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
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
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 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
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
October is going out on a whimper – it’s been either overcast, or drizzly, here at the Airbase. Nevertheless, spirits are high. Halloween tonight, when scary creatures come out to play. Speaking of scary creatures, it will be school holidays soon, and kids will be on the ‘ronda-ronda’ (malay for roam, be sure to have … More Rainy days
This has been a busy weekend for other Seletar sites. Sue has started an online version of Seletar Chronicle, and Sabine’s Le Petit Atelier has a presence in the cyber world too.
Most of us are bad for the economy – we rarely leave the Airbase, and so don’t contribute as much as we should to the GDP 😉 Here’s Isabelle’s interpretation of the Seletarian perspective. Enjoy!
We discussed solar cycles and Halloween, it seems only fair to enjoy the wonders of lunar cycles too. An interesting update in the mailbox this morning. OK, I confess to being a subscriber to Dr Tony Phillips’ Spaceweather channel 😉 This week’s full Moon is the biggest full Moon of 2007. It’s no illusion. Some … More Hunters’ Moon
It should be no surprise that Halloween is celebrated enthusiastically at the Airbase; after all, resident spiders and bats are always hanging around, waiting to be acknowledged 😉 Most human residents know to deck their entrances with ghoulish apparitions if they welcome visitations from trick-or-treaters. I’m told groups of revellers will be setting off on … More Halloween at Seletar
The Urban Jungle section of Stomp on September 13th carried a piece on Seletar – including a photo from Edgeware Road. It was fascinating to read the comments; a stark reminder that in the next 15 months that are available to us, we need to invite more people to come and enjoy the ambience that … More Seletar at Stomp
A rather eclectic collection of stories caught my fancy today… BELOIT COLLEGE’S MINDSET LIST® FOR THE CLASS OF 2011 – some extracts here. Go on, compare your views… They never “rolled down” a car window. Nelson Mandela has always been free and a force in South Africa. They have grown up with bottled water. Women … More Class of 2011, mental illness and casino costs
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
On a completely different note, I could not resist passing this on. Click on the link, and move your cursor over any of the bears 🙂 Link to >>>> Nobody here
By December 2008, many of us will have to leave this amazing place we have cherished and call home. Articulating what makes it special is proving harder than we thought – we need to build a scrapbook that can illustrate an extraordinary co-existence of gracious people, historical buildings, wild (ish) animals and majestic trees, all … More t minus 18 months
Update: On 30th June 2007, The Golf Club closed its doors. According to SLA, the clubhouse and grounds are available for rental till 31st December 2007. Background (as narrated on Seletar Golf Club’s website) Seletar Base Golf Club came into existence on 1 January 2002 with the aim of placing golf within reach of anyone … More Seletar Base Golf Club