Relocation of Paya labar airport
Opened on Aug 20, 1955, to replace the old Kallang Airport, the Paya Lebar Airport became a base of the Republic of Singapore Air Force when Changi Airport opened in 1981.
A new air base and a fourth runway will be built at Changi East, with the Paya Lebar Air Base to be moved to Changi.
The move will not only free up a large 800 hectare area in Paya Lebar ¡X an area bigger than Bishan or Ang Mo Kio ¡X for new homes, offices, factories and parks, it will also remove height restrictions on a large area around Paya Lebar. Based on HDB¡¦s latest update in 2011, Ang Mo Kio has about 49,000 flats under its management.