The Singapore Sports Hub launched the first sports, art and heritage walking trail titled The Kallang Story: A Sports, Arts and Heritage Trail, with the unveiling of the Merdeka Lions by Guest-of-Honour, Mr Baey Yam Keng, Senior Parliamentary Secretary of the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, and the Ministry of Transport. Mr Baey was joined by some 11 community groups for a guided tour of the trail, where they were taken on a journey of Kallang’s landmarks and the area’s vibrant history.
Mr Baey said: “There is a treasure trove of stories at Kallang. This was where many of our nation’s sporting memories were forged, and is also home to Singapore’s first civil international airport. I am heartened by this Kallang Story project, which documents some interesting elements of our heritage in the year of Singapore’s Bicentennial. I encourage everyone to come explore the area with familyand friends, relive old memories, and reflect on our Singapore Story.”
The new three-kilometre educational walking trail tells the story of Kallang through 18 heritage markers, artefacts, architecture, and new artworks sited around Singapore Sports Hub. These artworks are commissioned by Singapore Sports Hub to celebrate Kallang’s heritage and local talents. The artworks will be rolled out in phases. This walking trail is a community project supported by the National Heritage Board (NHB) in partnership with Sport Singapore and Republic Polytechnic. The launch is part of the Singapore Bicentennial commemoration 2019.
Members of the public can explore the 18 markers as one whole, or in three separate smaller walking trails - The Waterfront Trail, The Stadium Trail and The Park Trail. Each of the trails tells the Kallang story by highlighting prominent landmarks in the area, both past and present. The Waterfront Trailfaces the Kallang Basin, a body of water with a rich history going back at least 400 years and reveals the riverine communities who once called this area home, the traditional industries that contributed lasting place names, and the legacy of water sports. The Stadium Trail explores the grounds of the National Stadium and covers major architectural icons which played key roles in sports, politics, energy, aviation and entertainment in Singapore. The Park Trail ventures into the former grounds of Kallang Park, journeys through memories of the old Wonderland Amusement Park and ending in front of the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
The Merdeka Lions now sited at Stadium Roar, facing the Kallang Basin, are replicas of the original artefacts that were initially commissioned by the Public Works Department (renamed ‘CPD Corporation’) as part of the Merdeka Bridge that was built in 1955. With the widening of NicollHighway, the sculptures were then moved to Kallang Park, before being shifted to The SAFTI Military Institute.
Members of the public can look forward to spotting 14 uniquely designed repurposed benches made from the timber seats in the former National Stadium. The installation of the 14 benches has enlivened Sports Hub’s public spaces to build community interactions and create shared memories. This underscored the intent of this “Re:Bench” CommunityProject, a collaboration between Singapore Sports Hub and the Urban Redevelopment Authority.
Visitors can pick up self-guided tour maps of The Kallang Story: A Sports, Arts and Heritage Trail at the Sports Hub’s Visitors Centre at OCBC Square.
An artisan pizzeria on Penhas Road, Pizza Cut is very passionate about the quality of their food. They only use the freshest and finest ingredients available to create your pizzas!
Other than the usual classics like a good old Hawaiian, they carry a good selection of delicious meatless pizzas like Truffled Mushroom, The Garden, Spinach Mushroom, Margherita, Pumpkin Mushroom and Garlic Three Cheese.
The Tre Ver is a 729-unit waterfront development located next to the Kallang River and is poised to benefit from the government’s initiative to transform the river into a lifestyle hub.
Designed by the award-winning architects WOHA, it will preserve most of the existing rain trees lining the riverfront, with lush landscaping that blends seamlessly with the waterfront promenade. The Tre Ver is also located near prestigious schools and minutes away from Potong Pasir MRT station.
Elite Spine Centres is a new and improved model of healthcare combining the best in professional Chiropractic analysis, advanced therapeutic technologies, rehabilitative exercise and customised nutritional and lifestyle coaching programs. The brand aims to provide a unique combination of safe and effective, modern therapeutic technologies to go along with specific Chiropractic, making them the recognised leader for conservative care in Singapore.
