; roads within the Singapore Sports Hub reference the National Stadium: Stadium Boulevard, Stadium Walk, Stadium Place, etc. [42], On 18 March 1956, some 20,000 people gathered at the Kallang Airport complex for a merdeka (Malay for "freedom") rally organised by then-Chief Minister David Marshall. Examples of renowned companies that have offices in Kallang include German automotive firm Continental AG, American technology company Micron Technology, Japanese consumer goods manufacturer Lion Corporation, American fast food group Yum! This has left Lornie Road, once a busy throughway, with relatively less traffic. The facility of the former Water-Venture (Kallang) currently houses the Kallang branch of the Waterways Watch Society (WWS). [51][52], Kallang is home to numerous "historic sites" of Singapore, as officially designated by the National Heritage Board (NHB). Development of the town is centered around the Kallang River, the longest river in Singapore. The present landscape of Kallang is the result of extensive land reclamation carried out over multiple phases. [4] Starting from the north in an anti-clockwise direction, the boundaries of Kallang Planning Area are marked by the Pan Island Expressway (PIE), Central Expressway (CTE), Bukit Timah Road, Tekka Lane, Northumberland Road, Gloucester Road, Race Course Road, Rangoon Road, Serangoon Road, Syed Alwi Road, Jalan Sultan, Beach Road, Ophir Road, East Coast Parkway (ECP), Fort Road, Mountbatten Road, and Sims Way. The Kallang Riverside Park is a riverine park located at the mouths of the Kallang River and Rochor River. In Singapore, the city of contrasts where there are modern skyscrapers next to old buildings, many of the city’s historic sights and museums can be visited when following a bike route. It is the only HDB town to extend across two separate planning areas (i.e. It also makes up part of the Central Urban Loop of the Park Connector Network. A large portion of the population was living in slum-like places with poor sanitation. [93][94] As their names imply, these park connectors aim to form a continuous loop which will eventually connect all the major parks within Singapore. [41], On 15 August 1955, the People's Action Party (PAP) campaigned for self-governance at the Farrer Park Field. This proposed plan is known as "Old Airport Square", as envisioned by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) Master Plan 2008. The collapse killed four people. [145], Jalan Besar Stadium is another iconic sports stadium located in Kallang, within the close proximity of Jalan Besar, hence its name. The high rent in the Central Area also makes Kallang an attractive location for offices, particularly office spaces along Kallang Avenue, Lavender Street and Beach Road. [108], A new 10-storey polyclinic will be built in Kallang by 2020, as announced by the Ministry of Health (MOH). Singapore Kallang Park Connector - Bishan AMK Park to PIE June 2013 Part 1 (updated Sept 2019) Singapore Pang Sua Park Connector - Yew Tee to Zhenghua Park April 2013 (re-experienced) Singapore Canberra Park - Inclusive playground for all (Mar 2015) Both the parks and the PCN are managed by National Parks Board (NParks).. As part of the National Cycling Plan to promote cycling, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) is constructing networks of cycling paths within towns. Kallang was the hosting site for numerous matches of the 2015 Southeast Asian Games. [36] These residential developments are known collectively as the "Old Kallang Airport Estate", located along Old Airport Road and Dakota Crescent. [41], Opened on 12 June 1937 by Sir Shenton Thomas, the then-Governor of the Straits Settlements, Kallang Airport had the advantages of combined facilities for both land and marine aircraft. Kallang is served by an established bus network that connects the area with other parts of Singapore. Aside from being a traditional location for hosting the National Day Parade (NDP), the old National Stadium also played host to numerous notable cultural and sports events, including those of the Malaysia Cup, where loud cheers and stamping of feet gave birth to the famous "Kallang Roar". A total of 339 acres of mangrove swamp was reclaimed, and the project cost was estimated at around 9 million Straits dollars. Netball, basketball, fencing, indoor volleyball, as well as the billiards and snooker games were conducted at the OCBC