Message from John

In 1957 as a boy of 9, I lived at 13 Lancaster Gate, Seletar. My Father was Fl/Sgt R.L. Terry. For years I have searched Google Map in an attempt to find Lancaster gate but it was only when finding your web site I found out what had happened to it. I cannot begin to describe the pleasure this web site has given me. It … Continue reading Message from John

2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is on fire!. Crunchy numbers A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 5,600 times in 2010. That’s about 13 full 747s. In 2010, there were 10 new posts, … Continue reading 2010 in review

JTC to build 7 factories at Seletar

By Karamjit Kaur, Aviation Correspondent Source : Straits Times – 05 February 2010 SEVEN new factories, each up to 3,000 sq m in size, will come up at Seletar Aerospace Park next year, near the future Rolls-Royce facility. The $30 million project by JTC Corp is partly to support the British power systems and engines giant, which will assemble and test engines, as well as … Continue reading JTC to build 7 factories at Seletar

Hampstead Gardens road sign still up

via By Loh Kok Sheng Yesterday Gun Kiat and I went to Seletar to take a good look before construction and development starts for a new aerospace centre. Was introduced of this wonderful place by this show that I was glued to watching, called “Hey! Singapore” hosted by Lisa Ang. Many many years ago, I wanted to go in and take a look but … Continue reading Hampstead Gardens road sign still up

The Cube at Seletar Airbase

  via By Wee Cheng: We headed for the Seletar Air Base, once a sleepy remnant of British colonial air force network, now being converted into an international aerospace industrial park. Aircraft hangars and sleepy bungalows dot a landscape with street names such as Edgware Road, Picadilly Circus, Bayswater Road, Hyde Park Gate, Maida Vale and Oxford Street. What a day! Continue reading The Cube at Seletar Airbase

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Eurocopter breaks ground in Seletar

As reported by Channel News Asia Companies express interest to build aviation centre at Seletar By Cheow Xinyi/Ryan Huang, Channel NewsAsia | Posted: 31 October 2009 Even before a tender is called, companies have expressed interest in building the General Aviation Centre at the upcoming Seletar Aerospace Park (SAP), according to JTC Corporation. The centre will house hangars on a 2.6-hectare plot of land, and … Continue reading Eurocopter breaks ground in Seletar

Rolls Royce expands

Today in the Straits Times When the projects are completed in a few years, Rolls-Royce, which now employs about 1,400 people here, will increase its head count to 2,000, its regional director, Singapore, Mr Jonathan Asherson told The Straits Times on Tuesday. Still a long way to the 10,000 ‘new jobs’ EDB promised when it embarked on the Seletar Aerospace Hub/Park programme… Continue reading Rolls Royce expands

Seletar Fuel Depot

As reported by Ven Sreenivasan in Business Times on June 4th, 2009 Redevelopment of the 300-hectare Seletar Aerospace Park is on schedule despite a slump in the global aviation industry. JTC Corp’s CEO Ow Foong Pheng said the developers of the aerospace park, led by JTC, would press on with infrastructural works to ensure that they are ready for customers’ operations as soon as the … Continue reading Seletar Fuel Depot

Revisiting Seletar Memories

Many of you have asked for the link to Ang Yiying story at The Straits Times on 30th March … here is the link, and below is the text A LITTLE corner of Singapore that once featured prominently in its history has been earmarked for redevelopment but one group, from thousands of miles away, are holding onto their memories of Seletar Airbase dearly. The 920-strong … Continue reading Revisiting Seletar Memories

Seletar Boy

Inset to main story at Straits Times 30 March RETIRED Major Yeo Kuan Joo, 72, who is coordinator and guide for the RAF Seletar Association members on tour here, has a special relationship with Seletar Airbase. After losing his father in World War II, the middle child of three children, then aged about 11, met some RAF servicemen who became his unofficial guardians. One of … Continue reading Seletar Boy

Seletar homes and residents wanted by photographer

Highlighting a comment we had in an earlier post: I am currently seeking former residents of Seletar Camp who would be willing to be photographed at their homes prior to their being “expunged.” I also have a brief questionnaire for them so that I can personalize the photos with some of their poignant memories and reflections. If you’d be interested in having some high-quality photos … Continue reading Seletar homes and residents wanted by photographer

Which houses will stay, which will be demolished?

We’ve had quite a few debates about which houses will remain standing, and which have been earmarked for demolition in January 2009. Thankfully, Isabelle was able to superimpose our definitive residential map on to the projections for Seletar Aerospace Hub Park provided in EDB’s fact sheet. Legend The School of Logistics and 2 houses at Hyde Park Gate will be removed to make space for … Continue reading Which houses will stay, which will be demolished?

No new tenants in sight?

A looming global recession cannot be cheerful news if you are trying to sell to the aviation industry. ‘Build them and they will come’ may no longer be a viable strategy… I wonder if bus tours were part of the original plan. From the AmCham website: September 12, 2008 – Members from the Aerospace Defense Committee boarded a coach bus to learn more about Seletar … Continue reading No new tenants in sight?