Seletar Rocket Tower

This futuristic “space age rocket” was built in Seletar in 1969 – the same year astronauts from the Apollo 11 space flight landed on the moon. The structure at Upper Seletar Reservoir, designed and built by the Public Works Department, was one of four lookout towers erected in Singapore in the 1960s and 70s.

This rocket-shaped tower overlooks lush nature reserves, the Singapore Zoo and the 1,093ha Upper Seletar Reservoir. The tower’s design is a nod to the space exploration fervour of the 1960s. The 18m structure (about six storeys high) was built to mark the inauguration of Seletar Reservoir. Its opening was officiated by Britain’s Princess Alexandra the same year as it coincided with the 150th year of Singapore’s founding.

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