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The new shoreline extends east of the city all the way to the airport on the island’s tip. In the mid-1970s, the government moved the main international terminal from Paya Lebar to Changi, partly to allow more distance between the planes and new, higher skyscrapers downtown.

In the 1989 image, on the east end of the island, you can see the old and new runways, parallel and a few miles apart. Planes now land where once was only water. A further extension of the land on the eastern tip was built for Chengi Air Base, visible in the 2000 image and later.

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Oct. 17, 1973, Landsat 1 (path/row 134/59) — Changi Airport, Singapore
Sept. 13, 1989, Landsat 5 (path/row 125/59) — Changi Airport, Singapore
Sept. 3, 2000, Landsat 7 (path/row 125/59) — Changi Airport, Singapore
Oct. 11, 2002, Landsat 7 (path/row 125/59) — Changi Airport, Singapore
Feb. 8, 2009, Landsat 5 (path/row 125/59) — Changi Airport, Singapore
May 24, 2018, Landsat 8 (path/row 125/59) — Changi Airport, Singapore

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