OVERVIEW OF KALLANG NEIGHBORHOOD
Kallang is a residential town and planning area based in Singapore’s Central Region. It is developed around Kallang River, which is the longest one in the country. The area shares the same border 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 in Singapore with many national landmarks 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 Singapore Sports Hub and new National Stadium, which often hosts many world-class performances and concerts by famous artists all over the world. With a total area of 9.17 km2, it is the 32nd largest planning areas in Singapore, while the population size is ranked 18th 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.