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Contest #42 Answer: Chek Lap Kok International Airport

This one was pretty easy. I guessed it immediately because I was there just a few months ago. It is Hong Kong’s Chek Lap Kok International Airport.. Hong Kong is tight on land and created an artificial island to house the airport. It opened back in 1998. The Hong Kong airport was recently voted the best airport in the world. I always thought the Singapore airport was pretty nice. I’ll be able to compare the two in about a week or so when I fly into Singapore.

Here is Karel’s explanation for picking this place:

I chose it because some odd 20 years ago I worked for a Dutch dredging
company who was involved in the construction of this island.
Which at that time was the largest civil project ever constructed in the
world.

Lots of people got this one right: (For future reference, please put a unique identifier like an initial or a nickname when leaving an answer. Some first names are very common)

  • Brian
  • Jeff
  • Skip (Austin, TX)
  • Willem
  • Shawn
  • Enrique S
  • ej
  • Devin
  • ACG
  • Stephen Hope
  • Andy McConnell
  • Janna
  • Atilla CALISKAN
  • David Hill
  • PK
  • Ewen
  • David S
  • Chris Christensen
  • Ben Bayer
  • Fergymadrid
  • Wendy N
  • Linda Holland
  • Brian T

FYI, it might take me a few days to update the leader board. All the raw data is in the comments, however. I’m writing this outside at 4:30am in the Australian Outback in Coober Pedy, SA. My bus leaves in 30 min to Alice Springs.

July 17th, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | one comment

One Response to “Contest #42 Answer: Chek Lap Kok International Airport”

  1. If you ever get to Scotland give me a shout. thanks for your great blog. kind regards Ewen

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