Terminal 4 open house from Aug 7 to 20

PM Lee at the automated bag drop, where passengers' photos are taken and matched against their passports for security.
PM Lee at the automated bag drop, where passengers' photos are taken and matched against their passports for security.PHOTO: PM LEE/FACEBOOK

The new Terminal 4 in Changi Airport will host an open house from Aug 7 to 20, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in a post on his Facebook page yesterday.

PM Lee toured the new terminal for about two hours on Friday with his wife Ho Ching and senior minister of state 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 and Boulevard of Trees attraction, and even posing for a quick "wefie".

He said 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" and "the dedication, creativity and attention to detail" of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore and the Changi Airport Group.

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.

Timothy Goh

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 02, 2017, with the headline 'Terminal 4 open house from Aug 7 to 20'. Print Edition | Subscribe