Did you Know?
- Concerned that the existing airport was located in an area with potential for urban growth and was physically hemmed in on all sides, the government decided in 1975 to build a new airport at the eastern tip of the main island at Changi, where an airport could be expanded by reclaiming land.
- As well as being the ultimate destination of the RAF Transport Command Changi Slip supply route, the base is more famous for the Changi Murals, painted on the walls of the chapel in the old infirmary building of the camp for PoWs in WWII by Stanley Warren.
- Newer or upcoming airports in Hong Kong, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur as well as other regional hubs such as Dubai are posing serious challenges to Changi, which has consistently been voted one of the world's best airports by frequent travelers and industry executives.
- The only major difference from most airports and something that I personally believe to be a big mistake is that when you arrive at the baggage reclaim/customs area the screens between you and the waiting crowds of friends and relatives, waiting to greet the incoming are transparent.
- The airport authority is to be congratulated on the manner in which it dealt with the challenges faced by the international air cargo industry including its contribution to SARS prevention.
- Changi International Airport in the city and State of Singapore is one of the largest aviation facilities in Asia.
- Changi beat more than 10 other airports which handle 25 to 40 million passengers, to clinch the top prizes in the surveys done by Iata, which represents more than 250 airlines.