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Airport noise?

Post by PickwickLi » Thu, 04 Jan 2007 12:34 am

Are there any problems with airport noise in Singapore? Or specific condos/areas where the noise from planes is excessive/constant? Thanks!

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Post by carte » Thu, 04 Jan 2007 12:44 am

why do you ask?

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Post by PickwickLi » Thu, 04 Jan 2007 1:31 am

My husband and I are looking for housing. We'll be travelling frequently, so we don't want to be too far from the airport, and housing on the east side of the island seems to be cheaper and much more spacious than in the central areas.

Our housing agent (naturally) says there's no problem anywhere with airplane noise, but we could use some more objective opinions...

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Post by carte » Thu, 04 Jan 2007 2:14 am

well changi airport is located away from the nearby housing estates so noise should not be a problem but if you choose to stay at sengkang or paya lebar area, it may be kinda noisy as paya lebar airbase is there and fighter jets may be flying in and out often and also at night ... paya lebar and sengkang are in the flight path to the airbase so it may slightly noisy

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Post by ScoobyDoes » Thu, 04 Jan 2007 1:30 pm

carte wrote:.... but if you choose to stay at sengkang or paya lebar area, it may be kinda noisy as paya lebar airbase is there and fighter jets may be flying in and out often and also at night ... paya lebar and sengkang are in the flight path to the airbase so it may slightly noisy
Our office is in Eunos (at the moment) and it's a pain in the ass for noise of the Air Force jets, hence partially the move out. So hard to hear ourselves think some days.

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Post by carte » Thu, 04 Jan 2007 1:54 pm

well singapore land is limited

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Post by joop » Thu, 04 Jan 2007 2:28 pm

PickwickLi wrote:Are there any problems with airport noise in Singapore? Or specific condos/areas where the noise from planes is excessive/constant? Thanks!
Housing near the Changi Airport (east coast) and Seletar area where Seletar Airport is.
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 04 Jan 2007 3:16 pm

joop wrote: Housing near the Changi Airport (east coast) and Seletar area where Seletar Airport is.
I'll definitely second that where Seletar is concerned. I lived in the Seletar Camp for 15 years. Sometimes in the evenings you cannot hear yourself for several hours (due to the testing of jet engines at the workshops there).
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Post by Grim Reaper » Thu, 04 Jan 2007 4:52 pm

East Coast area apart from the areas directly around Changi are not affected by airport noise and you will still be living within a 15 minute travelling from Changi: Siglap, Bedok, Frankel, Eunos, Katong, Kembangan etc etc.

From personal experience, I hear more birds than airplanes at Siglap.
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Post by Rich D » Sun, 07 Jan 2007 4:24 pm

When the airport was relocated to Changi it was orientated so that approaches and take offs are over water as far as possible as well as taking into account the usual wind and route factors. Many pilots and aircraft technicians stay in the Loyang area and they are not reminded of their work very much when at home - even at Changi Heights or Ballota Park from which I am told you can view the tarmac. However, go to Changi beach and you can almost read the pilot's flight plan they go so low.

Areas on the approaches to Seletar and Paya Lebar strips however are noisy. My wife's office at Kaki Bukit is specially glazed but Bedok should be OK. If you are concerned that your agent is fobbing you off then have a look around. If you notice that the buildings are lower than 7 storeys and there are red lights on top then its a fair (but not dead cert) bet that at some point something may be whizzing over your head.
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Post by Loops » Sat, 13 Jan 2007 2:39 am

I live in Siglap - you can hear rumblings as they take off and land sometimes (depending on the time of year and wind direction. at the moment you can hear them but at other time of the year you can't), but it isn't something that keeps us awake at night.

A friend of mine lives near Paya Lebar and you get more noise there from the military air base (as mentioned above) so I'd avoid that area if you are worried about it

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