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TRAIL TWO: The Stadium Trail

The Grand Old Dame

Birth of the
Kallang Roar

The City of Fire
(Source: Singapore Sports Council)

8. Birth of the Kallang Roar

The old National Stadium had hosted a plethora of events - football matches, National Day Parades, Southeast Asian Games and concerts, just to name a few. What made the old National Stadium close to Singaporeans' hearts were the intimidating Kallang Roar and the exciting Kallang Wave. These traditions continue at the new National Stadium.

You may refer to pages 14, 27-28, 53-54, 65-66, 75-76, 85 of the Guide Book for more information.

(Source: Ministry of Information and the Arts Collection, courtesy of National Archives of Singapore)
Minister for Culture and Social Affairs, Othman Bin Wok, initiates work at the National Sports Complex, 1966.

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A Stage for Sports Tanjong Rhu and Pulau Geylang Making a Splash Where Three Rivers Meet & Kallang, All Rise Of Stilts and Cheroots The Pride of Kallang The Grand Old Dame Birth of the Kallang Roar The City of Fire Prepare for Take-Off Bridging the Merdeka Dream When Kallang was Gay Courting Glory A Park for the People The Home of Sporting Singapore From Runway to Subway Showtime in Kallang See This Stadium Soar

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Daisy on the Ohoopee
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