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TRAIL THREE: The Park Trail


The Home of the
Sporting Singapore

From Runway to Subway

Showtime in Kallang
(Source: Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, courtesy of National Archives of Singapore)

16. From Runway to Subway

A prominent story in the Kallang area is a transition From Runway to Subway - the name of Marker 16. The marker reveals the story for first time through a series of maps. When the photo above was taken in 1973, Kallang Airport had closed for 18 years, but its former runway could still be seen clearly from the air as an internal road serving the National Stadium.

You may refer to pages 9 - 15, 20 - 23, 36 - 37, 76 - 77 of the Guide Book for more information.


(Source: Survey Department Collection, courtesy of National Archives of Singapore)
A 1938 map of Kallang Aerodrome and surrounding areas.
(1) Seaplane approach and anchorage.
(2) Seaplane slipway.
(3) Kallang Aerodrome Terminal building.
(4) Kallang Aerodrome landing grounds.
(5) Grove Road.
(6) Railway line transporting soil from a nearby hill to reclaim land for the aerodrome.
(Source: David Ng Collection, courtesy of National Archives of Singapore)
Japanese soldiers posing outside the Terminal Building on 1 March 1942, just after the Fall of Singapore.



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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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