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AIRPORTS

Kallang Airport Terminal

The first civilian airport in Singapore is the Kallang Airport.  It opened in 1937.  An interesting feature of the airport was that it catered for both airplanes and seaplanes.  The seaplanes used the Kallang River while the runway for the airplanes was on land now known as Old Airport Road in Kallang Airport Estate.

The beautiful art-deco building was the best airport in the British Empire when it was completed in 1937.  The airport terminal building has been preserved and served as the headquarters of the People’s Association.  Plans are afoot to turn it into a lifestyle hub.

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Written by victorkoo

25 March, 2010 at 1:00 pm

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