Monday, March 16, 2009

Security check at Changi airport

Since the terrorist attack in New York in 2001, many airports increased their security checks. But the checks at Changi Airport was excessive. Each time that I go through the metal detector, the beep will always come on, even though all coins, pens, etc, have been removed. It seems that a plastic case will cause the beep.

I have travelled in many airports around the world. Most of the security measures were quite sensible and did not cause unnecessary inconvenience - unlike Changi.

Recently, the beep has disappeared. It seems that the sensitivity setting of the detector in Changi Airport has finally been adjusted. How wonderful.

But, I wonder, why does it take eight years for someone to realise that the adjustment should be made. I must have given more than half dozen feedback to various channels, and they have always been ignored, without any acknowledgement. This seems to be the style in Singapore in recent years. I hope that the situatiojn can be remedied and that the authority are more responsive and communicative.

Tan Kin Lian

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