Name the Budget Terminal

Few months ago, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) held a contest to name the new budget terminal. Guess what name was selected for our first budget terminal.

Budget Terminal!!

I’m serious. Talk about creativity.

I don’t know. Its actually kinda hard to name a budget terminal. You see, firstly, you cannot name it after a famous person in Singapore history. Imagine calling the new budget terminal as Raffles Terminal. Wouldn’t it be insulting to the founder of Singapore?

Then you cannot name it after the place where the airport is located. Simply because the budget terminal is also located at Changi and the name is already taken by our famous Changi Airport. We can’t name it Paris Ris Terminal because it is NOT in Paris Ris in the first place. And who is the joker who suggested naming it Orchard Terminal? Wake up your idea. Changi and Orchard is so far away!

Then you cannot name it Terminal 3 simply because we are already building a Terminal 3 already. Cannot name it Terminal 4 because Terminal 3 not open yet.

So how about naming it Terminal 2.5? Just like those GPRS Handphones are sometimes called 2.5G. Errr…. Don’t think so.

So what can we name the budget terminal as? No idea. I’m not good at giving names (except bad names for people). That why I didn’t take part in the contest. I thought someone might do a better job and give it a wonderful name. But to my horror, someone actually dares to submit such lame name. Budget Terminal. Well done…… Well done…..

If I remember correctly, there was a contest to name the Bukit Panjang LRT system too. And the winning entry is…… “Bukit Panjang LRT”

Well done. We Singaporeans are simply good at these naming contest. Next time if there is ever such naming contest again, I think I’ll take part. Just name the thing as it is lor.
If naming Polar Bear contest, call it “Polar Bear”.
If naming expressway contest, call it “Expressway”.
If naming Navy Ship contest, call it “Ship”.

I think I’ll stand a chance to walk away with a cash prize of $2,000 and a 3G mobile phone too.

Ok, I got an idea. Maybe we should name the new Budget Terminal as “Durai Terminal”. Reason: Because it cost peanuts to use it. REALLY!


  1. And who can forget the obsene amount of money the govt paid to have “Marina Bay” renamed… to Marina Bay.

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