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Reviving our Air Hub - Changi Airport

COVID-19 has set us back by 40 years to 1981 when Terminal 1 was open.

"But there is a big difference between then and now," Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung said in his National Day Message to MOT.

"In the early 1980s, many airlines had not decided to come to Changi. We went all out to secure airlines, including unilaterally opening up our skies to invite the carriers to come to Changi.

Today, the airlines are here, and Changi has grown into a world-class airport," Mr Ong said.

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Lee Kuan Yew Foreign exchange reserves

Mr Lee said, "We must stay well organised, and keen and hardworking to be able to take advantage of an upturn in international trade, especially in manufacturing products, when the present troubled political and financial situation is settled. By then, prices of basic foods like rice should go down dramatically with normal harvests.

In this way, we can ride over the presently rough economic conditions and gradually but steadily raise our real living standards."

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