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Changi East project offers chance to build vibrant ecosystem centred around airport

Visitors checking out the indoor waterfall at Jewel Changi Airport, a 10-storey retail complex with passenger check-in services that opened last month.
Visitors checking out the indoor waterfall at Jewel Changi Airport, a 10-storey retail complex with passenger check-in services that opened last month.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

The decision to build Changi Airport in the 1970s was a game changer which sealed Singapore's status as a key aviation hub in the region, and made the Republic a major centre for aerospace and other aviation-related activities.

More than 40 years later, the plans for Changi East are no less significant and, in fact, more exciting.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 06, 2019, with the headline 'Clean canvas to write new aviation story'. Subscribe