Singapore’s first civil airport opened


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The Kallang Airport, also known as the Kallang Aerodrome, Kallang Airfield and RAF Kallang, opened on 1937 as Singapore’s first purpose-built civil airport, together with an anchorage for seaplanes. Land was reclaimed in the Kallang Basin to turn the swampy area into a cicular-shaped airfield and to build a slipway for the seaplanes.

Update: The Kallang Airport was closed in 1955 when the new Singapore International Airport at Paya Lebar was built.

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