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Changi Airport Terminal 1 and 2

Singapore Changi Airport, the air transportation landmark, presently operates two terminals.  It has consistently been ranked among the world’s best airports.  It may be difficult for you to believe that the land on which the airport is built was once swamp and part of the runway was once the sea.

It was the British who first used Changi as a military airbase.  Later, after the War, it was expanded and when Paya Lebar Airport became too small, it was decided that the new international airport be built at Changi.

Terminal One, which opened in 1981, is fronted by a distinctive Control Tower (shown in the top stamp).  On the next page you can see a separate special stamp issue featuring the Control Tower.

Terminal Two (T2) was opened in 1991.  A driverless light-rail train (LRT) system, the Changi Skytrain connects one terminal to the other.  A picture of the train is in the foreground of the bottom stamp.  Changi’s Terminal Three (T3) is set to open in 2008.

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Written by victorkoo

1 April, 2010 at 1:00 pm

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