Kallang River Dredge For Seaplane Usage

Wednesday, 18th December 1946

The Singapore Government started dredging Kallang River. This is to prepare Kallang Aerodrome for seaplane approach. During the next 3 months, seaplane landing will be diverted to Seletar Air Base.

More than 100,000 tons of mud will be cleared and additional lighting in the form of lamp powered by batteries will be installed. These lights are placed on the approach area and moored in two lines to form a new farepath. The project is oversea by the Civil Airways Department.

During the Japanese occupation, Kallang Aerodrome was used for large bombers. As such the runway was extended across Grove Road into the open field beyond. On liberation, RAF moved into Kallang and completed some of the civil work the Japanese had began.

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