Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/155612
DC FieldValue
dc.titleCONSTRUCTING MODERNITY: CHANGI AIRPORT IN THE SINGAPORE STORY
dc.contributor.authorJONATHAN KOH YEW HWEE
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-17T02:55:46Z
dc.date.available2019-06-17T02:55:46Z
dc.date.issued2019-04-22
dc.identifier.citationJONATHAN KOH YEW HWEE (2019-04-22). CONSTRUCTING MODERNITY: CHANGI AIRPORT IN THE SINGAPORE STORY. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/155612
dc.description.abstractBeginning with Changi Airport’s opening in 1981, it has since been continuously expanding with Terminal Five to be constructed by 2030. The success of Changi has overshadowed the previous airports in Singapore’s history with many Singaporeans not being aware of the previous airports. To better understand the success of Changi, it is necessary to examine the developments of Singapore’s airports beginning with Seletar Airport in the 1930s and ending with the completion of Changi’s Terminal Three in 2007. It will explore the reasons why the various airports were chosen to be built at their respective locations and the process which eventually led to the decision to develop Changi. The purpose of this thesis is to provide an account of all the airports in Singapore before Changi. Beyond a narrative account, it will also show how the learning lessons gleaned from the various airports eventually contributed to Changi’s success. Singapore’s founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, once described Singapore’s development from 1965 as that from Third World to First. Modernity, which could broadly refer to a rejection of tradition differs from country to country. Changi Airport, as a place that connects Singapore to the world, is also an icon of Singapore. This academic exercise seeks to investigate the representations of Changi in order to better understand Singapore’s conception of a modern, first-world nation.
dc.subjectAviation
dc.subjectChangi Airport
dc.subjectModernity
dc.subjectRepresentation
dc.subjectSymbol
dc.subjectScience and Technology
dc.typeThesis
dc.contributor.departmentHISTORY
dc.contributor.supervisorLOH SHI LIN
dc.description.degreeBachelor's
dc.description.degreeconferredBACHELOR OF ARTS (HONOURS)
Appears in Collections:Bachelor's Theses

Show simple item record
Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormatAccess SettingsVersion 
JONATHAN KOH YEW HWEE.pdf5.22 MBAdobe PDF

RESTRICTED

NoneLog In

Page view(s)

136
checked on Jul 31, 2020

Download(s)

103
checked on Jul 31, 2020

Google ScholarTM

Check


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.