This blog post is part of the Random Sampling Singapore project. The Project aims to sample 100 places on the island of Singapore over a one year period in order to gain an unbiased and holistic view of the city state.

This blog post is written by my husband Sven.

In November 2021 I was travelling back from Vienna and landed in Changi. When the airplane had its touchdown I was already texting my wife and she told me that I might now be near point #35 and indeed I was lucky that the airplane was landing on the runway next it.

This point is not directly reachable for us, as its right in the middle of one of the biggest and most strategic infrastructure projects for Singapore, the construction site for Terminal 5. Since May 2020 the works on Terminal 5 are being paused due to the pandemic and it is not clear when it might continue and the expected completion will most likely stretch into the next decade. So this was now most likely the nearest we could get to to this point.

On that day there were a few scattered showers and the outside of the window in the airplane was masked by condensation. As so many things in our present life, the outside view through through the airplane window to point #35 was blurry, maybe even unknown and it wasn’t clear if it the visibility is getting better or worse.

I captured this moment in various pictures: