at IRVINS for your festive snacking needs and guests this Chinese New Year. With two new items added to its festive offerings – Salted Egg Arrowhead Chips and Salted Egg Prawn Roll – you’ve got to indulge a little and add them to your snacks stash.
Must-try: Salted Egg Fish Skin, Salted Egg Potato Chips, and Salted Egg Prawn Roll
- T1 Transit – Level 2, Departure Lounge (near C Gates), #02-k07; opens daily from 6:00am to 12:00am
- T3 Transit – Level 2, Departure Lounge (Central), #02-43A; opens daily from 6:30am to 1:00am
- T4 Departure Transit – Level 2, Departure Lounge (near Coach); opens daily from 6:00am to 12:00am
- Jewel Changi Airport Pop-up Store @ ‘Discovering the Best of Singapore Brands’ retail cluster – #01-K216; opens daily from 10:00am to 10:00pm
- Jewel Changi Airport – #B2-248/249/250; opens daily from 10:00am to 10:00pm
- You can also shop for Irvins Salted Egg products on iShopChangi
13. Home’s Favourite + FORBIDDEN
Home’s Favourite is no stranger to Singaporeans for their delightful cookies and snacks, while FORBIDDEN serves up irresistible Mao Shan Wang Durian.
If you have not had cookies from Home’s Favourite before, we say go for the Lychee Cookies and Macadamia Nut Butter Cookies – they are so buttery. So sinful but so good.
On top of the menu mainstays, new items like the Cocolicious Butter Cookies and Salted Egg Yolk Fish Skin Cookies have been added to their Chinese New Year product offerings. Go get them before they run out!
Home’s Favourite + FORBIDDEN
Jewel Changi Airport – #01-231; opens daily from 10:00am to 10:00pm
14. Thye Moh Chan
For generations, Thye Moh Chan has been serving handcrafted traditional Teochew pastries, and this festive season, they are once again bringing their specially curated Chinese New Year pastries for families to enjoy!
Must-try: Golden Ingot (pastry filled with longan pineapple paste), Salted Egg Tau Sar Piah, and Chunky Peanut Cookie
Thye Moh Chan
Jewel Changi Airport – #B2-231; opens daily from 11:00am to 8:00pm
15. Tong Garden
It is everything nuts at Tong Garden all year round. A household name with a wide range of nuts, beans and crackers, this is a perfect pit stop for your Chinese New Year shopping, especially if you are hosting your friends and family.
Must-try: CNY Festive Packs
Jewel Changi Airport – #01-233, opens daily from 10:00am to 10:00pm
16. The Hainan Story
With restaurants and bakeries by The Hainan Story springing up across the island, they have established themselves as the go-to joint for uniquely Singapore Hainanese food such as Hainanese Western Food, Chicken Rice, Curry Rice, and more.
The Hainan Story outlet at Jewel also houses a bakery, where you will find Asian-inspired cookies perfect for the festive season. This complements the wide-ranging breads and cakes on their menu.
Must-try goodies: Hae Bee Hiam (spicy shrimp) Cookies, Ondeh Ondeh Cookies, and Chocolate Snowballs
The Hainan Story Chapter Two
Jewel Changi Airport – #B2-201/202; opens daily from 8:00am to 10:00pm
17. Toast Box
Toast Box, a member of the BreadTalk Group, is also bringing some of the freshest bakes during Chinese New Year.
You will find cookies showcased at its counters, perfect for the festive season. And it is not only the usual Pineapple Tarts you will find in stock. There are new creations like the Kopi Gao Cookies, Mini Ondeh Ondeh, and Peanut Butter Kuih Kapit.
Jewel Changi Airport – #B2-231; opens daily from 8:00am to 10:00pm
Arteastiq at the top-most level of Jewel is a casual diner and bar popular among visitors and tourists. Its range of cookies that are inspired by local flavours and durian is a hidden gem. From Pandan to Laksa and Hae Bee Hiam (spicy shrimp) flavoured cookies, they make perfect snacks for gifting during the Chinese New Year season.
