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 … More Message from John

Towards 700,000 passengers a year

As reported in Channel News Asia: The new passenger terminal at Seletar Airport is designed for 700,000 passenger movements a year – up to four times the estimated maximum capacity of the current airport. The two-story, 9,500-sqm terminal on the eastern side of Seletar Airport is expected to be completed by end-2018

2014 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,300 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people. Click here to … More 2014 in review

RAF Seletar Association has a new home

The official website of the RAF Seletar Association now incorporates RAF Tengah Association and can be found at This website is designed to help keep alive the memories of service personnel and others lucky enough to have served at RAF Seletar Singapore which was an active RAF station from 1928 through to 1971. Membership … More RAF Seletar Association has a new home

2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 5,400 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 9 years to get … More 2012 in review

Site link: Remember Singapore

RemSG is a non-political, non-profitable hobby started in October 2010, inspired by Royston Tan’s nostalgic film “Old Places”. The purpose of this blog is to relive our memories of Singapore, and also to increase awareness to our fading heritage and vanishing landmarks in midst of Singapore’s rapid development. Some photos of Seletar here

2011 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,200 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people. Click here to … More 2011 in review

Renewed interest from ex-residents

August and September have been busy months on this blog, with ex-residents reminiscing. The most popular threads: Theatre Club – now with 24 comments and counting! St Andrew’s Church at the Airbase Ex-resident clears up mystery Even the re:act project from 2006 has been attracting attention. Seletar Airbase project

Orang Seletar

Fabulous story about Seletar’s original residents… kon seletar or orang seletar is now classified as an orang asli tribe in malaysia. they were named after the seletar area in singapore (or it could be the other way around), where about 800 of them once lived. these people could be considered sea gypsies or orang laut. … More Orang Seletar

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 … More 2010 in review


If you are looking to re-connect: The are plenty of people in and around the UK, Canada, USA, Spain and Australia who organise regional events to do with the Seletar Association and other interesting matters to do with the RAF. If you’re not sure who’s who and how to contact them – here’s the list … More Reunions

Royal Air Force Seletar Reunion Tour – March 2009

via Mid March saw thirty-eight members of the Association once again gathering at that ancient conglomeration of buildings known as Heathrow Airport…… lots of great pictures of Singapore, including the sad mid-demolition one of the old mess hall. “After Singapore, it was time for one group to head back for the UK and another … More Royal Air Force Seletar Reunion Tour – March 2009

One year on

12 months ago, residents along Haymarket, Bayswater, Kinghtsbridge, Hyde Park Gate, The Oval, Swallow Street and parts of Edgeware Road and Regent Street were hosting garage sales, packing up and bidding farewell to a very special place. It seems like the right time to reflect on what has actually happened to Seletar since it was … More One year on

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 … More 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 … More 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 … More Seletar Fuel Depot


Weekend update from Suresh – original at the Seletar Airbase album Demolition of an old Black and White bungalow on Brompton Road. The red dust, backlit by the setting sun, comes from the bricks that are being torn down

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 … More Seletar Boy

Chikungunya in Seletar Camp?

A few of the remaining residents at Seletar Camp appear to be suffering from a mystery illness not unlike chikungunya. Sussex Gardens has been boarded up at one end, and that JTC has organised fogging. Here’s to a speedy recovery for all those impacted by this difficult virus.

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 … More Seletar homes and residents wanted by photographer


Some discussion going on over at The Online Citizen Singapore expunged… bit by bit And Suresh has posted up some more photos at his stream Heavy machinery moving in as the end of the year approaches. This house is slated for demolition.

Rolls Royce delays

Advance GDP estimates released by MTI today are grim: The weaker prognosis for the Singapore economy in 2009 is also based on the sharp contraction seen in the fourth quarter of 2008. Advance estimates[1] show that gross domestic product (GDP) in the fourth quarter contracted by 2.6 per cent in real terms over the same … More Rolls Royce delays

Roads will be expunged

Had to look up ‘expunge’ ex·punge  (k-spnj) tr.v. ex·punged, ex·pung·ing, ex·pung·es  1. To erase or strike out: “I have corrected some factual slips, expunged some repetitions” Kenneth Tynan. 2. To eliminate completely; annihilate. See Synonyms at erase.

Moving out sale

Since October, we have seen one family after another move out of Seletar Airbase. Today, there are just 20 families left in the Park Lane, Hyde Park Gate, Oval and Haymarket area. We will all have to move out by 31st December. Rahul and I are attaching ourselves to Isabelle’s garage and art sale on … More Moving out sale