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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
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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
Came across this clippings from 2 years ago…
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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.
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
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?
Nature walk Saturday, August 16th – sold out Saturday, August 23rd – limited spaces. Contact Sue for more information. Flea Market Saturday, August 30th = Contact Sue for more information.
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
Over at Flickr – Seletar Dreams
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.
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
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
Another image from inside the Airbase c 1967 – wonder what happened to all these facilities?
Some of the memories being shared over at the RAF Seletar forum. Now, if we can only figure out where exactly the building is today? From Tex I was a member of the club between 1955-57 and again from 1959 to 62. I remember the Drama Festivals over the years and enjoyed being involved in … More Theatre Club
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.
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
The long weekend is just 9 weeks away. If you are looking for something different for all in the family, Seletar may have the answer. Sabine has announced two separate workshops – Polymer Clay Easter Eggs and Batik Easter Eggs. And I will be running WordPress Workshops, for those new to blogging, and those looking … More Easter Eggs and Blogging with WordPress
A very big thank you to Matt and the gang at WordPress. This site would not have gotten off the ground without their wonderful support. To mark the season, they have allowed us to sprinkle snow on the site – enjoy! We have been quietly reflecting on how the time has flown, and how since … More Snow in Seletar!
Seletar comes to Little India! Sue will be at the flea market at Post-Museum, 107-109 Rowell Road (near Mustafa’s) on Saturday, 15th Dec and Sunday, 16th December from noon to 8 pm. Browse and purchase new and pre-loved items from local artists and creatives, including the Postcards from Seletar portfolio. Get great Christmas presents while … More Meet Sue in town at the Post-Museum
Lots going on in the next two weeks. Firstly, a warm welcome to the new online version of Seletar Chronicle. I’m so glad Sue has started posting updates 🙂 Another new face online is Le Petit Atelier. Look out for craft workshops every Saturday morning, starting Nov 3rd. The Events page is updated, and I … More Happenings
Small aircrafts are part of the skyscape at Seletar. Some are private planes, others are training flights. Seletar is home to no fewer than four flying clubs and colleges. How these flights are going to compete with heavier maintenance traffic is a wonder. It will be a shame if the flying schools have to move … More Flying Clubs and Schools at Seletar
As we dig around for background on design decisions made all those years ago, references to past residents crop up. Here are the first two. Many past residents stay in touch; the largest group of course is through the RAF Seletar association. According to her profile by NLB, Violet Oon was born in 1949 to … More Past residents
The National Parks Board’s National Biodiversity Reference Centre( NBRC) is Singapore’s focal point for biodiversity conservation. It’s website serves as the Singapore node of the Clearing-house Mechanism of the Convention on Biological Diversity. This year, it is celebrating the 300th birth anniversary of Swedish biologist, Carolus Linnaeus, the Father of Plant and Animal Classification. Details … More Tree census
Singapore wins 14 medals Congratulations to the team 🙂 Singapore’s disabled athletes have scored a big win at an international sports meet in Taipei. The bi-annual event is known as the International Wheelchair & Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS) World Wheelchair and Amputee Games 2007. Singapore based aviation company to start operations in India The company … More 14 medals and BJets
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Logged in this morning to a flurry of emails from folks signing up to the nature walk next week – a very nice way to start the day! The expedition is now oversubscribed, so we … More Dugongs of Okinawa
Despite its buzzing economy and rosy outlook, Singapore is encountering an upswing in its suicidal rate, growing from 346 cases in 2003 to 419 last year. The suicide victims are mainly men in their 40s and women in their 50s, who belong to the so-called ‘sandwich generation’. Discussion thread on REACH New blog – The … More Reach, SAA and Sembawang
10 Worst Places on Earth – In 2006, Russia topped the list with the three sites in the top 10, but this year, two very large toxic sites affecting hundreds of thousands of people in India and China were included that had been missed in the previous global survey, said Richard Fuller, director of the … More Links for 2007-09-15
We woke up to the sad news today that Anita Roddick has passed away. Barely a week since Pavarotti breathed his last. Although neither of them probably even heard of Seletar Airbase, they do embody belief and passion for their causes. As does another memorable personality, Farrokh Bulsara (just a little more popularly known as … More Farewell
Goodbye to the Intelligent Singaporean – finally got around to reading other Singapore blogs, only to discover the rather cryptic final post Recently certain events have prompted me to re-evaluate the role & relevance of the Intelligent Singaporean in the Singapore socio-political blogosphere. These events have forced me to reconsider whether continuing my aggregation work … More Links for 2007-09-09