Must-try: D24 Durian Cookies, Laksa Cookies, Lychee Tea Cookies
Jewel Changi Airport – #05-201; opens from 10:00am to 11:00pm from Monday to Friday and 10:00am to 12:00am on Saturday and Sunday
19. Peach Garden
Peach Garden has returned to the revamped Terminal 2, offering an all-day dining menu with dim sum and signature Chinese dishes.
Alongside its extensive Chinese New Year menu for reunion meals and gatherings are delectable snacks and goodies. Do not forget to bring some home when you next visit Peach Garden in Terminal 2.
Must-try: Pineapple Tarts, Almond Pumpkin Seed Goodies, Candied Walnuts and Fried Fish Skin with Salt & Pepper
T2 Public – #03-16; opens daily from 10:30am to 10:30pm
20. Old Seng Choong
Old Seng Choong’s pastries and products reflect Singapore’s colourful history and culture and are one of Singapore’s heritage brands. The next time you’re travelling through Changi Airport, visit their stores in Terminal 2 and Terminal 4 transit areas and bring home their yummy creations.
The stores in Changi Airport have cookies made exclusively for sale at each terminal – Pulut Hitam Cookies and Curry Chicken Cookies at Terminal 2, and Nasi Lemak Cookies and Ondeh Ondeh Cookies at Terminal 4.
Other Chinese New Year specials include Mandarin Orange Pineapple Tarts, Bak Kwa (in Original and Truffle flavours), and Traditional Nian Gao.
Old Seng Choong
- T2 Transit – Level 2, Departure Lounge (Central); opens daily from 6:00am to 1:00am
- T4 Transit – Level 2, Departure Transit; opens daily from 6:00am to 12:00am
Local Japanese-French pastry brand Nesuto opened its new outlet in Jewel in July 2023, bringing its delicate and delectable bakes to travellers and visitors in Changi.
This Chinese New Year, there will be three pineapple tart flavours available at Nesuto – Browned Butter Vanilla Pineapple Tarts, Roasted Tea (Hojicha) Pineapple Tarts and Chinese 5-spice Pineapple Tarts.
As it is only available for pre-order currently on its website, do contact the store in Jewel to find out about the availability of the pineapple tarts before dropping by.
Jewel Changi Airport – #01-236/237; opens daily from 11:00am to 9:30pm
22. Sourbombe Artisanal Bakery
The famed Sourbombe Artisanal Bakery, most well-known for its Italian Bomboloni donuts, is bringing its fans a plethora of Chinese New Year goodies. From the Jade Pandan Pineapple Tarts to the tea-inspired cookies, you have got to try them for yourself.
Must-try: Jade Pandan Pineapple Tarts, Yin Yang (Golden Black & Lychee Oolong Tea) Cookies, and Lychee Oolong Tea Cookies
Sourbombe Artisanal Bakery
Jewel Changi Airport — #02-237; opens daily from 10:00am to 10:00pm
With more than 20 bakeries, restaurants and stores offering a diverse range of Chinese New Year must-buys in Changi Airport and Jewel, there is no better place in Singapore to shop for the festive season.
Beyond the ‘Save 2xGST’ and Jewel Double Rewards perks happening in Changi Airport and Jewel, respectively, check out the full list of promos this festive period to sweeten your shopping and dining experience at Changi:
- Gift With Purchase: Redeem one set of red packets with a minimum spend of S$80 (S$100 for supermarket) in Changi Airport.
- Save 2xGST: Enjoy 9% + 9% savings with a minimum spend of S$30 at participating retail outlets in the public areas of Terminals 1 to 4 on 12 to 14 January, 19 to 21 January, and 26 to 28 January. Plus, receive a S$9 Changi Pay return e-Voucher with a minimum spend of S$60 with Mastercard via Changi Pay.
- Feast at Changi Airport: Get a S$15 Changi Rewards e-Voucher with a minimum spend of S$80 at participating F&B outlets.
- Free Parking: Redeem 2 hours of parking with a minimum spend of S$50 (S$35 with Mastercard) in Changi Airport.
During the Chinese New Year festive period, most dining and retail shops in Changi Airport and Jewel will remain open. Whether you are looking to purchase goodies for your loved ones or looking for places to eat while planning for a reunion meal with your family, Changi is a perfect destination for shopping, dining and entertainment throughout the festive season.
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