The precinct is in extreme close proximity to the Central Area located across the Kallang Basin and Marina Channel, as well as Gardens by the Bay (Bay East Garden). [145], Jalan Besar Stadium is another iconic sports stadium located in Kallang, within the close proximity of Jalan Besar, hence its name. Republic Boulevard links Kallang through Marina Centre. There was the Serangoon Fire Station built in 1952 but has already ceased its operations since 2001. [39] Officially named in 1957, Dakota Crescent and Dakota Close serve to commemorate this aviation disaster. Kallang Planning Area consists of nine "subzones", as officially established by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) for urban planning purpose.[12]. "Kallang" is an old Malay reference to a particular group of the orang laut ("people of the sea"), called orang biduanda kallang, who lived in the vicinity of the Kallang River and Singapore River. Both are direct transliterations of the English/Malay name. Here are the expressway that pass through Kallang. 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. [66] The surrounding area is termed "the Golden Mile", a strip of high-rise commercial land fronting the Kallang Basin. 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. Another explanation for the origin of "Kallang" is that it is derived from galang, which means "to put a boat on wooden stocks or rollers", an appropriate term as the Kallang area sits on the confluence of multiple waterways. [31], Historically, Kallang was home to some of Singapore's earliest settlers. The Kallang Squash Centre, Kallang Tennis Centre, Kallang Ground, Kallang Field and Kallang Practice Track hosted the squash, tennis, archery, softball and marathon games respectively. Other constituencies that historically covered various parts of Kallang included the now-defunct Geylang West SMC, Jalan Besar SMC and Kolam Ayer SMC. These include the Former Kallang Airport Conservation Area and the Jalan Besar Conservation Area, where structures of historical, architectural and cultural significance are carefully conserved. is managed by the People’s Association (PA) located in Kallang, along King George’s Avenue. The town’s development is centered on the longest river in Singapore, Kallang River. Explore key issues and ideas in urban design and planning, including bike infrastructure, Vision Zero, walkability, density, and more. Lorong 1 Geylang Bus Terminal is the only bus terminal located in Kallang. It was one of the Singapore government's first urban renewal projects, combining commercial and residential spaces into one building. The old National Stadium hosted the National Day Parade (NDP) a total of 18 times (in 1976, 1980, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2006). The headquarters of the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) is located on Kallang Road, next to Lavender MRT station. MCE or Marina Coastal Expressway connects Kallang with Marina South and the soon-to-be downtown extension located in Marina Bay. Kallang is the main constituent unit of the Kallang/Whampoa New Town as defined by the Housing and Development Board (HDB). The area bounded by Sungei Whampoa, Serangoon Road, Balestier Road and the Central Expressway (CTE) formed part of Whampoa Single Member Constituency (SMC). [153][154][148], A new promenade along the Kallang River has been announced. The rail transit in Kallang is known as MRT or Mass Rapid Transit and the following are currently in service: EW10  Kallang, EW11  Lavender, NE7  DT12  Little India, NE8  Farrer Park, NE9  Boon Keng, CC6  Stadium, CC7  Mountbatten, DT23  Bendemeer, DT24  Geylang Bahru. CC’s located in Kallang include Jalan Besar Community Club, Geylang West Community Club, Kampong Glam Community Club, Kallang Community Club, Kolam Ayer Community Club, Katong Community Centre, and Pek Kio Community Centre. Boon Keng – Kallang MRT station, Geylang West Community Club. [64] The conserved Kallang Airport complex is currently unoccupied and restricted from public access. Examples of major roads that are connecting Kallang with all other places in Singapore are as follows: Here are the expressway that pass through Kallang: Planning on going to Kallang? It is built to enhance the key areas in Kallang particularly the Singapor Sports Hub, the waterfront part surrounding Marina Bay and also along the Kallang River. The plan to build the Kallang Line was later shelved. On 20 April 2004, a section of the Circle Line tunnel collapsed during construction. [23], Kallang constitutes part of the Drainage Catchments of Bukit Timah, Geylang, Stamford Marina and Kallang, as per the Public Utilities Board (PUB). It is the first "Specialist CC" and the eighth Water-Venture outlet in Singapore,[149] built to replace the Water-Venture (Kallang) which was located at 4876 Beach Road. Bus services that used to operate from this bus terminal were moved to Lorong 1 Geylang Bus Terminal when it ceased operations in 1998. Its operations were subsequently relocated to Brani Regional Base on Pulau Brani as a result of the planned damming of the Kallang Basin and Marina Bay to create the Marina Reservoir.