Fun fact: the Kallang River is the longest river in Singapore. It stretches for 10-kilometres from the Lower Pierce Reservoir to the Kallang Basin. Before making a name for itself as the top spot for water sports, it used to be home to the sea nomads who lived on boats in the Kallang Basin. Today, you'll find canoes and dragon-boats instead. And if you prefer being on foot, jog or walk down the running tracks by the river. Check out the Kolam Ayer Waterfront and its unmissable bridge bathed in vibrant hues which makes a perfect 'gram moment.
Ever wondered where the Kallang wave originated from? If you guessed anything but Kallang, you need to get your head checked. The name ‘Kallang’ derives from an old Malay reference to a certain group of sea nomads who lived by the Kallang River. It was also home to Singapore’s first civil airport and the old National Stadium.
Now, a trailblazer, it features the mega Singapore Sports Hub which is easily spotted by its iconic dome. If that’s not enough, Sport Singapore (SportSG) has plans to develop the precinct within the next six years with the inclusion of the Youth Hub which includes an indoor cycling track and spaces for non-traditional sports like speed-climbing and parkour. The Kallang Theatre and its adjoining areas are also set to be an integrated sport, entertainment and lifestyle centre. Other plans include a multi-purpose arena for e-sports events, a themed hotel, and an international sports medicine centre. Can we get Kallang cheer, please?