Paya Lebar Airport Opened

Saturday, 20th August 1955

Singapore Paya Lebar International Airport with its imposing hangars and spacious passenger terminal was opened by Alan Lennox-Boyd, Secretary of State for Colonies. The first pilot to land at Singapore International Airport was First Officer Chan Soon Kin of Malayan Airways, who till then had clocked 8,000 flying hours to his credit. The Paya Lebar Airport replaces the Old Kallang Airport as Singapore's International Airport.

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