Visiting Jewel Changi Airport and nearby Terminal 3 to check out this year’s Christmas decorations.
I usually do at least three Christmas posts each year, because I like yuletide festivities and because I, well, started this blog “tradition” back in 2017.
And so here’s my second one for this year. Featuring a location nowadays as much a must-visit for Christmas as Orchard Road is, i.e., Jewel Changi Airport.
In summary, erm, I feel there’s still quite a fair bit to see and photograph. Certainly not as much as last year but definitely not sparse too.
I don’t know. Perhaps because I visited on an uncrowded Monday, it was more pleasant strolling through the romantic decorations too. (Read: easier to minimise photo bombs)
And oh, I also thought it was great that adjacent Terminal 3 is featuring quite an unusual theme for this year’s year-end décor. I’ve mentioned several times on this blog that I’m not a huge dino fan. But hey, the sight of a smirking T-Rex receiving a festive wreath still made me grin.
Sparkling Christmas at Jewel
Have to say this. I’m really surprised that the usual Christmas events and light-ups are still happening at Jewel this year, given how the year has been. There’s even a snow show, albeit one without performers and with thinner snowfall.
There’s a variety of illuminated displays here. In replacement of last year’s Nordic festive village are also the much-promoted “glamping” tents.
Dino Wanderland at Changi Airport T3
The dinos are, of course, meant to coincide with the opening of the Jurassic Walk. (And probably the Jurassic World Café too) It’s something that’s quite, quite different for a year-end yuletide celebration.
Dinner at Perch Jewel Changi Airport
Right, I’ll end with some (non-festive) food shots, since I don’t intend to do a separate post on these.
While waiting for the lights to come on, I had a full dinner at Perch, an Asian Fusion Restaurant on the 2nd level of Jewel. (I needed a 30-dollar bill to enter the Shiseido Forest Valley too lah)
Overall, the food was great, particularly the William Pear Crumble Tart I had for dessert. Service was also very earnest.
The latter was important, might I add, because my main course took quite long to be served. I’d have complained had the servers not been so apologetic and friendly.
Sparkling Christmas at Jewel and Dino Wanderland are ongoing till Jan 3, 2021.
Check out the festive decorations for 2021.
Some geeky Christmas gift ideas for 2020.
Read my other Festive Celebrations in Singapore posts.