Mr Somkiat was Managing Director of Changi Airport Planners and Engineers (CAPE) until 17 Aug this year. He was also integral in the planning and design of Changi Airport. He passed away in Singapore on 18 November, 2015.

Changi Airport Group's Chairman, Mr Liew Mun Leong, wrote in a note on Facebook remembering him:

"Mr Somkiat spent almost 43 years working as a master planner and designer for the development of Changi Airport. Few may realise that his background was so involved and intertwined with the development history of Changi Airport. He also played a significant role mentoring me in my personal professional career as an engineer for which I am very grateful. I was then working on the exciting project called Changi Airport, which was to replace Paya Lebar as o...

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