So much rides on history, doesn’t it?
In Singapore one goes to the airport for fun. It’s really a big mall where you can also get on a plane. I don’t say this in jest either – Changi Airport is proudly Singapore’s biggest mall.
I hung out here lots in school going years – to talk life and the universe with friends; to study (allegedly) during exam time; to find respite from the hot rush of the city; with my parents to watch the planes take off and land from the viewing galleries in both terminals – terminal 3 was completed after I left Singapore.
Some days ago, my nephew Shane and I followed that pattern through all 3 terminals, revelling in Changi’s cool broad spaces, taking a moment to dream.