Sunday, 12 April 2015

Chew Jing Heng 25

Online petition to rename Changi Airport as LKY Airport closes with about 12,500 signatures

 http://www.straitstimes.com/archive/wednesday/news/singapore/more-singapore-stories/story/online-petition-rename-changi-airport-lky-airport-closes#sthash.cb7AcCLq.dpuf


There were many mixed opinions on this article. Some people believe that it is a great idea to rename our airport yet some do not think so. As much as we respect our founding father Mr Lee Kuan Yew, I do not think that it is wise to rename our airport as LKY airport. 

On the comment section in the Straits Times website, Chan Lai commented that,'Let Changi Airport be Changi Airport. It is well known internationally. There are other places or monuments that can be named after LKY.' I agree with him. Changi airport is known to the world as Changi airport. Changing its name will only make matters complicated and the Changi airport that we used to know will not exist. Changi Airport is the best airport based on the SKYTRAX website and it has a really good reputation in the world. Many tourists will visit Changi Airport when they have their holidays in Singapore. Changi Airport is Singapore's pride. There will be many other ways to honour our founding father such as renaming roads in Singapore, or releasing Special editions coins/notes. These, I believe, will be better ways to honour our founding father as we remember him...

1 comment:

  1. I too feel that we should not be changing the name of Changi Airport and in fact feel that it should remain they way it is. Changi Airport was known for being an airport. It's own history comes from its own name, Changi Airport. I believe that there are other ways to express our utmost gratitude to our founding father. Honestly, I do not feel that by changing the airport's name shows our gratitude to him.

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