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Carpark Review: Jewel Changi Airport

Carpark Review: Jewel Changi Airport

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In 2023, Changi Airport was once again ranked as the best airport in the world. I suspect that’s also in no small part due to Jewel Changi Airport, a sprawling retail complex that features themed gardens, lots of greenery, and the world’s tallest indoor waterfall.

Of course, you don’t have to book a flight out of Singapore to experience the wonders that Jewel can offer. You can simply drive there. (Or take a train. Or bus. Or Grab.)

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Manoeuvrability: Tight or not?

There should be no issues getting around the carpark. It’s not particularly tight, lighting is excellent, and traffic flow is generally quite good except at super peak timings. The only slightly tighter section is one right turn nearing the exit gantry, but otherwise there should be no issue unless you are a terrible driver.

9/10

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Ease of navigation: Confusing or not?

It’s a very big carpark, and there is definitely a risk of ‘losing’ your car. Luckily, there are handy digital directories that will come to your aid – simply key in the digits of your car plate and it will show you your car’s location, and also provide directions to get you there.  

Otherwise, the other challenge you may find is actually knowing which lobby goes to where, especially because the carpark is connected to Terminal 1. Just a quick Internet search beforehand and you should be fine.

7/10

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Lot availability: Crowded or not?

There are 3 basement levels of lots, not including the B2 short-term parking floor. It’s huge – 2,500 lots. Yes, you may not be able to find a lot on B3 near your preferred lobby, but head down to the lower levels and lots are aplenty.

10/10

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Cost: Expensive of not?

$0.04/min for general parking (B3 to B5), which translates to $2.40 an hour. It’s on the pricey side, but hey, what’s the alternative? Other terminals? Same price.

5/10

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EV Chargers: Can charge or not?

There are 6 EV charging lots in Jewel (specifically, B3, Lobby C, parking spaces 207-212), which offer up to 22kW AC charging. For a carpark of this size, it’s actually not that many. More will (and should) likely be built in time to come.

6/10

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Motorcycle lots: Bike-friendly or not?

There are a decent number of lots available, though the actual lots are tucked away in sections of the carpark that are not so easily located. $1.30 per entry.

7/10

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Accessibility: Can find or not?

It’s Jewel. It’s the airport. Only one way in, only one way out. Just follow the signs.

10/10

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Overall design: Good or not?

Beyond the pricing, there shouldn’t be many complaints about the Jewel carpark. Its biggest issue is its sheer size, which can make finding your car slightly challenging if you have a poor sense of direction or memory. However, the available directories help solve that problem.

9/10




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