Changi Airport's Terminal 4 to hold open house Aug 7-20; PM Lee impressed during preview tour

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong received a special preview tour of Changi Airport's Terminal Four on Friday (June 30)VIDEO: YOUTUBE/PRIME MINISTER'S OFFICE, SINGAPORE

SINGAPORE - The new Terminal 4 in Changi Airport will be hosting an open house from Aug 7 to 20, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in a post on his Facebook page on Saturday (July 1) morning.

PM Lee toured the new terminal for about two hours on Friday with his wife Ho Ching and senior minister of state Dr Lam Pin Min.

In his post, PM Lee said: "Changi Airport holds a special place in the hearts of Singaporeans. For some it is a fast-paced workplace. For many it is a place for family outings and the start of new adventures. But for most of us it is a source of pride at what we can achieve together - the World's Best Airport at the World Airport Awards for the 5th year running!"

Photos on PM Lee's Facebook page show him touring the terminal's arrival hall, Boulevard of Trees attraction, and even posing for a quick "wefie".

He added that he was impressed "by the modern design and automation that runs through the entire FAST clearance process, from self check in, bag drops as well as immigration clearance" as well as "the dedication, creativity, and attention to detail" of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore and the Changi Airport Group.


PM Lee noted that Terminal 4 would help to serve the "growing traffic" as Changi's passenger numbers continue to increase.


July 1 marks the 36th year that Changi Airport has been in operation. The newly constructed Terminal 4 saw its first commercial flight land and take off on June 23 this year.