If not for Covid-19, we would already have had our year-end holidays all sorted out. With leisure travel options still limited, a staycation in Singapore might be the closest thing to a much needed break, and a nice way to spend some quality time with friends and loved ones. While there are plenty of hotels to choose from, there are always new experiences to explore, such as a glamping experience in Jewel Changi Airport where you can enjoy nature indoors!
So, what is glamping? Well, glamping is a term coined by a combination of the words ‘glamorous’ and ‘camping’. To add more sparkle during this festive season, Jewel Changi Airport has created a glamping-themed staycation experience for those looking for a more unique way to spend the year-end holidays. Unlike your run-of-the-mill hotel staycations, imagine being surrounded by lush greenery with a front-row view of the breath-taking HSBC Rain Vortex, all in air-conditioned comfort.
All glampcation slots have been booked for the period from 20 November 2020 to 3 January 2021, but if you’re among the lucky ones to get your hands on this special offering, be prepared to fill your feed with plenty of picture-perfect memories. Here’s what you can expect!
Glampcation: Retreat into nature in a luxurious tent
Yes, we know that campsites around Singapore are still closed now. But with this option at Jewel, it’s even better because you don’t have to fret about the humidity, wet weather plans or those awful mosquitoes.
The glamp tents are located at the Cloud9 Piazza and the Shiseido Forest Valley, surrounding the HSBC Rain Vortex. So, you’ll get to enjoy an outdoorsy, nature-like setting with sunlight from Jewel’s glass dome roof and greenery all around. Imagine watching the sunset through the glass roof with the world’s largest indoor waterfall in front of you!
And with the glamp tents situated indoors, you no longer need to worry about inclement weather, especially during the year-end monsoon!
Soak in the holiday spirit with festive-themed set-ups inside your personal tent as well as decorations all around Jewel. Each glamp tent will be decked out in warm-toned furnishing and adorned with decorations like fairy lights, green vines and silk-covered cushions that will make your glamp tent feel cosy and intimate.
On top of that, if you’re celebrating a special occasion, choose from a variety of add-ons to make it extra memorable. Prepare a customised sign for a fun birthday celebration, or opt for a romantic picnic set-up for a dreamy anniversary night with that special someone. There’s even a 60-inch movie screening setup to enjoy a movie together after a day’s worth of exploring and fun activities around Changi Airport.
If you’re concerned about packed or grimy showers that are usually found at public campsites, you will be pleased to know that there will be comfortable shower facilities located at the Changi Lounge. Additionally, the shower facilities will be cleaned after every use!
Glampicnics: Enjoy an outdoor picnic in a cool garden setting
You don’t need an overnight stay to enjoy Jewel’s glamping experience though. There are glampicnics, where you can book the tents in 3-hour slots and enjoy a day out in the cool indoors. Enjoy your meals with a spectacular view facing the HSBC Rain Vortex at Cloud9 Piazza, in the privacy of your own personal (air-conditioned!) glamp tent. You’ll be able to enjoy the natural light shining in from the glass dome roof and greenery all around you, transporting you to a beautiful greenhouse.
What’s great about the glampicnic packages offered at Jewel is that you’ll be able to dine comfortably without worrying about setting up or the messy clean-ups after you’re done.
The glamp tent is furnished with cushion seats and a long table, with plates, cutlery, wine glasses and a cooler box filled with ice all provided. Aside from having hearty conversations over the picnic, take the chance to bond with your family and friends over some card games which can be added into your package for a fee.
Don’t worry about having to pack your own food for the picnic. You’ll have plenty of F&B options to choose from at Changi Airport and Jewel! Whether you’re in the mood for local or international cuisine, you’ll be able to find restaurants that can whip out a full course meal from appetisers to dessert. You can even order on Changi Eats and get your food delivered directly to your tent!
If you need a refresher on the dining options available at Jewel Changi Airport, check out the list of F&B outlets here.
The glampicnic packages are open for booking here, for reservation from 20 November to 3 January 2021.
Entertainment all around and places to explore
Apart from the glampicnics and glampcations at Jewel, there are more activities that you can look forward to.
Transport yourself to a Winter holiday at the double-storey snow fun house
If you miss travelling overseas during winter and frolicking in the snow, check out this winter snow house located at Terminal 3. The Snow Fun House is tokidoki-themed so you can expect to see some of tokidoki’s characters inside to take pictures with!
Visit the newly opened Jurassic Mile and enjoy the Night Light-Up
If you haven’t had the chance to take a stroll along the newly opened Jurassic Mile located near Terminal 4, here’s your chance!
Catch a breath of fresh air while you admire the majestic life-size dinosaur statues. You can even rent bicycles from the GoCycling Bicycle Rental store right beside the HUB & SPOKE cafe, all within Changi Airport. There will also be a night-light up session for visitors in the evening, specially prepared to welcome the festive season.
Have the ride of your life Go-Karting
Race against your friends and family at the Go-Kart circuit located at Terminal 4! There is no better way to feel the rush of adrenaline when you’re speeding down the race track.
Countless number of photo opportunities to build your Instagram feed
With festive decorations aplenty at Changi Airport and Jewel, you’ll be able to snap tons of Instagrammable shots to beautify your feed!
Snap out-of-this-world photos at the dino-themed festive display
Walk alongside prehistoric creatures at the mega festive display located at Terminal 3 Departure’s central immigration area. Enter the ancient world of dinosaurs at this centrepiece exhibit, and get up close and personal with these gigantic beings!
Don’t miss an in-cabin photo opportunity with tokidoki characters
Step into a model aircraft cabin and pretend you’re going on a trip! For tokidoki fans, this is definitely something you don’t want to miss!
Add more sparkle to your Instagram feed with photo spots aplenty at Jewel
Then, capture the magic at Jewel’s multiple photo spots! Pose in front of the 16-metre tall Christmas tree at the Shiseido Forest Valley with your friends and family. Catch some candid shots of yourself enjoying the hourly snow fall experience at the scenic HSBC Rain Vortex and take more pictures up at Canopy Park, with plenty of lit-up decorations all around.
With all these exciting activities lined up, wait no longer and start planning your local holiday at Jewel and Changi now! For more information about Changi’s festive activities, visit here and check out our social media pages for updates on ongoing deals and promotions!