2012 in review

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 that many views. Click here to see the complete report. Continue reading 2012 in review

2010 in review

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 13 full 747s. In 2010, there were 10 new posts, … Continue reading 2010 in review

Hampstead Gardens road sign still up

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, I wanted to go in and take a look but … Continue reading Hampstead Gardens road sign still up

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 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?

Diminishing Memories

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 plot of land? 31-year-old Eng Yee Peng was a former … Continue reading Diminishing Memories

Nature walks: Sunday July 6th and Saturday July 12th

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. Sunday July 6th and Saturday July 12th 4 to 530 … Continue reading Nature walks: Sunday July 6th and Saturday July 12th

Garage sale: Saturday, 15 March

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 am – 5 pm 22 Hyde Park Gate, Seletar Airbase … Continue reading Garage sale: Saturday, 15 March

St Andrew’s Church at the Airbase

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 beautiful Anglican Church built in 1911 for the British soldiers … Continue reading St Andrew’s Church at the Airbase

Meet Sue in town at the Post-Museum

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 supporting the local arts and creative community. Free entry Continue reading Meet Sue in town at the Post-Museum

Flying Clubs and Schools at Seletar

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 out of Singapore, given the investments Singapore has been making … Continue reading Flying Clubs and Schools at Seletar

Tree census

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 of events at: The Linnaeus Exhibition It got us thinking … Continue reading Tree census

14 medals and BJets

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 is right now in the process of working out its … Continue reading 14 medals and BJets

Reach, SAA and Sembawang

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 Singapore Aviation Academy (SAA) is the internationally recognised training arm … Continue reading Reach, SAA and Sembawang


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 Freddie Mercury) This post is dedicated to three people who … Continue reading Farewell

Links for 2007-09-09

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 furthers the original cause of IS. huh? Online competition from … Continue reading Links for 2007-09-09