[106]. A vast region at the upstream of the Kallang River was part of the mukim of Ulu Kallang (also written as "Ulu Kalang"). [77][78] These constituencies are held by Singapore's ruling People's Action Party (PAP).[79]. Visit top-rated & must-see attractions. [81], Prior to modern developments, Kallang was home to a booming shipbuilding industry, particularly due to its coastal location and the presence of numerous waterways in the area. The collapse killed four people. It was constructed in 1995, the first park connector of its kind that forms part of the Central Urban Loop. Kallang’s terrain is normally flat and low. Kallang is a planning area and residential town located in the Central Region of Singapore.. Development of the town is centered around the Kallang River, the longest river in Singapore. Kallang/Whampoa is the fourth most expensive HDB new town in terms of rental prices. [13] Previously, this area formed part of the now-defunct Kallang mukim. Kallang River @ Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park. Like the Kallang Riverside Park, this park was maintained by NParks and featured a large pond as its centrepiece. Unlike towns which have a high concentration of housing developments, the roads in Kallang were not named using the numeric system. Victoria Street connects Kallang through the Central Area. Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Beach Road, Singapore (1.45 km), PARKROYAL Serviced Suites Singapore (1.43 km), COCA Singapore – Leisure Park Kallang (0.42 km), G7 Sin Ma Live Seafood Restaurant (0.90 km). A pair of stone lions called the "Merdeka Lions" once stood at each end of the bridge from 1956 to 1966. Kallang Planning Area is bounded by Toa Payoh in the north, Geylang in the east, Marine Parade in the southeast, Marina East in the south, the Downtown Core in the southwest, Rochor and Newton in the … Stadium MRT station is located at the doorstep of Kallang Wave Mall, along the Circle MRT Line (CCL). Kallang was also the location of three of Singapore's most iconic amusement parks: New World Amusement Park,[73] Gay World Amusement Park[74] and Wonderland Amusement Park. In 1977, the Singapore government embarked on a ten-year-long clean-up project for the Kallang Basin and the nearby Singapore River, transforming them into the clean waterways of today. This is the Singapore Post Code page. The Planning Area has nine “subzones”, officially established by URA or Urban Redevelopment Authority for the purpose of urban planning.The following are the subzones and some notable places: Kallang is on the Kallang Formation consisting of soft marine clay, loose beach sand, loose alluvial muddy sand, coral, and soft peaty and organic mud. Waste, oil spills and wastewater from these boats and lighters added to the pollution of the rivers. [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. [156], The upcoming Kallang Fire Station situated at the junction of Guillemard Road and Guillemard Close will be the 22nd fire station operated by the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), with a target completion date in 2019. Between 1959 and 1991, Kallang mostly came under Kallang SMC. Today, the shopping mall at the Singapore Sports Hub is named "Kallang Wave Mall". Kallang has the largest number of MRT stations outside of the Downtown Core, at 11, including the two stations currently under construction. The current site of NorthLight School used to be the former Balestier campus of the Institute of Technical Education (ITE). Find what to do today, this weekend, or in January. In more recent times, it is mainly used to host domestic competitions and minor international matches such as those between Singapore and Malaysia. Today, legacies of the old Kallang Airport remain. The Singapore Sports Hub is the only "Tier 1" facility under the Sports Facilities Master Plan. In Kallang, the lands that are set for residential purpose may also be punctuated with industrial or lifestyle areas, commercial, resulting in a disjointed town layout. The staff are nice (especially the man handling the rental skates) and are really welcoming. More specifically, the construction of underpasses and bridges have been proposed as viable options to improve the connectivity at major traffic junctions.