The Canopy Park in Jewel brings back all the fun of a playground that most adults have forgotten.
The word Jewel in Changi Airport is always associated with the picture of the magnificent Rain Vortex and world-class shopping mall. Of course, Jewel is much more than those.
My husband and I spent a day (well, it’s more like 6 hours excluding lunch time) exploring all of the attractions in Canopy Park. Well, 6 hours are barely enough!! At the end of the day, we were exhausted but filled with loads of fun memories.
Canopy Park is one of the things you absolutely MUST DO in Changi Airport. This post contains important information and our best tips for maximizing your visit to Canopy Park in Jewel.
Canopy Park Individual Tickets Prices
The Jewel itself is free of charge. However, tickets are required for admission to Canopy Park.
There are 9 attractions in Canopy Park. The Canopy Park ticket that costs SGD 5 include free admission to Topiary Walk, Petal Garden, Foggy Bowls and Discovery Slides. The rest of the attractions require a separate ticket.
Here are the details of the tickets. Price stated is per person.
- Topiary Walk: included in the SGD 5 Canopy Park entrance ticket.
- Petal Garden: included in the SGD 5 Canopy Park entrance ticket.
- Foggy Bowls: included in the SGD 5 Canopy Park entrance ticket.
- Discovery Slides: included in the SGD 5 Canopy Park entrance ticket.
- Canopy Bridge: SGD 8.
- Hedge Maze: SGD 12. Include free entrance to Canopy Park.
- Mirror Maze: SGD 15. Include free entrance to Canopy Park.
- Manulife Sky Nets – Bouncing: SGD 22. Include free entrance to Canopy Park.
- Manulife Sky Nets – Walking: SGD 15. Include free entrance to Canopy Park.
Singapore residents (including Singapore citizens, permanent residents, employment pass, work permit and dependent pass holders) will get 10% discount upon showing proof of residency.
Please note: Manulife Sky Nets Bouncing is a timed attraction, so when purchasing the ticket, you need to choose what time you plan to enter. You can enter the attraction ONLY at the stated time on your tickets. The time limit for Sky Nets Bouncing is 60 minutes.
Also note: There is time limit for Canopy Bridge, which is 30 minutes.
Canopy Park Multiple-Attraction Tickets Prices
If you’re planning to go to multiple attractions, I suggest that you get one of their bundles, which is cheaper compared to if you were to buy each attraction tickets separately. These are the bundles can only be purchased online. Here are the details of the 4 bundles.
Bundle Package 1 (Price: SGD 38) includes: Canopy Park (Incl. Discovery Slides, Foggy Bowls, Petal Garden, Topiary Walk), Canopy Bridge, Hedge Maze, Mirror Maze, Manulife Sky Nets – Walking.
Bundle Package 2 (Price: SGD 54) includes: Canopy Park (Incl. Discovery Slides, Foggy Bowls, Petal Garden, Topiary Walk), Canopy Bridge, Hedge Maze, Mirror Maze, Manulife Sky Nets – Walking, Manulife Sky Nets – Bouncing.
Bundle Package 3 (Price: SGD 55) includes: Canopy Park (Incl. Discovery Slides, Foggy Bowls, Petal Garden, Topiary Walk), Canopy Bridge, Hedge Maze, Mirror Maze, Manulife Sky Nets – Walking, Changi Experience Studio.
Bundle Package 4 (Price: SGD 71) includes: Canopy Park (Incl. Discovery Slides, Foggy Bowls, Petal Garden, Topiary Walk), Canopy Bridge, Hedge Maze, Mirror Maze, Manulife Sky Nets – Walking, Manulife Sky Nets – Bouncing, Changi Experience Studio.
My recommendation? Get Bundle 2 or Bundle 4.
Where to buy Canopy Park Tickets
There are many ways to buy the tickets. In Jewel itself, you can buy the tickets from customer services/concierge counters and self-help kiosks scattered all around Jewel. You can only purchase individual tickets, not bundles, if you buy at Jewel.
Personally, I do not recommend buying on the spot because tickets to popular attractions (such as Canopy Bridge and Sky Nets Bouncing) are limited. On weekends, you might not be able to get tickets for immediate entry, instead you can only get tickets for evening entry even if you tried to purchase at 12 noon.
It is possible to get re-entry stamp if you want to come out from Canopy Park for some reasons. However, for the special-ticket attractions (Canopy Bridge, Hedge Maze, Mirror Maze, Sky Nets Bouncing & Walking), you can only enter ONCE.
When exiting the Canopy Park, you’ll be asked to show your ticket before they give you an invisible stamp. So, if you’re using physical ticket, don’t throw away your ticket. Keep it until the end of your visit.
Canopy Park Opening Hours
Canopy Park is open daily. Here are the opening hours details for each attractions.
