Merdeka Lions Are Here!
DISCOVER THESE AND MORE AT THE UNIQUE WALKING TRAIL THAT CELEBRATES KALLANG’S VIBRANT HISTORY.
08-Jun-2019

THERE'S NO BETTER TIME than the present to plan an outing to the Singapore Sports Hub, now that its latest attraction is open to the public. Launched on 12 May, The Kallang Story: A Sports, Arts and Heritage Trail is an educational walking trail that showcases the rich history of Kallang, as well as local sporting and artistic achievements. It is a community project supported by the National Heritage Board in partnership with Sport Singapore and Republic Polytechnic, and forms part of the year-long Singapore Bicentennial celebrations.

Spanning three kilometres, the trail consists of 18 markers placed throughout the Singapore Sports Hub, with artefacts and artworks bringing the Kallang story to life. Prominent landmarks in the area will also evoke memories of the neighbourhood.

"There is a treasure trove of stories at Kallang," said Mr Baey Yam Keng, Senior Parliamentary Secretary of the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, and the Ministry of Transport, who was Guest-of-Honour at the launch event. "I encourage everyone to come explore the area with family and friends, relive old memories, and reflect on our Singapore Story."

HOME OF SPORTS

Kallang has provided the backdrop for our nation's greatest sporting moments. Follow the trail to discover little-known trivia about the various landmarks at the Singapore Sports Hub, and be inspired by the feats of Singapore's sporting heroes and heroines.

ARTISTIC LICENCE

Look out for specially-commissioned sculptures that have been installed along the trail. These include the iconic Merdeka Lions (replicas of the original), placed at the Stadium Roar; Dream, unveiled by tennis legend Billie Jean King in 2018 to commemorate the legacy of WTA Finals Singapore and placed outside Singapore Indoor Stadium; and the Re:Bench series of 14 uniquely-designed benches, made from the timber seats in the former National Stadium and placed around the Singapore Sports Hub.

BYGONE DAYS

Take a walk down memory lane and learn about Kallang's physical transformation over the centuries. For example, reminisce about the old Oasis Theatre Restaurant Niteclub & Cabaret at The Waterfront Trail; find out where Singapore's first civil international airport was located near The Stadium Trail; and walk past the old National Stadium cauldron along The Park Trail.