[155]. The Singapore Sports Hub is located on the eastern bank of the Kallang Basin. [11] Kallang/Whampoa is the only HDB town that spans across two separate planning areas. [113][152] New housing estates are also planned at Dakota Crescent, Lorong 3 Geylang and the area now occupied by the Farrer Park Field. This accident became known as the "Nicoll Highway collapse" and happened west of the Merdeka Bridge, near present-day Nicoll Highway MRT station. Located at Stadium Lane, the Kallang Water Sports Centre provides boat rental and various related services. PIE or Pan Island Expressway connects Kallang to Tampines, Changi Airport, Bedok, Geylang, Clementi, Toa Payoh, Jurong East, Tuas, and Jurong West. Are you in for an awesome shopping experience? [50], There is a dispute pertaining to the exact location where the founder of modern Singapore, Sir Stamford Raffles, first landed on mainland Singapore in 1819. [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. Filming took place at the old National Stadium where some of the football matches happened. New estates along Bendemeer Road and Upper Boon Keng Road are also popular options. It was described by famous English architectural critic Reyner Banham as "an exemplary type of megastructure". Aside from serving the areas that it is located in, East Coast Park also serves various nearby communities like Kallang. At the time of Raffles' landing in 1819, there were about 500 orang biduanda kallang. [138][42] It will be vacated by mid-2020 for future residential development.[148]. Ten years later, the reservoir was renamed the Peirce Reservoir in recognition of Robert Peirce, who was the Municipal Engineer of Singapore from 1901 to 1916. In several historical maps, this mukim was labeled as "Upper Kalang".[30]. Guillemard Road links Kallang and Geylang; Meyer Road links Kallang and Marine Parade; Geylang Bahru Industrial Estate along Geylang Bahru Terrace is marked as a residential site, as is the land currently occupied by the Kallang Distripark; This page was last edited on 5 January 2021, at 09:30. Spanning 7.87 kilometres, Kallang Park Connector is the third longest park connector in Singapore, after Coastal Park Connector and Jurong Park Connector which are 15 kilometres-long[95] and 9.4 kilometres-long[96] respectively. The subzone of Lorong 8 Toa Payoh was known as "Kallang", possibly due to its location on either side of the Kallang River. It is expected to be unearthed in 2040.[45]. The following educational institutions are located within Kallang: 3 Geylang Bahru Lane was frequently used by the Ministry of Education (MOE) as a temporary school compound, and hosted such schools as Victoria School, Cedar Girls' Secondary School, SJI Junior and CHIJ Katong Convent. [32], Between 1966 and 1975, the East Coast Reclamation Project led by HDB formed new lands at Tanjong Rhu in southern Kallang, as well as the adjacent communities in Marine Parade. Flyovers that bear the name "Kallang" are Kallang Bahru Flyover and Kallang Way Flyover. Various other shopping malls such as the City Square Mall along Kitchener Road, Mustafa Centre along Syed Alwi Road and Aperia Mall along Kallang Avenue are also situated within the boundaries of Kallang. Kampong Bugis – Lorong 1 Geylang Bus Terminal, Kallang Riverside Park, etc. The housing precincts are like “scattered” and “discontinuous” in Kallang compared some towns that are “concentrated” or and “clustered” residential areas. Currently, the Sport Singapore headquarters is situated at 3 Stadium Drive, within the Singapore Sports Hub. On the other hand, the areas that now form Kallang Planning Area were shared by the now-dissolved mukims of Toa Payoh, Geylang (formerly spelled as "Gelang"), Kallang and various town subdivisions. The source of the Kallang River is the Lower Peirce Reservoir (formerly known as the "Kallang River Reservoir"; renamed in honour of Municipal Engineer Robert Peirce in 1922)[19] and the river mouth is located at Kallang Basin, near to the Merdeka Bridge. Jalan Besar Stadium also conducted the football games, in addition to the new National Stadium. [49], Swimming pools managed by Sport Singapore are located at Kallang Basin Swimming Complex and Jalan Besar Swimming Complex, along Geylang Bahru Lane and Tyrwhitt Road respectively. [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. The Golden Mile Complex along Beach Road is a prominent landmark in the area. The latter is the flagship development in Kallang and includes the new National Stadium, the Singapore Indoor Stadium, the OCBC Aquatic Centre, the OCBC Arena, the Kallang Wave Mall, the Singapore Sports Museum, the Sports Hub Library, as well as several other sports facilities. Kallang possibly is best known because it is the location of Jalan Besar Stadium as well as the Singapore Sports Hub, which is now the home to the country’s new National Stadium and Singapore Indoor Stadium. Even though the Raffles' Landing Site by the Singapore River is generally believed to be the original landing point, other sources challenge that claim. 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. 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