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
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
The WordPress.com 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
The official website of the RAF Seletar Association now incorporates RAF Tengah Association and can be found at http://www.rafseletar.org 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
935 photos from 56 members – head over to the pool for a blast from the past.
The WordPress.com 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
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
Yet another farewell, captured by the folks at firstcutproduction.
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The WordPress.com 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
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
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
The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com 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
The revamped RAF Seletar site is now up, and Eddie (eddie at rafseletar dot co dot uk) would really like your feedback. Lots of new stuff from the old days. We’ve also attracted the second generation that grew up at Seletar – with recent comments. If you wish to have photos posted here, contact puni … More New look at RAFSeletar.co.uk
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 … More No new tenants in sight?
According to The Times The global airline industry has downgraded its forecast for this year for the third time and now is predicting losses in 2008 of $2.3 billion (£1.1 billion) because of sustained high oil prices.The International Air Transport Association (IATA), which represents airlines, also said that if oil prices stayed at $135 a … More World’s airlines say they face $2.3bn loss
Seletar Camp has been popular during school holidays and this year, there has been a little more organisation – probably because for most of us, this may be the last holiday season here. Here is the full calendar – big thanks to Sue for organising the printing and Beavers for distribution. Click anywhere on the … More May-July event calendar
For aviation enthusiasts – now available on iTunes 🙂
Sabine has just launched her new workshops at Le Petit Atelier Come and join our NEW series of workshops designing a « petite vitrine » (little shop window in French). This 3-day workshop celebrates Asia’s exotic and colourful fruit markets (even apples come from China!). These “vitrines” are a fun and creative way for kids … More More to do in Seletar Camp during school holidays
So there I was Googling ‘jalankayu’, omitting the space between Jalan and Kayu by accident, and found an amazing site for pedigree cats 🙂 In France? Here’s why I was stationed near Jalan Kayu (ed. that would be Seletar Airbase) during 1966 and 1967. It was my local village for shopping, including food and I … More Jalankayu Singapuras
In less than 2 weeks, schools will break for 5 weeks of holidays. If you are not planning to be away the whole time, a trip to Seletar is worth considering. Isabelle has published her workshop schedule, and later this week we expect to hear from 938Live, Jalan Kayu Community, Sabine, Steven and The Nature … More Holiday art workshops: Isadora Workshop
Based on the foundation laid by the team at Pei Hwa, we now have a bona fide Jalan Kayu Heritage trail guided tour. Below are the dates we received from the Community Centre that is organising these walks. Registration is required, using the downloadable form on CC’s site. Well worth the 3 hours, if the … More Heritage Trail
In honour of Julia and Brian, former residents at Seletar Camp, who are in Singapore for a short visit, there is a little reunion from 1830 on Saturday, May 10th. Contact Sue for more details at 9105 7778.
A sample of pictures from the Taylor family, and happy times at Mornington Crescent.
Steven Low is now online – with a series of ceramic workshops planned for May and June. Sue has declared June as ‘Seletar Children’s Month’ – based on the success of children’s events during the Spring Fair.
Some unhappy incumbent operators at Seletar Aerospace Park are grumbling about facilities being taken away and poor communication by authorities who are developing the 300-hectare aerospace park. more
12th April 2008 2-7 p.m. A fun day for the whole Camp community and their friends! Eat, Drink and Be Merry Food, drink, ice-creams and other treats in store for you all. Come and serve your favourite treats or come as a customer with an empty stomach! Browse … With so many talented people in … More Seletar fair at Edgeware Road
With less than 10 months remaining before the majority of houses are either demolished or re-zoned for business, many residents are moving out as leases expire. Passing on pre-loved items has been a long tradition, and we expect garage sale activity will pick up as we get closer to December. Here is one: Saturday 15.3.0810 … More Garage sale: Saturday, 15 March
Pressed Mould Easter Eggs One of our resident artists, Steven Low, is offering 2 workshops on Easter Sunday. Create clay eggs you can cherish forever. Time slots Sunday, 23 March 2008 Morning workshop – 10am to 12pm Afternoon workshop – 2pm to 4pm Workshop size – Maximum 10 persons Location Steven’s studio at Brompton Road … More Exciting clay workshops at Easter
Thank you, Peter and Michelle for catching these treasures nestled in a bamboo cluster off Edgeware Road.
