Article | Jewel Changi Airport Opening Ceremony

The Business Times

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“Changi Airport is a tourist attraction in itself, and Jewel has enhanced that reputation and appeal. Singaporeans are proud of Jewel. It resonates with us because it reminds us that when we dream big and apply ourselves, nothing is impossible.” - Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong 

Prime Minister Lee addressed the crowd on October 18, 2019 to celebrate the official opening of Jewel Changi Airport. His celebratory remarks were affirming and optimistic as Jewel has heightened Singapore’s eminence and patriotism. Drawing in a record number of visitors, the project has garnered attention from international leaders and local Singaporeans alike. The Business Times article, informatively titled “Changi Airport to break passenger records in 2019 thanks to Jewel,” elaborates on PM Lee’s remarks and Jewel Changi Airport’s press release. 

The formal ceremony was attended by over 500 guests, including Chairman Liew Mun Leong of Changi Airport Group (CAG) and Chairman Ng Kee Choe of CapitaLand, as well as Jewel's Chairman Lee Seow Hiang and Executive Officer Hung Jean. Jewel's architect Moshe Safdie, Manpower Minister and Second Home Affairs Minister Josephine Teo, and Senior Minister of State for Transport Lam Pin Min were also in attendance. 

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and architect Moshe Safdie looking at a model of Jewel during its official opening (Business Times/Photo By: Kevin Lim)

Published in Media on October 19, 2019

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