Arena. [38], On 29 June 1946, one of the Dakota aircraft belonging to the Royal Air Force (RAF) crashed at the Kallang Airport in a thunderstorm, killing all 20 that were on board. In particular, the Tanglin Police Division has its headquarters located in Kallang, along Kampong Java Road. Other than retail outlets, Leisure Park Kallang also has a cinema, an ice skating rink and a bowling alley. Today, the shopping mall at the Singapore Sports Hub is named "Kallang Wave Mall". Explore The World Beyond English: British Council’s Holiday Study Camps, MoneySense for Your Child Workshops For Parents. [18] Bukit Kallang is situated at the southeastern corner of the Upper Peirce Reservoir, west of the TreeTop Walk suspension bridge, and within the territory of the former Ulu Kallang mukim. The 185-hectare (460-acre) East Coast Park is the largest park in Singapore, and is built entirely on reclaimed land with a man-made beach, where swimming is possible.The beach is protected by breakwaters.. [125] Plans to build the KLE surfaced as early as 1981, and would have become the shortest expressway in Singapore if it was not merged into the KPE. Unlike most Singaporean towns, Kallang does not have an integrated town centre. Both are direct transliterations of the English/Malay name. [9] The first was situated near present-day City Square Mall; the second was located on the open field bounded by Geylang Road, Sims Way, Kallang Airport Way and Kallang Airport Drive; and the third was part of the old Kallang Park. [31] Before land reclamation, the Kallang Basin was a large swamp that stretched as far north as today's Bendemeer Road at its greatest extent; numerous islands existed along the course of the Kallang River and its tributaries. [108], The former Serangoon Fire Station was built in 1952 and ceased operations in 2001. ; roads around the Lavender area were named after generals and admirals from Britain and France, as well as famous battle sites: Maude Road, Beatty Road, Jellicoe Road, Flanders Square, Somme Road, etc. It’s 3.5km Long. Completed and opened to the public in 2010, it not only improves accessibility but also enhances biodiversity in the area, featuring a variety of birds including the majestic Grey Heron, migratory Little Egret and the commonly seen Collared Kingfisher. Once ready by 2023, these two stations will serve southern Kallang, particularly the affluent communities along Tanjong Rhu Road. [80] Both Moulmein-Kallang GRC and Whampoa SMC came under the administration of the now-dissolved Moulmein-Kallang Town Council, which was headquartered at the same Geylang Bahru office currently used by Jalan Besar Town Council. East Coast Park is a coastal park that straddles the southeastern coast of Singapore, extending from Marine Parade to Tampines. The Great Winter Galore At Aperia Mall: Win An iPhone 12... Little Day Out’s Big Christmas Giveaway 2020. For the first time ever, you can cycle and jog all the way to Changi Airport and even spot dinosaurs along the way! There are over 300km worth of paths. The following hospitals are located within Kallang: The Ministry of Health (MOH) has announced an upcoming polyclinic in Kallang, expected to be ready by 2020. [9], Built on the runway site of the former Kallang Airport prior to the development of the old National Stadium, the now-demolished Kallang Park was a large public park that consisted of children's playgrounds, a fountain gifted by the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCCI), carnival booths and the popular Wonderland Amusement Park. The area of what is now Kallang first appeared in an 1830 survey map of Singapore as "Kilang". The Golden Mile Complex along Beach Road is a prominent landmark in the area. The nearby Race Course Road and Race Course Lane bear witness to the site's horse racing past. On 20 April 2004, a section of the Circle Line tunnel collapsed during construction. The following HDB precincts are located in Kallang: The location of Kallang on the fringe of the Central Area is evidenced by its mature network of roads and developed public transport system. The area bounded by Sungei Whampoa, Serangoon Road, Balestier Road and the Central Expressway (CTE) formed part of Whampoa Single Member Constituency (SMC). Two nearby roads are Prince Philip Ave and Prince Charles Cresent. Like the Kallang Riverside Park, this park was maintained by NParks and featured a large pond as its centrepiece. [47][48], During the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics, the archery, tennis and football games were held at Kallang Field, Kallang Tennis Centre and Jalan Besar Stadium respectively.