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Singapore-Chongqing tie-ups: Helping Chinese city's airport fly high

Terminal 3A of Jiangbei International Airport in Chongqing, a municipality in Western China.
Terminal 3A of Jiangbei International Airport in Chongqing, a municipality in Western China.PHOTO: CHANGI AIRPORTS INTERNATIONAL
Terminal 3A of Jiangbei International Airport in Chongqing in south-western China features speciality stores of top-end international brands. Changi Airports International helped plan the commercial space for this terminal.
Terminal 3A of Jiangbei International Airport in Chongqing in south-western China features speciality stores of top-end international brands. Changi Airports International helped plan the commercial space for this terminal.PHOTO: CHANGI AIRPORTS INTERNATIONAL

Chongqing's crispy fried dough snack - or "ma hua" - along with its dumplings and local fruit, is among the specialities on display at its airport's international terminal.

But less obvious is the hand that Singapore's Changi Airports International (CAI) had in shaping the experience of travellers to the south-western Chinese municipality.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 08, 2019, with the headline 'Helping Chinese city's airport fly high'. Print Edition | Subscribe