Just came across a cracking essay that seemed worth passing on – full document at linked url. 8 February 1994 Paper directed by Commander Mark Hess, USN Faculty, Department of Strategy and Policy Japan’s December 1941-February 1942 invasion of Malaya and culminating conquest of Singapore is analyzed from an operational perspective. Although overshadowed by better … More Bicycle Blitzkrieg – The Malaya Campaign and the Fall of Singapore
Since moving to Singapore last July, Joachim Herrmann has been filing vivid images of and from Singapore – worth checking out I Born to shop in Aircon City II A painted model, taking a break during prayers and others III Mooncakes IV Exterminator V Oktoberfest VI Perth VII Personal selection from Global 400 Pictures of … More Postcards from Singapore
Sunset Grill, run by Jerry and April, serves up arguably the best buffalo wings in Singapore. Located at the Republic of Singapore Flying Club, overlooking a runway that sets the scene for near perfect sunsets. It is not the easiest place to find, and we still hear of folks who aim to get to Sunset, … More Sunset Grill
Photos from former residents seem to be the best records available to help us chart the history of Seletar. Here are 3 more images from 1967, showing the front entrance area. Little seems to have changed in 40 years, except the additional and separate lane to accommodate heavier traffic. (Photos of entrance in 2008 coming … More The same Piccadilly Circus
Congratulations to the Jalan Kayu Trail, for securing an official launch back in November 2007! An intriguing snippet, demonstrating that the Airbase has always attracted folks who can be content with the simple things in life Dear Jalan Kayu Trail Team members, I spent a very happy and memorable time at Seletar from 1962 to … More A simple life
Another image from inside the Airbase c 1967 – wonder what happened to all these facilities?
Three more attractions at Seletar Airbase during the long Easter weekend 🙂 Re-Cycle I ! A workshop about giving your old stuff a new twist. Bring along old tins (e.g. Milo tins), CDs and bottle caps (e.g. from jam jars). You can also bring along other small objects such as old screws, buttons… that can … More Art from recycling
Here is another photo from the bunch Pete sent across. These days, we have the mobile provision shop, the ice cream van, and the rag-n-bone fellows, but back in the ’60s, there was enough demand for cut flowers to make it worthwhile for this uncle to visit. Wonder what he is doing now.
Back in March 2007, when ex-RAF personnel visited Singapore, their tour included an afternoon inside the secured part of Seletar Camp. We saw the Singapore Youth Flying Club, construction of which called for the demise of G & H blocks, plus the West Camp Sergeants’ Mess, Airmens’ Mess and NAAFI. …. . Flying boat wing … More Peek into the forbidden zone
It was a good afternoon back in December when we launched the Map. Thank you, Tasha, for the pictures.
Pete sent across a number of photos from the 1960s, and I’ll be posting them up over the next few days. Here are two of St Andrew’s Church – does anyone know where exactly this is? When was it built? Is it still around today? St. George’s Church, Minden Road (off Tanglin) is a … More St Andrew’s Church at the Airbase
Although residents have full tenancy contracts till December 2008, quality of life in some parts of the Airbase is no longer what it used to be. Last week, morning birdsong was drowned out by the din from a building being torn down. One of the 2 disused hangars was being brought down . These used … More Life next to a construction site
The Nature Society Singapore will once again be leading a tour to spot as many of the 80 species that reside at Seletar. As their habitat and food chain disappear, so will they, so make the most of the opportunity while it is still available. More details at the Events listing.
We are utterly delighted that The Museum Shops are now carrying the Postcards from Seletar portfolio. If coming north is a hassle, just pop in to any of the outlets in town; Asian Civilisation Museums at Empress Place or Armenian Street, Singapore Art Museum at Bras basah or National Museum of Singapore. If you have … More See Seletar at Singapore’s Museum Shops
11,000 entries have been whittled down to 30 possible whale names – have your say, cast your vote here – and view results to date.
The number of homeschooled kids and home based workers at the Camp is remarkable. We jest that Seletarians are bad for the economy, our preference is to spend time at home rather than in shopping malls. And who can blame us – the traffic situation in Singapore has become tough. In fact, even online tools … More Re-use, re-cycle or re-frain
Thank you to everyone who turned up for the public consultation on Sunday, your feedback on the map has been a big help. We’ve also taken note of your numerous suggestions for future publications, and your questions – like, when were the streets named, who lived in the houses in the 50s and 60s. As … More Bird’s Eye View of Seletar Airbase – Past, Present and Future
I’ve often thought that the idyll of working from a kampung while being an IT industry analyst is only possible when the communications infrastructure is in place. Kudos to iDA for continuing to drive enhancements. Singapore, one of the world’s busiest seaports, aims to become one of the most connected with WISEPORT (WIreless-broadband-access for SEaPORT). … More In praise of broadband
Seriously, he has emerged a pivotal character 😉 Inspired by Turgot’s map of Paris, Isabelle has been hard at work creating a detailed perspective of our neighbourhood. You are invited to view the almost complete version of the map, and provide feedback. The bird’s eye view of the housing area will be a permanent record … More Have you seen this guy?