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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 … More JTC to build 7 factories at Seletar
via wondercreation.blogspot.com 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, … More Hampstead Gardens road sign still up
via twcnomad.blogspot.com 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 … More The Cube at Seletar Airbase
A big part of Postcards from Seletar is the flora and fauna that lived with humans at the Airbase. Many of our open day visitors came though the Wild Singapore network, and it is always a delight to follow Ria’s adventures. wild shores of singapore: Stonefish at Tanah Merah!.
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via seletar.net 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
A post from almost 2 years ago is hot again, thanks to memories from Pete Goss and Alan Hills. Enjoy! Pete Goss // April 22, 2009 at 7:47 am | Reply (edit) I must have known Lew, because I was in the play that won the Services Drama Festival. It was called “JB” and was directed … More Theatre Club still invokes memories
Big thanks to Joe Teh for his video – directions to Sunset Grill. Interesting new glass cube at the top end of Oxford Street.
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
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
Ex-resident Ken is making a pilgrimage to Seletar in November and is looking for information on the Oval and Lancaster Gate – can you help? Just post a comment in response to his questions here and here. Thanks!
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
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
Thanks to notty-bug’s efforts, some images of the demolition, taken on 23rd April 2009. More can be seen at the original photostream
Some of you will remember photos from the 60s of the church and theatre. Pete, who used to live on the base, has helped us locate these structures. The St Andrews Church I knew in 1960 was situated at the corner of Piccadilly and Oxford Rd. As Boy Scouts we used to march down Piccadilly … More Ex-resident clears up mystery
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 … More Revisiting Seletar Memories
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
This weekend, a group of some 40 former residents from the 1950s and 60s are visiting Singapore, and will head to Johor for a reunion gathering. These dinners used to happen at Hyde Park Gate, but with no residents left along the street, the venue had to be moved. Sad that the customary walk around … More RAF Seletar residents reunion
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.
In case you missed it, former young resident Huda-Addeana Husaini’s entry for a national school podcasts competition 2008 is now up on YouTube, in four parts. Be sure to crank up the volume to enjoy the birdsong!
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
A big thanks to Suresh who was at Seletar Camp over the weekend. Roads will no longer be ‘expunged’, but closed. And the dry spell has added to the air of neglect. Otherwise, this part of the camp is much the same. Has the global financial crisis sabo-ed EDB/JTC’s grand plans?
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.
Those familiar with Seletar’s Brompton Road will recognise the postboxes facing each other. This image, taken by Suresh, can be viewed in higher resolution at his Flickr photostream. Merry X’mas everyone.
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 … More Which houses will stay, which will be demolished?
It has been a strange summer. On the one hand, making the most of our final days here at Seletar has been motivating some residents to continue with nature walks, art festivals and bonhomie. On the other hand, as the clock ticks louder, a strange apathy is enveloping us. Some of our neighbours have moved … More The final stretch
Come September, Singapore’s very first farm resorts would be officially launched in Singapore. While most Singaporeans are delighted to know of yet another family outing place to visit during weekends, the question is how many people actually know about the history and heritage of Lim Chu Kang, the residents who used to reside on this … More Diminishing Memories
With less than 6 months left at Seletar for most residents, many of us are contemplating what comes next. Somewhere in our future is a compilation of the community, history and lifestyle that was ours for a while. In fact, there just might be an analysis of the three tribes that occupied this swampy outpost … More A new chapter
Tree felling at the former gold course has created a wave of birds migrating to the residential areas, at least for the next 6 months before this area is also flattened to create a longer runway and adjacent hangars. Join one of the guided tours by residents and enjoy these exceptional creatures and their antics. … More Nature walks: Sunday July 6th and Saturday July 12th