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Airports Again...

Following up on my earlier post, I found this really well written article on Airports, specifically Changi on Business World.

An excerpt :

The sceptics will jump in and say: Singapore is a rich country, why compare India with it? It is a sobering fact that Singapore got independence in 1957. It was a poor nation, smaller in size than any Indian state and had no natural resources. Even today, it has to buy water for everyday use from across the border in Malaysia. When Singapore had less than 5 million people - most too poor to travel - they had decided that they must create a world-class airline. That was the beginning of Singapore Airlines. That world-class airline needed a world-class airport. The resolve paid off.

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mannu
Jan. 20th, 2004 03:26 am (UTC)
Excellent article!

Mumbai airport doesn't even have a working public phone at times. I landed there on Dec 31, 2002 at 11:45 PM. Obviously, I wanted to call my family and wish them Happy New Year. But, no, no public phone in sight. Sucks.
popcorn09
Jan. 20th, 2004 04:22 am (UTC)
Very well-written indeed. I used to wonder why all flights go via Singapore... now I know why. :)
bijoyv
Jan. 22nd, 2004 09:23 pm (UTC)
Highly self-promotional writing. But yes, Changi is a very impressive airport. A bright, tinkling, scented, carpeted universe surrounded by jet vapour.
fox2mike
Jan. 23rd, 2004 01:38 am (UTC)
:) & I've read some of your articles too. I really liked the one on the Bombay Flashmob & the recent one, Can a man be raped ?
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