- Canopy Park (including Topiary Walk, Petal Garden, Foggy Bowls, Discovery Slides):
- Sun – Thurs: 10am – 12 midnight
- Fri, Sat & Eve of PH: 10am – 1am
- Canopy Bridge, Hedge Maze, Mirror Maze, Manulife Sky Nets Walking & Bouncing:
- Daily: 10am – 10 pm
Sooo.. Is it better to visit in the afternoon or evening? It depends on what your priorities are!
Personally, I prefer to visit in the afternoon because I love taking photos with natural lighting. But, on weekends, the park can get REALLY crowded in the afternoon that you might need to queue to take photo with Ah Meng at Topiary Walk (he’s really attractive!) and to enter certain popular attractions. Also, you can expect to have plenty of photobombs!
If you’re the type of person who loves to take night photos, or you prefer more personal space than most people, or you hate it when there are other people in your photos, then going in the evening is better for you. For some comparison, here are the photos I took during the day and night.
What to Wear
If you’re going for the Manulife Sky Nets, either Bouncing or Walking, I highly recommend that you wear shoes and long pants. Shoes because the ropes of the nets are sparse and rough, so a flip flop may not be able to keep your feet safe. Shoes is also the compulsory footwear for Sky Nets. If you don’t wear one, they do provide free shoes for loan, but it definitely feels better to wear your own shoes, isn’t it?
Why long pants? Well, it is highly likely that you fall on the Bouncing nets, so pants would protect your skin from scratching against the rough ropes. Wearing long pants is not compulsory, it’s just what I think the best way to protect yourself.
If you’re not going for the Sky Nets, well you can wear anything you want! Though, I recommend that women wear pants rather than skirts or dresses, especially if you’re going for Canopy Bridge (the floor is see-through), Discovery Slides (people are sitting on benches facing the bottom of the slides), Sky Nets (you’ll be climbing the nets).
What to Bring
Since you’re going to spend so many hours in the Canopy Park, try to pack light! Most importantly, don’t bring bulky bags.
Sky Nets For people who are going for the Sky Nets (either Walking or Bouncing), you will be required to store your loose items in the locker. The locker is free of charge, however, it’s not big enough to store a luggage or a huge backpack.
Recommended things to bring:
- Small bag to carry your belongings
- Water bottle (playing is tiring!)
- Shirt (in case you sweat a lot from bouncing on the nets)
Things not to bring:
- Umbrella (Canopy Park is an indoor attraction)
- Outside food (not allowed)
- Drone (not allowed by law)
How to Go to Jewel Canopy Park
First, make your way to Jewel. Here are the various ways to get to Jewel from all of the terminals in Changi Airport:
- From Terminal 1: Go to Arrival Hall (Level 1) and Jewel is right there.
- From Terminal 2: Go to Departure Hall (Level 2) Row 1, walk through the link bridge to Jewel.
- From Terminal 3: Go to Departure Hall (Level 2) Row 11, walk through the link bridge to Jewel.
- From Terminal 4: Take shuttle bus to T2, go to Departure Hall (Level 2) Row 1, walk through the link bridge to Jewel.
If you’re taking MRT from other parts of Singapore, you can exit at either Terminal 2 or Terminal 3. Then, follow the steps mentioned above.
If you’re taking bus from other parts of Singapore, alight at Terminal 1. Then, take the lift or escalator to Level 1, Arrival Hall and follow the direction to Jewel.
When you arrive at Jewel, make your way to Level 5, which is the highest floor in Jewel. You will find many restaurants as well as Canopy Park and its attractions. The entrance for each attractions are different. Since the place is huge, the best way to get to each attraction is to follow the arrow signs.
Where to Keep Your Luggage
If you’re planning to explore Jewel before or after your flight, chances are you will be carrying luggage with you around Jewel. Technically, you can bring your luggage to Canopy Park and explore the 4 attractions (Topiary Walk, Foggy Bowls, Petal Garden, Discovery Slides). However, it’s quite difficult to take care of your luggage when you’re entering Canopy Bridge, Sky Nets and the Mazes.
The best way for you to enjoy Canopy Park without hassles is the store your luggage at Baggage Storage facility at Level 1. Charges apply, but the price is worth the hassle it’s taken away from you.
Attractions in Canopy Park Jewel
1. Topiary Walk
Topiary Walk is a garden with huge yet cute topiary animals made from colorful flowers and plants. The most popular animals are the two orangutans, so do expect to queue for a chance to take selfie with them!
Other colorful animals include the pink elephant, the red crocodile with a big open mouth and several singing birds.
2. Petal Garden
You probably can guess that Petal Garden is basically a garden of flowers. It’s like a mini version of the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay. Petal Garden is a great selfie spot with beautiful flower-decorated arch, small ponds.
3. Foggy Bowls
Dear Parents, toddlers are really obsessed with Foggy Bowls! This simple playground features bowl-shaped platforms with artificial lawn which occasionally release mists.
4. Discovery Slides
Discovery Slides is a stunning playground that consists of 4 different slides. The structure is so big that it is also a viewing deck that lets you see the Canopy Park from a height!
