Saturday, January 14, 2006

Low Cost Terminal Naming Contest

The judges for this contest must have been through such a tough decision making process in awarding the $2000 and 3G mobile phone...

Singapore's first low-cost terminal named and ready for take-off in March

SINGAPORE'S first budget terminal has been named — what else? — the Budget Terminal.

Transport Minister Yeo Cheow Tong presented the winner of the "Low Cost Terminal Naming Contest" — 15-year-old Jonathan Sng of St Andrew's Secondary School — with a StarHub-sponsored cash prize of $2,000 and a 3G mobile phone, during a site inspection of the completed airport yesterday.

While 44 of the 12,000 or so entries had suggested "Budget Terminal", it was Jonathan's justification for the name — "short, easy to remember and representative of what the terminal is" — that clinched him the award, said the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS).

Other suggestions submitted during the three-month contest period included "Funport", "Seabreeze Terminal", "Oasis Terminal" and "Orchid Air Terminal".

Naming the no-frills airport was a no-brainer for Jonathan, who told Today he thought of it over a few minutes during recess.

Read the rest of the article from TODAY here (It's real!)

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