[49]. In addition, the headquarters of the Land Transport Authority (LTA) is situated along Hampshire Road, in the Kampong Java subzone. There are other possible origins for this particular place name. On 9 August 2016, the new National Stadium hosted the 2016 NDP – the first NDP in the new National Stadium, and the first NDP held in Kallang after a decade of hiatus. The Chinese and Tamil names for Kallang are "加冷" and "காலாங்" respectively. The Farrer Park Field is also a significant location in Singapore's football, aviation and political histories. The Changi Airport Connector is a 3.5km cycling and jogging path that brings you from East Coast Park to Changi Airport. In the 1950s, housing in Singapore was insufficient for its growing population. In several historical maps, this mukim was labeled as "Upper Kalang".[30]. Arguably the most famous landmark in modern Kallang is the Singapore Sports Hub, comprising the new National Stadium, the Singapore Indoor Stadium, the Kallang Wave Mall, and several other sports facilities. The airport's terminal building was conserved alongside the hangar, gate posts, lamp posts and several other buildings. [107], The upcoming Kallang Fire Station along Guillemard Close is slated for completion in 2019. One of the Republic of Singapore Navy's (RSN) Bedok-class mine countermeasures vessel is named "RSS Kallang", as part of a series of vessels named after Singapore's coastal regions. Despite the name of this subzone, it is now part of Geylang. [143], The Kallang Field located along Stadium Boulevard hosted the archery events during the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics. At the time of Raffles' landing in 1819, there were about 500 orang biduanda kallang. Tenants and residents of Golden Mile Complex were evacuated. Numerous villages could be found at the Kallang Basin area before modern developments took place: Kampong Kallang Pasir, Kampong Kallang Pokok, Kampong Kallang Laut, Kampong Kallang Batin, Kampong Kallang Rokok, Kampong Bugis, Kampong Soo Poo (also the name of a now-expunged road, located off Kallang Road) and Kampong Koo Chye. [124] Originally envisioned as two separate expressways, the 2.8 kilometres-long Kallang Expressway (KLE) and the 9.2 kilometres-long Paya Lebar Expressway (PLE), they were officially combined into one in 1991. [21] The Kallang Basin area used to form part of mainland Singapore's southeastern coastline, as evident from the location of Beach Road. Prior to land reclamation, the original southeastern shoreline of mainland Singapore was situated at the Kallang Basin area, near where Tanjong Rhu Road and Beach Road are today. You can choose to explore the Trail on your own using the C2C online Trail Guide or the C2C Mobile App. There are plans to redevelop Kallang's industrial zones into mixed-use developments, including a hub for high-value and knowledge-based businesses called the "Kallang iPark". The low-rise residential blocks at Dakota Crescent are known for their unique architecture. © Copyright 2020 - Big Little Company Pte. Park Connector Network Etiquette; Use of PMDs and e-bikes in Parks and Park Connectors; Etiquette when visiting Sisters’ Islands Marine Park; Routing; Activities Tenants' Activities and Promotions; Community Garden Festival Promotions; Singapore Botanic Gardens Heritage Festival Promotions [11] Kallang/Whampoa is the only HDB town that spans across two separate planning areas. [112][113] Around 4000 new housing units will be ready by 2030. Kallang Planning Area is part of the Central Region of Singapore.[10]. Instead, its commercial activities are largely concentrated at the Singapore Sports Hub, as well as within the subzones of Lavender and Crawford. Occupying an area of 9.17 square kilometres, Kallang Planning Area is ranked 32nd among the 55 planning areas in terms of total area, ahead of Bukit Panjang Planning Area and behind Punggol Planning Area. Kallang is notable for being the location of the former National Stadium (nicknamed the "Grand Old Dame of Kallang")[139] and the new Singapore Sports Hub which was built on the same site to replace the former. [137], Predating the Kallang Airport, Singapore's first aircraft landing took place at the Farrer Park Field on 4 December 1919, when Captain Ross Smith touched down in a Vickers Vimy along with three other crew members.