Seletar Estate and Aerospace area has quite a few hidden gems, so one day I decided to roam around the area to explore.
Here are 13+ strange sights I captured with my ruddy handphone camera, and a rough map of where they can be found.
1. Old buildings guarding the entrance to Seletar Estate
Watch the morning crowd walk from one bus stop to another to transfer buses.
2. A bus stop that never was, near an empty house
Want to rent your own black and white colonial house? It costs about S$2000+ a month to rent a house about 100+sqm.
3. It’s a plant, no it’s a tree, no it’s a bunch of woven sticks
4. A crop circle of coconuts
5. A very spacious bicycle park
6. Rolling plains with no HDB backdrop
7. Offices for rent at ulu places
8. A bicycle restaurant next to a runway
Drive into the road shown by the red arrow above, enter the carpark and go right to the end.
Apparently parking inside is free (but subject to changes). If you’re cheapskate and hardworking, there’re parallel parking lots at the main road.
9. Abandoned building
10. Another abandoned building, fenced up with CCTV security
11. Brand new bus stops (with wrapping on) and tons of sheltered walkways for no one in particular
12. A chill out area at the Seletar Wet Gap (what a name) and an underground drain
Turn right and wave hi to the army guys chilling at their own spot within the camp.
Don’t attempt to swim over even if it’s to catch a Pokémon.
13. A most rustic container kopitiam
Buy a cup of teh and nua in a kampung style ambience.
You can’t get this chill anywhere else in Singapore except at Pulau Ubin.
Read more about 398 Canteen at Piccadilly here.
Opens Mon-Sat 6am-4pm.
14. Rest of Seletar area and beyond
Will update next time when I’ve the time to explore the rest of Seletar, namely:
– West side: fishing village, Seletar Airport, country club, aerospace companies
– North side: sand dune, fishing area, dormitories, Punggol dam
Jules lives and works in Singapore. She writes on her blog about her experiences being a working woman in Singapore, and hopes to discuss and further the interests of women here. Her blog features a wide variety of posts about work, education, parenting, travel, world politics and local issues.