Singapore Area Guides: Singapore Central

Kallang Area Guide

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1st Prime Minister of Singapore
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This Central district may be on the fringe of the city centre but it’s fast becoming Singapore’s hub for sport and leisure. The biggest talking point in Kallang has to be the Singapore Sports Hub, which has become an icon on the city skyline. Opened in 2014, the Singapore Sports Hub is home to the OCBC Aquatic Centre, Singapore Sports Museum, Singapore Indoor Stadium and the Kallang Wave Mall. As well as becoming a venue for sporting and entertainment events, the Hub has become a go-to destination for families across Singapore.

Spend just one day in Kallang and you can be ice-skating and climbing in the morning, shopping and visiting the sports museum in the afternoon, and eating out and watching a movie in the evening. In addition to the sporting facilities at the Singapore Sports Hub, there are plenty of activities to enjoy on Kallang River where you may be lucky enough to see the national canoeing and dragon boat teams in training.

With hipster cafes and trendy boutiques popping up on every corner of Kallang, the district is growing in popularity. New developments will include the waterfront destination, Kallang Riverside. There’s a growing choice of high-end condos to rent, a small choice of international schools, and excellent transport links to every corner of Singapore.


Kallang River

Transport
Kallang is linked to the rest of Singapore with access to the Pan Island Expressway (PIE), East Coast Parkway (ECP), Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE), Central Expressway (CTE) and the Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE). Kallang also has 12 MRT stations, including Kallang and Stadium.

Schools
SJI International and Insworld Institute.

Healthcare
Hospitals include the KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital and the Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital.


Shopping
The Singapore Sports Hub is home to the vast Kallang Wave Mall, and there are smaller malls such as City Square Mall. 

Attractions
As well as all the sporting facilities on and off and the river, Leisure Park Kallang has plenty to entertain all age groups with its cinema, ice skating rink, bowling alley, museum, skate park, climbing wall and more.

Bars and restaurants
There’s the widest choice of places to eat – both casual and fine dining – at the Singapore Sports Hub.

Kallang Ratings

Schools

3

Entertainment

5

Family Friendly

5

Transport Links

5

Kallang Pros & Cons

Pros

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Excellent sporting and entertainment facilities
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Excellent transport links
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An up and coming district
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Proximity to the Kallang River

Cons

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Limited choice of international schools
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Lacks of attractions outside the Singapore Sports Hub
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Rising rents

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