RAF Chia Keng

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Coordinates: 1°22′04″N 103°52′23″E / 1.36778°N 103.87306°E / 1.36778; 103.87306

RAF Chia Keng was a non-flying Royal Air Force station from 1948 to 1971, a satellite station to RAF Changi. Also, it was one of the two British GCHQ radio receiving station in Singapore, the other one being RAF Jurong (which was a satellite station to RAF Tengah).


RAF Chia Keng was a satellite station to RAF Changi. There were two sections making up the camp. Chia Keng 1 (CK1) and Chia Keng 2 (CK2). CK1 was the main camp, while CK2 was a smaller section set among the trees at the top of the photograph. Chia Keng was positioned close to Paya Lebar and was just off Yio Chu Kang Road. This road also led to the RAF Seletar air base and the Royal Navy base at Sembawang. CK2 was also known as a Government Communications Headquarter(GCHQ).

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The site was closed down upon British forces pullout from Singapore in 1971 and has subsequently been demolished to make way for housing development projects around the area in mid 1980's. The blocks of HDB apartment flats that was built over the former site is now a part of Serangoon New Town situated at Serangoon North Avenue 1, near to the Serangoon Gardens, where some of the RAF officers used to reside in.

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