OVERVIEW OF KALLANG NEIGHBORHOOD
Kallang is a residential town and planning area in Singapore’s Central Region. It is developed around Kallang River, which is the longest river in the country. The area shares borders with Novena to the northwest, Newton and Rochor to the west, the Downtown Core to the southwest, Marina East to the south, Marine Parade to the southeast, Geylang to the east, and Toa Payoh to the north. Kallang plays an important role in the sporting and aviation histories of Singapore, with many national landmarks in the region, such as the National Stadium and the Kallang Airport—the first civil airport in the country. Today, it is well-known for being home to the Singapore Sports Hub and the new National Stadium, which hosts many world-class performances and concerts by famous artists from all over the world. With a total area of 9.17 km2, Kallang is the 32nd largest planning area in Singapore, the population size ranked as the 18th largest in the country, with more than 100,000 residents. Currently, Kallang is divided into 9 subzones, including Kampong Java, Boon Keng, Lavender, Crawford, Kallang Bahru, Tanjong Rhu, Kampong Bugis, Geylang Bahru, and Bendemeer.