Here's how Changi Airport looked like in the 80s

We know Changi Airport to be one of the most modern and busiest airports in the world.

For some, it is even a hangout, thanks to the wide array of restaurants and cafes available.

But what was it like before it became the icon that it is today?

Changi Airport recently shared a photo of what it looked like in the 1980s on its Facebook page.

The airport is considerably smaller, has less runways and much less planes parked there.

Most of the blocks shown in the photo are two or three storeys high.

Compared to today's airport that boasts multiple terminals, skytrain and huge car and taxi queues, the airport in the photo is almost spartan.

However, it does a nostalgic throwback feeling, and shows how far we have come in terms of development.