Discover the Natural Wonders of Kallang in Singapore
Kallang, situated in southeastern Singapore is also known as Kallang Basin. Singapore's Kallang River slowly winds its way through the area, making it a popular location for water sports. Kallang is also well-known as the site of the Singapore National Stadium.
Transport in Kallang is certainly no problem. Public buses are easy to find and inexpensive. Kallang Mass Rapid Transit Station serves the area and not far is Boon Keng MRT Station. Singapore's first airport was opened in Kallang, back in 1937 and was used both for terrestrial and marine aircraft. However, this airport was closed in the 1950s and became the Headquarters of the People's Association of Singapore in 1960.
Kallang Riverside Park is the main attraction in this area. Encompassing 16 ha, the park covers extends across both sides of Kallang River. This park contains a wide variety of plants from palms to shrubs and trees. Many lovely birds can be seen fluttering amongst the branches. The Kallang Riverside Park is very popular amongst water sport fans. Waterskiers, wakeboarders and conoers can be seen gliding across the river's waters. Visitors to the park can hire out water sport equipment and also receive professional instruction. Fishing enthusiasts can often be seen along the banks of Kallang River hoping to catch some lunch. A lovely playground keeps the children occupied whilst their parent picnic on the soft sandy beach. Those who enjoy outdoor exercising can take full advantage of the jogging and cycling trails within the park or even the available fitness equipment.
The Kallang Park Connector provides further opportunities for outdoor activity. It forms a part of Singapore's Park Connector Network which joins natural areas together, creating large green belts. These areas are ideal for strolls, jogging, cycling and in-line skating. Further sporting activity can be enjoyed at the Kallang Squash and Tennis Center.
Another popular attraction is the Kallang Theater. Originally opened in the 1970's as Singapore's largest cinema it has been transformed into a performing arts theater. The exquisite auditorium is able to seat some 1744 individuals. Also within the building are four music studios, an orchestra room as well as a dance studio. Grandiose performances have been held at Singapore's Kallang Theater including Les Miserables, the Paris Opera Ballet and Phantom of the Opera.
Singapore's Kallang is a fascinating place to visit, an area where you can engage in fun-filled water sports, enjoy natural beauty and so much more.