Both children and adults are allowed to play but they need to be at least 110 cm tall. One word of caution, please be mindful of your head when riding the tallest slide; when you reach the bottom of the slide, do not look up to avoid getting your head hit by the slide! I made this mistake and had to endure the pain for a couple of days.
5. Canopy Bridge
In my opinion, Canopy Bridge is the highlight of Canopy Park. It felt so humbling to stand on a suspension bridge so close to the Rain Vortex.
At 23m above ground, this 50m long bridge has almost see-through glass panels which may be challenging for certain people with a fear of height.
At the beginning of the bridge, you’ll be greeted with fog that makes you feel like you’re on the clouds!
Each ticket allows admission for 30 minutes.
Tips: If you have a selfless Instagram-husband, get him to take your photos as you stand at the center of the bridge!
Luggage and wheeled bags are not allowed, so keep them at the Baggage Storage prior to your entry into Canopy Park. It’s recommended to avoid wearing skirts/dresses, because… you know.
6. Manulife Sky Nets – Bouncing
Manulife Sky Nets Bouncing is probably the most laugh-inducing attraction in Canopy Park. No wonder it is the most expensive attractions too. You’ll be given a short safety briefing in the beginning of your 60-min session about what you can and can’t do.
There are several bouncing areas where you can bounce your heart out and re-live your childhood fun memories. These bouncing areas have blue wall nets. Meanwhile, the walkways (with green wall nets) are not supposed to take bouncing load, so do not jump on them.
Oh, they have slides too! These slides are so fun, we rode it a couple of times!
Personally, I do not recommend that you bring bulky items like DSLR cameras because it’s truly hard to stand firm! I almost fell down a few times, especially when there are people jumping around me. There are free lockers for you to store your loose items located at the entrance of Sky Nets Bouncing.
Shoes are compulsory for Sky Nets admission. If you don’t wear one, you can borrow their Decathlon flexible shoes, but there’s no guarantee you can find your size, though. Long pants are not compulsory, but I do recommend wearing long pants to prevent accidental abrasion with the ropes.
7. Manulife Sky Nets – Walking
Manulife Sky Nets Bouncing is scarier than its Bouncing counterpart. At certain points, you are literally standing on nets above a huge void, with the ground 25m below you! I tried to brush off the thoughts of “What if these ropes fail and we all fall down?” It won’t happen, of course.
Even though this Walking Nets area is considerably small, it was hard for us to walk from the start point to the finish point. There are no railings to hold on to when walking, so we had to walk very carefully.
It didn’t help that some people were jumping on the nets due to excitement. This Walking Sky Nets are NOT meant for bouncing. There are several officers on the nets reminding visitors not to jump.
Similar to Bouncing, do wear shoes and long pants. I know the Walking Nets are really photogenic, but do take care of your cameras and phones.
8. Hedge Maze
Hedge Maze is Singapore’s largest indoor hedge maze. If you think you’re a great puzzle solver, or you have a great sense of direction, tell me how many seconds you needed to get from the entrance to the finish line at the circular lookout tower! It took us less than 5 minutes!
The main challenge of the maze is the decorative doors at certain junctions that you need to push open. When you came back to the same junction, some people would have flipped the door to another direction, thus you’ll feel disorientated and lose your way.
9. Mirror Maze
The Mirror Maze is… confusing. You thought you can walk straight ahead, but no, it’s a mirror in front of you. You thought that your family members are near you, but no, they’re not where you thought they were.
Before entering the maze, you’ll be given a noodle stick that you SHOULD use all the time when you’re in the maze. Use it to tap on a surface to determine whether it’s a mirror surface or a real walkway.
Mirror Maze is not for the claustrophobic people who are afraid of not being able to find the way out. The foliage canopy above the maze helps bring natural light to the otherwise dark place.
If you have an eye of creativity, you’ll find that Mirror Maze is actually a really Instagrammable spots. There are so many angles to capture your unique styles.
If you’re planning to spend a full day to enjoy all of the attractions at Canopy Park, it’s good if you plan an itinerary before even purchasing the tickets.
Here’s my recommended itinerary:
- 9.30 am: Arrive at Jewel
- 9.50 am: Get ready at the Canopy Bridge entrance
- 10 am – 10.30 am: Visit Canopy Bridge
- 10.30 am – 10.50 am: Walk to Manulife Sky Nets Bouncing, keep your loose items in the lockers
- 11 am: – 12 pm Manulife Sky Nets Bouncing
- 12 pm – 2 pm: Lunch
- 2 pm – 2.45 pm: Manulife Sky Nets Walking
- 3 pm – 3.30 pm: Hedge Maze
- 3.45 pm – 4.15 pm: Mirror Maze
- 4.30 pm – 5 pm: Discovery Slides
- 5 pm – 7 pm: Topiary Walk, Petal Garden, Foggy Bowls
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Disclosure: Thanks Jewel Changi Airport for the complimentary tickets. This article is of my own opinions, which are objective regardless of whether I paid on my own or I was hosted.