Archive for April 20th, 2007

How time flies

Sometimes when I browse through my stamp album, I can’t help but reminisce about the past event. Here is the stamp that brings back memory of our airline history;

I remember when I was young, we used to talk about MSA then MAS and SIA. So what’s all these talk about? Nothing much but just some history of SIA.

Well that MAS stamp was issued in 1973 if I’m not wrong – How Time Flies…I was 11yrs old then and in Pri. 5!

Below is the timeline of our Singapore Airline evolution;

Here are some interesting read on;

Aviation Landscape in Singapore

Malaysia Airlines

During the 70s,  plastic modeling was my best hobby. Brands like Airfix and Tamiya are very popular then. Fixing of airplane was my favourite. Of course, at that time I couldn’t afford a airbrush and compressor, so most of my models are uncolored.

Here is the news on the split of the 2 airlines in 1972;

Credit : SPH, Straits Times

Here is a photo of the Malayan Airways plane (a Douglas DC-3) at Paya Lebar Airport in 1959 .

Photo Credit : Mel Lawrence,

So who still remember the Concorde between 1977 and 1980?

Photo Credit : Singapore Airlines, Wikipedia

BTW, do you still remember our $20 note behind design? It shows a Concorde too;

The note was first issued in 1979.

I was so excited when the Concorde made her maiden flight to Singapore then. Though the sound made by that bird was tremendous, but the sight of that plane was very impressive!

Here are some Concorde history;

Concorde History

Concorde Key Events



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