Petition to rename Singapore Airport after nation’s late founding father

Changi Airport, Singapore.

Changi Airport, Singapore. Image by Andy Mitchell / CC BY-SA 2.0

An online petition to rename Singapore’s Changi Airport after the late Lee Kuan Yew that closed with 12,481 signatures has reportedly been handed over to Minister of Transport Lui Tuck Yew for government consideration. Lee, who died aged 91 on 23 March after a long illness, is credited with transforming the city-state from an economic backwater into one of Asia's wealthiest countries. Changi was recently named the world's best airport for the third consecutive year at the Skytrax 2015 World Airport Awards in Paris. Read more:

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