Book explores rich history of Seletar

As part of celebrations for its 45th anniversary, the Seletar Hills Estate Residents' Association (SHERA) will unveil a book tomorrow evening highlighting the estate's rich history. Called 'Down the Seletar River: Discovering a Hidden Treasure of Singapore', the book chronicles the history of Seletar from the 1800s when it was still inhabited by the indigenous Orang Seletar. It also covers the period when Chinese migrants came to the estate, the 1900's rubber industry boom, the development of the British Military Airbase as well as the residential housing estate, and more recent changes towards modernisation. The book also features some historical insights and comments from residents in the area. "It is hoped that this book will enhance public awareness of the rich and vibrant heritage of this northern part of Singapore called Seletar, and also make interesting reading for future generations for whom it will be a chapter in the continuing tale of local heritage history," SHERA said in a statement. Proceeds from the book will go towards the President's Challenge Charity.

Romesh Navaratnarajah, Senior Editor at PropertyGuru, edited this story. To contact him about this or other stories email romesh@allproperty.com.sg

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