While Chiropractic care is the central pillar for reaching optimum health, at Elite Spine Centres they also recognise the contribution that modern technology and therapies can provide in order to help their patients feel better faster and speed up the natural healing process. They aim to provide a unique combination of safe and effective, modern therapeutic technologies to go along with specific Chiropractic to make them the recognised leader for conservative care in Singapore.
Dr. Michael Bryant (Chiropractic, USA) brings you his professional and compassionate hands-on approach to patient care along with a wide range of advanced, effective and safe technologies all under one roof. They invite you to go and experience for yourself the Elite Spine difference and take your health to the next level!
Ashley Furniture HomeStore is the No.1 selling furniture store brand in the world with more than 810 locations and it is now in Singapore too!
Celebrating its 73rd anniversary this year since its inception in 1945 in Chicago, the retailer is an exclusive provider of furniture from Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. (Ashley), the largest furniture manufacturer in North America and one of the largest in the world.
Your home is more than a house, it’s the daily moments and experiences you share that make it uniquely you. At Ashley Furniture HomeStore, they celebrate being home with you.
The Kallang showroom offers the entire range of King Koil mattresses, as well as made-to-order sofas and sofa beds exclusive to Singapore. In April, a 2nd Ashley Furniture HomeStore will open on Sungei Kadut Drive.
Over the next couple of months, Ashley will also set up augmented and virtual-reality headsets to enhance shopping experience for their customers so they can better visualise how the furniture pieces might fit into their homes.
Located next to the Singapore Sports Hub, it has easy access for drop off, parking and is located next to Stadium MRT or a 600 metre sheltered walk from Kallang MRT.
Established in 1980, Lorna Whiston has built a reputation over the past 37 years for high quality education and teaching excellence across Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong with their signature programmes: English Enrichment, Speech & Drama and Preschools.
Starting preschool is an exciting time to engage, inspire and feed your childs appetite for knowledge. True to this belief, Lorna Whiston Preschools offer a stimulating bilingual learning environment for children 18 months to 6 years old.
King Living celebrates two years in Singapore with an expansive new Showroom, introducing an even wider selection of new, pioneering and award-winning furniture.
Boasting an impressive 11,000 ft2, clients can preview unique, handcrafted modular sofa and dining designs with the latest integrated technologies from the contemporary Australian design house.
An extra 3,000 ft2. on the second floor provides a stage for King Living’s extended outdoor furniture, bedding range and full home theatre experience with integrated Sonos for the ultimate viewing experience. As visitors explore the new space, guided upstairs through the spiral staircase, sensors trigger a state of the art projector screening a 4m x 2.5m image of King Living’s latest marketing reels.
The unveiling of the new Showroom coincides with 40 years of design, innovation and international success. Since King Living was established in 1977 from humble beginnings at Sydney’s weekend markets, company founder David King and King Living’s team of in-house designers, have always strived for the best design solution; spending hours on research and development, and in doing so achieving major milestones for Australian industrial design.
With a solid 30 years in the F&B industry, Joyden Concepts welcomes its third eatery and largest outlet to date, Joyden Treasures at Leisure Park Kallang.
The owners of Joyden Treasures have poured their heart into researching past culinary delicacies, cooking methods and stories to work with their chefs to bring customers a comprehensive selection of seafood and meat dishes that have long been forgotten or were too complex to replicate. They have also included a selection of their own family recipes, refining them for customers to enjoy.
The spacious 7,000 sq ft restaurant is the largest Joyden Concepts outlet to date, featuring six VIP rooms that can easily accommodate ten guests each and the main dining area has a comfortable seating capacity of 210. The airy and bright space utilises natural elements like light pine wood as well as stone and terrazzo floorings, while the textured glass panels and mosaic add a hint of nostalgia from homes from a not-so-distant past. The large picture windows also afford a lot of natural sunlight to stream through making it perfect for lazy family lunches
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