New Jewel-rassic Quest attraction at Jewel Changi Airport, blends dinosaur-themed play with AR

Admission tickets during the introductory period between Mar 31 to Jun 30 will cost $18 for Singapore residents and $20 for standard tickets.

Muhd Zahin Ilmi

Sports enthusiast and expert overthinker.

Published: 29 March 2022, 9:51 AM

Jewel Changi Airport will launch a new dinosaur themed attraction on Mar 31 titled the Jewel-rassic Quest.

The new attraction will blend augmented reality (AR) with Jewel’s lush indoor environment, where participants will be transported 89 million years back to the Late Cretaceous period through a tablet known as the TimeLens.


The TimeLens is a tablet that will be used throughout the experience for navigating, taking photos and scanning codes in different parts of the game. PHOTO CREDIT: JEWEL CHANGI AIRPORT


Participants will embark on a 90-minute journey all around Jewel that will bring them to other key attractions such as the Shiseido Forest Valley and HSBC Rain Vortex. Using the TimeLens, participants will be able to watch dinosaurs roam freely around Jewel and learn about their habits and discover their hiding places and nests.

The new attraction is split into three different segments.

Quest for the AstroJewel

Participants will play as a character in the game and be an assistant to the game’s avatar lead, Ranger J99. In the game, the AstroJewel is a special crystal that can be used to solve global warming, and participants will aid Ranger J99 on her mission to retrieve it.


During the mission, participants will get to witness Ranger J99 in action as she takes on dinosaurs such as Triceratops and Velociraptors on her adventure. PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTHOPIA/ MUHD ZAHIN ILMI


The quest will have six checkpoints which participants will have to find. The checkpoints will be in the form of a code that can be scanned using the TimeLens which will allow participants to see the action unfold and progress further through the quest.


There will be a total of six checkpoints located around the HSBC Rain Vortex and Shiseido Forest Valley which participants must scan in order to complete the quest. PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTHOPIA/ MUHD ZAHIN ILMI


At some checkpoints, participants will also get the chance to hop in on the action and help Ranger J99 on her mission, such as by helping her distract the dinosaurs.

After successfully completing the quest by scanning the six different checkpoints and helping Ranger J99 secure the AstroJewel, participants will then unlock three mini-games which they can play.


Just like the quest, participants will have to scan the mini-game’s code found at specific locations around Jewel to play the various games through the TimeLens.

One of the mini-games which participants can play is the fossil excavation game, where participants get to be an archaeologist for a day and brush off fossil bones to guess which dinosaur they belong to.


The dinosaur excavation mini-game can be played at the fifth level of Jewel. PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTHOPIA/ MUHD ZAHIN ILMI


Another mini-game which participants can play is the feeding game, where participants will get to feed a Velociraptor with a wide variety of foods, including some local food such as Satay and You Tiao. 


The Velociraptor feeding game can also be played on the fifth level of Jewel, and participants must feed the dinosaur till the bar above it is full. PHOTO CREDIT: JEWEL CHANGI AIRPORT


The third and perhaps biggest mini-game is the dinosaur meet-and-greet. Participants can venture all around Jewel to look for up to eight different dinosaurs, including the Tyrannosaurus Rex and Brachiosaurus.


The dinosaur meet-and-greet games can be found at basement two and levels one to five, except for level three. PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTHOPIA/ MUHD ZAHIN ILMI


Participants can pose with the dinosaurs and snap pictures using the TimeLens to keep for themselves or to share with family and friends.

Dino Egg Hunt

On top of the quest and the mini-games, participants can also take part in the dinosaur egg hunt. 

Participants can look for up to six dinosaur eggs as they move from one checkpoint to another during the quest or mini-games. All of the eggs contain hidden trivia and interesting facts about Jewel that will be unveiled when participants scan the egg’s code and collect it.


The eggs are scattered across six different locations in Jewel and can be collected at any time within the 90-minute game time. PHOTO CREDIT: JEWEL CHANGI AIRPORT


There will be an introductory offer for the Jewel-rassic Quest from Mar 31 to June 30, where tickets will cost $18 for Singaporean residents and $20 for a standard ticket. 

Tickets during the introductory period will cost cheaper than the usual price that will take effect from July 1 onwards, which will be at $22.50 for Singaporean residents and $25 for a standard ticket.

One ticket will entail the rental of one TimeLens device and entry to Canopy Park for either one adult or one adult and one child below 12 years old.

A security deposit of $50 is also required for the rental of the TimeLens device, and will be refunded at the end of the 90-minute game time.

Participants can take up to 50 photos on the TimeLens as they go through the game. The pictures will be emailed to the players upon return of the tablets to Jewel Concierge at Changi Lounge on level one.

In commemoration of the launch of the attraction, the first 1,000 participants of the Jewel-rassic Quest will also receive exclusive freebies upon completion of the game.


First 1,000 participants are entitled to a complimentary jungle hat, Jewel retail voucher and limited edition dinosaur pins with two designs to choose from. PHOTO CREDIT: JEWEL CHANGI AIRPORT


Tickets can be purchased online via Jewel’s website or from Jewel Concierge at Changi Lounge on level one from Mar 31.

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