Changi operator to target travellers in second-tier mainland cities

Changi Airports International is taking the profits from its famous home in Singapore and investing it in the mainland's second-tier cities with plans to profit from growing domestic travel while avoiding the politics of the country's biggest airports.

Tuesday, 15 January, 2008, 12:00am

Airport extension set for takeoff

Hong Kong's second airport terminal, officially opened yesterday, is expected to be handling 4,000 passengers a day soon, once two more airlines move in, airport chiefs say.

The 140,000-square-metre terminal currently resembles a large shopping centre, with more than 130 shops and restaurants.

2 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Singapore returns wanted man to HK police

Updated at 7.07pm: A 55-year-old man - wanted in connection with a theft case - was handed back to Hong Kong Police from Singapore on Thursday, a police spokesman said.

14 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Wolves at the door

It is all too easy to fall into a false sense of security when living in Singapore. With a low crime rate, locals and expats alike think nothing of leaving a bag unattended or hanging loosely on the back of their chair. Bag snatches are almost unheard of, house break-ins are few and far between, and in the first half of the year, police reported only 12 murders.

9 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Changi to join the ranks of super airports

SINGAPORE'S OMNIPRESENT SENIOR Minister Lee Kuan Yew believes Changi Airport is one of the best investments his government has made.

The coastal complex in the east of the city-state is run with the quiet efficiency that typifies the country's approach to business. And it still garners a regular stream of awards.

29 Oct 2002 - 12:00am



Pearl, 12am

Episode four of this six-part series about six young men who are incarcerated in Changi prison camp in Singapore in 1942.

30 Jan 2002 - 12:00am



Pearl, 11.50pm

Professor Bill Dwyer (Terry Norris) is a lecturer in mathematics, much loved by his students. On his final day he presents his farewell speech to a packed auditorium, following which he is visited by a young student Joanne (Katherine Slattery). She bears a remarkable resemblance to the girl he fell in love with before joining the army.

23 Jan 2002 - 12:00am



Pearl, 11.50pm

9 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

Changi feels the impact of cargo throughput slide

The volume of cargo moving through Singapore's Changi International Airport continued its downward spiral in September, dropping an annualised 12.9 per cent.

9 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

Wobbly-wheel trolley trouble

Our airport ranks among the very best in the region. Changi at Singapore ranks the first, I believe. Although I would not suggest we necessarily follow Changi's example and offer a cyber corner with free wireless access to the Internet, I do feel that on basic bread-and-butter airport services, the Airport Authority should ensure that Hong Kong does not lag behind.

29 Oct 2001 - 12:00am

Story of Lion City's occupation lives on

ELIZABETH CHOY, a canteen worker, was tortured with electric shocks in an effort to get her to confess her 'crimes'. To make the ordeal even tougher, her persecutors forced her husband to watch as they drove the current through her body.

13 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

Changi Prison to close doors on history of suffering

IN A few years, bulldozers will begin moving in to carry out the death sentence on Singapore's notorious Changi Prison, putting an end to a harrowing history of incarceration, execution and torture.

23 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Changi $6.8b upgrade challenges Chek Lap Kok

A third terminal, costing S$1.5 billion (about HK$6.81 billion) is to be built at Changi Airport, increasing the competition with Chek Lap Kok in the race to become Asia's dominant air transport hub.

The new terminal will boost Changi's annual passenger capacity to 64 million passengers after it is completed in 2006, which could make it the biggest airport in Asia.

8 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

New jail follows Singapore example

A proposed jail which would house Hong Kong's prison population in a single complex, follows closely a similar high-rise model due for completion in Singapore by 2008.

The 48-hectare Changi Prison complex will gather together in one place inmates from Singapore's 14 existing prisons and drug rehabilitation centres at a cost of S$1.07 billion (HK$4.8 billion).

12 Feb 2000 - 12:00am

Airport such a disappointment

Much has already been said about both the failings and merits of the airport at Chek Lap Kok, but one has to wonder why the 'mandarins' who selected the design did not take some lessons from the designers of Amsterdam's Schipol or, dare I say, Singapore's Changi Airport.

These mandarins were certainly not airport users.

16 Oct 1998 - 12:00am