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TRAIL ONE: The Waterfront Trail


Tanjong Rhu and
Pulau Geylang

Making a Splash

Where Three Rivers Meet
&
Kallang, All Rise
(Source: Singapore Sports Council)

3. Making a Splash

Water sports have been popular in Singapore since the early 19th century. When Mount Emily Swimming Pool opened in 1931 as our first public swimming pool, it was thronged by thousands of adults and children. Shown in the photo is Yan Kit Swimming Pool - Singapore's second public swimming pool, opened in 1952. They represent key milestones in the development of water sports in Singapore.

You may refer to pages 24-25, 48, 56-57, 66-67, 73 of the Guide Book for more information.


(Source: Singapore Sports Council)
A dragon boat race on Singapore River in early 1980s.
(Source: Arshak C Galstaun Collection, courtesy of National Archives of Singapore)
Koleks starred in the 1905 New Year Regatta.



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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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