Photo credit: Reddit/CodestianCat

Singaporean Minecraft player builds life-sized Jewel Changi Airport in game during circuit breaker period

Who says staying home is boring?

Nigel Chin

Published: 13 April 2020, 12:00 AM

We are into the second week of circuit breaker period and we’ve seen plenty of creative ways Singaporeans have kept themselves occupied.

Some have resorted to filming funny videos on TikTok, while others have tried making their own cup of dalgona coffee.

One Singaporean coder, however, chose to make use of this time at home to finish a project he had started out in August 2019 – building a life-sized version of Jewel Changi Airport in the game Minecraft.

For the uninitiated, Minecraft is a game that allows players to build structures and find ways to survive in a 3D world made out of blocks. Players can also get creative with their structures in a mode which offers unlimited resources. And Reddit user CodestianCat certainly did get creative.

He posted about it in a Reddit thread titled “I built a life-sized Jewel Changi Airport in Minecraft” on Monday (Apr 13) morning and received over 1,700 upvotes in just five hours.


He wasn’t joking when he said it was life-sized.
Photo credit: Reddit/CodestianCat


In the comments section, the avid Minecraft player said that he had started on it in August, but “didn’t really touch on it the past few days”. And as easy as it sounded, we are certain it was a rigorous task, judging from his comments: “It’s not easy when the whole building uses curves.”

He also hosted a Minecraft server – presumably with the Jewel Changi Airport structure – for 27 others, after noticing an increase in Minecraft players as a result of the Circuit Breaker measures.


Can you recognise which part of Jewel Changi Airport this is?
Photo credit: Reddit/CodestianCat


For those players, enjoy all the virtual A&W coke floats and Shake Shack burgers you can have!

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