Behold the new attractions at Jewel Changi Airport: a water leak and a flood

So many new waterfalls suddenly. (Photo: Facebook and YouTube screengrab)
So many new waterfalls suddenly. (Photo: Facebook and YouTube screengrab)

Singaporeans who are busy scurrying to the new Jewel Changi Airport mall with their tickets on preview weekend may see a peculiar new attraction.

If they can’t get their eyes on the 40-meter waterfall vortex – the world’s tallest indoor waterfall – visitors may get to see two new attractions: The Water Leak, and The Small Flood respectively. (Our terms for these incidents, obviously.)

These two new creations were featured on viral videos that were spread around social media on Saturday.

In “The Water Leak”, YouTube user Selicia Felicia uploaded a video of a sparkling new water leak found next to the yet-to-be-opened Urban Revivo fashion store located on the second level of Jewel.

Passersby walked past the leak in bewilderment as the person recording the video uttered, with much sarcasm: “Oooooooh, dropping! Waterfall!”

His female compatriot chimed in with the usual thing you would say to other onlookers: “Check this out man”.

Two men are seen checking out the new water installation before running off. (We’re assuming they’re Jewel staff obviously freaking out at the situation.)

In the other attraction “The Small Flood”, Facebook user Patrick Tan uploaded a video of Jewel staffers cleaning up a wet floor that was covered with water.

By the way, he wants us to know that it is not this video and that he found the video circulating on WhatsApp. Ok, bro: you’re off the hook for this one.

Fortunately, these two water attractions were merely temporary distractions which did not cause big dents on operations, according to a statement by Changi Airport.

“There was a sprinkler issue in Jewel yesterday afternoon which caused water leakage in the Terminal 1 Arrival Hall. An unoccupied tenant unit in Jewel was also affected,” a Changi Airport spokesperson said on Sunday to CNA.

While we are left here wondering if Jewel is really safe to be opened, the spokesperson assured us all that the issue has been resolved.

At least we now know what is open and what isn’t. Some other tips here for those headed to Jewel on preview weekend:

  • The queue for fast food chain A&W, back in Singapore after a 16-year hiatus, will take about two hours on average to complete
  • American burger joint Shake Shack will not be open until this Wednesday
  • UK lobster joint Burger & Lobster will not be open until May 20th
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