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 … More 2012 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

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 … More 2010 in review

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

Dust

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 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

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

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 … More 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 … More Diminishing Memories

A new chapter

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

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. … More Nature walks: Sunday July 6th and Saturday July 12th

Residents’ reunion

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.

Sunset Grill

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

Theatre Club

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

Snow in Seletar!

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!

Happenings

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

Past residents

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

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 … More 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 … More 14 medals and BJets

Dugongs of Okinawa

“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

Links for 2007-09-15

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

Farewell

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

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 … More Links for 2007-09-09