[37][138]. Numerous matches also took place at various venues across Kallang. [44], On 23 February 1970, a time capsule was buried at the old National Stadium by then-Minister for Finance Goh Keng Swee. Other than serving as an alternative training ground for the Singapore national football team, the Kallang Football Hub will also be open to the public. Filming took place at the old National Stadium where some of the football matches happened. The subzone of Lorong 8 Toa Payoh was known as "Kallang", possibly due to its location on either side of the Kallang River. ; roads within the Old Kallang Airport Estate are numbered in the Malay language: Jalan Satu, Jalan Empat, Jalan Enam, etc. The 2016 Mediacorp drama Hero is set primarily in the residential precinct of Dakota Crescent, within the Old Kallang Airport Estate. Located just beside Changi Airport Terminal 4's Carpark 4A, it is part of the new Changi Airport Connector which serves to connect Changi Airport to East Coast Park via a pathway where the public can walk, scoot or cycle to and fro. [140] The Singapore national football team is based at the new National Stadium.[141]. [59], The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) has identified numerous areas in Singapore as "conservation areas", a few of which can be found in Kallang. It will incorporate three full-sized football pitches, four sheltered futsal pitches, a running track and a gymnasium. It is 7.87 km long. Built at an estimated cost of S$1.3 billion, the Singapore Sports Hub frequently hosts national and international sporting, cultural and entertainment events. Kallang Park Connector is part of the Park Connector Network (PCN) managed by NParks, running from Bishan Road in the north to Sims Avenue in the south, largely following the course of the Kallang River. The following roads connect Kallang with other parts of Singapore: Other major roads that run within the boundaries of Kallang include Kallang Road, Kallang Bahru, Geylang Bahru, Boon Keng Road, Upper Boon Keng Road, Lavender Street, Crawford Street, Republic Avenue, Kitchener Road, Bendemeer Road and Tanjong Rhu Road. For those who wish to head on towards Adam Road, from Sime Road, the Lornie park connector leads on across a long overhead bridge across the Lornie Highway before connecting to Kheam Hock Road. Other overhead bridges along the way which have only steps can be avoided by crossing at the traffic lights. Points of interest along Kallang Park Connector include Kallang River @ Bishan–Ang Mo Kio Park, as well as the Kolam Ayer ABC Waterfront. The Kallang River is the main waterway that meanders through Kallang. Within the boundaries of Ulu Kallang were Upper Peirce Reservoir and Lower Peirce Reservoir. [69], The main factory building of the former National Aerated Water Company along Serangoon Road has also been gazetted for conservation, and will be integrated into a future residential development. The conserved Kallang Airport building was one of the hosting venues of the 2011 Singapore Biennale. It is a unique landmark along Kallang riverside, at Upper Boon Keng Road. Three of the post offices managed by the Singapore Post (SingPost) are based in Kallang: SingPost's Kallang Delivery Base is located along Jalan Lembah Kallang. Housing precincts appear to be "discontinuous" and "scattered" in Kallang, as compared to the aforementioned towns with "clustered" and "concentrated" residential neighbourhoods. Initially conceived as the "Kallang Bridge", the Merdeka Bridge was considered as a symbol of Singapore's aspiration for independence in the 1950s. 2 The name is a little odd and may reflect a reluctance on the part of Singapore’s planners to take pedestrian facilities quite seriously. [70], The Kallang Gasworks was the first of its kind to be built in Singapore to supply gas for street lighting. One of the plans was to develop Kallang into Singapore's equivalent of the Hyde Park, as reported by The Straits Times in an article dated 11 March 1955. [128][151], Over the next two decades, around 100,000 new housing units will be built. At Bishan, stop by Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park— one of the largest urban parks in Central Singapore. 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