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?