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Emergency Runways In Singapore - Ever Used?  
User currently offlineBusinessflyer From Singapore, joined Aug 2001, 288 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 6744 times:

Just a quick query - but are the two emergency road runways in Singapore (ECP near Changi) and Lim Chu Kang Rd (near Kranji) ever used or where they just put there for show?

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User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 6732 times:

You what ??

Are you sure there not for the military or are they just another case of look what we have ??


User currently offlineBusinessflyer From Singapore, joined Aug 2001, 288 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 6727 times:

yep... they are for the military (so the Malaysians would never know where to bomb!)... but are they ever used?

User currently offlineEx_SQer From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1436 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 6721 times:

Lim Chu Kang's been used a few times for drills involving military aircraft.

User currently offlineTsentsan From Singapore, joined Jan 2002, 2016 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 6702 times:

They have been used before but I'm not permitted by military law to say more.. but it was pretty spectacular  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Anyhow, it does make a good stretch to go 180kmh in the car Big grin



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User currently offline9V-SVA From Singapore, joined Aug 2001, 1860 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 6645 times:

Lim Chu Kang Road has been used before by Tengah Air Base. Not too sure about the ECP though, all I can say that stretch of ECP is very sunny, with no trees in the middle of the highway.

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User currently offlineSQ772 From Singapore, joined Nov 2001, 1792 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 6632 times:

Hkgspotter1, Singapore is a little too small, space too precious to do/build things just so that we can show our neighbours what we have. There's always a strategic reason for doing certain things.

Anyway, I am surprised to see some Singaporeans openly talking about and describing the location of these runways in a public forum. Next, perhaps some smart alec will provide the grids for its location on a.net.... very interesting.







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User currently offline9V-SVA From Singapore, joined Aug 2001, 1860 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 6590 times:

Anyway, it's known and quite obvious, SQ772. Where else can you see in Singapore a secluded road with 3 lanes on each side and no central divider going straight for about 2-3km?

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User currently offlineBusinessflyer From Singapore, joined Aug 2001, 288 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 6587 times:

Everybody knows that they are there. They are so obvious and to be honest, it really would not very difficult to go to a map - identify stretches of roads which are 2kms long and get the co-ordinates whoever you are! Public knowledge I am afraid especially since the ECP has the centre markings painted on!

Anyway, my interest was sparked since I just saw quite a few pictures of aircraft in Germany and Sweden operating from roads and I was wondering if the same has ever happened here. Somebody just sent me some pics of A4s on an exercise on a road runway but not sure which one it is....


User currently offlineSQ772 From Singapore, joined Nov 2001, 1792 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 6576 times:

Public knowledge to Singaporeans or the whole world? Ah...nevermind....



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User currently offlineEx_SQer From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1436 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 6518 times:

The Lim Chu Kang drills were publicised in the ST.

User currently offline9V-SVA From Singapore, joined Aug 2001, 1860 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 6514 times:

The pic you described is the A4s using Lim Chu Kang Road.

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User currently offlineTsentsan From Singapore, joined Jan 2002, 2016 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 6491 times:

Really, the next thing you guys are going to publish are all our secret stuff eh? Eh, should get Malaysia and Indonesia Intelligence services here, way easier to get info right?


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User currently offlineKeesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 6451 times:

When I took a SQ/SIN/Airport free trip in SIN, the guide told everyone in the bus about the runway we were driving on.

Amazing statement before we left the bus for a short boat trip :
"Please sit in the same seat after the trip not to confuse other passengers."

 Smile/happy/getting dizzy There were 8-10 persons in the Bus.

Talking of over- disiplined / organized ..



User currently offlineCmchardyfl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2002, 175 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 6420 times:

The Lim Chu Kang Rd is pictured on map sites on the web. Easily noticable by it's long, straight strench. Lim Chu Kang terminal (which appears to be a parking ramp) is also outlined and named, parallelling the road to the north end of the road. I don't see what is so secretive about the place.

Cheers

Chris


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