The MRT series – Sembawang (NS11)

This is the name of both an air and naval base, though both are pretty far away from the MRT station. Today the area that the station serves is mostly new HDB flats all around, hence more for utility and convenience of those living here. Did you know the name Sembawang belongs to a local tree that is located at the park? Look it up!

Did you also know most of Fortress Singapore’s British naval assets were in the south of the island until the 1930s? Barely completed not long, it had to be wrecked to deprive the invading Imperial Japanese army use of the facilities. Today it is a bustling base comprising of mixed civilian and military use, though you’d never see that from the MRT station…

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Author: Mel & Suan

Mel works his day job for a living, but lives for antiquities, history and geography at all other times. He enjoys writing and thought sharing and obviously traveling. Suan is a homey person, who like girlie stuff such as cross stitching etc. Enjoys shopping & modeling for Mel. What a match!

4 thoughts on “The MRT series – Sembawang (NS11)”

    1. In the 60s, out little red dot was a backwater slum city though it was a large trading port. The Housing and development board (HDB) was set up in 1960 when our island first got self governance from the UK. The role was to build and sell apartments to house the landless masses at affordable prices raising home ownership. In the past these government flats were basic. Today, they are of quality and design not less than privately built condominiums. Just without the private facilities. But close!

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