District 28

Yio Chu Kang, Seletar

Comprising of Seletar and part of Yio Chu Kang of District 26, District 28 is a historical and residential area that holds many heritage and cultural stories. The British naval and air bases used to be located here. In the future, the Seletar Aerospace Park will be built to serve Singapore’s aviation industries.

Overview

The Seletar Mall services residents’ daily needs with retail and dining outlets, as well as amenities such as supermarkets, money changers, and ATMs. Old colonial bungalows that have been restored as restaurants and other food and beverage concepts reward customers who venture out with a unique dining experience set amongst vast and spacious landscapes. A number of flying clubs and flight schools can be found in the area for aspiring pilots and flying enthusiasts. Seletar is fairly out of the way of main town centrer, with the closest LRT station being Fernvale, which then links to Sengkang where you’ll have access to the main MRT transport network. Many residents tend to drive, or use other alternatives such as taxis.

Perfect For

Affordable homes in a mature HDB estate. This area is home to undiscovered value-buys if one digs deeper.

Lifestyle Vibes

Generally a quiet and sleepy part of Singapore and fully residential focused. Perfect for those who like to indulge in low-key living.

The Market

Not all properties perform equally. Buying the right condo takes in-depth research and study.

Fall In Love With

The feeling of living in an area that is far from expensive and still retains a old world sensibility and homely township vibe.

Seletar

Home to Singapore landmarks such as the British naval and air bases, the Upper Seletar Reservoir and the future Seletar Aerospace Park, Seletar is named after the native coastal dwellers who lived at the edge of the Johor Straits and the mouth of Seletar River. From Seletar, the people migrated to Sungai Pulai in southwest Johor subsequently. Seletar in Chinese means “koon kung” or naval base. In 1927 construction of the Seletar Air Base was started and it was completed in 1929. Used as an air base for international airlines like KNILM, KLM, Qantas, Empire Airways and British Imperial Airways for 9 years, it is now used as an aviation training centre for aspiring pilots of the Singapore Youth Flying Club.

Yio Chu Kang

A residential precinct rich with Singaporean history, it was a place full of gambier and pepper plantations. Amid the foliage of the nearby parks and playgrounds, the residential area contains both low density housing and high-rise apartments.

Amenities

At Seletar, one can never be bored with the never-ending assortment of activities available here.

For recreation, here are a number of places to visit:

  • Lower Seletar Reservoir
  • Lower Seletar Reservoir Park
  • Upper Seletar Reservoir
  • Seletar Base Golf Course
  • Seletar Country Club Golf Course

The proposed Seletar Aerospace Park will be a centre for Singapore’s aviation industry.

Find peace of mind at the Himalayan Centre for Yoga Meditation at Yio Chu Kang or pay a visit to the disabled at the 12 branches of MINDS (Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore).

Transportation

This district is served by the Yio Chu Kang MRT Station and Bus Interchange.

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